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Mohamed Ouda/Egyptian Wikimedians User Group 2016 activities
Egyptian Wikimedians User Group activities in 2016
targetArabic Wikipedia , commons
strategic priorityImprove quality
start date6 October
start year2016
end date31 January
end year2017
budget (local currency)96 217 EGP
budget (USD)10 836 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
creatorMohamed Ouda
contact(s)• mmustafa8@gmail.com• ah.hamdi.mohi@gmail.com
organization• Wikipedia Egypt User Group
created on20:50, 28 June 2016 (UTC)


This project has the following goals:
  1. Promoting the quality and quantity of articles on the Arabic Wikipedia.
  2. Help recruiting new volunteer editors to edit Wikipedia by supporting the Education Program and holding edit-a-thons.
  3. Help recruiting new volunteer ambassadors and professors to assign and help their students edit Wikipedia.
  4. Organizing training sessions for students and volunteers.
  5. Covering needed equipment costs for holding workshops which will support sustainability of the program in Egypt.
  6. Promoting competition between volunteers and editors.
  7. Attracting photographers to take photos and share them under free licence.





Wiki Loves Monuments


The aim of this project is to encourage and facilitate the capturing and upload of photographs of Egyptian heritage sites or monuments under free licensing during heritage month (September). This includes encouraging those who upload media, to write about their monument of choice on Wikipedia, Through this competition we aim to not only increase the quality of photographs on Commons, but also the number of active participants. We aim to inspire participants to contribute to Wikipedia in terms of improving articles, creating articles or uploading new content and media which can be used on Wikipedia or other related Wiki projects. This is the 3th year that WM EG will run the competition locally, in the last year the competition added more than 6000 free photo to commons

  • Advertising Campaign online and offline.
  • Prize Awarding event.

User Group Activities

  • Organizing Writing Competition
  • Holding 2 meetings for user group members.
  • Assisting with transportation for members who live outside Cairo or on long distances.
  • Organizing 3 edit-a-thons for new/existing users in Egypt.

Education Program Activities

  • Education Program End-of-term celebration conferences
  • Providing internet access for ambassadors to can make workshops.



Target readership


The target will be primarily Arabic Wikipedia and commons .

Fit with strategy


What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorites. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1-2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found at here.

Will this project/program increase the number of people reading and editing Wikipedia in Egypt

Measures of success


Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used 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. Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some Global Metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

  • +1000 photos uploaded to Wikimedia commons.
  • +5 Million bytes added to the Arabic Wikipedia.
  • Recruitment +100 new editors/contributors
  • Increasing skills for editing for the new users by the edit-a-thons
  • +10 Featured articles nominated on the Arabic Wikipedia.
  • To get at least 30 new active female contributors for Wikipedia.
  • +600 new articles added to the Arabic Wikipedia.

Resources and risks



  1. User:Mohamed Ouda Event coordinator.
  2. User:لا روسا Education Program leader - Cairo University.
  3. User:May Hachem93Education Program leader - Ain Shams University.
  4. User:Ahmed Mohi El din Event coordinator.
  5. Full list of user group member who can help achieve this project can be found here.
  6. Full list of Education Program volunteers (in Arabic) can be found here.
  • Onwiki evidence of community support (such as a project about this discussion):
  1. Wikipedia Education Program Pages on Ar Wikipedia.
  2. Sixth Celebration Conference, Egypt
  • Evidence of past success in executing similar projects:
  1. 30 million bytes added by Wikipedia Education Program students in Egypt in 4 terms.
  2. 40 featured/good articles.
  3. The percentage of female participation reached 89% last term.



Considering the last experiences, the biggest risk is the unavailability of the Internet connection in some locations .



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.

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 WLM ِAdvertising Poster printing and Online Ads N/A N/A N/A $500 $ We will use social media websites to promote the contest and print posters to be published in public places.
5 WLM Prize First Prize Prize 1 $500 $500 $
6 WLM Prize Second Prize Prize 1 $250 $250 $
7 WLM Prize Third Prize Prize 1 $150 $150 $
8 WLM Prize forth Prize Prize 1 $100 $100 $
9 WLM Prize fifth Prize Prize 1 $50 $50 $
10 WLM Prize Special Prize for most linked photos in articles Prize 1 $150 $150 $
11 Photobooks print Photobooks with the winning photos advertising 60 $5 $300 $
12 Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges 3 $100 $300 $
Total $2300 $

User group coordination

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Regular meetups Dinner for 4 meetups (@ $20/person) Meal/Person 15 People $15 $900 $ The number of group members now is 15 and some of them are not in Egypt. 12 is the average of people who possibly will attend.
2 Transportation/shipment fees Transportation and material shipment fees Monthly fees 6 months $100 $600 $ This amount will be used to help covering travelling/transportation fees for membforers who live outside Cairo and shipment of needed material.
3 Equipment Laptop Laptop 1 Laptops $612 $612 $ Laptop will help us in managing Edit-a-thons , education program and User group coordination, one of our the old laptop is broken
4 Equipment Portable hot spot router router 1 $150 $150 $
Total $2262 $


Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Promotion Printed T-shirts, for the participants T-shirt 40 T-shirts $6 $240 $ The 40 printed T-shirts will be dispensed on participants during the 4 edit-a-thons.
2 Edit-a-thon transportation Bus rental Day 4 days $150 per day $600 $
3 Meals Meals & Refreshments for 4 edit-a-thons (@ $5/person) people/editathon 50 people/editathon $5 $1000 $ The number of participants/edit-a-thon will be 50 (including volunteers)
4 Edit-a-thon Space rental Edit-a-thon Space rental Space rental Space rental for 4 Edit-a-thons $80 per Edit-a-thon $320 $
5 Edit-a-thon Advertising Edit-a-thon Advertising online and printed ads Advertising for 4 Edit-a-thons $50 per Edit-a-thons $200 $
6 Writing Competition first prize Writing Competition first prize prize 1 $350 $350 $
7 Writing Competition second prize Writing Competition second prize prize 1 $250 $250 $
8 Writing Competition third prize Writing Competition third prize prize 1 $100 $100 $
Total $3060 $

Education Program Equipment

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Equipment Internet access subscription 1 month subscription for 4 users 6 months $26 per month $624 $
Total $624 $

Education Program End-of-term celebration conference

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Ceremony Certificates 1 Certificate 300 $1.5 $450 $
2 Food& Drinks Refreshments/Snacks N/A 300 $3 $900 $
3 Awards Simple awards for students N/A 200 $5 $1000 $
Total $2350 $
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Non-financial requirements


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