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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes, Tamil Wikimedians are extremely happy with with Wikimania celebration. We had a wonderful event packed with energy and joy. We had around 60 users from various parts of Tamilnadu. We invited special guest former director of Archeology Mr. Santhalingam. We had continuous discussions and session throughout the day. We conducted wiki marathon workshop in Chennai using unspent amount of wikimania scholarship in AU-KBC Research Centre. which had around 20 participants and 5 volunteers.

More media files are at Wikimania 2022, Madurai & Wiki_Marathon_workshop_2022


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Honoring active participants Honored as planned. Honored 2 veteran wikipedians with age above 75 years. honored 5 users from Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource to encourage their contributions
60 Participants from all Tamil Wikimedia project 57 participants had participated We have achieved almost expected target from all projects. We had diversed participants from all age to many cities.
30 scholarships 27 scholarships We offered scholarship to all the requested participants who sought before deadline.
facilitating the internship students Nil dropped the plan due to financial constraint


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?

We able to meet in-person and celebrate the wikimania. Refreshments and Tshirts had received good feedback. We able to chat with each other even after official closure. Able to reach more audience in Madurai. We are happy to see few young participants along with their parents. Learnt lot and shared long after long time. Vipin from Foundation shared details about wikipedialibrary. More details are at notepad

  • What did not work so well?

Initial plan was stagged due to delay in scholarship imbursement from Foundation, how ever we managed with secondary source and celebrated as planned. Due to this we have dropped few activities at last moment. unable to join or invite online particiapants due to poor connectivity issue. We will learn from these experience and plan accordingly in future.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Activities (wikimania) Projected Expenses Actual Expenses
Venue/accomodation 21000 18000
Food (700 X 60) 42000 40000
Travel Scholarship 36600 28951
Bottles 12600 12600
Memento 4500 3800
Tshirts 13250 13250
Flex 3500 4519
cake 2160 2160
Videography + post work 10000 10000
Miscellaneous 7000 4200
Total 152610 137480
Expenses on Wikimarathon Cost
Food 5000
snacks & Tea 1200
Stationary/certifiates 1260
Mask 200
local conveyance for 4 volunteers 5232
Total 12892

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Total received fund is 1,55,587 INR Total spent amount is 1,50,372 INR (1,37,480+12,892) Total unspent amount is 5,215 INR

Remaining funds are retained by the grantee with WMF's permission until 30 June 2023. After this date, please return any remaining unused grant funds to WMF following the instructions at Grants:Return unused funds to WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

It was a wonderful experience in organizing the Tamil community. Even though it is a Collective effort as a community, We would thank co organizers TNSE Mahalingam VNR, Mohammed Ammar, Selvasivagurunathan m, Sridhar G for restless effort. Special Thanks to ta:User:paramatamil for logistics.