Grants:PEG/User:Samir I. Sharbaty/Egypt Wikimedians User Group/WikiWomen Prize

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This submission to the Project and Event Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2014-15. This is a grant to a group.

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Basic information[edit]

Grant request details[edit]

Are you an organization, a group, or an individual?
Please provide your name, or the name of the group or organization requesting this grant.
Egypt Wikimedians User group
Please provide the name (or username) of the main contact for this grant request. You do not need to disclose your legal name publicly.
User:Samir I. Sharbaty E-mail:
For groups and organizations only: Please provide the name (or username) of a second contact for this grant request.
User:Mohamed Ouda E-mail:
Please link to any relevant documents, including your website if you have one.
Egypt Wikimedians user group, WikiWomen Prize page on Ar Wikipedia.

Project details[edit]

Official project name
WikiWomen Prize
Project start date
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1 September 2014 1 October 2014
Project completion date
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30 September 2014 30 October 2014
Please describe the project in a few sentences
The purpose of this project is giving a monetary prize to the highest contributors to one or more of Arabic language Wikimedia projects related to women or aiming at narrowing the gender gap on Wikimedia projects at a specified period of time. The prize is also targeted to beginner users (a participant must have less than 1,500 edits before joining the competition to be accepted). This is a pilot round of the competition and if successful we will take the lessons learned to repeat it next year.

Financial details[edit]

Please request your grant in your local currency. WMF is able to grant funds in many currencies.

Amount and currency requested
600 USD 450 USD
Please provide an equivalent amount in US dollars using the exchange rate provided by Oanda on the date you open this request
600 USD 450 USD

For organizations only[edit]

This section only needs to be completed by organizations requesting grants. Individuals and groups that are not incorporated do not need to complete this section.

Are you an incorporated organization able to provide local proof of nonprofit status within your country? For-profit organizations are not eligible to receive grants through the PEG program.
Answer YES or NO.
Does your organization currently employ or engage any fulltime or part-time staff or contractors? If yes, please tell us how many staff or contractors you employ or engage, along with their functions or a link to your staff page. For example, "2 full time program managers and 1 part-time contractor accountant at 50% FTE each."

Goals and measures of success[edit]

Project goal[edit]

Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful.

Project goal
  1. To help close the gender gap on Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  2. To encourage existing female users edit and attract new ones to join Wikipedia.
  3. To promote the quality and quantity of women-related content on the Arabic Wikimedia projects.
  4. To raise competition between new users and encourage them do their best and continue editing Wikipedia.

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of measurable 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.

Measures of success
  1. +25 participants.
  2. +10 continue editing the next month after the competition ends.
  3. +2 new participants continue serving Wikimedia projects as volunteers.
  4. +5 featured content about women. (i,e. featured or good articles, featured pictures, etc)
  5. +50 new articles about women on the Arabic Wikipedia.

Project scope and activities[edit]

This section describes what will happen if this project is funded. Who will do what, and when?

List of activities
We have a number of female users on Arabic Wikipedia and some women-related courses in Wikipedia Education program in Egypt. We will promote the prize between them and will make some advertising to attract new ones to join the competition. The Egyptian user group with local organizations will organize an editathon for participants to train them on editing (no cost is needed for this event since it is covered by our last grant). Although this Prize is targeted to Egyptian female users but any user if not female or from Egypt will be welcome to join.
Walaa Abdul Monem who is a sysop on Ar Wikipedia will be responsible for the jury. She will choose reputable sysop on the Arabic Wikipedia to be in charge of selecting the winners. Every participant will be asked to prepare a report about her/his achievements (which is a public page on Wikipedia) to be the reference for the jury and so the results will be transparent for everyone.


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

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
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Prizes First prize prize 1 250 USD 250 USD $
2 Prizes Second prize prize 1 100 USD 100 USD $
3 Prizes Third prize prize 1 50 USD 50 USD $
4 Advertising printing posters, stickers and online Ads N/A N/A N/A 200 USD 50 USD $ We will use social media websites to promote the contest and print posters and stickers to be published in public places.
Total $600 $450 $
Total cost of project
600 USD 450 USD
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
600 USD 450 USD
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non financial assistance available. Please inform Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requirements for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance

Resources and Risks[edit]


This section is used to highlight your potential for successfully executing this project.

Consider including the following information:

  • List of team members (names or usernames):
  1. User:Samir I. Sharbaty, general coordination.
  2. User:لا روسا, jury coordinator.
  3. User:Ahmed Mohi El din, communications.
  4. User:May Hachem93, training.

This section is used to identify key risks or threats that would prevent you from achieving your project goals and how you would mitigate those risks and threats.

We do not expect any risks for this project.


In the sections below, please describe how the project is related to the Wikimedia mission and Wikimedia's strategic priorities.

Fit to strategy[edit]

How will this project support the key organizational objectives of
  • increasing reach (more people will access or contribute to Wikipedia or our other projects),
  • participation (more people actually contributing),
  • quality (more content, more useful content, or higher-quality content),
  • credibility (more trust in our projects),
  • organizational maturity and effectiveness (how it will move you or the Wikimedia community forward),
  • or financial sustainability (how it will help you achieve more in the long run)?
This statement should address at least one of the strategic priorities listed here specifically. See Project and Event Grants program criteria for decision making.


If the project will benefit a specific online community, please tell us.
This project will benefit the Arabic Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects (i.e. Wikimedia commons), and this will be achieved by developing content and recruiting female volunteer editors and offline volunteers to help new users.
Please provide a brief statement about how the project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement. For example, does the project fit into a work area such as GLAM, education, organizational development, editor retention, or outreach?
The project is supportive to WEP courses that focus on women topics since it will raise competition between them.

If successful, will the project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations? Please explain how in 1–2 sentences.
Sure, also we are willing to develop blogs, material or any helpful manual to help others do similar work in their communities.

Please list other benefits to the movement here.
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