Grants:PEG/Ahmed Mohi El din&May Hachem93/Wikipedia education program UAE

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Wikipedia education program/UAE
We are going to start wikipedia education program in UAE, this program will be under the auspices of ruler of Ras Al Khaimah
targetOur Main target will be Arabic Wikipedia, Arabic Wikiversity and Arabic Wikibooks
strategic priorityIncrease awareness, Increase reach, increase participation
start date8 May
start year2016
end date15 May
end year2016
budget (USD)$4096
grant typeindividual
non-profit statusNo


  • Start a new Wikipedia Education Program
  • Increase awareness about Wikimedia projects especially Arabic Wikipedia
  • Increase the reach of Wikimedia projects within the Emirati community
  • Promote the quality and quantity of Arabic contents on the web within the scope of Wikimedia Foundation projects.
  • Attract more contributors. Consequently, contributions in Arabic Wikipedia will increase the gender gap in participation percentages will decrease



As a result of our activity new Wikipedia education program will establish in new place. More than 7 workshops will be held from 20ː25 person will attend the workshop that's mean we are talking about 150ː175 new editor will join Wikipedia. More people will be introduced to Wikimedia foundation projects and more programs will start in new places.

  1. Run 7 workshops for students wishing to participate in Wikipedia, teaching them the skills needed to create and edit articles on Wikipedia. Participants will be taught what a wiki is and how to use it, including research skills, editing skills, wiki syntax and referencing. They will also be instructed on how to engage in critical reading and write balanced articles.


  • The impact of the Wikipedia Education Program which focuses on using Wikipedia as a way to deliver information to readers.
  • We believe that by having more Emiratis Students contributing to Wikipedia, we will be able to give a representation of and information about Emirati life, culture, and society to the rest of the world. This will contribute to a new authentic Arabic content in Wikipedia.

Target readership[edit]

  • University students (including post graduate)
  • People who are very interested in increasing Arabic content on internet

Fit with strategy[edit]

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Increasing participationː This program will increase the number of editors in the Arabic Community

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used to determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG program resources for suggested measures of success.

  1. Total 30 of participants for the sessions with needed knowledge to edit and add to Wikipedia
  2. To make Wikipedia a household name and an online Wikipedia known to the average female student in a Universities.
  3. To get at least 30 new active female contributors for Wikipedia.
  4. Create new articles and develop existing stubs or articles for every Girl.

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Resources and risks[edit]


The Sessions and the campaign will be done by me User:Ahmed Mohi El din and User:May Hachem93

we will do the online mentorship and following up using below resources:

As Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt is an example of a program in the Arab World and the world we will give our best to make this program one of the best Education program in Arab world.


Our first time starting this project in UAE, but we discussed this project deeply with many professors and tried to apply their own experiences on the project.


Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Project budget table
Ahmed Mohi El din May Hachem93
Travel (round trip airfare from Cairo to Ras Al khima) $409 $409
Accommodation x 9 $999 $999
Per diem $540 $540
Visa Fees $100 $100
Subotal $2048 $2048
Grand total $4096.00

Total cost of project


Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program


Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

Department of economic development in Ras Al Khaimah will cover the expenses of workshops, hosting students, media coverage and workshops materials

Non-financial requirements[edit]

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Requests for non-financial assistance, if any



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