Grants:Project/Rapid/Nsultan/AGM of WMBD and Wikipedia Anniversary/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Bengali Wikipedia Cake.

Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
The Annual General Meeting as well as the Wikipedia Anniversary event was held successfully. It went well and we consider that we have attained our goals.


Please report on your original project targets.

  1. The event was aimed at organizing the AGM of the chapter Wikimedia Bangladesh, with a view to facilitating the face-to-face congregation of the members of the chapter. The event was successful in this regard. The event was participated by 58 people. It was also attended by a number of guests - from academia and mainstream media. The Anniversary program was attended by almost 130 regular and new contributors.
  2. Besides the usual functionalities of the AGM, the event turned into a useful discussion place for the regular Wiki(p/m)edians. And it was covered by a number of print and electric media.
  3. The event was attended by most of the regular members of the chapter since we could publicize the event from an early time. As the event was only targeted for the regular members, we had to select participants through the registration procedure.
  4. The event also resulted in an online edit-a-thon, on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day. The edit-a-thon generated over 100 new articles.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Participation of all the WMBD members 58 (most of the WMBD members attended) + 130 (Anniversary program) several WMBD members couldn't attend due to personal reasons.
Organize an online edit-a-thon on the occasion of International Mother Language Day 2017 The edit-a-thon resulted in over 100+ articles The edit-a-thon was aimed at having articles related to language, culture and other significant issues that were absent in the Bengali Wikipedia. Many of the articles were created by new Wikipedians.
Rewarding the winners of WLM Bangladesh 2016 We could give away the prizes to the winners as well as the jurors. The WLM was held for the first time in Bangladesh in September 2016. The winners were rewarded at this 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?

Well, the AGM went well. The management was better than previous AGMs.

  • What did not work so well?

All the Board members couldn't attend, as two members had personal problems. We plant to provide travel scholarship to board members in the future, who would need to travel from their home to attend AGMs.

  • What would you do differently next time?

We would book a larger venue next time and would try to start the preparation at an early time.

Press mentions[edit]

Grant funds spent[edit]

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (BDT) Total (BDT) Notes
(Subtotal :156000 BDT)
1 T-shirts 200 290 58000
2 Wikipedia Badge 200 45 9000
3 Backdrop 2 800 1600
4 Food 200 280 56000
5 Coffee 7000
6 Wikipedia cake 8000
7 Decorative items & Logistics 9075
8 others 7325

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? No

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?