Grants:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10/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.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes We meet our goals as we mentioned in our Grant proposal. We have reached the target of 10k articles on Maithili Wikipedia before the end of the 2016. We have engaged the existing and new users (contributors) during the project timeline. We have use the social media platform very well to engage the users from Nepal and India.

Yes, We are very happy doing this project. Through the beginning, we work hard to achieve the goals. The project gives us more energy to complete the mission with in the given date. We managed to visit 1 colleges and 1 computer institute during the event to spread the knowledge about the project and it's goals.


Online activities[edit]

Group editing and discussion

Maithili Wikimedians organize a group editing events to boost the Mission 10 competition. Maithili wikipedians from Rajbiraj were meet and participate in group editing events as well as discuss about the progress of Mission 10 competition. They created articles about Geography of Nepal, Sportsperson and Female biographies.


Group Editing

A group of new wikipedians were invited at Rajbiraj Municipal library hall to support the Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10 events. With the help of group editing 15 new articles were created by 6 new wikipedians. The program was coordinated by Kiran Kumar.[1]

Offline activities[edit]

Wikipedia Education Program at Kshitiz Educational Foundation

Maithili Wikimedians conducted Wikipedia Education program in Kshitiz Educational Foundation, Rajbiraj. The education program is held for 2 days to create awareness about Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects as well as to boost the Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10 event. The students of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Intermediate level (10+2) students are part of the education program. The first day program was conducted on 28th December 2016 and second day program was conducted on 29th December 2016.


Wikipedia Workshop at Infoland Computer Academy

Maithili Wikimedians conducted Wikipedia Workshop at Infoland Computer Academy, Rajbiraj. The first day program was focused on to introduce Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects among the participants students and the next day the students were participate on workshop program. The students of BCA were participate on the workshop. The program was successfully arranged and most of the teacher and students were attracted to Wikipedia.

The first day program was conducted on 1st March 2017 and second day program was conducted on 2nd March 2017.


Felicitation Program at Hotel iGarden, Rajbiraj

Maithili Wikimedians felicitate the winners, participants and volunteers of Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10. The felicitation program was held on Hotel iGarden, Rajbiraj on April 16th 2017. The participants discuss about the future of Maithili Wikipedia.



Please report on your original project targets.

With the help of this competition, Maithili Wikipedia has reached the 10k articles mark. During the competition Maithili Wikipedia has also reached the 100k total edits.

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Number of active editors involved 11 All the users who had at least 5 or more edits during the Edit-a-thon.
2 Number of new editors 22 These were editors who created usernames during the Edit-a-thon.
3 Number of individuals involved 36[2] All new and active editors who attended, plus volunteers who organized the event.
4 Number of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 4430[3] 4430 new article
5 Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects Computing.. Computing..


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?
  • Regular Meetups.
  • Local events.
  • Social Media promotion.
What did not work so well?
  • Article submission to fountain tool.
  • stubs and redirect article.
What would you do differently next time?
  • More group editing event.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Number Category Item description Actual total Currency Notes
1 Projector BENQ MS527 53,675 NPR
2 Back Drop 1,500 NPR
3 Gift Hamper Winners of the contest 16,800 NPR
4 T-shirt Top 10 participants and MWUG Volunteers 21,700 NPR
5 Internet and Recharge cards 6,785 NPR
6 Certificates Participants and MWUG Volunteers 4,500 NPR
7 Stationery Items 5,195 NPR
8 Courier charges 3,000 NPR
9 Hall Rent Felicitation Program 10,000 NPR
10 Snacks, Tea and Food Felicitation Program 18,500 NPR
11 Snacks, Tea and Food Workshop 18,840 NPR
12 Transportation 2,000 NPR
Total 1,62,495 NPR

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Yes, we have 2,280 NPR remaining in our bank accounts.
Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?
It was a great success event for Maithili Wikipedia. Achieving 10k articles mark is always a gr8 remarks for a smaller community.