Wikimania 2021/Scholarships/Wikimedians of Turkic Languages/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2021-22 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


We think we have achieved our goals. We were able to organize a hybrid participation format where some members of the community met in person in Istanbul and others were able to join through the online platform and everyone was able to participate in the discussions. Some community members were the first to participate in such a local meeting. At the meeting itself, we were able to talk about the topics of Wikimania, as well as the problems of local communities and ways to solve these problems.


  1. For the first time we could hire a translator from Turkish into Russian.
  2. Up to 20 members from the community attended the meeting. More than half participated online.
  3. Participants are from more than 6 language community.
  4. 1 post-Wikimania meetup.
  5. More than 6 participants received hardware support.


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 organized a hybrid meeting format for the first time and everything went well, which gave us the experience to organize such meetings in the future.
  • What did not work so well?
We realized that we needed a more expensive subscription to the Zoom platform with translation support, this time Uskudar University helped us, but in the future we will count on this in our budget so as not to depend on other organizations.
  • What would you do differently next time?
We think we will more accurately calculate all the missing nuances this time.


Grant funds spentEdit

Items Sub-items Quantity Amount (TRY) Exchange rate on date Amount (USD)
Small hardware expenses to support access to the virtual platform 2925 ₺ (TRY) $1 = TRY8.85 330 $ (USD)
Translation services for a Wikimania session - 100 $ (USD)
Meetups during and after Wikimania activities (inc. operational costs) 5600 ₺ (TRY) $1 = TRY9.58 585 $ (USD)
Unforeseen expenses (postal expenses etc.) 1721 ₺ (TRY) $1 = TRY12.75 135 $ (USD)
Grand total 1150 $ (USD)

Total requested from WMF: 1150 $ (USD).

Remaining fundsEdit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

There are no remaining fund, all budget was spent.

Anything elseEdit

Images from eventEdit