Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014 round1/Wikimedia Argentina/Impact report form

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Purpose of the report[edit]

FDC funds are allocated to improve the alignment between the Wikimedia movement's strategy and spending; support greater impact and progress towards achieving shared goals; and enable all parts of the movement to learn how to achieve shared goals better and faster.

Funding should lead to increased access to and quality of content on Wikimedia project sites – the two ultimate goals of the Wikimedia movement strategic priorities, individually and as a whole. Funded activities must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."

Each entity that receives FDC funding will need to complete this report, which seeks to determine how the funding received by the entity is leading towards these goals. The information you provide will help us to:

  • Identify lessons learned, in terms of both what the entity learned that could benefit the broader movement, and how the entity used movement-wide best practices to accomplish its stated objectives.
  • Assess the performance of the entity over the course of the funded period against the stated objectives in the entity's annual plan.
  • Ensure accountability over how the money was spent. The FDC distributes "general funds", for both ongoing and programmatic expenses; these funds can be spent as the entity best sees fit to accomplish its stated goals. Therefore, although line-item expenses are not expected to be exactly as outlined in the entity's proposal, the FDC wants to ensure that money was spent in a way that led to movement goals.

For more information, please review FDC portal/Reporting requirements or reference your entity's grant agreement.

Basic entity information[edit]

Note you can copy this from your recent progress report if the information is the same.

Table 1

Entity information Legal name of entity Asociación Civil Wikimedia Argentina
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) 01/01-12/31
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) 01/01/14-12/31/14
Contact information (primary) Primary contact name Anna Torres Adell
Primary contact position in entity Executive Director
Primary contact username Anna Torres (WMAR)
Primary contact email anna@wikimedia.org.ar
Contact information (secondary) Secondary contact name Melina Masnatta
Secondary contact position in entity Education Manager
Secondary contact username Melina Masnatta (WMAR)
Secondary contact email melina@wikimedia.org.ar


Overview of the past year[edit]

The purpose of this section is to provide a brief overview of this report. Please use no more than 2–3 paragraphs to address the questions outlined below. You will have an opportunity to address these questions in detail elsewhere in this report. Also, we encourage you to share photographs, videos, and sound files in this report to make it more interactive, and include links to reports, blog posts, plans, etc as these will add context for the readers.

  • HIGHLIGHTS: What were 2–3 important highlights of the past year? (These may include successes, challenges, lessons learned. Please note which you are describing)
Wikimedia Argentina has gone through a lot of changes during 2014. Besides dealing with building a team of completely new staff, we had to take on an ongoing project and therefore try to achieve the estimated results proposed by the previous Directors.
Taking the above into account, we consider the following as accomplishments of the year 2013-2014:
  • Wikimedia Argentina’s Education project has grown remarkably during 2013-2014 consolidating as a program with specific strategic lines and in agreement with their development context.
  • Wikimedia Argentina’s Federalization program started to show its first positive results, improving the visibility of Wikimedia in the inland regions of the country. A community was built in these regions and we are developing the strategic foundations to effectively plan the construction and creation of communities of volunteers in the inland regions of the country, future ambassadors of Wikimedia projects.
  • The GLAM project improved its position within cultural institutions in Argentina. New spaces for cooperation were created through our digitization program, as well as several activities designed to promote Argentina’s cultural heritage. These have become the perfect space to develop a much more stable, participative and long-term GLAM program.
  • SWOT: Reflecting on the context outlined for your entity in the FDC proposal, what were some of the contextual elements that either enabled or inhibited the plan? Feel free to include factors unanticipated in the proposal.
Editatón - Wikimedia Argentina staff & volunteers
Even when we arrived, there were people showing us how grateful and proud they were of us for working with Wikimedia and they were keen to help us all the time.

— JoRgE-1987

    • Strengths: Organizational strengths that enabled the plan
  • A team committed to the vision and mission of Wikimedia Argentina.
  • Excellent relations between the staff and members of the Board of Directors.
  • A well-defined identity and programs that follow the mission and vision of the Wikimedia movement.
  • Good degree of participation by our partners in the Association’s activities.
  • A good relationship between Wikimedia Argentina and the community of volunteers of Wikimedia projects in Argentina.
  • Constant interaction and cooperation with other chapters in Latin America and the Iberocoop network.
  • A management model in accordance with the commitment of Wikimedia Argentina to the Wikimedia projects.
  • Growing capacity of promotion of our projects at a federal level.
  • Good reception of the Wikimedia project among our “stakeholders”.
  • Increased positioning of Wikimedia Argentina in social media.
    • Weaknesses: Organizational weaknesses that inhibited the plan
  • Reduced number of staff
  • Unpredicted changes in the work team during 2014, which delayed or hindered the achievement of some objectives of the 2014 plan.
  • Difficulties to give all projects equal attention, especially those depending directly on volunteer work.
  • Unfamiliarity among project editors of what Wikimedia Argentina is and how it works.
  • Scarce continuity of activities as part of a program rather than as isolated actions.
    • Opportunities: External opportunities that enabled the plan
  • National conjuncture that favors the introduction of new technologies in schools.
  • Good relations established with the national and local governments.
  • National, regional and local governments compromised through public policies to the cultural development of the country.
  • Constant creation of new spaces for reflection on new technologies and education. Good reception of Wikimedia Argentina and its projects among existing and future “stakeholders”.
  • Capacity to extend our relation with Wikimedia Project volunteers.
    • Threats: Risks or threats that inhibited the plan
  • Economical instability of the country, which hinders the development of national projects.
  • General elections in 2015 that may bring changes to the current national policies.
  • Reticence in some academic and official circles concerning the legitimacy of the contents of Wikipedia.


  • WIKI-FOCUS: What Wikimedia projects was your entity focused on (e.g., Wiki Commons, French Wiktionary) this year?

Wikimedia Argentina focused their projects goals on the following projects:

Spanish Wikipedia
Wikimedia Commons
Wikiviajes
  • GROWTH: How did your entity grow over the past year (e.g., Number of active editors reached/involved/added, number of articles created, number of events held, number of partipants reached through workshops)? And what were the long term affects of this growth (e.g. relationships with new editors, more returned editors, higher quality articles, etc)?
New WMAR members: 8 new members
# People involved on WMAR activities: 1902 people
#New users as part of WMAR activities: 588 new users
# Institutions involved: 26 institutions involved
Heritage released: 4535 new documents released
New staff hired: 0,5 - one part time new staff member
New Facebook followers: 712
New Twitter followers: 444

Response:

Financial summary[edit]

The FDC requires information about how your entity received and spent money over the past year. The FDC distributes general funds, so your entity is not required to use funds exactly as outlined in the proposal. While line-item expenses will not be examined, the FDC and movement wants to understand why the entity spent money in the way it did. If variance in budgeted vs. actual is greater than 20%, please provide explanation in more detail. This helps the FDC understand the rationale behind any significant changes. Note that any changes from the Grant proposal, among other things, must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."

If you'd prefer to share a budget created in Google or another tool and import it to wiki, you can do so in the tables below instead of using wiki tables. You can link to an external document, but we ask that you do include a table in this form. We are testing this approach in this form.

Revenues[edit]

Provide exchange rate used:

  • 30 September 5,77
  • 30 March 7,998
  • 28 July 8,178
  • 29 October 8,5
  • 31 december 8,56
Exchange rates according to the Banco de la Nación Argentina

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Anual Grant ARS 1522316,29 942900,59 - 579415,7 - 1522316,29 USD 175000 USD 17500 A difference between what was expected - 1.399.650 ARS - and what we finally received - 1.522.316,29 ARS - was 8,05% higher. The main reason respond to the depreciation of the ARS Peso during 2014.
Membership fees ARS 3.599,10 2.510,00 300,00 350,00 950,00 4.110,00 480,15 480,15 8 new members during 2014

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

  • Wikimedia Argentina expected to received as its anual grant USD 175.000 - ARS 1.399.650. During the design of the Annual Grant Proposal an exchange rate that resulted higher than projected was estimated. In this sense, the money that we received from WMF was changed into Argentine pesos. The official exchange rate at the time of receiving the grant was taken at USD 7,99. However the depreciation of the ARS Peso continue during all the year 2014. March. The anual grant 2013 was designed under a exchange rate of 5,77 ARS per USD but by the end of the year the Argentine Peso respecting the USD was ARS Peso 8,56 per USD
For this reason, a difference between what was expected - 1.399.650 ARS - and what we finally received - 1.522.316,29 ARS - was 8,05% higher, which meant that the amount of pesos received was as well, higher.

|} * Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending[edit]

