Grants:Project/Rapid/Nilamkarn/Women Edit-a-thon in Nepal/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes, we have successfully meet all of our mentioned goals of this project. The project went long because of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are delayed to submit the final project report. We are quite happy that we have started our outreach events again. We met around 200 students of the Kshitiz Educational Foundation, Rajbiraj, and selected the interested participants to train them about the basics of Wikipedia. The support and participation of the students were really satisfactory because more than 20 to 25 students showed their interest to learn about the basics of Wikipedia and its mechanism to edit in their own language. We have also circulated our message to previously trained students in social media groups to participate in the Women Edit-a-thon 2021.

Maithili Wikimedians User Group/Events/Women Edit-a-thon 2021[edit]

Wiki Women Edit-a-thon 2021' is an online Edit-a-thon competition organized on Maithili Wikipedia on the occasion of International Women's Day 2021. The competition was organized from March 7, 2021 to March 21, 2021. The main aim of the competition is to create articles about notable women on Maithili Wikipedia as well as to address the content gaps. Maithili Wikimedians is organizing Women Edit-a-thon annually since 2015 to create locally relevant and high-quality content about notable Women's in Maithili Wikipedia. This year we have prepared a list of 50 notable Nepalese women, whose articles do not exist in Maithili Wikipedia. The list is made with the help of Wikidata query services. We have chosen notable Nepalese women from different backgrounds, which include sports, politics, social service, business, economy, arts, music, and the entertainment industry.



The overall statistics of the Women Edit-a-thon 2021 in Wikipedia:-

Articles Created Total Edits Byte Added Articles View
52 428 240K 169
Reference: Outreach Dashboard, WMF
Position Participant Name Article created
Aayushi Gupta 15
Anshu Kumari Sah 9
Nilam Karn 7

Women Day Event at Kshitiz Educational Foundation, Rajbiraj[edit]

Session 1[edit]

Session 2[edit]

Training session at Rajbiraj[edit]

Training Session 1[edit]

Training Session 2[edit]


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

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Online Edit-a-thon 1 Successfully organized.
2 Women Day Awareness Event 1 Successfully organized.
3 Basic Wikipedia Training 2 Successfully organized.
4 Number of participants 190 Online participation (10), Awareness Event (160) and Basic Training (20)
5 Number of articles created on Wikimedia projects 50 All new articles created related to Nepalese notable women
6 Number of repeat participants 9 7 participants joins in Online Edit-a-thon and 2 participants join to help in our outreach event.


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?

Obviously, Teamwork and participation, and the support of students worked well.

  • What did not work so well?

Due to the upcoming academic exam of college students, many of the students missed participating in our Basic Wikipedia Training event.

  • What would you do differently next time?

I am planning to focus on the Orientation class and then a Training session. It seems really a good idea to engage the students and it also helps us to know their interest.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

S.N. Description Amount Notes
1 Online Edit-a-thon Felicitation Event 19500 NPR Event venue, travel reimbursements and refreshments
2 Edit-a-thon Winners Prize 27500 NPR Gift hampers for top 3 contributors (Maithili Dictionary, Maithili literature, and history subject books, Certificate for participants, Token of Appreciation)
3 Meetup event
Discussion between team members and volunteer
10660 NPR Tea and snacks for participants
4 Women's Day Awareness Program 31000 NPR Venue and Refreshments for participants
5 Basic Wikipedia Training 58700 NPR Accommodation and travel of trainer and snacks for students and college authorities
6 SWAG material 12500 NPR SWAG material for Basic Wikipedia Training and Back Drop will be used in every event
7 Communication 5000 NPR
8 Backdrop for event 3800 NPR
9 Travel expenses 4800 NPR
10 Miscellaneous 2040 NPR
Total 177500 NPR

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?
Due to the pandemic outbreak, this project was delayed for a year but we have managed to complete it lastly. We didn't act according to our plan but we are satisfied with the way participants participated in the online and offline event.