Grants:Project/Rapid/Aishik Rehman/Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Of course we think we have met our targets successfully. We believe that the details given below will not disprove our confidence.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Metric Target Outcome (min.) Achieved Outcome (min.)
Through- In- Outcome
Number of participants 80 Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021 Wikipedia 116 162+

(Shared User 11 [6.79%])

Wiki Loves Children Wikipedia 19
Wikibooks 27
Number of articles created or improved 1000 Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021 Wikipedia 2709 2,806+
Wiki Loves Children 97
Number of books created/Improved on Bengali Wikibooks 10 Wiki Loves Children Wikibooks 16+
Number of newly recruited users 10 Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021 14+

(Shared User ** [*%])

Wiki Loves Children


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
Everything was fine except for a couple of issues. Members of different communities have helped us tremendously. All the local organizers and jury members were the lifeblood of our success. The whole process has been completed quite successfully with their active cooperation.
Thanks to the WMF for their support. I can't help but mention David in particular! Thanks to him for always being by our side in every time of troubles.
  • What did not work so well?
The biggest problem was bringing funds to Bangladesh. Although in the end we were able to solve it. In project management we took the help of Fountain tool. At the very last moment, we had to suffer a lot due to technical faults of it for a few hours. However there were some other minor issues that we do not feel the need to mention here.
  • What would you do differently next time?
We look forward to working on the Wiki Loves Children project globally within the next couple of months this year. We hope that the foundation will come forward in our cooperation considering the problems of the past. This may be due to resolving the issue of sending/bringing funds in Bangladesh or by arranging a fiscal sponsor again.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Amount (USD) Sub-Total (USD)
WLWSA 2021 Globally Top 1st 250 984
Globally Top 2nd 150
Globally Top 3rd 100
Top 3 contributors from each Wikipedia 384
Letter of Appreciation 100
WLC 2021 Gift voucher for top 6 contributors 97 260
Letter of Appreciation 80
Gift Vouchers for judges 68
Courier and postage 15
Fiscal sponsor management fee 110
Grands Total 1,354

Remaining funds[edit]

No remaining funds.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Bringing funds to Bangladesh was deadly challenging. Just because of this one, the light of our whole project has faded a bit. This issue was finally resolved through the fiscal sponsor. But it can not be a permanent solution. I hope the Foundation will work to find a lasting solution to this problem. We want to facilitate the path of Wiki Loves Children, as various communities have already expressed their willingness to participate in this project.