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Administration ARS 159.960,00 43.772,69 10.093,43 48.562,84 43.313,43 145.742,39 20.000,00 17.480,43 87,40%
Staff Expenses ARS 887.778,00 130.986,06 135.913,39 152.634,84 281.374,20 83.698,73 111.000,00 83.824,60 75,52% In the anual proposal grant 2014 Wikimedia Argentina planned to hire an administration manager. For different reasons, mostly related to build a new staff, it was not an option scheduled for this past year.
Education ARS 23.994,00 0 12.756,83 8.000 341,2 21.098,03 3.000,00 2.540,93 84,70%
GLAM Activities ARS 35.991,00 1.365,08 3.013,40 4.898,39 20.294,57 29.571,44 4.500,00 3.486,30 77,47%
Community Support ARS 35.991,00 0 0 1.317,50 15.818,16 17.135,66 2.000,00 2.002,92 100,15%
Contests ARS 39.990,00 0 0 0 43.725,59 43.725,59 5.000,00 5.108,13 102%
Outreach ARS 39.990,00 182,38 7.500 10.485,50 18.855,62 37.023,50 5.000,00 4.376,25 87,52%
Organizational Strengthening ARS 3.999,00 0 0 0 4.740,00 4.740,00 500 553,74 111%
Federalization ARS 47.988,00 0 3.595,79 4.100 36.280,14 43.975,93 6.000,00 5.160,38 86%
Global Engagement ARS 143.964,00 31.279,84 51.705,16 19.186,00 39.693,61 141.864,61 18.000,00 17.127,71 95,15%
Total ARS 1.399.650,00 207.586,05 224.578,00 249.185,07 504.436,52 1.185.785,64 175.000,00 141.661,37 80,95%

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Important issues regarding budget[edit]

  • Our budget refers to what we initially budgeted according to 175000 USD and how our budget headings were defined at the beginning. This option was taken as we define this way of budgeting the most stable option to refer our budget headings regarding an specific plan.
  • The difference between what we budgeted and what did really received are 122.666,29 ARS - USD 14.330,17 according to the exchange rate by 31st of December
  • According to the money finally received -1.522.316,29 in ARS Pesos - , Wikimedia Argentina spent the 77,89% of its budget
  • Wikimedia Argentina spent on programatic and projects the 96% of its budget according the initial budget - 1.399.650 ARS- and the 91% according to what we finally received -1.522.316,29 ARS
  • Wikimedia Argentina underspent ARS 336.530,65 - USD 39.314,32

Progress against past year's goals/objectives[edit]

The FDC needs to understand the impact of the initiatives your entity has implemented over the past year. Because the FDC distributes general funds, entities are not required to implement the exact initiatives proposed in the FDC proposal; the FDC expects each entity to spend money in the way it best sees fit to achieve its goals and those of the movement. However, please point out any significant changes from the original proposal, and the reasons for the changes. Note that any changes from the Grant proposal, among other things, must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."


Education

What were the stated objectives of this program? Please use SMART criteria to explain these goals.
According to the plan presented during 2013, the goals suggested by Wikimedia Argentina for the Education program were:
  • To improve the incursion of Wikimedia projects as teaching resources in the classroom and enhance the participation of students, teachers and academics.
  • At least 50% more activities carried out during 2014 in the area of education and improvement of the presence of Wikimedia and its projects in classrooms.
  • At least 3 new agreements made between Wikimedia Argentina and educational institutions in order to promote Wikimedia projects.
  • At least 1 of Wikimedia Argentina’s Education Plans achieved during 2014.
  • At least 5 lectures given at different educational institutions during 2014.
  • At least 1 online course taught during 2014, to improve the incursion of Wikimedia projects in the classroom through leading professionals in matters of education.


What is your progress against these objectives? (Include metrics and number of volunteers/staff involved.)
Metric Results Total
People involved Argentine Schools Competition: 88 participants
CITEP (Center for Innovation in Technology and Pedagogy) Competition: 23 participants

Conectar Igualdad program training courses: 300 participants
RELPE (Latin American Network of Education Portals) on-line course: 100 participants
ORT training courses: 84 professors
UBA (University of Buenos Aires) training courses: 45 teachers
Participating staff: 3 people: 2 full-time and 1 part-time
Volunteers: 12 active volunteers

640 educational guides involved
# of educational conferences made/people involved UBA Chair: 15 people
San Luis Digital: 30 people
National University of La Plata - Human Rights Chair: 25 people
National University of Mendoza: 110 people
National Technological University of Resistencia: 120 people
Uruguay convention on education: 120 people
Humanities conference-UBA: 22 people
442 participants from the educational field
# of institutions involved Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de Latinoamérica (Latin American Social Sciences Institute -FLACSO)
Universidad de Buenos Aires (University of Buenos Aires -UBA)
Red de portales educativos latinoamericanos (Latin American Network of Education portals -RELPE)
Universidad Nacional de la Plata (National University of La Plata - UNLP)
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (National University of Cuyo - UNCuyo)
ORT Schools
Conectar Igualdad
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional-Resistencia (National Technological School)

Ibertic-OEI

9 institutions
# Registered new users Argentine Schools Competition: ongoing program, with 88 participants to date, 63 of which are new users and 25 previous users
CITEP Competition: 55 participants, 21 of which are new users
Conectar Igualdad: 300 participants, 281 of which are new users
RELPE on-line course: 70 teachers completed the training, 44 of which were newly registered users
ORT training: 76 new users
UBA training: unreliable data
519 new users
Active previous users Argentine Schools Competition: 5 previously active users
CITEP competition: 0 previously active users
Conectar Igualdad: 2 previously active users
RELPE on-line course: 0 previously active users
ORT training course: 4 previously active users
UBA training course: unreliable data
11 previous users
# Images used to improve articles Argentine Schools Competition: 7 images used to improve articles
CITEP competition: 24 images used to improve articles
Conectar Igualdad: not applicable
RELPE on-line course: not applicable
ORT training course: not applicable
UBA training course: not applicable
31 articles improved
# Pages created Argentine Schools Competition': 18 new articles created
CITEP: 2 new articles created
RELPE on-line course: 7 new articles created
ORT training course: 3 new articles created
UBA training course: 2 new articles created
30 new pages created
# Improved articles Argentine Schools Competition: no data
CITEP Competition: no data
RELPE on-line course: 86 articles
ORT training course: 3 articles
Conectar IgualdadThe group worked on the same article: 1 article
UBA training course: 5 articles
95 articles
# Edits made by participants Argentine Schools Competition: 1869 edits
CITEP Competition: 46 edits
RELPE on-line course: 623 edits
ORT training course: 37 edits
Conectar Igualdad: 48 edits
*UBA training course: unreliable data
2623 edits done
# Bytes added and deleted Argentine Schools Competition: 1062445.0 in total
CITEP Competition: 19404.0
RELPE on-line course: 92567.0
ORT training course: 3299.0
Conectar Igualdad: 10408.0
UBA training course: unreliable data
Number of total bytes added: 1188123 bytes
# Editors remaining active after the project, with at least 1 edit: Argentine Schools Competition: 53 editors
CITEP Competition: 6 editors
RELPE on-line course: 44 editors
ORT training course: 11 editors
Conectar Igualdad : unreliable data
UBA training course: unreliable data
114 editors
% Improvement in motivation' Argentine Schools Competition: Ongoing competition. No data
CITEP Competition: no data
RELPE on-line course: 96% of participants intend to keep editing and continue their participation in the program
ORT training course: 86% of teachers consider including Wikipedia as a teaching resource in the classroom
  • Conectar Igualdad: We are presently starting to work with leading representatives of this program in different provinces.

UBA training course: unreliable data

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Expected vs actual results:
The workshop was useful in that way, and I think that if we can motivate at least one of twenty people like that, then it’s worth the hard work.I remember the particular case of a teacher who was interested in using Wikimedia as one more project on her teaching calendar.It is not a matter of teaching how to use Wikimedia as an isolated activity and stop at that; I think the double objective should be to teach the movement behind Wikimedia, and incentivize students to be motivated and enthusiastic about using and participating in this resource

— Lucas Reynoso, volunteer at ORT workshops

  • Recruiting a manager for the Education area, to be in charge of designing Wikimedia Argentina’s Education Plan as well as managing the rest of activities in this area.
  • Result: 100%
  • Explanation: Melina Masnatta is our new manager of Education. In addition to the specific activities mentioned in this report, Melina has been responsible of organizing, with the support of the team, an adequate Educational Program aimed at specific goals and results. Results that can be measured and that strategically respond to the Expected results of the Strategic Plan of Wikimedia Argentina for 2015.
  • Publication of Wikimedia Argentina’s Educational Plan.
  • Result: 100%
  • Explanation: Wikimedia Argentina’s Educational Plan is currently complete and fully available to the public on our website. It can be found following this link.
  • Creation of material destined specifically for Universities.
  • Result: 0%
  • Explanation: it was not considered a priority need during 2014.
2014’s Educational Plan focused on the involvement of different counterparts from all educational sectors and the promotion of training activities with leaders in education, who are the key actors for change within Argentine classrooms.
  • Creation of teaching material
  • Result: 50%
  • Explanation: 2 (two) tutorials on how to use Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons created during 2014. They can be found here.
  • At least 5 presentations celebrated in Argentina, 4 of which took place outside of Buenos Aires.
  • Result: 100%
  • Explanation': lectures held on Wikimedia projects during 2014
  • UBA Chair
  • San Luis Digital
  • National University of la Plata – Human Rights Chair
  • National University of Mendoza
  • National Technological University of Resistencia
  • Uruguay Convention on education
  • Humanities Conference at UBA
  • HTML festival at Bahia Blanca
  • Organization of an on-line course about Wikimedia projects
  • Result: 100%
  • Explanation: Wikimedia Argentina in collaboration with RELPE held the I (first) online course of the chapter “Puentes entre la cultura escolar, digital y libre” (bridges between schools’ digital and free culture)” during October and November of 2014.
Which Wikimedia movement strategic priority (or priorities) did this program address and how?
Improving reach:
A stable, long-term collaboration with educational institutions will allow us to approach stable educational communities and improve the expected results of our projects.
Improving participation:
Through the educational community that already uses Wikipedia, proposals can be made aimed at increasing the number of users willing to become editors.
Improve quality:
The content and quality of articles were improved and new ones were created, through the incursion of teachers acting as guides in Wikimedia projects
What key activities were conducted and/or milestones achieved with this program?
Activity Date
New educational institutions agreements Jan-Dec.
Educational program design Jan-Dec.
Member of the advisory board of Conectar Igualdad Jan-Dec.
Meetings with educational institutions April-Dec
Education conferences April-Dec
Educational Manager hired April
UBA Wikifuture project launched Late september
IBERTIC Mid october/Today
UBA Workshop Mid November
Relpe on-line course October/December
ORT December
Conectar Igualdad December

