Dagbani Wikimedians User Group/Microgrant

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The Dagbani Wikimedians User Group internal grant is an intervention scheme supported by the Wikimedia foundation. The scheme enables volunteers, editors, groups, community members or sister language organizations who are part of the Mabia Group of languages to carry out projects that support Wikimedia visions and missions. Some of the projects that we could support include Wikidata, Wiki commons, Wikipedia, and any other mission aligned open source project that could be beneficial to the WMF.

Eligibility Criteria[edit]

  • Individuals, Groups or Organizations may apply
  • The applicant must be active in the group offline or online as an individual, group, or as an organization
  • You may submit your grant request or report in Dagbani or English language.
  • Grants maximum amount is 500 USD (or its equivalent in Ghana cedi).
  • Grants should fund one discrete project
  • Projects focusing on increasing the number of articles or words in any of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group sister projects.
  • Projects focusing on creating awareness of the different Wikimedia projects in the Dagbani/Mabia Languages.
  • Projects focusing on improving the quality of contents in Dagbani Wikipedia, Wikidata or Wikimedia Commons
  • Projects focusing on increasing the number of new & dedicated volunteer editors.
  • Projects focusing on adding usable Mabia cultural contents on Wikimedia Commons to be used on Wikipedia and other projects.
  • Projects focusing on increasing Mabia language lexicographical data in Wikidata.
  • Projects focused on increasing items on Wikidata.
  • Projects focusing on introducing editors to new projects (Wikisource, Wiki Voyage etc)
  • Projects focusing on translating the Translatewiki interface.
  • Applicants must be in good community and legal standing according to the assessments of the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety Team and the Community Resources Team.
  • Applicants (including individuals and groups involved with the application) must be in compliance with all current and past grant agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation. They must not have any late, past due, or incomplete grant reports.
  • Applicants that repeatedly do not respond to requests for information about their applications or grants, or who have mismanaged past grants or applications may be made ineligible for future grants.
  • Applicants should be in good standing in regard to ethical behavior within the community (e.g. social behavior, financial behavior, legal behavior, etc), as determined through the due diligence process of the grant program. Past instances, as well as current investigations or incidents, will be considered by the User group when determining the eligibility of each applicant.
  • Applicants had not been blocked, banned, or otherwise flagged by Wikimedia Foundation or an affiliate for violations of friendly space expectations or friendly space policies, or for other types of violations or conduct issues. If such issues have occurred in the past, the applicant is required to demonstrate learning and understanding in regard to the cause for the issue, such that they are ready to serve as a role model for others as a grantee.

Selection Criteria[edit]

When selecting applications we consider the following criteria:

  • Strategic priority: Does your activities improve one or more of Wikimedia’s existing websites?
  • Potential outcomes and impact: What are the concrete outcomes that are anticipated as a result of the activities? What difference do you expect your project to make?
  • Contribution record: Do you have a history of engaging with Wikimedia projects and communities?
  • Support and endorsement: Do you have sufficient volunteers to complete the project?

Apply Here[edit]

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Email Us[edit]

After your application, send a notification email to dagbani.wikimedians@gmail.com

Project execution and report writing[edit]

  • You are to track your project with the outreach dashboard which can be found on https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org Add the usernames of the Dagbani Wikimedians Project manager’s, facilitator and communication manger as Co-Facilitators
  • If your project is on a wiki project that is still in the incubator like Moore, Kusaal, and Dagaare Wikipedia incubator, you are to note every edit made during the project and include them and the editor's usernames on the report page. Show this using the Catanalysis tool.
  • Endeavour to finish the project within the time that you specified in the project proposal
  • If for any reason you are not able to finish within the specified time, you are to seek permission for an extension of time by sending a request to dagbani.wikimedians(_AT_)gmail.com
  • After the project, you are to write a report within 30 days from the date that you stated that the project will be concluded.
  • The report shall be written on Dagbani Wikimedians User Group Micro Grant Report Page here

Micro grant recipients[edit]


Activity Report
Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Kusaal Wikimedia Community Kusaal Wikimedia Community Holds “My Kusaal Achiever Editing Contest” to Celebrate Notable Personalities in Kusaug Introducing Wikipedia to Kusaal Language Teachers Kusaal Wikipedia Workshop at Ajumako Campus of University of Education, Winneba (UEW)
Gurene Wikimedia Community Empowering Gurene Wikimedians: A Workshop on Citations and Wikidata Item Creation University of Education Gurene students host translation session on environmental articles
Dagaare Wikimedia Community Dagbani Wikimedians User Group Supports the Dagaare Wikimedia Community to hold their Maiden Physical Workshop in Wa Alhassan Mohammed Awal Leads Dagaare Wikimedia Community to Launch New Wikipedia Incubator
Moore Wikimedia Community Empowering the Moore Wikimedia Community: A Successful Orthography Training Workshop
Financial Report