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Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse - Team Application Form[edit]

Before starting your application, make sure all members of your team have read and understood the team application guidelines.


Project idea[edit]

Understanding the value of our huge pool of cumulative knowledge and resources in digital medium sharing it and empowering many others within our community and beyond is necessary for our growth and development together.

Wikimedia and Education Greenhouse project, going to the mainstream Nepalese education system means a win win situation for all the partners. Nepal with great linguistic diversity within can save and preserve its language heritages and realize the power of cumulative knowledge in all variants, taking it to open source digital medium. Similarly, for Wikimedia and Education Greenhouse, it will be a good startup project in Nepal in the Wikipedia Education sector and see how it meets its goal.

Having conducted several outreach programs in various colleges and educational institutions previously without significant students showing active participation in the long run. We have evaluated and have understood we need to shift our activities to meet our goals. Idea is instead of going to the college and educational institutions and targeting the mass audience, we will get the selected only interested students from best performing 8 educational institutions of Province No. 2 of Nepal which includes 8 district according to Municipal Corporation education department and from other reliable sources.

After we pin point one educational institutions from each district, we will select 10 interested students for Train the Students workshop event from each educational institutions. Among 10 students will be 5 male and 5 female keeping in mind our inclusive gender policy.

Initially we will start with orientation program in each educational institutions one every month for eight months. Finally, we will bring together the cohort of 80 students 10 from each educational institutions for the Train the Students workshop event on the ninth month.

What idea do you want to bring to the W&E Greenhouse?[edit]

Describe the context, theme, goals, strategies, duration of your proposed initiative. Be as detailed as possible.

We would like to reach to the group of students of best performing 8 educational institutions of Province No. 2, Nepal to promote and aware them about Wikipedia and its sister projects. We have good experience of conducting the Wikimedia Event in past. There is good number of school and colleges in every district of Province No. 2 but not each school have basic facility like Computer lab, Electricity and Internet connection, so why we are focusing to choose only 1 best performing educational institution from each district which have basic facility like computer lab, electricity and internet connection. We will choose the interested students from each school to achieve our goals to train the students and later after the completion of the training process we will built a task force team to spread their knowledge to other students of the educational institutions. The creation of task force team will help us in enabling the long term sustainability of this project. This way we can promote and aware the students and make this initiative a stronger one for the whole movement. To complete this activities in every district of the Province No.2, we definitely need 9 months of time from the project starting date.

Who would you engage in your initiative?[edit]

Describe the kind of relationships you have or plan to establish with potential partners in your community, both in your local Wikimedia community and education community.

  • We will work with the volunteers and team members to execute the Campaign.
  • This initiative will help us to build good relationship with the educational institution so in future they can support and engage with us for such kind of educational campaign.
  • We already have good connection with one member from the state education policy making committee who will help us to reach our voice to the Education policy maker committee.
  • Good exposure for the students as well for the trainer and the team who are willing to work on this campaign.

In terms of financial resources, how much money would you need to achieve your goals?[edit]

Indicate your local currency and describe how you would divide your budget for this project.

Budget Breakdown
1USD=112.29NPR
Particular Explanation Amount Total Amount
Orientation Event 8 orientation event will be conducted in Educational institution (Food and snacks) 15000×8 120000 NPR
Train the student event 1 event for emerging students (Breakfast, Food, Hi-tea and Event charge) 90000×1 90000 NPR
Traveling Team and volunteer traveling expenses 40000 NPR 40000 NPR
Gift item for guest and teachers 30000 30000 NPR
Internet Connectivity and Communication expenses Connectivity during the events 20000 NPR
Stationery items and Printing 5000 NPR
Miscellaneous Expenses 5000 NPR
Total 3,10,000 NPR
2761 USD

How will you know your project has succeeded?[edit]

Describe potential evaluation plans, indicators, tools, etc. that will help you identify if you have achieved your goals

  • Site views of Wikipedia will be increased from Nepal.
  • 100 new account creation on Wikipedia at the end of this project.
  • Train the students workshop participants will share their experiences.
  • We will try our best to sign a MoU with 2 educational institutions for further development.

What are the biggest challenges you foresee in the implementation of your idea and how would you address them?[edit]

Be as detailed as possible.

S.N. Problems Solutions
1 Internet connectivity We will provide them internet connectivity during the orientation program and Workshop event.
2 Engage the educational institutions. We have a Wikipedian, who is working as a member of Education Planning Commission for Province No. 2. He will definitely help and approach us to connect with the educational institutions.

Motivation[edit]

Why do Wikimedia projects belong in education?[edit]

Share your team’s perspectives on the value of Wikimedia projects in education.

Education shapes our society. Taking Wikimedia and Education into education system means sustainability of Wikipedia. Students can access the huge pool of cumulative knowledge for free and can also contribute to it.

Why do you want to join the W&E Greenhouse?[edit]

Share your main reasons for applying, motivation, expectations, and what you would like to achieve by the end of this experience.

To insure that we take sustainable approach to preserve our linguistic heritage and realize the power of cumulative open source knowledge and information by taking into main stream education system that insures the accessibility and usability for the coming generations.

Team[edit]

Who are the members of your team?[edit]

Indicate who will be the main focal point and the roles/responsibilities each member would have during the development of your project. Make sure your Wikimedia usernames are properly linked.

Where is your team located?[edit]

Keep in mind that all team members should be in the same location for the on-site visits from the WMF Education team. These visits will be scheduled in advance in consultation with the selected team.

What languages does your team speak?[edit]

Please, keep in mind that for this first edition of the Greenhouse the main language of communication will be English.

Our team speaks Nepali (ne-N), Maithili (mai-N) at native proficiency and English (en-5) at professional working proficiency. We can speak other languages as well at limited working proficiency such as Hindi, Bhojpuri, Doteli and so on.

Have any members of your team been involved in organizing other Wikimedia outreach initiatives?[edit]

Please, provide links to newsletters/photos/documentation if available.

Yes, of-course! Our team members (we recognized as Maithili Wikimedians) are highly experienced in organizing Wikimedia outreach initiatives. Here below is the list of activities conducted by the team and currently the team is involved in organizing m:WACN and see many more at m:MWUG.
Gallery

Which members of your team will join the “Wikimedia & Education Project Management” online course?[edit]

Remember at least one member of your team needs to join and fully complete the online course.

How did you learn about this opportunity?[edit]

Our colleagues recommendation, and got the information through social media as well. This is how we learned about education greenhouse.

Get involved[edit]

Community notification[edit]

You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.--> Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

Endorsements[edit]

Do you think this project should be selected to participate in the W&E Greenhouse? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).



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