CITEP:

Flyer Wikifuturo Autor Wikimedia Argetina

WikiFuture was a project developed in partnership with the University of Buenos Aires aimed at giving students a space to reflect upon how they envision their university in the future. The dynamics of the competition were based on improving the contents of Wikimedia Commons about the University of Buenos Aires, as a starting point to build, through the interaction of participants, a picture of how they expect the university of the future to respond to the students’ needs. Collective editing workshops were held in WikiFuture, where the CITEP article was created in Wikipedia. 2 (two) new articles were created and 5 articles related to different departments were improved during the 3 hour workshop. A total of 246 images were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with the participation of 23 people. 24 images were used to improve articles. 6 participants remain active since the project ended and none of them were previously active; therefore, 100% of them are new users. After this first experimental activity, Wikimedia Argentina and UBA/CITEP are currently on the last steps of elaborating the cooperation agreement that will set the institutional frame required to continue implementing coordinated activities during 2015.
IBERTIC

"Día de clases en verano" Concurso escuelas argentinas 2014

IBERTIC and Wikimedia Argentina, allied to hold a competition by the name of Lights, camera, click! Its main goal is to build a database of free photographs of Argentine schools, portraying their cultural wealth, as well as contributing to the Worlds Heritage by creating quality contents that reflect on the local reality of each educational institution. The contest was launched in November of 2014 and is currently active. Its goal aimed at improving the photographic database of Argentine schools. We hope that by May and with teachers returning from summer vacations to begin with the school year, the number of photographs will increase in Wikimedia Commons. The competition contemplates a further stage after its closing date, during which Wikipedia articles related to education and Argentine educational institutions will be improved using the material gathered during the competition. 532 images have been uploaded by 88 participants, to date. 18 new articles have been created and 7 images from the contest were used to improve the content of articles related to Argentine schools. Of the 88 participants, 5 were previously active users. 63% of photographs were uploaded by 16 participants. 70 participants uploaded between 1-9 photographs.
RELPE
An online course “Puentes entres las culturas escolares, y libres” was held with the main objective to trigger different education-related ideas in which the classroom and different digital platforms work as meeting point, where the key goal is user participation highlighting the importance of community work. Throughout the eight-week course, participants took the standpoint of editors and analyzed Wikipedia as a teaching resource from their own roles as teachers, breaking cultural misconceptions linked to the reliability of this tool within the classroom. Participants were also introduced to Wikimedia projects with the objective to claim and introduce their own local contexts, thus promoting the diffusion and understanding of digital and free culture. The eight week course allowed participants to familiarize with the Wikimedia world and make an approach to article editing, as well as learning to intervene them from different standpoints, working as active developers and creators of knowledge. The first online course promoted by Wikimedia Argentina was took place during November and October 2014. Being an experimental project, it was open to 100 leading people in education from all over Latin America. The map of participants can be found here. The course’s main objective, the dynamism of the program which went beyond theoretical lessons, and the positioning of teachers as leading actors and generators of contents through the impulse of their own capacities, where the key points that made this experience a success.
70% of the teachers successfully completed the course. Out of the 100 teachers who started the course, which was held during the last two academic months –a difficult time within the teaching calendar- 70 finished the course to the end.
The activities involved analyzed the teacher’s role from different perspectives that can be summarized as folows:

On-line course RELPE

44 out of the 70 participants became new users during the course. +600 edits were done 7 new articles were created and 86 articles were revised by participants 62% retention rate
Motivation-wise:

  • 100% of participants would attend the course again and asked to attend a second one to go into detail on editing.
  • 58% of participants considered that editing in Wikipedia is complex but that it can be learned.
  • 23% of participants considered that editing Wikipedia is easy.
  • 13% of participants considered that editing Wikipedia editing is very difficult.
  • 3% of participants considered that editing in Wikipedia is very easy.
  • Besides Wikipedia, the most used projects were:
  • 74% used Wikimedia Commons
  • 45% used Wikibooks
  • 29% used Wikitionary
  • 29% became familiar with Wikinews
  • 13% consulted Wikisource
  • 6% Wikidata
  • 3% Wikispecies

The teachers who attended the I (first) online course “Puentes entre las culturas escolares digitales y libres” will become the first Group of Wikipedia Educational Ambassadors. The creation of this group responds to one of Wikimedia Argentina’s main strategic lines for 2015 and its main objective is to promote projects with the help of volunteers.
ORT Argentina:
Wikiworkshops called Digital Artisans (Training workshops) in the fields of education digital incursion and the use of Wikimedia projects as teaching resources in the classroom were organized for teachers. This was the first phase of a project that will be carried out during 2015 at the two facilities belonging to the Institution, involving students, coordinators and teachers from different areas of specialization. 84 teachers were trained in Wikimedia projects, specially Wikipedia, during 2014. The training aimed at engaging teachers and students to collaborate with the projects in the classroom during 2015. 76 of the 84 teachers were new users. 4 users were previously active editors. 3 new articles were created during the training period. 11 users remain active after completing the training. We are currently about to begin teacher-student activities .
Conectar Igualdad Program

Conectar Igualdad Workshop

During December of 2014 we held Conferences at a national level with an audition of 300 professionals from technical and jurisdiction teams around the country. We addressed the importance of free and digital culture and improved the incursion of those in charge of developing public policies as editors in Wikipedia. Conectar Igualdad, promotes the incorporation of technology and bridges the digital gap among high school students. More than four million computers have been distributed among students around the country, in an effort to eliminate technological inequalities. The program is part of a federal policy involving specialized people in different jurisdictions, in charge of correctly developing the main goals of the program. 281 new users were created during the Conference and 2 users were previously active. Participants worked on the Wikipedia article related to the program Conectar Igualdad, resulting in an update of 10408.0 bytes. The article continues to be updated presently. The Conference gave way to alliances between different provinces, in order to work with jurisdictional referents, as well as teachers and students involved in the program in each province.


If your entity did not achieve the desired objectives, why not? If it did, what enabled this? If the initiative was not in your plan, why did you pursue it?
  • Wikimedia Argentina faced numerous challenges during 2014. Wikemedia Argentina’s team faced the construction of a completely new team while maintaining the planning stablished by the previous work team. Nevertheless, we consider that the goals proposed in 2014 were achieved.
We must take into account that the design and development of the Educational Plan involved an initial effort to make strategic alliances with counterparts with which to work in a sustainable and long-term manner. From the month of April through to September of 2014, the team put their efforts into defining the objectives pursued by Wikimedia Argentina in matters of education, how to implement the programs, who are the counterparts and what the common needs detected, in order to plan high-impact actions and activities.
Defining our goals involved a thorough analysis of needs and demands. This resulted in the creation of new goals and objectives during 2014 that became a starting point of the activities beginning now in 2015.
  • Wikimedia Argentina could only put into work its planned activities from September, which means our activities started in the last trimester of the year. Still, results are satisfactory up to date.
We are aware that we need to improve the following aspects:
  • Improvement of articles through the use of photographs that result from Wikimedia Commons’ photography: Wikimedia Argentina must improve the use of photos and videos to be used in Wikipedia articles. Educational competitions planned for 2015 are linked to this idea.
  • Improvent of the number of edits and updated articles: Wikimedia Argentina has made notable efforts aimed at improving teacher’s perception of Wikipedia as a teaching resource. Our goal during 2015 is to implement the project among students and teachers establishing it as part of the syllabus and evaluating process.
  • The online course held by RELPE was a success. RELPE and the National University of La Plata plan to organize further university-certified courses in 2015.
Lastly, we shouldn’t forget that Argentina’s academic year begins in March and ends in November; therefore, results regarding education become relevant as of April of the

GLAM & Contest

What were the stated objectives of this program? Please use SMART criteria to explain these goals.
According to the plan presented during 2013, the goals proposed by Wikimedia Argentina for the GLAM and Competition programs were:
  • At least two cultural institutions improve the contents released under free license.
  • At least three institutions join the digitization program.
  • At least 3 new editathons held during 2014
  • The I (first) GLAM Wiki held in Argentina.
  • 1 (one) photography competition besides WLM organized during 2015.
  • 1 (one) editing competition organized during 2015
What is your progress against these objectives? (Include metrics and number of volunteers/staff involved.)
Metric Results Total
# Activities organized WikiTour Argentina 2014
Unesco Wikitravel
Digitalization project: 3 institutions with DIY scanners
Editathons: 9 editathons organized
4 main activities
# People involved UBA Chair: WikiTour Argentina: 326 participants
Unesco Wikitravel
: 140 students and 14 teachers
Digitization project: 5 people
Editathons:
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Radio Editathon: 21 participants
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Amigos del Tranvia Editathon: 16 participants
*
Amigos del Tranvia II Editathon: 12 participants
*Spanish Exile Editathon:
14 participants
*Casal de Catalunya Editathon:
30 participants
*Mendoza Editathon:
12 participants
*Bahia Blanca Editathon:
5 participants
*Library Editathon:
18 participants
*Club Lanus I Centenary Editathon:
10 participants
Staff involved: 2 full time and 1 part time

Volunteers: +100 participants of Wikimedia Argentina’s community/+30 participants belonging to institutions involved.

