Grants:PEG/Laura Hale, Courcelles, Hawkeye7, Chzz/Outreach Oceania

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Legal name of chapter or nonchapter group
Outreach Oceania
User name
LauraHale as submitter, LauraHale , Hawkeye7 , Courcelles , Chzz as participants requesting funding
User location (country)
Australia, Australia, United States, United Kingdom
Grant contact name
LauraHale
Grant contact username or email
User:LauraHale: [[1]], [[2]]
Grant contact title (position)
Outreach Oceania Coordinator, Vice President of Wikimedia Australia, History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia Wikimedian in Residence
Full project name
Outreach Oceania: Micronesia
Project lead name
Laura Hale
Event name
Outreach Oceania: Micronesia
Event Web site
Outreach Oceania: Micronesia
Provisional target start date
27 January 2012
Provisional completion date
16 February 2012
Event location (city)
Chuuk and Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia, and Majuro in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Amount requested (remember to specify currency!)
$11,923.50 USD
Endorsements

Outreach Oceania[edit]

Outreach Oceania will spread the Wikipedia goals throughout the world, bringing editors from a massive, but under-represented, portion of the world. Outreach Oceania is an outreach program being piloted in Micronesia, with a goal of introducing Micronesian region students and educators to Wikimedia Foundation projects and assisting them in learning how to use them. The other focus will be on contacting local cultural institutions and letting them know about the potential benefits of sharing knowledge on Wikimedia Foundation related projects. This will be done through meeting with research centre, library and museum staff, and sport organisations. Where possible, we will work with these organisations to host wikiWorkshops to assist them in learning how to use Wikimedia Foundation projects to meet their internal goals. The initial outreach will be three weeks, spending roughly a week on three different island nations. Once we successfully trial this in Micronesia, we hope to extend it to other regions of Oceania.

Outreach Oceania has confirmations of invitations to go into classrooms and provide student and staff training at the College of the Marshall Islands, College of Micronesia, Kosrae, and College of Micronesia, Chuuk. They have all acknowledged our schedule. So far, dates have only been set at one college, as the other two do not want to set dates and times until it is closer to the start of the school year. Contact has been made with Australian sport organisations who can assist planners geting contacts with Marshallese and Micronesian sport organisations. Once Wikimedian facilitators and budgets are set, we will be able to provide a better schedule for GLAM and sport organisation outreach as we can identify dates, times and resources available to do this. Additional planning information as it pertains to scheduling can be found on Outreach Oceania's planning space.

Calendar
  • January 27: Arrive Chuuk at 10:40am from Guam
  • January 28 to February 2: Full days in Chuuk
  • February 3: Depart Chuuk for Kosrae. Arrive Kosrae at 15:26
  • February 4 to February 9: Full days on Korsae
  • February 10: Depart Kosrae for Majuro. Arrive Majuro at 19:53.
  • February 11 to February 15: Full days on Majuro
  • February 16: Depart Majuro.
Schedule
  • February 6: College of Micronesia, Kosrae: Classroom training for creative writing classes in the morning.
  • February 7: College of Micronesia, Kosrae: Staff training for how to use WMF training in their classrooms.
  • February 8: College of Micronesia, Kosrae: Classroom training for creative writing classes in the morning.
  • February 9: College of Micronesia, Kosrae: Staff training for how to use WMF training in their classrooms.

Budget breakdown[edit]

A detailed copy of the budget can be found Outreach Oceania's planning budget. Total funding requested USD: $11,923.50. Breakdown of requested funding is below. It covers the travel, accommodation, and miscellaneous expenses related to transportation, food, printing costs and other incidentals related to running on island events. Funding is requested in advance to cover airfare for Courcelles and Chzz.

