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Jinoy/One million Malayalam labels on Wikidata
A Wikidata labelathon campaign to achieve one million Malayalam labels on Wikidata
start date04 December
end date29 October
budget (local currency)₹51,240 (INR)
budget (USD)691.59
as of 05:15, 10 Nov 2020 (UTC)
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• jinoytommanjaly@gmail.com

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Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors - Give training to participants and introduce the project.
  2. To increase Wikidata's participation from community.
  3. Increase skills for existing editors - Old and experienced editors will work together with new editors.
  4. Add or improve content - Create new new pages and improve existing ones.
  5. Promote integration between Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

The label-a-thon is planned for one year to achieve one million Malayalam labels in Wikidata and present it on Wikidata's 9th birthday. We are doing this edit-a-thon for this complete year with some series of training sessions (mostly online due to current pandemic).

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

Notified the Malayalam wiki community through mailing list, social media channels like Telegram and WhatsApp, and the members of WikiProject Kerala on Wikidata. Will follow up with the community every month about the event progress.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

The organizing team includes Gnoeee, Ranjithsiji and other experienced community organizers.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

The community has started a project in Wikidata namely WikiProject Kerala in the year 2018 followed by several events to increase the quality of data in Wikidata. On behalf of this project, several online and offline events were organized to introduce Wikidata to new editors and introduce tools that helps to contribute more data easily to experienced users. We are also planning to organize training sessions and some talks in every 2 weeks using Google suite in online because of the current pandemic and some of the community members are not locally available.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We have a group for discussing and interacting Wikidata related topics in Telegram. Users will be in touch with this group as well as the existing contributors and new contributors will be made sure to become part of WikiProject Kerala on Wikidata.

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Currently there are no in-person events or activities scheduled due to the pandemic.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This idea for one million Malayalam labels campaign has been put forward because of the interest of several community members after conducting 'Online Workshop' and 'ONAM Label-a-thon' in the last 2-3 months. A recording platform is necessary for recording the sessions so that participants can check the recordings later if they need. Along with this label-a-thon event, we are also planning to introduce other projects we are working on in Wikidata to improve the data quality and how they can participate.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 22 (2 events per month)
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 15
  4. Number of of items created or improved: 600000
  5. Number of repeated participants (for projects that include a series of events): 20


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Participants have computer/laptops/mobiles with internet connectivity. The project is being supported by WikiProject Kerala on Wikidata. Experienced editors will be there for conducting online training sections and for answering queries related to Wikidata.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  1. Payment for Google suite = ₹840 x 11 months = ₹9,240
  2. Prizes for top 10 contributors = ₹15,000
  3. Gift card to top monthly contributors = ₹5,500
  4. Certificates for contributors who improves minimum 1000 labels = ₹1,500
  5. Wikidata Stickers and Merchandise = ₹4,500
  6. T-shirts for best volunteers and contributors = ₹400 x 25 = ₹10,000
  7. Logistics (Shipping and related expenses) = ₹1,500
  8. Unforeseen expenses = ₹4,000
Total = ₹51,240


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support The project is ambitious and impactful. I am completely confident of Jinoy's skills as Wikidata contributor and as an event organizer, to pull this off. All the best. KCVelaga (talk) 10:58, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Support much needed. -- naveenpf (talk) 02:39, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Will try to organize the events and participate to full fill the target. Ranjithsiji (talk) 07:43, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong supportCompletely confident that this will be achieved. Adithyak1997 (talk) 09:53, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support<nowiki> Will participate in this project -Akbarali (talk) 03:29, 12 November 2020 (UTC)