633 participants
# of institutions involved WikiTour: alliance with LAN Argentina. They donated vouchers for domestic flights for two people as prizes
Unesco Wikitravel: the competition was a collaboration with the permanent UNESCO secretary in Argentina
Digitization Project: 3 institutions
Editathons: 12 participating institutions
17 institutions
# Photographs uploaded to Wikimedia Commons WikiTour 2014: 2042 photographs
Unesco Wikitravel: 168 photos
Digitization project: 1816 new photos under free license

Editathons: 299 released photos/ 65 videos/audio

4325
# Photographs used to improve articles WikiTour 2014: 97 photos used to improve articles
Unesco Wikitravel: 38 photos used to improve articles
Digitization project: 13 photos used

*Editathons: 58 photos used to improve articles

140 photos
# Articles created WikiTour 2014: not applicable
Unesco Wikitravel: 12 new articles created
Digitization project: not applicable
Editathons: 36 articles improved and/or created by participants
48 new articles
# New editors WikiTour 2014: 11 new users
Unesco Wikitravel: 51 new users
Digitization project: not applicable
Editathons: 7 new users
69 new editors
Expected vs actual results:
Content release by at least two institutions (museums, archives, libraries), one of them outside of Buenos Aires
  • Result: 50%
  • Explanation: Wikimedia Argentina’s digitization program is mainly powered by a volunteer. Up until now the Historical Archives of the Province of Buenos Aires has started to release content under free license after being loaned a scanner and receiving proper training on its use.
The remaining institutions are still at earlier stages of implementation.
Incorporating new institutions to the digitization program
  • Result: 100%
  • Explanation: durante 2014 two new institutions were added to the digitization program.
At least 3 editathons carried out during 2014
  • Result: 100%
  • Explanation: 9 editathons were organized in 2014
Organization of a GLAM Wiki in Mayo de 2014
  • Result: 0%
  • Explanation: Wikimedia Argentina’s team went through major changes and this affected the development of this proposal. We do not rule out resuming this initiative in the future.
Which Wikimedia movement strategic priority (or priorities) did this program address and how?
To improve quality:
By enhancing the contents of the Wikimedia projects.
To expand our reach:
By boosting our contact with cultural institutions in Argentina, which facilitates and impulses the dissemination of the activities conducted by Wikimedia Argentina.
To increase participation:
The GLAM projects produce a quantitative increase in the participation of the Wikimedia community as well as introducing the projects to new users and potential volunteers.
What key activities were conducted and/or milestones achieved with this program?
Activity Date
Meetings with cultural institutions March-Dec
Agreements with cultural institutions March-Dec
Follow-up agreements cultural institutions March-Dec
Editathon Radio March
Editathon Amigos del Tranvia I May
Editathon Spanish Exile June
Release heritage August - September
New scanners placed August-September
Editathon Amigos del Tranvia II September
Editathon Library September
Wikiviajes UNESCO launched Late September/Mid november
Editathon Casal de Catalunya October
Wiki Tour launched October/November
Results of Wikiviajes UNESCO Late november
Results Wiki Tour Late december

Wiki Tour Argentina 2014:

Lago Trafu Wiki Tour Argentina- Winner picture
The experience was very good, I would participate again, I am honestly very happy with my third prize. Glad to have entered the competition, if there is a new one I will probably send in another photograph

—  Melisa Ballerini - 3rd prize at WikiTour contest

During 2014 Wikimedia Argentina organized a new photography competition. Wiki Tour was an initiative powered by Wikimedia Chile, one more sample of the cooperation between chapters which are geographically close. It was also the response to the objective to generate new contents in Wikimedia Commons aside from the WLM competition held in previous years. Wiki Tour focused on emphasizing the cultural wealth of the country, understanding it as a concept that involves a lot more than just monuments. Latin America’s contextual wealth is very different to that found in Europe or other countries, and the concept of “monument” is linked to the correct understanding of the context in which we are working.
In this regard, with Wiki Tour we aimed at highlighting the cultural wealth of the country differentiating the images in three categories, with the idea to provide Wikimedia Commons with newer and richer photographic material of Argentina. Cultural expressions, architectural representations and landscape images tried to portrait Argentina’s wealth through its intangible heritage. Still, we consider there are lessons to learn and points to improve for these photography competitions to become more than a mere exercise of picture uploading. In this regard, during 2015 we will be launching an edition project together with the Educ.ar portal. The project will be aimed at school students and will use the images uploaded during 2013 and 2014 in the photography competitions organized by Wikimedia Argentina.
Wiki Tour Argentina provided 2042 images for Wikimedia Commons, and at least 96 articles were improved in any of the Wikimedia projects as a result. Even though the number of images uploaded is comparatively lower than that achieved in 2013 and in the WLM competition -4119 participating photographs in 2013- we substantially increased the number of participants, with 350 participants next to the 150 participants of 2013. 11 of these were new participants, and after the end of the competition 20 editors remained active users contributing more than 5 edits after 3 months.

Digitization Project 2014:
Wikimedia Argentina’s digitization project started to show very positive results in 2014. It should be pointed out that the project is run by one of our volunteers, who coordinates the delivery and training of the scanners that Wikimedia Argentina loans free of charge to different organizations. At present, 3 large institutions have received scanners to begin digitizing and releasing contents in public domain.

The experience of an organization such as Wikipedia approaching Government institutions such as ours is very positive, it is all about joining efforts to disseminate knowledge and, on that matter, the objectives of the Historical Archives and Wikimedia are the same. I think it could be improved with more regular visits of Wikipedia volunteer editors to our institution, perhaps the ones who live in the city of La Plata

— Guillermo Clarke, Director of the Historical Archives of the Province of Buenos Aires

Informe diario de rumbos y distancias observados por Rosas 18-05-1833 Historical Archives of the Province of Buenos Aires

Wikimedia Argentina owns 6 scanners, 4 of which have been placed as follows:

Historical Archives of the Province of Buenos Aires (Spanish: Archivos históricos de la provincia): So far 1816 images from the historical archive have been made public during 2014. The institution received suitable training on using the scanner and uploading contents for free public use. We are currently defining collections of interest and working in partnership with other archives in the province of Buenos Aires to implement actions that facilitate the digitization process.
Library of the Buenos Aires City Legislature (Spanish: Biblioteca de la Legislatura Porteña): a scanner has been already placed in the library but it is still not in use. Training on the use of the scanner is also pending.
Argentine Academy of Letters (Spanish: Academia Argentina de las Letras): the scanner is ready for use. The work plan is correctly defined and it is currently in trial period. We expect that material will start to be digitized shortly.
Wikimedia Argentina’s scanner: The scanner located in Wikimedia Argentina’s offices is not fully available yet. We are working for this resource to be available to the Wikipedia community as soon as possible.

The remaining two scanners will likely be placed in the archives of the National University of la Plata (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de la Plata) and the Fine Arts Museum (Spanish: Museo de Bellas Artes) where we are already defining the terms of our future cooperation. To date, 13 images have been used to improve articles in Wikipedia and in Wikimedia projects.

I think the work experience proposed by Wikimedia Argentina is extremely interesting and above all, very effective. It does not stop at the virtual world but promotes an actual encounter with our cultural heritage, with people, with testimonials, with institutions. The work meetings we had so far proved to be useful and it is obvious that Anna, as well as the rest of the team, are compromised and love their job. The always come in with a smile, bringing in new ideas and eager to hear the Archive’s proposals. The Archive has always been open, since public documents must be publicly available. And this is just what our cooperation agreements and activities such as the editathons promote

—  Laura Casareto - Responsible of the archive of the National University of Buenos Aires

Wikitravel UNESCO competition

Un muelle - Wikiviajes UNESCO Contest

In October, Wikimedia Argentina ran an editing competition on Wikitravel, in partnership with UNESCO. UNESCO’s ASPnet (spanish redPEA) is a network of schools which aim to improve and preserve the cultural Heritage of the country. The competition, which was not open to all schools, targeted groups of participants aged 7 to 18. This pilot project allowed us to analyze the impact and reception that this type of initiatives can have within the school and teaching communities.
Despite the fact that the proposal was not open to the entire school community -a point that should be revised in 2015- and thus no advertising was made through our usual channels, 140 students and 14 teachers participated actively in the first part of the competition. 60% of them were within the 7 to 13 age group, thanks to the collaboration of teachers who supported the upload of photos to Wikimedia Commons and encouraged the participation of the pupils through photographic safaris. 168 images were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by the participating students, which meant a remarkable improvement in the representation of scenes of the inland provinces of Argentina.
The second part of the competition encouraged participants to edit on Wikitravel, a project which so far counts with a very limited number of articles in Spanish. 79 editions were made, which translated into 12 new articles. Though we cannot say that the results were as expected, we did learn from the experience and came to conclusions that will allow us to improve in the future organization of school competitions of this type. 3 users remained active editors three months after the end of the project.

