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Grants:Project/MSIG/Nskjnv/MC discourses for Telugu community

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Telugu language MC Translations and communication
Telugu Speaking community is one of the active Wikimedia communities in India. The community needs more emphasis on the policies and Wikimedia movement, this project will help the community members to learn about strategy 2030 and contribute to it.
targetTelugu Speaking Wikimedia Community
start dateNovember 29
start year2022
end dateDecember 18
end year2022
budget (local currency)INR 111389.18
budget (USD)USD 1350
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• wikikiranam@gmail.com
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Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal


What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative The main goal of the program is to aware the Telugu Speaking community about the Movement strategy 2030. And also to translate the movement charter-related content into Telugu and share it with the Telugu-speaking community and take feedback to ensure that our community is fully engaged in conversations about the governance of the movement.

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
Translating the content into Telugu will help the community to understand the Movement strategy.

I would like to build a holistic approach, to help the community understand the Movement strategy 2030 goals and activities.

My special areas of focus are:

  1. increasing the sustainability of the movement
  2. Ensuring equity in Decision making.

Project Background

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
I intend to work on this from 29 November to 18 December.

Here is the detailed timeline of the project; We will try to complete the translations of the Movement Charter content by 7 December. From 7 December to 12 December, we will conduct online conversations with the community. During this time, we will be taking feedback from the Telugu language community.

The feedback collected from these meetings will be published on Meta-Wiki from 12 December to 18 December.

Where will your project activities be happening?
The project activities will be happening Online.
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.
I as the project manager will be doing most of my work by myself, including translation and reporting on meta. If possible, we would be taking lessons from other MC Ambassadors for better coordination of the project.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
Since, Movement Charter is an important plan, we will be implementing this project to make MC reach our community so that our community is also involved in this. Translation of MC content will be the main step so that our small community can engage with the MC.

I will be organising the meetings with the community members so that they know more about the MC and take feedback from them about the same and report it on Meta.

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

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
I will be translating the MC-related content into the Telugu language and helping the community to learn about the Movement strategy 2030. Facilitating conversations around Movement strategy and gaining insights from the community and updating the same on Meta-wiki.
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
I will be posting on the Village pumps of Telugu Wikimedia projects i.e Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikiquote and Wiktionary.
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
I am alone responsible for this work, translating the content and facilitating the MS conversations for Telugu speaking community.

Additional information

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 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 will mostly be using open tools eg Google to Organize any meetings with the community.
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.
I am alone responsible for the translation of the content into telugu language.
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:

  • I agree.

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!

  • Facilitation: 100 USD
  • Documentation : 200 USD
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): 700 USD

Important Movement charter communications will be translated into Telugu.

  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): 0 (Meeting will be held on Google meet)
  • 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): 0
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting): 100 USD Will take up in-person meetings with Community members who are willing to do so.
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): 100 USD
  • Other: 50 USD


Completing your application


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!

  • User:Nskjnv is one of the active user in our Telugu community. He is organizing so many useful projects to promote Telugu Wikipedia. So he is the right person for this job. I totally endorse this project.-M.Abhilash 17:34, 25 November 2022 (UTC)
  • I endorseUser:Nskjnv for this activity I believe he has relevant experience in translations and also community communications. Kasyap (talk) 09:48, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project and user Nskjnv is the best person to communicate about movement strategy with the community. 2409:4070:4E8F:A744:7BC7:748E:2166:9502 13:59, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project and user Nskjnv is the best person to communicate about movement strategy with the community. Vadanagiri bhaskar (talk) 14:00, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project is the need of the hour, Telugu community needs a better understanding of the movement strategy. I support this grant. ప్రశాంతి (talk) 14:13, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
    • I endorse this project.He is an active telugu Wikipedian who can easily communicate. I support this grant. KINNERA ARAVIND (talk) 14:56, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral: There is a discussion happening on Telugu WP:VP about this grant after grantee notified about this project. Among 4 responses in that discussion, 3 of them were not supporting the grant and asking critical questions like non-engamenent with community, unreasonably high budget, etc., Grantee is not responding to those questions in Telugu Wikipedia and only engaging in meta which is not a healthy way of engaging community. Plus - Grantee looks like avoiding to provide link to the Telugu Wikipedia discussion about this grant here even after I suggested doing so in this grant's talk page. Here is the link. Overall, I think budget is too high and grantee is not collaborative with community to take this forward. --Pavan Santhosh Surampudi (talk) 19:13, 6 December 2022 (UTC)


  • Volunteer
  1. I am interested to work as a volunteer in this project-M.Abhilash 08:51, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
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