Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Kannada Wikipedia editathon at Shivamogga to bring in new editors and add content

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Hello Vchetans, I enjoyed reading your proposal for a 2-day edit-a-thon to recruit new editors to Kannada Wikipedia. I will approve your request but wanted to ask two follow up questions:

  1. What will be your plan to engage new editors past the social media strategy?
  2. Do you plan to do any offline activities after the veteran wikimedians have left?

Thank you for organizing this activity in Shivamogga. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 22:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Hello WJifar (WMF) Thank you very much for approving my request. Surely this will help initiate a momentum of Wikipedia activities in and around Shivamogga.

Through this program we plan to create a group of active Wikipedians in Shivamogga. This group shall meet at regular intervals and take forward the work started. By regular meetings, we will not only keep up the momentum but also attract new members to the group. The place for the meetings can be arranged. The place can be the college where we plan to hold Editathon or any other place suitable to all in the group.

For all these activities we plan to use social media as well as local news and TV media. We have several local Kannada news papers which have considerable circulation and local television channels. I am sure these media will help us in our cause.

I hope I have answered your question. Regards, Vchetans (talk) 08:11, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Eidtathon at Shimoga to bring in new editors and add content was conducted successfully. 21 editors participated in the event. Here is the link to the pageವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಸಂಪಾದನೋತ್ಸವಗಳು/ಸಂಪಾದನೋತ್ಸವ_ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ_ಜನವರಿ_೨೦೧೮

Total expenditure for the event was Rs 19,198/- We could save money as we got the services at a discounted price. This was due to the fact that this was philanthropic work and this is happening first time in Shivamogga. All the concerned charged us a subsidized price.

Expenditure details:

Detail Amount in INR
Accommodation (2 resource persons) 8,512.00
Resource persons' travel 3,093.00
Food for 2 resource persons 893.00
Food for participants 5,500.00
Stationery and printing 700.00
Miscellaneous 500.00
Total 19,198.00

Out of the total sanctioned 34,450/- I would be left with 15252/-

To utlise the remaining money, I propose to conduct a follow up editathon at Shivamogga on 20th and 21st Janauary 2018. The venue will be the same college.

The proposed budget for the proposed editathan is as follows:

Detail Amount in INR
Accommodation of 2 resource persons for 2 days 7600.00
Transport for 2 resource persons 2260.00
Local transport and food for 2 resource persons 800.00
Food for 20 participants 4400.00
Miscellaneous 192.00
Total 15,252.00

I request you to approve the same Vchetans (talk) 07:50, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

I need the approval to conduct the continuation at Shivamoggaat the earliest so that the required arrangements can be arranged.  I have sent a email requesting the same. Vchetans (talk) 14:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Since there was no confirmation from you, we have rescheduled the follow up editathon for Feb 17 & 18. Please approve this at the earliest Vchetans (talk) 17:35, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Approval of extension request[edit]

Hello Vchetans, thank you for providing an explanation for use of remaining funds. I have approved your request for use of remaining funds and extension of the project. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 22:55, 19 January 2018 (UTC)