Editathons
Wikimedia Argentina boosted the promotion of cultural institutions in 2014 by organizing editing marathons. The general planning of the activity is being revised in 2015 to improve results, but still, the results obtained with editathons in 2014 was remarkable.
In comparison with 2013, when Wikimedia Argentina held 3 editathons, 9 editathons were celebrated in 2014.
Wikimedia Argentina organized 7 editathons with the aim to increase community participation through editing events in cooperation with different cultural institutions. In addition we supported the organization of 2 editathons proposed by the community.
138 people, both new (7) and regular editors, took part in the activity as volunteers and over 30 participants belonging to the collaborating institutions worked actively to improve and guarantee correct access to the information.
Thanks to editathons, 299 images and 65 videos were released. 58 of these images were used to improve articles, mainly on Wikipedia. In addition 36 new articles were produced during the editing events. The retention ratio of editors after the activity is 87%.

If your entity did not achieve the desired objectives, why not? If it did, what enabled this? If the initiative was not in your plan, why did you pursue it?
  • We cannot say that the time of the year chosen for the photo competitions was the best. Wikimedia Argentina made a big effort to generate a stable organizational structure, however, any new photo competitions should be planned for the first or second school terms of the year. We believe that participation will be higher then, even though the number of participants last year increased noticeably, we can also find new ways to guarantee that the contents generated have a direct impact on the Wikimedia projects.
  • The photo competitions should be accompanied by some other activity involving the creation of articles or the improvement of contents of any of the Wikimedia projects. This measure can be extended to the material released during the year by the cultural institutions we work with. Wikimedia Argentina must be able to carry out activities that convey all of the different participation opportunities, contributing to the projects with the aim to build up knowledge. We understand it is important to digitize and release contents, but it is also our task to make these documents visible and useful. The same strategy applies to editathons.
  • Wikimedia Argentina’s editathons must be more than a mere space where community volunteers edit under a common subject according to each institution we work with. Wikimedia Argentina is in the process of reformulating this activity looking for a higher involvement of the collaborating organizations encouraging their active participation. Prior editing workshops or prior release of materials must be a requirement without exception.
  • Editing competitions at schools must be approached from a different perspective. Teacher training through very precise tutorials is key. The implementation of new tools such as the visual editor will substantially facilitate the approach of students to editing on Wikipedia and its sister projects. Besides, we must consider other needs such as a support network of volunteers who can manage the needs and demands of participants, and the production of tutorials adapted to different ages and capacities, which will allow us to improve our expected results.
  • The digitization project is showing very positive results. It is remarkable that this project is run by a volunteer who organizes everything from scanner construction to their distribution and works along with the different organizations to define the contents and most interesting collections to be digitized. Wikimedia Argentina must compromise to engine actions that help give visibility to the documents uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, to increase community knowledge, to work jointly with institutions in their demands and needs and to support volunteer work as required.

Community Support

What were the stated objectives of this program? Please use SMART criteria to explain these goals.
According to the annual planning elaborated in 2013, the main objectives relating to the community support program are as follows:
  • To offer support in order to improve the Wikimedia community projects, guaranteeing the availability of the tools necessary to improve the expected outcomes.
  • Support of at least three activities put forward by volunteers.
  • Survey carried out among volunteers.
  • Generation of micro-grants for the Wikimedia community to carry out individual projects.
  • To improve the consolidation of Wikimedia communities in Argentina, beyond the city of Buenos Aires.
  • At least three new communities organized in the inland regions through our Federalization project.
What is your progress against these objectives? (Include metrics and number of volunteers/staff involved.)
During 2014, Wikimedia Argentina conducted its community support program pursuing to the following goals:
  • To keep closer contact with new Wikimedia communities, pushing forward our Federalization program -currently one of the three main strategic lines of Wikimedia Argentina.
  • To improve the support offered to the community and to respond to their demands through operational assistance and by facilitating the necessary resources.
Metric Results Total
# Activities conducted: Wikimedia Argentina supported 6 activities linked to some of the objectives proposed for the year:
Meetings outside Buenos Aires: 3 Wikipedist meetings where held during 2014, two of them outside Buenos Aires
Project support: 2 editathons, direct volunteer initiatives, were supported by Wikimedia Argentina.
Accreditation support: 1 accreditation obtained for a volunteer.
Mobility grants: 2 mobility grants a obtained for a volunteer.
6 activities conducted
# People involved. Federalization:
Meeting in Mendoza: 12 people/Meeting in Bahía Blanca: 5 people.
Project support:
Editathon in Mendoza: 12 people.

Editathon in Lanús: 10 people.
Presentation in UTN-Resistencia: 1 person
Accreditation support: 1 person
Mobility grants: 2 people
Staff: 2 people involved: 1 full-time / 1 part-time.

43 volunteers'
Volunteer motivation/involved community: 100% of the volunteers surveyed considers they would participate actively in the organization of GLAM projects and 80% would take part in education projects which are still slightly less popular. 63% of the people surveyed considers that stablishing work commissions could be a good measure to guarantee a higher level of participation and impact of the community on Wikimedia Argentina projects. -
Expected results vs actual outcome.
Supporting at least three volunteer-run inititatives.
  • Result: 66,6%
  • Explanation: Wikimedia Argentina lent operational support to the activity initiatives presented by two volunteers. We should note that we are currently defining the basis that will regulate the projects presented in the future.
Survey conducted among volunteers.
  • Result: 50%
  • Explanation: the survey was carried out within the community which is in direct contact with Wikimedia Argentina. We lacked the inclusion of editors and users in the country from a more general point of view.
At least three new communities organized in inland regions thorough our Federalization project.
  • Result: 50%
  • Explanation: Wikimedia Argentina organized 3 wikipedist meetings during 2014. 2 of these meetings took place in inland provinces. We cannot conclude that the communities are fully consolidated. We continue to work on the implementation of this project.
Generating micro-grants to allow the Wikimedia community to implement individual projects.
  • Result: 0%
  • Explanation: 2 calls for projects will be issued during 2015 with the aim to support the maximum amount of viable projects presented by the community. This particular objective could not be properly addressed in 2014, given the organizational changes we experienced during the year.
Which Wikimedia movement strategic priority (or priorities) did this program address and how?
Increase reach:
By approaching to new volunteers and to our community
Improve content and reach
By supporting our volunteers projects.
What key activities were conducted and/or milestones achieved with this program?
Activity Date
Support volunteers travel allowance March-December
Meeting in Mendoza June
Editathon in Mendoza July
Volunteers Survey August
Meeting in Bahía Blanca September
Editathon Bahía Blanca September
Accreditation Support September
Iberconf Scholarships November
Editathon Lanús December

Federalization

It was a highly positive meeting, active, hectic, doing many things, with a very good vibe among the participants. Our main objective was to have the museums of Bahia Blanca in Wikipedia and we achieved it

—  Christian Diaz- Volunteer at Bahia Blanca meeting

The Federalization project which we conducted over 2014 –not achieving the possible and expected results- has been reformulated as a program. The consolidation of communities in the inland regions is one of our main objectives, and we made our best to achieve satisfactory results during 2014. In this regard we organized 2 Wikipedist meetings in inland provinces, one in Mendoza and one in Bahia Blanca. 12 people attended the meeting in Mendoza and 5 people participated in Bahia Blanca. We can say that the community in Mendoza is currently active, and we are still working to fully establish the community in Bahia Blanca.

HTML 2014 Festival

Assisted by the community, we carried out two editathons in each of the provinces. The one in Mendoza was impulsed by the community directly, and thanks to intervention, the I Environmental Editathon was carried out by a Wikimedia community in the country, involving 12 participants and producing 5 new/improved articles which were added to Wikipedia. This community is currently in talks with different museums in the city for the organization of new activities.
The meeting in Bahia Blanca was significantly smaller, with a budding community that still has a lot to learn. It is our job to show them how to continue to develop rather than to demand results. We need to keep our demands on this matter in balance. We carried out an editathon with the help of two members of staff, and 4 articles were started, although they are a long way from being considered finished/quality material.
A third meeting with the community was held in Buenos Aires at the end of Iberoconf 2014. Over 40 people attended the event, where they could share ideas and discuss challenges with representatives of the organizations belonging to Iberocoop, as well as representatives of WMF. Even though the community of Buenos Aires is a consolidated and very active community that puts ideas forward and participates in activities, we need to provide them with wider space for action with the proposals oriented to this objective, during 2015.

Accreditation support

Argentina - Misiones - Oberá - Inmigration festival 2014

During 2014 there was little demand from the community for support in terms of accreditations to attend events celebrated in the country. Still, we provided accreditation for one volunteer who attended the 35th Immigration Festival and who contributed to Wikimedia Commons with 93 new images, 6 of which were used to improve articles in Wikimedia in Spanish.

Support to projects proposed by the community

Flyer Lanún Edit-a-thon
Until not long ago, it was something unimaginable for me to be able to join two passions of mine in one event. It also coincided with a very special moment, the club’s 100th anniversary; and gave way to future collaborations between both institutions

—  Fernando Otero- Wikipedist volunteer

Wikimedia Argentina backed up two of these projects. The first one, proposed by a member of the community, was the first editathon held in a football club in the frame of the Centenary of the Atletico Lanus Football Club. 10 volunteer participants attended the editing marathon and as a result 17 new images were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and 9 articles were created/improved. In addition, during the month of November, and at the request of one of the community members, we gave a sensitization lecture to increase awareness of Wikimedia and its projects at the National Technological University of Resistencia, Chaco province. As a result of this action, we are currently elaborating a program of training courses and workshops in the province, while keeping the volunteer involved in our actions. Approximately 120 people attended the lecture.

