- Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
- ITOCA – Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa
- For organizations: Are you a for-profit entity? No
- For organizations: If non-profit (US) or equivalent (outside the US) status is available in your country, do you have or are you pursuing such status (please be specific): Yes
- For individual applicants: Please note that if your request is accepted you will be required to provide documentation verifying your full legal name and address.
- Grant contact name
- Gracian Chimwaza
- Grant contact username or email
- Grant contact title (position)
- Executive Director
- Project lead name
- Blessing Chataira
- Project lead username or email
- Project lead title (position), if any
- Senior Programme Officer/CEPD Manager
- Full project name
- Wikipedia capacity building project: train-the-trainer South Africa workshop
- Amount requested in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified)
- Provisional target start date
- 23 July 2012
- Provisional completion date
10 August 201230 October 2012
This proposal has been discussed with the Wikimedia Foundation and with Wikimedia South Africa for some months, and is being submitted at the Wikimedia Foundation's encouragement.
|Budget||No.||Days||Rate||Total in Rand||Total in USD||Remarks|
|1.1||Participants travel||30||3||0||0||0||Participants institutions to pay for transport|
|1.2||Local transport||30||2||80||4800||640||Participants local transport|
|2.1||Participants (lodge B and B)||30||3||520||46800||6240||Road Lodge-Centurion 3 nights|
|2.2||Participants per diem (Lunch + Dinner)||30||3||150||13500||1800||Lunch @R75 + Dinner @R75 per day|
|2.3||Tea breaks x2||64||3||15||2880||384||Two tea-breaks per day|
|3||Materials & Supplies|
|3.1||Computer lab hire (30 PCs)||1||2||1000||2000||267||Computer lab hire|
|3.2||Printing-workbook||30||1||15||450||60||Training materials printing|
|4.3||Local Transport||1||3||200||600||80||Including airport transfer|
|4.4||Flight||1||1||1||3000||400||Return flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg|
|Exchnage rate $1=R7.5|
Additional from sponsors:
- Mass media coverage (SANGOnet, LIASA)
Contribution from ITOCA:
- Communication i.e. sending out invitations, online training.
- Selection and recruitment of participants
- Advertising and promotion
The goal of this project is centralised training of volunteer trainers who will then embark on training others in the country. Training to include: Introduction to Wikipedia; Introduction to Kiwix, the offline Wikipedia reader; Troubleshooting; Using Wikipedia Wisely; Basics of Editing.
Project scope and list of activities
- The scope of project is national. Thirty (30) selected librarians from colleges, universities and community libraries will be trained in a training-the-trainer (ToT) two-day workshop at ITOCA in Centurion, South Africa. This will be an intensive training provided throughout the two days. However it should be noted that these librarians will have also had two weeks of online communication from ITOCA trainers.
- The trained librarians are expected to deliver two-hour and/or one-day training on how to use Wikipedia and its offline reader software, at their local campus/institute and their local community wherever there is an opportunity.
- The two-day ToT workshop will help spread awareness of Wikipedia and its core principles, encourage students to use Wikipedia efficiently and well, and attract new contributors.
- Librarians are expected to use the provided materials to train others after the training and be ambassadors for Wikipedia. Like other Wikipedia ambassadors, they would not be expected to have all the answers, but rather to be contact points with training on how to get answers from the wider Wikipedia community.
- Geography: South Africa.
Pre-Workshop program (dates are tentative and depend on Wikipedian trainer availability) 23-30 July 2012: Online Session Email – communication
- Introduction & program goals;
- introduction to offline Wikipedia
- What is a Wikipedian & their roles?
- Q & A
Skype Call – communication
- Introducing participants to each other
- hat are the expected outcomes from the program
- Preparations for the face-to-face training session
- Q & A
1 August 2012: Day 1
- 9:30 - Opening ceremony
- 10:00-12:00 - Introduction to Wikipedia; How Wikipedia Works
- 12:00-13:00 - Introduction to Kiwix, the offline Wikipedia reader; Troubleshooting Kiwix
- 13:00-14:30 - Lunch break
- 14:30-15:30 - Using Wikipedia Wisely.
- 15:30-16:00 – Different Ways of Contributing to Wikipedia
- 16:00-17:00 – Editing articles on Wikipedia
2 August 2012: Day 2
- 9:30 – 10:00 - Day 1 Recap
- 10:00-12:00 – Promoting Wikipedia in your community
- 12:00-13:00 - Uploading Images to Commons
- 13:00-14:00 - Lunch break
- 4:00-15:00 – Available Training Materials
- 15:00-15:30 - Staying in touch and reporting on trainings
- 15:30-1545 - Break
- 1545-16:30 – Summary and Q and A session
- 16:30-17:00 - Wrap up session
- Promotional Material - 60 brochures and 60 posters
- 40 Goodie bags (Wikipedia buttons, stickers, pens, and a T-shirt for each participant and ITOCA organizers)
- Training materials - PowerePoint presentation, flash card and perhaps flash drives with training material for the participants.
Fit to strategy
By conducting training our goal is that the participants will train others thereby increasing Wikipedia's visibility and its uptake.
- We believe that by conducting such kind of project we will increase attention and support of Wikimedia by the cascading effect where those trained will go and train others.
- These will influence students and other community members to not only use Wikimedia but also contribute.
- The training of the librarians ensures that there are always local trained experts who can be called on to help in further training or assist those in need technically.
Measures of success
- Satisfaction of trainee-trainers from the central training, measured by a feedback survey. The survey would focus on the degree to which the trainees feel able to deliver training themselves..
- The main measure of success would be the number of training events held by the trainees in their respective institutions and communities. We will consider the project a success if at least 75% of the participants deliver at least one training event within three months of the end of the central training.
- Success will also be measured by getting feedback from those trained by the trained participants.
Team members (optional)
Team members (optional)
- Blessing Chataira firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Chimalizeni email@example.com
- Mercy Moyo firstname.lastname@example.org
A volunteer Wikipedian to deliver training, to be identified by the Wikimedia Foundation