Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikipedia & Sindhi Wikipedia Awareness Workshop and meetup/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.


Did you meet your goals?

  • Somehow meet some of our goals but not actual goals have been yet achieved, which will be soon achieved in upcomming workshops that we will organize in universities, as we had already mentioned in the project grants that we will run series of workshops at various locations and we are happy with the outcome of the workshop, we were able to train new editors.Most of the participants were new who showed interest in Wikipedia.

Are you happy with how the project went?

  • Although we have not yet got 100% goals but we will soon achieve as we have been engaged with other institutions which have offered their cooperation to make aware their students about Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
20 participants for training 20 participants were given training The participants were given overview of Wikipedia through Wikipedia videos, tutorials and the MS powerpoint presentation made by JogiAsad (Sindhi Wikimedian)
50% of total number of articles were created on Sindhi Wikipedia project. 50 new articles were created online editthon & other topics. We are continuously motivating people to participate on Sindhi Wikipedia. The expected target was to increase content and make more new articles and we are happy with the new articles of good quality were created by the participants and those Wikipedians who could not came to participate but they created articles; and These Sindhi Wikipedians/participants are working on new articles in their sandbox.

Sindhi Wikimedians meetup report is available HERE


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  • What worked well?
The outreach to the new editors brought interest of them in Wikipedia, and some of them showed their interest and cooperation to train their students about the Wikipedia, soon after the educational institutions (Colleges/Universities) holidays we have planned to reach to their located institutes and run-on-site editthons, training.
  • What did not work so well?

We have laid a foundation-stone, and we very well learned that initially in every goal people's participation is always short, but we are firmly determined to make awareness among Pakitani youth especially Sindhi youth about Sindhi Wikipedia, and for this objectives we are running Sindhi Wikipedia Facebook page and other FB groups, and other social sites to propagate about Wikipedia, and its sister projects. We did a talked Wikimedians in Pakistan through mobile phone calls, Live video streaming via Facebook, and other social sites such as Goolge+, LinkedIn, but the ratio of the participants was disappointing, Some people who ensured their participation, later on showed excuses. We realized that educational institutes, colleges, libraries, and universities are the best places to make aware the youth about the Wikipedia, where their participation will be a boost for our goals.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Next time; we will do such events in educational institutes.

  • We will run a campaign through social media asking educational institutes students to participate in the Wikipedia.
  • We will do awareness workshops in universities, colleges and libraries (one of the private educational college at Jacobabad, Sindh has ensured us fully support for the participants and other facilities including a dedicated computer lab and students to contribute on Wikipedia for this they have asked us to train them).


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

  • Shields 6 items (For president guest, honorary guest, Wikimedians):05400 PKR.
  • Sound system multimedia projector: 05000 Pkr.
  • Hotel Bills: 10,000 Pkr.
  • PanaFlex: 03200 Pkr.
  • Certificates: 03780 Pkr.
  • Lunch 3 persons: 00590 Pkr.
  • Miscellaneous: 2000 Pkr.
  • Three persons (Wikipedians) travel: 03350 Pkr.
  • Local transportation: 1500 Pkr .

Total = 34820 PKR.

Total spent = PKR[edit]

Total = 34820 PKR (332.1093$ USD).

Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 64,180 PKR were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Community_Fund/Rapid_Fund/Wiki_Loves_Folklore_2023_in_Pakistan_(ID:_22034670).

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • Yes we have remaining grant's amount/funds, and with the consent of the grants admin; we intends to utilize those remaining grants funds on a similar project, as we mentioned in the grants proposal page that this was our first workshop and after it we will do another workshop in university students, so therefore, with the consent grants admin/grants officer; we intends to spent remaining grants amount on such projects

Total Remaining Funds

  • The total remaining unspent funds are 65180 PKR (621.6797$ USD).

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  • We need to know some more about our series of workshops, which we intends to do upcoming next.
  • This was the first step initiative of Sindhi Wikipedians for the development, enhancement of Sindhi Wikipedia among the masses, and we did live coverage of the event through our Sindhi Wikipedia Facebook page you may see live videos of the event coverage on our Sindhi Wikipedia Facebook Page HERE