Mobility grants:

Some of the participants of the Wikiencounter - Iberoconf 2014

During 2014 Wikimedia Argentina has arranged, whenever requested, the mobility grants necessary for participation in our activities. To date, we have allocated monthly mobility grants for attendance to our Board Meeting, and grants were available for attendantce to the Wikipedist meeting in Buenos Aires which was held as closing event of Iberconf 2014. In 2014, 2 people have received grants, one of them on a regular monthly basis.

If your entity did not achieve the desired objectives, why not? If it did, what enabled this? If the initiative was not in your plan, why did you pursue it?
  • Wikimedia Argentina did not have an adequate enough plan to respond to the needs that a program such as Federalization presents. 2014 was a year of first incursion into this matter which we consider key for the improvement of our reach and work during 2015.
  • Our planning in respect of the proposed projects was also poor. We realize now, counting on a solid team, that a lot of the activities we have been conducting could be improved with the implication of at least one volunteer to run them. A number of strategies are being defined in order to create leading roles among the community as generators of activities and actions, and always directly supported by our own work.
  • We need to carry out a participative selection of strategies before elaborating our annual plan. Even though this year we did conduct a survey among our partners and volunteers, it is necessary to allow sufficient time to generate participative and cooperative instances, so that projects are built as common objectives and to position the people involved as makers of Wikimedia Argentina..

Outreach

What were the stated objectives of this program? Please use SMART criteria to explain these goals.
In regard to our annual plan 2014, the main Outreach objectives were the following:
To foster knowledge among different institutions of the concept of free culture and Wikimedia projects, particularly to increase the awareness of Wikimedia as a tool and to facilitate in depth learning about projects such as Wikimedia Commons and Wikitravel, which Wikimedia Argentina considers to be of high potential.
  • At least 5 new training courses on Wikipedia and its use as pedagogical tool, carried out at teaching institutions, preferably taking an approach that encourages the participation of women in the project.
  • New materials designed for Wikimedia and Wikimedia Commons.
  • New materials designed for Wikitravel.
  • New promotional material designed.
Wikimedia Argentina conducted activities aimed at reaching the proposed objectives all along 2014. We must point out that Outreach has undergone some of the most important reformulations among the programs for the year. Always keeping in mind our main objective, to promote Wikimedia projects, Wikimedia Argentina has tried different approaches to this goal according to the possibilities of our chapter in 2014.
For this reason, our objectives for this program were the following:
  • At least 5 training sessions on Wikimedia and its projects, at cultural and educational institutions.
  • At least two educational tutorials created, conceived to increase the knowledge of Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  • The Education program correctly set up on Wikimedia Argentina’s website.
  • The GLAM project correctly set up on Wikimedia Argentina’s website.
  • New advertising material created.
Which Wikimedia movement strategic priority (or priorities) did this program address and how?
Increase reach:
By approaching new publics with different activities
Increase participation
By improve the reach to new people and public
What is your progress against these objectives? (Include metrics and number of volunteers/staff involved.)
Metric Results Total
# Activities conducted and people involved. UBA Chair: 15 people
San Luis Digital: 30 people
National University of La Plata - Human Rights Chair: 25 people
National University of Mendoza: 110 people
National Technological University of Resistencia: 120 people
Uruguay convention on education: 120 people
Humanities conference-UBA: 22 people
Lenaied: 100 people
Eduhackathon- FLACSO: 40 people
682 leaders in culture and education.
# Tutorial videos made Educatina: 2 videos made
La era de la colaboración

Wikimedia commons: 1 tutorial made
Wikitravel: 1 tutorial made.
4 videos designed'
# Promotional materials created: : 1500 new promotional leaflets designed
Wikipedist kit for the participants of the online course, containing 1 notepad -100 units made- and 1 bag -100 units made
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Improvement of the promotion of our projects. 1 new Education page on the Wikimedia Argentina website, detailing our programs and the possibilities to participate in them. -
Which Wikimedia movement strategic priority (or priorities) did this program address and how?
What key activities were conducted and/or milestones achieved with this program?
Activity Date
Educhakaton April
Mendoza conference June
Educatina video June-July
Lenaied September
UBA Workshop September
San Luis Digital conference October
UTN-Resistencia October
Tutorials November
Humanities conference-UBA November

PENT FLACSO: In April 2014 Wikimedia Argentina organized an Eduhackathon in partnership with PENT-FLACSO. After this 4-day activity, Wikimedia Argentina together with the university, issued a publication summarizing the experience and the results obtained in the event. The proposal combined two activities, the first one, which was called Eduhackathon, was an experimental initiative in which five organizations –one of them being Wikimedia Argentina- described the specific problems linked to the daily activity of their organizations. The second activity, the Wikithon, was an invitation to edit a Wikipedia page on digital citizenship. This activity was specially aimed at beginner or inexperienced editors, and was supported by a series of materials that we developed as guiding tools, encouraging the participants to try the experience of editing on the Wikipedia free Encyclopedia perhaps for the first time. The eduhackathon achieved 296 interventions, 46 of which were aimed directly at addressing the problems presented by Wikimedia Argentina. 86% of the total of interventions focused exclusively on the difficulties described by Wikimedia Argentina rather than addressing the problems presented by any other organization. On another hand, the article on digital citizenship registered an increase in the number of bytes of 3088, during the two days allocated for the edition of the article.

Promotion Workshops on Wiki culture:
During 2014, Wikimedia Argentina organized 7 training courses aimed at promoting free culture and Wikimedia Projects, especially Wikipedia. A total of 422 people participated actively in the training courses and conferences held all over the country. Only one of them took place in Buenos Aires, the rest were celebrated in different provinces like Mendoza, province of Buenos Aires, Chaco and San Luis as well as neighbor countries like Uruguay.

Non formal education:
Wikimedia Argentina took part in a non-formal education session, Lenaied 2014. More than 300 students participated actively in different workshops run by the organization, where Wikimedia Argentina had a space for participation. Over 100 students belonging to schools in the Lenaied network received diffusion materials from Wikimedia Argentina containing information of Wikimedia projects.

Tutorials:

How we edit Wikipedia?

Wikimedia Argentina developed tutorials for Wikimedia Commons and Wikitravel, in response to the needs presented by the project proposals we had for the year. In this regard, Wikimedia Argentina made an alliance with Educatina to make educational videos, through which students of primary and secondary schools could improve their knowledge of Wikipedia and the rest of the projects. Besides, other materials such as prezis and institutional presentations for the workshops where designed in 2014 to boost the promotion of Wikimedia projects.

In terms of numbers:
4 videos were made
1 presentation was designed by the team with the assistance of a designer, and a prezi presentation was created to facilitate better understanding of the projects and prompt the incursion of new editors in Wikipedia.

Education website:
Wikimedia Argentina’s Education program is a completely new project. For this reason a whole new page has been created in our website, reflecting our strategic lines on this matter, the proposed projects and activities carried out, as well as opportunities for participation. This page has been conceived as a dynamic space where the community plays a leading role. The new education site is the first of Wikimedia Argentina’s steps to achieve a higher presence of our projects, objectives and expected results, in order to involve the highest number possible of institutions, volunteers and new community members. New contents along this same line are being prepared for the GLAM and Federalization programs.

New analysis tools: Wikimedia Argentina ended the year with a gathering of testimonials from our participants made through new tools. Videos are taking a strong position within the organization as a strategy for closer contact with the participants of our projects. The testimonials are extremely important to allow us to improve and reformulate our objectives and projects during their implementation stage. So far Wikimedia Argentina has highlighted 5 testimonials using video.

If your entity did not achieve the desired objectives, why not? If it did, what enabled this? If the initiative was not in your plan, why did you pursue it?
  • Wikimedia Argentina needs new audiovisual resources to reinforce promotion and positioning.
  • We need to give a more didactic approach to our tutorials, and this can be achieved by making strategic alliances on this matter.
  • The improvement and update of our website contents concerning Education, GLAM and Federalization must be priority objectives.

