Grants:Project/Rapid/Nilamkarn/Women Participation in Wikipedia/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Goals[edit]

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

We have managed to organize Wikipedia Orientation program and Wikipedia Workshop for college students and existing Wikipedians. The goals of the project was successfully meet apart from photography of traditional women of Mithila. The completion of the project took a long time but finally we did it.

Yes, It was indeed great feeling for me to interact with the female students and know their interest toward free knowledge and technology. Specially, I am glad doing this project and closely known about the reality of ground work. As we are people of developing country, we lack the basic infrastructure at the educational institution, there is minimal extra curricular activities as well as female students were feared to speak openly in public. I saw, they are eager to take the opportunity and also want to learn about new things but they are limited to their academic books and social barriers.

I am happy that at least they knew about the importance of Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. I am connected with them through social media groups and updating them time to time about Wikipedia.

Activities[edit]

Orientation Class about Wikipedia[edit]

We choose following schools and colleges of Rajbiraj.

Kanya Madhyamik Vidyaalaya (Girl High School), Rajbiraj[edit]

We have organized an orientation class about Wikipedia in Girl High School, Rajbiraj focusing girl students of class 9 & 10. The intention behind the program is to aware women students about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects and make them interested to participate in Women participation in Wikipedia Workshop.

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Caliber International College, Rajbiraj[edit]

We have organized an orientation class about Wikipedia in Caliber International College, Rajbiraj focusing girl students of Intermediate and Bachelor (Management Stream). The intention behind the program is to aware women students about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects and make them interested to participate in Women participation in Wikipedia Workshop.

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Saptarishi Multiple College, Rajbiraj[edit]

We have organized an orientation class about Wikipedia in Saptarishi Multiple College, Rajbiraj focusing girl students of Bachelor (Business Administration Stream). The intention behind the program is to aware women students about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects and make them interested to participate in Women participation in Wikipedia Workshop.

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Workshop[edit]

1st Workshop[edit]

We have organized a workshop for interested participants from Women Participation in Wikipedia orientation program. We invited the interested female students to train them about basic steps of Wikipedia. We started the workshop with basic steps like- information about Wikipedia, creating user accounts, how to find articles and how to edit Wikipedia. We have total 15 interested female students from different schools and colleges of Rajbiraj participated in first Workshop of Women Participation in Wikipedia.

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2nd Workshop[edit]

We have organized one more workshop for interested participants from Women Participation in Wikipedia orientation program as well as our community female contributors. We invited the interested female students to train them about basic steps of Wikipedia and existing members to improve their skills. We started the workshop with basic steps like- information about Wikipedia, creating user accounts, how to find articles and how to edit Wikipedia. We have total 30 interested female students from different schools and colleges of Rajbiraj participated in first Workshop of Women Participation in Wikipedia.

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Outcome[edit]

Please report on your original project targets.

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Number of active editors involved 6 Existing active editors, who involved in the projects.
2 Number of new editors 10 New account created during the projects
3 Number of articles created or improved on Wikimedia projects 95 22 new articles related to women biography
4 Upload photos of traditional women's of Nepal - We will work on this and will upload the photos of traditional women's of Nepal

Learning[edit]

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?

- The workshop events and orientation classes were good. The team members were very helpful to me, they assist me in every possible way to complete this project.

  • What did not work so well?

- The photography of traditional women is still to complete. We missed it because one of our team member Bijay Chaurasia was busy during the event time in his academics life. Once he get into Rajbiraj, we will plan and execute the event of photography.

  • What would you do differently next time?

- Well, Workshop is great idea to motivate the participants. Women participants feels comfortable during the workshop event. I am pretty motivated after this project, so I am focusing to continue this projects in another city of Nepal.

Finances[edit]

Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Date Purchase Amount Currency Purpose of purchase
May 12, 2019 Backdrop Printing, Communication & SWAG Material 19900 NPR -
May 15, 2019 Snacks, Juice and Tea for Participants 10850 NPR Orinetation Event
July 8, 2019 Team Meetup 10,960 NPR Team Meeting
July 8, 2019 T-shirts 4,000 NPR T-Shirts for Volunteers and Core team member
July 19, 2019 Workshop Event Venue, Food & Accommodation 41,000 NPR Participants Workshop
August 10, 2019 Workshop Event Venue, Food & Accommodation 41,000 NPR Participants Workshop
August 9, 2019 Room Rent & Accommodation 19,800 INR Volunteers and Participants
Local rikcshaw rent 3,090 NPR -
Particpants Travel Expenses 10,200 NPR
Total 160800 NPR

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, I have use all the funds to complete this project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?