Grants:Project/Rapid/DhanalakshmiKT/Editathons to bridge gender gap in Kannada Tulu Konkani Wikipedias/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?

Yes. As a celebration of International Women's Day, we had originally planned to organize 5 editathons at 5 different places. We spent the money judiciously and also we got concessional rates at some places. This helped us to organize one more editathon and a meetup to discuss the outcome.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
5 Editathons 6 Editathons, 1 Meetup We originally proposed to have 5 editathon. We spent the money judiciously and also we got concessional rates at some places. This helped us to organize one more editathon and a meetup to discuss the outcome.
125 participants 145 participants Since we conducted 1 more editathon, we exceeded the target
50 new editors 89 new editors We got very positive response
60 articles created or improved 150 new articles created and 225 improved articles Participants were proactive.
75 repeat participants 56 repeat participants We organized Editathons at some new places where no editors exited previously


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?

We not only achieved our target, but also exceeded. We got good response from the participants. Some participants are continuing to contribute. They are eager to learn more and requesting for followup editathons. We got very good response from the participants.

  • What did not work so well?

We organized Editathons at each place for 2 days. We found it is not a sufficient duration to learn advanced topics.

At Belagavi, we had internet issue which we did not anticipate.

  • What would you do differently next time?

We may like to do followup Editathons for the same participants.

We may oganize events to teach advanced topics

Have a plan to expand the events to other places


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Ser No Place Total Expense
1 Mangaluru ₹ 21,807.00
2 Ujire ₹ 3,872.00
3 Udupi ₹ 14,212.00
4 Moodabidire ₹ 8,336.00
5 Shivamogga ₹ 18,440.00
6 Belagavi ₹ 21,255.00
7 Mangaluru Meetup ₹ 9,801.00
8 Bank charges ₹ 413.00
Total ₹ 98,136.00

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?


Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Durgambika a participant of the editathon held at Ujire says “So far we have been using the content from Wikipedia. Now we have learnt how to add content to Wikipedia. It gives immense pleasure to know that others will be using the content added by us. I came to know that there is less participation of women in Wikipedia. Hence there is less content related to women. I myself added one article about a women dress of India. This gave me special satisfaction. More women should participate in this kind of activities.”
Durgambika Speaks