Organizational Strengthening

What were the stated objectives of this program? Please use SMART criteria to explain these goals.
According to our planning for 2014 the main objectives of this project were the following:
  • To increase the professionalization of our chapter through the inclusion of professionals who are objective and project-oriented.
  • To design Wikimedia Argentina’s strategic plan will.
  • To add a new manager of Education to the Wikimedia Argentina staff.
This program, like the Outreach program, has undergone a considerable reformulation. Responding to the new needs detected within the organization and meeting the demands we find at international level, Wikimedia Argentina has worked along the following strategic lines in 2014:
  • Institutional Strengthening:
  • New Education manager hired.
  • New Communications manager hired.
  • New Executive director hired.
  • Annual strategic plan designed.
  • Volunteer’s Manual created.
  • Project evaluation and follow up Manual created.
  • Financial Organization Manual created.
  • Travel and Expenses Manual for staff and Board members created.
  • Presence of Wikimedia Argentina at international level.
  • Participation of Wikimedia Argentina in the Wikimedia Conference 2014
  • Participation of Wikimedia Argentina in Wikimania 2014
  • Participation of Wikimedia Argentina in the ED Meeting in Paris.
  • Organization of Iberoconf 2014 in Buenos Aires.
What is your progress against these objectives? (Include metrics and number of volunteers/staff involved.)
Metric Results Total
# People involved: Institutional strengthening: 3 people. 2 full-time/ 1 part-time staff
Presence of Wikimedia Argentina:
*WMCO: 3 members of Wikimedia Argentina
  • Wikimania: 4 members of Wikimedia Argentina
    *Iberoconf 2014: 54 participants
    *Number of volunteers involved: 4 active volunteers
' 68 people
Volunteer and participant motivation: :According to the survey conducted after Iberoconf 2014, participants considered that the activities were carried out very adequately (70%) or adequately (30%). Approximately 90% of the participants considered that their capacities to perform new activities and generate new projects had considerably improved after Iberoconf 2014.
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Which Wikimedia movement strategic priority (or priorities) did this program address and how?
Stabilize infrastructure
By professionalizing the staff, specify responsabilities, establish main goals and strategies regarding the objetives.
What key activities were conducted and/or milestones achieved with this program?
Activity Date
ED hired March
Education manager April
Wikimedia Conference April
Communication officer May-February 2015
Wikimania July
Anual Strategic Plan September
Working week in WMF headquarters September
ED's retreat October
Iberoconf 2014 November
Volunteers Manual December
Projects Evaluation manual December
Travel and expenses manual December
Financial policy manual December
Volunteers strategy January 2015

Institutional strengthening: Wikimedia Argentina went through a number of staff changes during 2014. The achievement of our objectives was inevitably affected by these changes. We had to consolidate a team of people from very different disciplines and capacities, and there was a process of adaptation and hard work during the first months to build new alliances and impulse our work towards the results we considered correct. Today we can say we have built a strong team of people who give their best towards the work we develop at Wikimedia Argentina. In this sense, the team has made big efforts to design specific guidelines for all our processes. The objective is to have clear guidelines in our work, especially concerning the evaluation and follow up of the projects.

Presence of Wikimedia Argentina:
Wikimedia Argentina took part in the two most significant events for the Wikimedia community. 3 people from Wikimeda Argentina participated in the Wikimedia Conference 2014 in Berlin, reinforcing the compromise of our organization with the Wikimedia movement. Under this same premise, 4 Board members from WIkimedia Argentina were present at Wikimania 2014 in London. During the month of October, Wikimedia Argentina’s ED attended the ED Meeting in Paris, a key step to start paving a way in common with other chapters and to be able to share experiences and good practices.

Iberoconf 2014:

Wikimedia Argentina took care of even the smallest details, from finding a beautiful place for the event, to catering, cleaning and security. The rest of us simply had to follow the instructions which had been carefully laid out for us beforehand.I had the opportunity to hear some of the most experienced wikipedists of every country exchange opinions in regard to the basis and future of the chapters of Wikimedia.In sum it was a great event from beginning to end, where we managed to agree on many issues with view to the future of Wikimedia in Iberocoop

—  Jorge Abreu- Iberconf volunteer

Wikimedia Argentina was the chapter in charge of organizing Iberoconf 2014, the annual meeting of the organizations belonging to the Iberocoop network. The main objective of Iberoconf was to strengthen cooperation and collaborative work among the representatives of the Iberocoop network, improving their capacities and having a positive impact in the correct development of activities within their respective chapters and user groups.
Concerning the program for Iberoconf 2014, it proposed three work days during which participants attending the event received training to improve their skills. During the months prior to Iberoconf 2014, we conducted two surveys with the idea to highlight the topics of interest for the participating chapters and user groups. In this sense, we approached each one of the demands in terms of training with the aim to improve and strengthen the strategies of each organization both at individual level and collectively. Iberoconf was attended by representatives of all user groups and chapters as well as representatives of Ecuator, Amical WIkimedia and Costa Rica. The Wikimedia Foundation was also represented by different members of staff who participated actively of the sessions and workshops. For the first time since the annual meeting, Iberoconf 2014 counted on support from external consultants. The three work days were divided into training workshops and good practice workshops. Concerning training, we programmed workshops that responded to the needs presented by the organizations for their everyday work as well as for the implementation of different projects that could work in their countries and Wikimedia communities. Iberoconf 2014, was also a space where the participating chapters and user groups could share their success. A good part of the meetings focused on the accomplishments made by the different organizations, with the aim to share their knowledge and to find opportunities to work in cooperation.. The topics of the workshops were chosen according to the surveys previously conducted, and we counted with collaboration from the participating representatives to run this activity. Iberconf 2014 finished with a half day of intensive work by the Iberocoop network. Again, we counted with support from external consultants, with whom we worked to elaborate a well-structured plan for our Movement. Mission, vision, action points as well as some strategies were defined with the idea to continue to work on them and materialize them into concrete projects at regional level.

  • 54 people in total participated in the event, with th following distribution:
  • 27 representatives from the chapters and user groups of the Iberocoop network.
  • 8 representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • 12 representatives of Wikimedia Argentina.
  • 2 external consultants.
  • 5 representatives from local counterparts.


If your entity did not achieve the desired objectives, why not? If it did, what enabled this? If the initiative was not in your plan, why did you pursue it?
  • The internal training program has been postponed to the first semester of 2015. The small timeframes and the build-up of the new team have hindered this activity which we consider to be necessary and interesting for our staff. It is also true and remarkable that Wikimedia Argentina has made great efforts to design process manuals by which to organize their work in an orderly manner.
  • Iberoconf 2014 was not included in our annual plan. Nevertheless we took on the challenge as we understood that, at the time, Wikimedia Argentina was the only chapter who could take care of the organization of the event. We also realized that this year was key for the network, and that the impulse we could achieve through the meetings could be vital to boost the organization of joint programs and projects, main objective of Iberocoop as a network.


Lessons learned[edit]

Lessons from the past[edit]

A key objective of the funding is to enable the movement as a whole to understand how to achieve shared goals better and faster. An important way of doing this is to identify lessons learned and insights from entities who receive funds, and to share these lessons across the movement. Please answer the following questions in 1–2 paragraphs each.

1. What were your major accomplishments in the past year, and how did you help to achieve movement goals?
  • Wikimedia Argentina has substantially improved the activities proposed for the fulfillment of its main programs. In this regard, the Education program has been designed to obtain sustainable results in the long term, to meet the objectives of our Movement and to improve the number of teachers and students who not only know the Wikimedia projects, but who can also become active editors. Within the Education program, we must highlight the number of alliances made at institutional level and, at programmatic level, the I (first) online competition powered by the Education program with remarkable results for a pilot project. The distance-learning course turned out to be a good strategy to meet the demand for teachers outside the city of Buenos Aires and, considering the great distances that characterize Argentina, making training initiatives available to all educational leading persons who might require them, responds to one of the major objectives of the Movement, such as favoring free access to knowledge for everyone and increasing their implication in the construction of knowledge as a collectivity.
  • The GLAM program started to show good results in terms of digitization. Wikimedia Argentina is currently reinforcing the project together with its counterparts on this matter and increasing awareness about this program among the community on a cultural level. We believe this program must render superior results, but nevertheless, the fact that archives are starting to open their records on a more massive scale, makes us think we are on the right path to face the objectives of the project during 2015.
  • Iberconf 2014 was considered a successful meeting and to date we continue to work in cooperation with the members of the Iberocoop network. The design of the first projects started January 2015. At present, Iberocoop counts with general coordinators for each of its programs, one of the main objectives of Iberoconf 2014.
2. What were your major setbacks in the past year (e.g., programs that were not successful)?
  • Wikitravel UNESCO: the first editing competition that we carried out in partnership with UNESCO did not return the expected results. Even though the number of participants was acceptable -140 students providing a total of 163 photographs, the edits (79) resulted in very low number of articles created (12). Our main conclusions after the competition were as follows:
  • Students do not find any difficulties to upload photographs to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Editing is a complex exercise. Related training should be more exhaustive and the involvement of teachers should be increased.
  • Wikimedia Argentina must improve the tutorials used to support this type of competitions.
  • The articles to be improved/created must be clearly identified.
  • There must be training on the Visual Editor as a resource.
  • Call for editathons: More than 100 people attended the editathons this year, a very similar figure to that of 2013 with a difference of 5 more editathons during 2014. Wikimedia Argentina is reformulating this activity, however, we understand that above all we need to guarantee the implication of the participating institutions as well as reinforcing the compromise of the different organizations through prior training courses and active opportunities for cooperation.
3. What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?
  • Wikimedia Argentina went through a lot of changes in staff during 2014. In May 2014 no staff was left from the previous team. The new ED, Anna Torres, with assistance from the Board, had to build a work team from scratch and allocate spaces and learning times while meeting the demands of a job such as we carry out at Wikimedia.
  • The lack of knowledge about how the movement works at global level accounts for the fact that some results were not as good as expected. We are currently revising each of these issues.
4. What unanticipated challenges did you encounter and how did this affect what you were able to accomplish?
  • The biggest challenge Wikimedia Argentina faced was the construction of a new work team. We must remark on the continuous backup received from the Board, who supported each of the projects from their planning through to their development.
5. What are the 2–3 most important lessons that other entities can learn from your experience? Consider learning from both the programmatic and institutional (what you have learned about professionalizing your entity, if you have done so) points of view.
  • Construction of a multidisciplinary team:
  • Set up of a work team integrating people from different disciplines and articulation of an annual plan containing new programs, projects and activities.
  • Integrating our counterparts within the team as active players in our actions and activities.
  • Improving our relationship with volunteers and generating new spaces within Wikimedia Argentina’s planning as an inclusive organization.
  • The Board takes active part in the continuous work we carry out at Wikimedia Argentina.
  • Education Program:
  • Wikimedia Argentina is currently positioned as a reference organization throughout the key counterparts in charge of the education policies in the country. .
  • Reinforcing of the teaching community outside the city of Buenos Aires as leading actors in our projects.