Category Budget item Status Currency Cost per person Total people budgeted Total cost local currency Total cost AUD Total cost USD Total requested USD
Transportation Airfare: Canberra to Cairns Out of pocket organiser expense paid AUD $630.00 2 $1,260.00 $1,260.00 $1,260.00
Transportation Airfare: Cairns to Micronesia Out of pocket organiser expense paid AUD $1,369.68 2 $2,739.36 $2,739.36 $2,739.36
Transportation Booking fees for Australian participants Out of pocket organiser expense paid AUD $152.25 2 $304.50 $304.50 $308.90
Transportation Airfare: USA to Guam Not purchased: Waiting for new related to grant funding USD $1,975.00 1 $1,975.00 $1,950.00 $1,975.00 $1,975.00
Transportation Airfare: Manchester to Guam Not purchased: Waiting for new related to grant funding GBP £900.00 1 £900.00 $1,431.00 $1,431.00 $1,431.00
Transportation Airfare: Guam to Micronesia Not purchased: Waiting for new related to grant funding AUD $1,300.00 2 $2,600.00 $2,600.00 $2,633.00 $2,633.00
Accomodation Chuuk Not arranged: Waiting for new related to grant funding. Numbers based on US State department rates. USD $630.00 2 $1,260.00 $1,244.00 $1,260.00 $1,260.00
Accomodation Kosrae Not arranged: Waiting for new related to grant funding. Numbers based on US State department rates. USD $656.25 2 $1,312.50 $1,295.00 $1,312.50 $1,312.50
Accomodation Majuro Not arranged: Waiting for new related to grant funding. Numbers based on US State department rates. USD $531.00 2 $1,062.00 $1,048.00 $1,062.00 $1,062.00
Misc costs: Transportation, food, teaching supplies Chuuk Not arranged: Waiting for new related to grant funding. Numbers based on US State department rates. USD $750.00 1 $750.00 $727.02 $750.00 $750.00
Misc costs: Transportation, food, teaching supplies Kosrae Not arranged: Waiting for new related to grant funding. Numbers based on US State department rates. USD $750.00 1 $750.00 $727.02 $750.00 $750.00
Misc costs: Transportation, food, teaching supplies Majuro Not arranged: Waiting for new related to grant funding. Numbers based on US State department rates. USD $750.00 1 $750.00 $727.02 $750.00 $750.00
Total out of pocket organiser expense paid $4,303.86 Total Outreach cost AUD $16,052.92 Total funding requested USD $11,923.50

A decision was made to fly Virgin Blue, instead of Qantas, from Canberra to Cairns as a result of Qantas's management shutting the airline down for several days. This decision increased the budget by approximately $50/person for the flight. The ticket is a bit more restrictive. Funding is being sought from (but not guaranteed) WM AU to cover the Australian participants and is not being requested as part of a WMF funding request. Airfare prices for British and American participants will likely be a bit cheaper as at the moment, they are based on quotes. A travel agent can book them all at once for cheaper, insuring continuous tickets as the UK person would fly the same airline the whole time. Cannot get a Micronesian quote easily as island hopper requires a travel agent to get the information. Airfare funding and accommodation are not being requested for Hawkeye7. His costs do appear on the budget. Accommodation budget is for 75% of the total accommodation rate estimated by the US State department for the Majuro and Micronesia for two people. It may be possible to get this cheaper when the actual booking is done. Majuro will require a car hire because of the size. We have requested $1,000 an island to cover transportation costs, food costs, educational supply costs, and other incidental costs.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

We would like assistance from WMF to provide Wikipedia related swag to local participants.

Participation[edit]

LauraHale , Courcelles , Hawkeye7 and Chzz are leading the in-person outreach efforts. Others are encouraged to participate by helping provide contacts and developing materials for this Outreach effort. LauraHale is the Vice President of Wikimedia Australia and a Wikipedian in Residence at the National Sport Information Centre. She is also involved with the Australian Paralympic Committee History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia project. Hale lived on Tinian for several months, where she worked as an English teacher at the local public school. Courcelles is a Wikimedia Functionary, a Wikipedia administrator, member of the Audit Subcommittee, an administrator on Wikimedia Commons, and an administrator on Meta. He is an experienced traveler, having been to Europe, Asia and Australia on cultural trips. Hawkeye7 is a member of Wikimedia Australian, a Wikipedia administrator and a MilHist Coordinator. Much of his current editing work is in the area of nuclear weapons, and as such, he has done historical related research connected to Micronesia. Chzz is a prolific Wikipedian, who spends most of the time helping new users learn the ropes; he was involved with the Global Education Program project right from the start, and led training sessions at the Wikipedia in Higher Education Summit. He spent 3 years teaching English in Japan, and many years providing computer training and consultancy. Additional information about participants can be found on the Outreach Wikimedians page and on individual user pages.

