Grants:Project/Rapid/JogiAsad/Sindhi Wikipedia Awareness Workshop and meetup

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Awareness workshop about Wikipedia & Sindhi Wikipedia by Sindhi Wikimedians
2nd national conference/ awareness workshop and meetup of the Sindhi Wikipedia
targetsdwiki, sdwiktionary
start dateMid of August (date willbe updated soon)
start year2017
end dateSeptember
end year2017
budget (local currency)65180 PKR
budget (USD)618.578 USD
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)•• Mehtab Ahmed
organization (if applicable)Sindhi Wikipedia
website (if applicable)

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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Socialize with community members and teach about Wikipedia
  5. 20 active users, 2 of whom live outside of Sindh.
  6. We had started our campaign for these awareness workshops on various social networking sites, face-to-face conversations, persuasions to public, in the result of this pre-workshop survey show that the registered participants as well as universities students are willing to learn about creating articles, categories, templates, conflict resolution, the rights system, edit-a-thons writing contests, methods to bring new editors, tools (visual editor, scripts, mobile apps), sister projects, creation of new wikis.

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?

We are doing a series of workshops at this time and will plan for next training workshops series of workshops later on, We are also planning a series of editathons over upcoming months later focused improving articles about various topics.

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.

We have posted notifications on the portals for Sindhi Wikipedia Community portal and Sindhi Wikipedia Village pump, asking for support and volunteer to be mentors to new editors during the editathon series and we have also offered our services free to teach new editors. There have been discussions on Facebook page SindhiWikipedia and other social sites, where we have asked for advice from people who have run similar editathon series. We have used our local mailing list to find experienced editors to volunteer at the editathons.

A registration event was set on Facebook page SindhiWikipedia, it was also created on Wikipedia:Village pump and Wikipedia:Community portal of Sindhi Wikipedia and shown to all logged in users for two weeks and other editors registered.
These below are the consensus and endorsements on Sindhi Wikipedia.
Sindhi Wikipedia:Community portal
Sindhi Wikipedia:Village Pump
Sindhi Wikipedia Facebook Official Page

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

In our team we have four experienced editors to help lead editathons and to support participants and one person who does not edit often, but is a great event planner who will be in charge of event logistics.

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

We will host this a series of event and will plan next or later the events in a computer lab at public libraries, universities, colleges, so that people do not have to bring their own laptops. We will make sure that participants know the opening hours of the library computer lab, universities so that they can return to keep editing between editathons. A librarian has agreed to collect books and materials that can be used as references. Those books will be listed on the event page so that people can find them.

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

We will start having local meetings in cities different from Karachi. We will also increase the number of active participants at the work of the User Group from currently 14 to 50. We have been contacted many universities and colleges, libraries to organize such awareness workshops in their place/institutions, and in doing such activities we will soon gather many active users for Wikipedia, Sindhi Wikipedia, Sindhi Wiktionary and other Sindhi wikis started by us on incubator. We have also created some groups and pages on WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and we are constantly in contact with each other.

Besides this an online mentors will send a welcome message to new editors after the event. They will monitor the work done by new editors between events so they can answer questions and offer feedback. We will also start a Facebook group for editathon participants to talk.

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

We would like to expand this conference to a yearly gathering of all Wikimedians from Sindh and rest of Pakistan, also those living in Karachi, Hyderabad and outside of Sindh, Pakistan, and abroad. The days were determined and scheduled in the most inclusive way, to allow non-resident Sindhi Wikimedians attend the meeting. The atmosphere of the conference will be even more inspiring and motivating given that it happens soon after the 12-th Birthday of Sindhi Wikipedia (10 February 2006). .


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

  1. Number of events: 4
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 5
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 10
  6. Start working on Sindhi texts in Multilignual Wikisource
  7. Number of Editthons: 3.


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).

  • JogiAsad - Asad Ali , Will organise and lead the workshop
  • Satdeep Gill (Grant Making, Program and Reporting)

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


  • 15,000 PKR for 3 double rooms (9 from other cities of Pakistan) including Breakfasts
  • 13,000 PKR for decoration & Sound System for series of workshops at various locations (i.e. Sindh university, Hyderabad Sindh, KU, FUUAS&T Karachi)
  • 15,000 PKR for Lunch & Dinner for four workshops at various locations (i.e. Sindh university,Hyderabad Sindh, KU, FUUAS&T) for approx. 30 participants
  • 5,000 PKR for printing Stationary, Flex, Notepad etc.
  • 2,400 PKR for media coverage
  • 1,600 PKR for Coffee/ Tea breaks
  • 2,000 PKR for Local Transportation
  • 10,000 PKR for Name tags, Souvenirs, Momentos and Participation Certificates printing for Delegations / Dignitaries
  • 1,180 PKR Miscellaneous

Total: 65180 PKR (618.578 USD)


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  • I hope this second effort will prove fruitful in catching attention of masses towards these projects. مھتاب احمد (talk) 15:43, 27 July 2017 (UTC)


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