Lessons for the future[edit]

The Wikimedia movement grows as each entity in the movement reflects and adapts its approaches to changing needs and contexts. The questions below encourage you to apply your thinking in the sections above of "how well have we done" and "what have we learned" to the development and execution of future organisational and program strategies. The questions below can be informed both by your own entities' learnings, as well as the learnings of other movement entities (e.g., adding a new program that appears to have caused significant impact in several other countries or communities).

1. What organisational or program strategies would you continue?
  • Generating procedure manuals: Wikimedia Argentina is organizing its work procedures through the design of manuals for each of its processes. Guaranteeing the correct use and implementation of the processes is key to turn our actions and development of projects, into results.
  • Participatory Action Research Methodology: Wikimedia Argentina has planned each of its programs following the PAR methodology. In this regard, we want to continue to build our programs and actions in a participatory way, implicating each of the actors involved in the work. The process of concretion of the projects takes longer than usual but it offers the advantage of having counterparts who build their objectives in common with us in the long term
2. What might you change in organisational and program strategies in order to improve the effectiveness of your entity?
  • Improving the level of active involvement of the community in the process of construction of our annual plan. Wikimedia Argentina aims to be, not just an inclusion space, but a participatory place where we gather the demands and projects of the community. We must take initiatives that strengthen the incursion of the community in our programs and projects, and which are widely known by the community in order to raise agents of change within the community itself: leading actors of our projects. New strategies for recruitment of volunteers are being designed at present in order to improve our results.
  • The processes of follow up and evaluation of the programs and projects must be a coordinated exercise between the different project managers of Wikimedia Argentina. In this regard, we must provide better and higher training for our staff and for the leading volunteers involved in our projects and activities. We are currently developing manuals for the follow up and evaluation of programs to ensure the same strategies are implemented in all aspects of the matter.
3. Please create at least one learning pattern from your entity's experiences this year and link to it here.

Stories of success and challenge[edit]

Of all the accomplishments highlighted through this report, please share two detailed stories: one story of a success and one story of a challenge that your entity experienced over the past year in a few paragraphs each. Provide any details that might be helpful to others in the movement on the context, strategy, and impact of this initiative. We suggest you write this as you would tell a story to a friend or colleague. Please refrain from using bullet points or making a list, and rather focus on telling us about your organization's experience.

Case study: success[edit]

  • Online course: Wikimedia Argentina-Relpe
Initial analysis:
Wikimedia Argentina, together with the Latin American Network of Education Portals, launched the I (first) online course of Wikipedist content. The course “Bridges between school, digital and free cultures” aims for the participants to reflect on their local contexts, from the standpoint of their day to day activities, and challenges them to take a leading role in the adventure of getting to know Wikimedia Projects, and Wikipedia in particular, a reality already present in classrooms.
The online course was also the most adequate way for Wikimedia Argentina to respond to the needs evidenced by initiatives from different education benchmarks in the country.
The creation of a meeting space for leaders in the field of education from all Latin America, together with daily tutorial sessions for the proposed activities and the flexible, easy-going approach with which each action was presented -allowing teachers to question the challenges presented from their own context and expertise- were the keys to the success of this proposal.
70 teachers followed the course through to its finishing date, although the activity was open to 100 teachers initially. We need to consider that the course took place during one of the most complex times in the teachers’ calendar: the end of the academic year.
Strategy:
The production activities contained in the online course “Bridges between school, digital and free cultures” have an element of challenge and possibility of co-creation. These can be approached from the local/current perspective as well as from the standpoint of the participants’ previous knowledge and experience on the particular subject.
This is a vital point in order to understand the success of the activity. The teachers/participants did not find proposals set out in a foreign scenario, but an invitation to participate from their own places and experiences. In this sense, we broke the traditional evaluation of what we consider to be correct, and went for a proposal where participants could learn at their own pace and according to their preconceptions, about Wikimedia and the reality of their own classrooms.
With this strategy, we worked our way from the basics to the most challenging aspects, generating spaces for listening and instances for participation for everyone.
The first activities had to do with sharing personal ideas and previous experiences in regard to Wikimedia projects and Wikipedia in particular. Acknowledging the difficulties and arguments is a starting point that does not leave out the realities, obstacles and reluctance existing within the education scene. This first step created an atmosphere of trust and validation. The production activities aimed for participants to be able to solve challenges from their local context, for instance, by revising the contents of their academic plan to see which Wikimedia projects could be integrated into the classroom activities.
The edition of Wikipedia was one of the intermediate steps proposed. It covered the logics of edition in the first place, followed by the application of its educational potential on subjects of interest for the classroom and educational projects, to finally give participants a sense of Wikipedia that went beyond mere writing.
We presented also a space to exchange ideas concerning the evaluation and application of these proposals among the participants, since each educational center has its own evaluation parameters.
The discussion forums and use of hashtags such as #wikipuentes (wikibridges) provided a further space for exchange outside the course hours, favoring the construction of a community aside from the program of the course.
Impact:
The course set out with the participation of 100 leading persons in the field of education in Latin America. 70 of them followed the course through to its finishing date and are currently being organized to constitute groups of wikipedist ambassadors around the country. In this sense, the course is not only helping us to promote Wikimedia Argentina’s projects, but also to have leaders in education powering these projects in Argentina.
In addition, teachers were invited during the course to participate actively in other projects we were conducting simultaneously. This is a remarkable advantage, as it allows for the creation of contents from different perspectives in one single platform.

Case study: challenge[edit]

  • Volunteers and knowledge of WMAR
Initial analysis:
Wikimedia Argentina was constituted as a new staff during 2014. In this regard, we inherited a healthy organization in every sense, but we had to adapt a good part of our objectives from zero to the projections already stablished by the previous team.
We consider that along this path we started, Wikimedia Argentina has faced several challenges, the majority of which can be solved with hard work from the organization. Consequently, the edition competitions –with a very low number of new articles created and improved, and the Digitization program, are being formulated in a much more correct way.
Wikimedia Argentina considers that its biggest challenge at this time is to improve the knowledge of Wikimedia among the community of users and active editors of the projects, as well as to increase the number of volunteers in the chapter. Our purpose, rather than creating new spaces, is to adequately manage the existing ones, as well as getting closer to the community.
The number of editors in Wikimedia Argentina increased noticeably in 2014 and our objective is to continue to improve our results during 2015 thanks to intervention of activities by Wikimedia Argentina.
Strategy:
Wikimedia Argentina has not had a clear strategy to approach and get to know the Wikimedia community in the country. During 2014 we organized wikipedist meetings in different areas of Argentina, but our presence is still limited. We need to elaborate a more focused strategy for 2015 aiming to reach a larger number of potential participants for our activities. In this sense, new community support projects, new training sessions aimed at improving the knowledge of our volunteers, and a new planning in matters of Federalization, are being designed to generate an improvement of our results.
Wikimedia Argentina works for and with the volunteers and the community. It is through them that we must power the Organization’s projects and actions.
We need to make significant changes and improvements in our strategy, favoring spaces for participation of possible volunteers and the Wikimedia community, and detect the needs and interests that will allow us to create projects that can be pushed forward by volunteers and Wikimedia Argentina together.

Additional learning[edit]

1. What are some of the activities that are happening in your community that are not chapter-led? What are the most successful among these, and why?
  • Activities carried out at the university of Santa Fe, Argentina
During 2014 the media and communication faculty of the University of Santa Fe, encourage their alumni to edit articles as part of their evaluation within the subjects. Through different activities the teachers, empower their students and the evaluation was done by reviewing their improvements on specific articles in Wikipedia.
The initiative generate the improvement of +100 articles and it will be replicate during 2015.
2. Provide any links to any media coverage, blog posts, more detailed reports, more detailed financial information that you haven't already, as well as at least one photograph or video that captures the impact your entity had this past year.

Compliance[edit]

Is your organization compliant with the terms defined in the grant agreement?[edit]

1. As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.
  • The biggest deviation was planning Iberoconf 2014. The event was not originally planned to be hold in Argentina. Finally, Wikimedia Argentina organized the annual meeting of Iberocoop an a part of our budget was used to pay the local expenses.
2. Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".
  • YES
3. Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".
  • YES

Financial information[edit]

1. Report any Grant funds that are unexpended fifteen (15) months after the Effective Date of the Grant Agreement. These funds must be returned to WMF or otherwise transferred or deployed as directed by WMF.
  • WMF founded the flights regarding Iberoconf 2014. It was not implied a transfer of money, WMF directly bought the flight for the attendees.
2. Any interest earned on the Grant funds by Grantee will be used by Grantee to support the Mission and Purposes as set out in this Grant Agreement. Please report any interest earned during the reporting period and cumulatively over the duration of the Grant and Grant Agreement.
  • -

Signature[edit]

--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:55, 31 March 2015 (UTC)