Jump to content

Grants:Project/MSIG/Mothiram/Gondi-Kolami Movement Strategy Meet

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
statusNot Funded
Gondi & Kolami
Gondi and Kolami speaking communities are upcoming and active participators in Wikimedia Movement. This project/activity is carried out to aware the Gondi & Kolami Speaking communities about the movement charter initiative.
targetGondi & kolami Speaking Wikimedians.
start dateSeptember 10
start year2023
end dateNovember 10
end year2023
budget (local currency)224130 INR
budget (USD)2700 USD
grant typeIndividual
granteeMothiram 123
contact(s)• athrammothiram12345@gmail.com , kirankumarsidam@gmail.com

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
The Community members are mostly interested in Increasing the sustainability of the Movement, Ensure equity in decision making, Identify topics for impact.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
We aim to implement this project between September 10 and November 10, 2023 and have our reports ready 30 days after.
Where will your project activities be happening?
In-person (offline): Our community members are available to meet in person. People engage better this way.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
We are taking up the work collaboratively with the Gondi Community. Gondi and Kolami Communities will be working together, where we will have translators who will be translating into their respective content. Being emerging communities we intend to take up this work together so that we can voice our opinion strongly.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
Translations: the following documents and pages will be translated

Movement Charter content pages Reports pages Forms / Survey translations Conversation events pages Announcements Community Engagement: Outreach: While we are working on translations, we will make sure to reach out to the communities and inform them about the upcoming engagements. MCDC community workshop: We will host an initial 90 minute workshop. This workshop will be about sharing the details of the Movement Charter with our community members. We will share practical examples of why their contribution to the Movement Charter discussions is important. MCDC community conversation: We will host another 90 minute conversation session with our community members to discuss a shared plan and approach for how we engage in Movement Charter discussions

Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
This grant is aligned with the MC Ambassador's Grant Program.

Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
In order to educate community members about the Movement plan 2030, We will translate the MC-related content into Gondi and Kolami and we will take up the discussions and post on Meta.

We will be translating Movement charter Drafts into Gondi & Kolami for community consultations. Here is the list of pages we will be translating:

  • Preamble- Movement Cheter


  • Values & Principles


  • Roles & Responsibilities


  • Hubs


  • Global Counsil


  • Glossary


How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community

Movement Strategy Forum Diff blog platform Village pumps Social media group Other community channels for people to know

Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
Athram Mothiram and Suraj Kiran Sidam are taking up the project activities with the help of other community members from Gondi and Kolami While Ko-Go Wikimedians User Group supports the activity.

Athram Mothiram will host and translate content for Kolami community and carry out discussions about MC. Sidam Kiran Kumar will be working on translation for Gondi and hosting the discussions about MC.

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
We will be implementing Friendly space and Youth safety policies for this project.
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
We host all the meetings on free service provides like google meet.
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
Gondi translations- Sidam Kiran Kumar

Kolami translations- Athram Mothiram

Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • ...

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning):
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing): 300 USD
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work): 400 USD
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): 800 USD , Important Movement charter communications will be translated into Gondi and Kolami.
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting): 200 USD
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): -
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities): 100 USD
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space): 200 USD
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting): 400 USD
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): 200 USD
  • Other: 100 USD banking charges and account maintainance


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support --- Gondi and Kolami are budding communities, the members of both communities also contributing to other Wikimedia projects like commons and Telugu Wikipedia.

Movement charter conversations will give them a chance to voice their opinion.

I support Mothiram's proposal. Nskjnv (talk) 11:21, 22 August 2023 (UTC)

  • Support Support I strongly believe in Mothiram and Suraj's ability to work on this project. Varaprasad Sidam (talk) 06:21, 5 September 2023 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support this proposal. Athram Rajkumar (talk) 13:40, 5 September 2023 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support this proposal. Jangu madavi (talk) 13:52, 5 September 2023 (UTC)


  • Volunteer I am volunteering for translating and organizing the conversations for Gondi Community, while Mothiram working for Kolami language. We will take up this work jointly on behalf of Ko-Go Wikimedians User Group. Kiran sidam (talk) 14:02, 5 September 2023 (UTC)