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Grants/Malayalam Wikipedia-Exihibition

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This Wikimedia India grant was funded in the fiscal year 2014-15. Project report is available.
Grant contact name
Rajeev Nair U
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
Event Co-ordinator
Project lead name
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Full project name
Malayalam Wikipedia Exhibition
Amount requested (in INR)
Provisional target start date
Provisional completion date

Budget breakdown

Description Quantity Rate Amount in INR
Laptop 3 1000 3000
Wiki keychains 200 25 5000
Wiki Stickers 500 5 2500
Brochures 500 10 5000
Notice 1000 4 4000
Poster 200 20 4000
Print-outs & Photocopies 100 10 1000
Badges Type 2 (Guest) 10 20 200
Badges Type 3 (Volunteer) 40 10 400
Total: INR 25,100

Project scope

The Exhibition focuses on showcasing various wiki products and projects to the participants. It is aimed to increase awareness about Wikipedia & equip its participants with the rudiments of contributing to Wikipedia. The participants will be encouraged to edit Wikipedia in their regional language.

Project goal

  • To have an open interaction within the editors, existing as well as new.
  • To spread the awareness of Wikipedia as a powerful tool.
  • To encourage community building among the many contributors of Wikimedia & its sister projects.
  • Use the occasion for a massive outreach programme.

Non-financial requirements

Other benefits

Measures of success

  1. Number and quality of participants in the events.
  2. Reflections and waves of the event in mass media reports and other channels of outreach
  3. Enhanced number of active users (both readers and editors)
  4. More uploads and content addition to Wikimedia repositories
  5. Reflections from the participants by way of blog posts and other social networks


During the exhibition spanning for 3 days lots of students, free software activists , professors, research scholars and common people visited the stalls and get to know about wikipedia and its outreach programs.