As part of the community review team to distribute laptops and internet
stipends under Project Tiger, we would like to bring to your attention the
* Applications are closed for the support program now. We have received 271
applications so far. No more applications are being accepted now.
* You may continue to endorse the applications.Also, you should encourage
others to do so.
* The applications are under review by the community review team. We plan
to publish the list of recipients by 4th March, 2018.
* Shortlisted applicants will be contacted via their talk pages and email
Feel free to reach out to any of us if you need help or clarification.
Please follow https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Supporting_Indian_
Language_Wikipedias_Program/Support for more details and updates.
Dhaval S. Vyas
I would like to inform you that CIS-A2K is in process of writing 2018-2019
work-plan, and during the process we intend to start working with new
projects and language communities.
CIS-A2K team has earlier tried to collaborate with Indic communities on
other than Focused Language Area (FLA) in form of needs-based support skill
building activities and outreach support.
Based on a consistent feedback we have received from Indic WIkimedians and
in an effort to meaningfully increase our collaboration with the emerging
projects, communities across Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K is
introducing Focus Project Areas (FPA) for the upcoming APG Plan 2018-19.
A2K team would like to engage with communities, individuals and
Wikimedia project related enthusiasts on a specific project/outcome basis
(such as Wikisource, Institutional Partnership, etc) for particular
The projects and ideas will have to align with the strategic vision of the
Wikimedia Movement 2030 as well as the A2K team's vision plan. We invite
community representatives, user groups, individuals who are willing to join
hands with A2K team to write to tanveer(a)cis-india.org and tito(a)cis-india.org
for further discussions.
and also see  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to remind
me over email or phone call.
As part of the program for Supporting Indian language Wikipedias, we are
glad to announce an article writing contest to address the content gap that
exists online. This contest has a special focus to create articles that are
most sought out by users online but not yet present in Indian language
* Each month three individual prizes will be awarded to each participating
community based on their contribution for the month. The prizes will be
worth 3,000 INR, 2000 INR, and 1,000 INR respectively.
* At the end of the three-month-long contest, the community with the
maximum number of articles expanded or created will win a community prize.
This will be an exclusive 3-day capacity training event for the winning
To learn more and coordinate the contest on behalf of your community,
please visit the contest portal page
Partnerships & Global Reach Team, Wikimedia Foundation
The Center for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge
Wikimedia India &
Indian language Wikimedia communities and User Groups
Regional Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Asia & Eastern Europe