Goals[edit]

A complete list of project goals, objectives and measurables can be found on Outreach Oceania's Project Goals page. Below is a partial list:

Goals
GLAMs
  • Wikimedia Australia will become engaged with the GLAM movement in the Micronesia.
  • The Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands will become engaged with Wikimedia GLAM projects.
Global Education Program
  • Secondary school teachers and Tertiary educators will be encouraged to use wikis and Wikimedia Foundation projects in their normal teaching.
Military History
  • Military history content connected to the region will be improved.
  • The Military History WikiProject will work towards creating offline events for members.
Wikiproject Sports
  • Sport content connect to the region will be improved.
LangComm
  • LangComm will engage educators and other language specialist in the Oceania region.
Wikimedia Australia
  • The Chapter will be more engaged in Oceania.
  • The Chapter will be engaged in educational outreach, which will assist with future attempts to get non-profit status inside Australia.
Foundation
  • Wikimedia Foundation, as an organisation, will gain greater visibility in Micronesia.
  • The Foundation will have a model project for doing outreach in remote areas.



Objectives
GLAMs
  • A Wikimedia Australia representative will meet with Micronesian GLAMs in person, provide the local GLAMs with a resource to learn more about the movement, and discuss how Wikimedia Australia and the GLAM movement can assist Micronesian GLAMs in accomplishing their own goals and objectives.
Global Education Program
  • Outreach organisers will demonstrate how to use Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects at a college on Majuro, a college on Kosrae and a college on Chuuk.
Military History
  • The Project will invite participants to go on vacation with the outreach team. A Military History Coordinator will arrange for a dive in Chuuk to see World War II wrecks that Military History members will be invited to join.
Wikiproject Sports
  • A Wikimedia Australia representative will attempt to meet with Micronesia sport organisations in person, provide the local sport organisations with a resource to learn more about the movement, and discuss how Wikimedia Australia and the sport organisations movement can assist Micronesian sport organisations in accomplishing their own goals and objectives.
LangComm
  • LangCom will get participation on Incubator from language speakers not yet represented on WMF projects.
Foundation
  • The Foundation will develop a framework for outreach in Oceania, with a focus on schools and universities, GLAMs, and minority language preservation.
Wikimedia Australia
  • The Chapter will develop a framework for outreach in Oceania, with a focus on schools and universities, GLAMs, and minority language preservation.



Measurables
GLAMs
  • A paper and online guide will be created for Micronesian GLAMs that they can use to implement in their area with minimal in person assistance.
  • Within three months of the completion of Oceania Outreach, there will be at least ten edits by people affiliated with three distinct Micronesia GLAMs to relevant pages on Wikipedia, Commons, Wiktionary or Wikibooks.
  • A member of the Micronesian GLAM community will apply to WMF for a participation grant to attend GLAM related event.
Global Education Program
  • An educator in Micronesia will follow up with the organisers to inform us about a classroom project that utilised a Wikimedia Foundation site.
  • Three colleges will be visited, where workshops will be held to discuss why students should contribute and to show students how to get started on Wikipedia and Commons.
  • All materials developed for education will be shared on relevant wikis including Wikiversity, Outreach, Commons and Meta.
Military History
  • Ten or more images will be uploaded to Commons that will be included in two or more military history related articles on Wikipedia or WikiBooks.
  • A compilation of articles about each region will be printed in book form and donated to local libraries in the region.
Wikiproject Sports
  • Ten or more images will be uploaded to Commons that will be included in two or more sport related articles on Wikipedia or WikiBooks.
Language Committee
  • Incubator Wikipedias will be created in the Chuukese language and the Kosraean language.
  • The Marshallese language Wikipedia will be unlocked.
  • The incubator wikis will be edited by at least ten different contributors during the outreach effort and in the six months after the event.
Wikimedia Australia
  • Three people will become members of Wikimedia Australia.
  • There will be one blog entry from every island visited posted to Wikimedia Australia's blog.
  • The Oceania Outreach project space will be updated to include a detail report on all activities that took place during the Outreach period in Micronesia.
  • 25 or more pictures will be taken during outreach events for inclusion on Wikimedia Australia's wiki and on Commons.
Foundation
  • Wikimedia Foundation will exceed the volume of donations from the Federated States of Micronesia or the Marshall Islands during their donation drives in 2012 and 2013 compared to the periods between 2009 and 2011.
  • There will be at least one or two press mentions by the local press regarding the outreach efforts.
  • A blog post by organisers will be submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation for possible publication on Wikimedia Foundation's blog.

Team members[edit]

In person event facilitators
Logistical and technical remote event support
  • Wikimedia Australia chapter members
Parties who have provided feedback and planning support to date

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