Grants:PEG/Abbas Mahmood/Wikipedia for Schools Launch

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an individual.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Kenya
Grant contact name
Abbas Mahmood
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
abbasjnr [at] hotmail [dot] com
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Abbas Mahmood
Project lead user-name or e-mail
abbasjnr [at] hotmail [dot] com
Full project name
Wikipedia for Schools Project Launch
Amount requested (in USD)
Provisional target start date
January 2011
Provisional completion date
February 2011

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • auditorium rental=USD 320
  • tables rental=USD 65
  • dinner=USD 1250
  • mineral water=USD 47
  • cake=USD 104
  • badges=USD 125
  • posters and banners=USD 413
  • DJ/sound system=USD 88
  • Miscellaneous [transport, communication and printinng]=USD 63
  • Delegates'gifts=USD 125

Project scope[edit]

Wikimedia Kenya shall officially launch the Wikipedia for Schools project. It will be an opportunity for us to publicize this project as well as seek support from the invited guests including the Ministry of Education, The ICT board as well as NGO's.

Project goal[edit]

To inform educational stakeholders on the benefits of offline Wikipedia.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

We would like WMF's help in giving us formal invitation letters that we'll send out to the delegates.

Other benefits[edit]

We will get the much-needed publicity.

Measures of success[edit]

Getting local support; making long-term partnerships.