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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! We are happy with the project. All 4 planned goals had been achieved during the project time-frame. Peoples from Nepali Wikipedia, Maithili Wikipedia, Wikidata, Organizations working in Language and Society, and FOSS Nepal participated in the interaction and discussions followed by the Doteli Wikipedia's 1st Anniversary Celebration program. Due to the short time frame of the project, we were unable to broaden the area of discussion to Increase skills for existing and new editors. In overall, all our team members and community is happy and satisfied with the celebration, discussion and the output.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Familiarization and community build Doteli Wikipedia community members and other stakeholders on the same bench Members from Nepali, Maithili, Newari Wikipedia, Wikidata, FOSS Nepal, GDG, NDRI have participated in the event
Discussion on 1 year journey Individual experiences and views shared
Review the one year period of Doteli Wikipedia Journey of Incubation to 1 Year celebration was reviewed The discussion was focused on
  • Current statistics
  • Current Involvement of users and contributors

For the future plans and directions the discussion was focused on following points

  • On which topic or category should we focus on while writing articles?
  • What may be the role of peoples from various disciplines
  • How Doteli Wikipedia can help in development of language and society
Increase skills for existing editors Experiences of members from various communities has been exchanged
20-30 participants 23 participants
4-6 organizers 4 organizers

Participants / Gallery[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?

- While talking about about the project/event, almost everything’s work well as per the plan. - More than 20 peoples from various discipline participated in the celebration program and the meeting to make it successful.

What did not work so well?

- The diversity in participation (in terms of gender) was very low.

What would you do differently next time?

- Will try to organize the program with the more participation for more diversity.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

  • Refreshment in event preparation meeting = 720 NRS
  • 1st Anniversary celebration Banner, T-Shirts = 16244 NRS
  • Venue, Snacks, Breakfast, coffee and Projector Charge = 16583 NRS
  • Welcome scarf, Folder files, Notebooks, Pencils, Markers = 3185 NRS
  • Travel cost during the project (public bus, taxi) = 3260 NRS
  • Miscellaneous (name tags, printing cheatsheets, telephone, bank charges, and other operating costs) = 2421 NRS

Total spent = 42413 NRS (USD 400)

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining funds are retained by the grantee with WMF's permission until grantee posts new request to use them towards mission-aligned activities by 30 January 2020. After this date, please return any remaining unused grant funds to WMF following the instructions at Grants:Return unused funds to WMF.

Remaining funds = NRS 15784 (USD 153)

We'd like to retain the unspent funds while we apply for another Rapid grant.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?