Wow, Bala. Thanks much for this. Maybe we could link this from Wikimedia.in too so we can collate all outreach programs over the years, please?
> The sessions were a mixed success - half the crowd had turned up for the > participation certificate and it was difficult to retain their attention. > But the other half was eager to learn something new and there were a few > very enthusiastic people eager to contribute You know, my take on this is that half is a pretty good number - I've found this in some of my work as well - people have very different motivations for participating but if we can get a reasonably decent subset of attendees interested, it has been successful. A question I have, is there any particular material you have found more useful than others? Or any particular approach? > The college paid me 2500 Rs allocated to the "resource person" by UGC for > such activities. It was an awkward situation accepting money - but they had > to present their accounts and show that the money allocated by UGC was > actually spent, so i couldnt say no. I took the money and donated 2100 Rs > (minus my travelling + pamphlet expenses) to the foundation. Maybe the > chapter can work out some sort of guidelines for this whole getting paid in > the line of outreach thing. (The donation to foundation minus expenses was > an idea i got from the prevailing paid editing practice in en wiki) This seems like a good idea, Bala. I'd leave where a person chooses to donate the money, Foundation or Chapter, up to the individual but would love to hear feedback on this. My personal opinion, of course. Thank you. Best, Gautam ________ http://social.prathambooks.org/ _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l