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Project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?


Is your project completed?


Activities and lessons learned[edit]



We made 2 edit-a-thons more than 50 person participated in working on developing and improving many articles and around 20 one of them continue working with Wikipedia by joining Wikipedia education program.


We called every member of our user group for a monthly meeting to plan for events and activities.

Wikipedia education program conference[edit]

Group photo at the 5th celebration conference of the Wikipedia Education Program

we managed a conference in Cairo University to celebrate the achievements of students in the 7th term on Wikipedia education program

Wiki Love Monuments[edit]

WMEG actively promoted the Wiki Loves Monuments Competition with the following :

  • Advertising the competition through the ORMS mailing list ans social media which has a substantial number of photographers
- :: - Facebook
  • Contact and presentations with photographic societies / clubs to promote the competition
organized a photo trip to Nuweiba

writing contest[edit]

we managed a writing contest for the beginners users . in Arabic Wikipedia and 36 user joined it and its result was more than 110 new articles and upload 80 new image. there was 3 winners in this contest . first prize was $350 and second was $200 and third by $100. and the judgement criteria was on both quantity and the quality .

Lessons learned[edit]

What worked well?
  1. Wikipedia education program conference was very useful to encourage the students and appropriate them .
  2. how to keep contributors engaged in the community after the program.
  3. wiki love monuments competition get on commons new 3,929 image
  4. how to organize a trip for professional photographers and contributors.
What didn't work?

Actually nothing

What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?

We will use more volunteers and we will take more time for palnning.

Learning patterns[edit]

Outcomes and impact[edit]


Provide the original project goal here.

The goal of the project is to bring Egyptian people closer to the Wikimedia projects

Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 short paragraphs.

We believe the goal was achieved and our results is good

Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Project metrics

Project metrics Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
upload 4000 new images new images uploaded 3929 A total of 3,929 images were submitted in Wiki love monuments competition
Recruitment +100 new editors/contributors 120 new editor contributed
+5 Million bytes added to the Arabic Wikipedia. More than 15 million bytes were added by Education program students
get at least 30 new active female contributors for Wikipedia. More than 40 new active female contributors by Education program students and writing contest
+600 new articles added to the Arabic Wikipedia. and 2000 new articles by Education program students and writing contest
new users contributed in the writing competition 36 new user 36 new user contributed in the writing competition
New Article in the writing competition 105 New Article including 2 featured articles 36 new user contributed in the writing competition

Global Metrics[edit]

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees. In addition to the measures of success for your specific program (in above section), please use the table below to let us know how your project contributed to the Global Metrics. We know that not all projects will have results for each type of metric, so feel free to put "0" where necessary.

  1. Next to each required metric, list the actual outcome achieved through this project.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome. For example, if you were funded for an edit-a-thon which resulted in 0 new images, your explanation might be "This project focused solely on participation and articles written/improved, the goal was not to collect images."

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 200 involved as volunteers, juries, participants
2. # of new editors ~100 persons estimated from number of new editors
3. # of individuals involved 200 participants
  1. of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages
250 From contest statistics
  1. of new images/media uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Optional)
3918 From contest statistics
of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 450 new articles added to Arabic Wikipedia
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects
+10 Featured articles nominated on the Arabic Wikipedia. 12 Featured articles created
Learning question
Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?

yes it increased the motivation of contributors by helping them how to edit in the edit-athons and offers awards for the best contributes


What impact did this project have on WMF's mission and the strategic priorities?

Option A: How did you increase participation in one or more Wikimedia projects?

  • we encouraged many new use users to participate in Arabic Wikipedia and commons by education program activities , and the writing contest

Option B: How did you improve quality on one or more Wikimedia projects?

  • by supporting users to improve quality of the articles and many of them created featured articles .

Option C: How did you increase the reach (readership) of one or more Wikimedia projects?

  • we created online ads to reach new readers from the social media sites

Reporting and documentation of expenditures[edit]

This section describes the grant's use of funds


Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grants at wikimedia dot org, according to the guidelines here? Answer "Yes" or "No".



Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.

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Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 WLM Photography trips Bus rental from Cairo to Nuweiba Day 3 500 500 552.7 USD
2 WLM Photography trips Internal transportation in Nuweiba Day 3 300 300 578.40 USD 2 car in the day
3 WLM Photography trips Accommodation and Food Day 3 1500 1500 1343.20 USD 13 contributors, we got discount for the package
4 WLM Photography trips Refreshments for participants Day 3 45 135 116.58 USD
5 WLM Photography editing workshop Refreshments for participants Person 50 2 100 75.85 USD
6 WLM ِAdvertising Poster printing and Online Ads - - 500 - 500 USD
7 WLM Prize First Prize Prize 1 750 750 750 USD
8 WLM Prize Second Prize Prize 1 250 250 250 USD
9 WLM Prize Third Prize Prize 1 150 150 150 USD
10 WLM Prize Special Prize for most linked photos in articles Prize 1 150 150 150 USD
11 Photobooks print Photobooks with the winning photos book 50 6 300 300 USD
12 Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges package 3 100 300 300 USD
13 Regular meetups meetups for user group Meal/Person 4 300 536.4 USD
14 Transportation/shipment fees Transportation and material shipment fees Monthly fees 6 100 600 240 USD
15 Equipment Laptop Laptop 2 612 1224 1243.6 USD
16 Equipment Portable hot spot router router 1 150 150 118 USD
17 Promotion Printed T-shirts, for the participants T-shirts 5 50 250 250 USD
18 Edit-a-thon transportation Bus rental day 2 200 600 400 USD
19 Meals Meals & Refreshments for 4 edit-a-thons people 42 5.5 1000 231 USD
20 Edit-a-thon Space rental Edit-a-thon Space rental space 2 160 181 USD
21 Edit-a-thon Advertising Edit-a-thon Advertising online and printing 2 50 200 100 USD
22 Writing Competition first prize prize 1 350 350 350 USD
23 Writing Competition second prize prize 1 250 250 250 USD
24 Writing Competition third prize Writing Competition third prize prize 1 100 100 100 USD
25 Equipment Internet access subscription 1 month subscription for 4 users 6 26 624 500 USD
26 Ceremony Certificates certificate 150 1 150 155 USD
27 Food& Drinks Refreshments/Snacks student 150 2.92 450 438 USD
28 Awards Simple awards for students 100 500 586 USD

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
11833 USD
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
11833 USD
Total amount spent on this project
10695.73 USD
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
10695.73 USD

Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.

Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of US$1,137.27 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:PEG/Mohamed Ouda/Egyptian Wikimedians User Group 2016 activities.
Are there any grant funds remaining?


Please list the total amount (specify currency) remaining here. (This is the amount you did not use, or the amount you still have after completing your grant.)

1137.27 USD This amount we did not use

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we made a submit a for a new grant request