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Grants/Malayalam Wikipedia-Workshop

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This Wikimedia India grant was funded in the fiscal year 2014-15. Project report is available.
Grant contact name
Ditty Mathew
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 Workshop
Amount requested (in INR)
Provisional target start date
Provisional completion date

Budget breakdown

Description Quantity Rate Amount in INR
Auditorium 1 2500 2500
Local transport 4 1000 4000
Projector Charge 1 2000 2000
TA for delegates 3 1000 3000
Refreshments 10 100 1000
Accommodation 3 1000 3000
Internet 1 1000 1000
Stationary 1000 1000
Generator 1 1500 1500
File, Writing Pad and Pen 150 10 1500

Total: INR 20,500

Project scope

The Workshop is aimed to increase awareness about Wikipedia & equip its participants with the rudiments of contributing to Wikipedia, and a concept to them. The participants will be encouraged to edit Wikipedia in their regional language. The workshop is free for everyone.

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


More than 60 participants attended the session. The workshop was not meant for serious editing, but to introduce fresh and prospective users into reading and then editing Malayalam Wikipedia. It covered the philosophy, eco-system, positioning of Wikipedia among the education and knowledge systems, its five pillars and the user interface. It enabled the users to create a new ID and then set their preferences for local languages, watchlists and communication channels.

Malayalam Wikipedia's prominent outreach mentors ViswaPrabha, Adv. T.K. Sujith, Erfan, Sajal Karikkan, Prasobh and Sivahari handled the session.

Team members (optional)

  1. Ditty Mathew
  2. Prashobh