Grants:PEG/User:Ahmed Mohi El din- Egypt Wikimedians user group/Wikimedia projects activities in Egypt

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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:Ahmed Mohi El din
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User:Mohamed Ouda
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Egypt Wikimedians user group

Project details[edit]

Official project name
Activities in Egypt
Project start date
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30 july 2014
Project completion date
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29 October 2014 31 January 2015
Please describe the project in a few sentences
The intention of this project is organizing events and activities supporting the Wikimedia movement in Egypt and people involved in this movement over the course of three months.

Financial details[edit]

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Amount and currency requested
9,790 USD 9,590 USD 8,790 USD 8,565 USD
Please provide an equivalent amount in US dollars using the exchange rate provided by Oanda on the date you open this request
9,790 USD 9,590 USD 8,790 USD 8,565 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
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.

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
By the end of October 2014, it is expected to have the following results:
  1. +2000 photos uploaded to Wikimedia commons.
  2. +20 Featured photos nominated on Arabic Wikipedia.
  3. +5 Million bytes added to the Arabic Wikipedia by Egypt Education Program students during the summer course.
  4. +10 Featured articles nominated on the Arabic Wikipedia.
  5. +1000 new articles added to the Arabic Wikipedia.
  6. +200 new accounts on Wikimedia projects.

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
Wiki Loves Monuments Egypt 2013 winner photo

Wiki Loves Monuments[edit]

  • 2 photography trips in Cairo.
  • Advertising Campaign online and offline.
  • Photographers editing workshop (to help them upload photos and use them on Wikipedia)
  • Prize Awarding event.

User Group Coordination[edit]

  • Holding 2 meetings for user group members.
  • Assisting with transportation for members who live outside Cairo or on long distances.

User Group Activities[edit]

  • Organizing 3 edit-a-thons for new/existing users in Egypt.
Last Education Program celebration conference in Egypt. April 2014

Education Program Activities[edit]

  • Providing equipment for holding workshops in 2 Egyptian Universities where internet access and equipped laps are not usually available.
  • Organizing end-of-term conference.


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

Wiki Loves monuments

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 WLM Photography trips Bus rental Day 2 days $150 $300 $
2 WLM Photography trips Refreshments for participants N/A N/A $75/day $150 $
3 WLM Photography editing workshop Refreshments for participants (2$/person) Person 50 2$ $100 $
4 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 $1000 $1000 $ Prizes will be gadgets
6 WLM Prize Second Prize Prize 1 $600 $500 $600 $500 $ Prizes will be gadgets
7 WLM Prize Third Prize Prize 1 $400 $250 $400 $250 $ Prizes will be gadgets
Total $2950 $2800 $

User group coordination

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Regular meetups Dinner for 2 meetups (@ $15/person) Meal/Person 12 People $30 $360 $ 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 3 months $100 $300 $ This amount will be used to help covering travelling/transportation fees for members who live outside Cairo and shipment of needed material.
Total $660 $


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 150 75 T-shirts $6 $900 $450 $ The 75 printed T-shirts will be dispensed on participants during the 3 edit-a-thons.
2 Edit-a-thon transportation Bus rental Day 3 days $150 $450 $
3 Meals Meals & Refreshments for 3 edit-a-thons (@ $5/person) Meal/Person 50 people $15 $750 $ The number of participants/edit-a-thon will be 50 (including volunteers)
Total $2100 $1650 $

Education Program Equipment

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Equipment Laptop Laptop 2 Laptops $1200 $1,400 $1,000 $2400 $2,800 $2,000 $ In order to cover a 13" Macbook Air in Egypt
2 Equipment Portable hot spot router Router 2 routers $150 $300 $
3 Equipment Internet access subscription 1 month subscription 3 months $60 $180 $
Total $2,880 $3280 $2,480 $

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 300 150 $1.5 $450 $225 $
2 Food& Drinks Refreshments/Snacks N/A N/A N/A $450 $
3 Awards Simple awards for students N/A N/A N/A $300 $
Total $1,200 $975 $
Total cost of project
9,790 USD 9,590 USD 8,790 USD 8,565 USD
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
9,790 USD 9,590 USD 8,790 USD 8,565 USD
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded
Some local non-profit organizations (such as ADEF, Al-Sawy Culture Wheel, and Egyptian Universities) are expected to help organizing/hosting our events. Information about financial support is currently not available.

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


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:Mohamed Ouda Wiki Loves Monuments coordinator.
  2. User:Ahmed Mohi El din Event coordinator.
  3. User:لا روسا Education Program leader - Cairo University.
  4. User:Samir I. Sharbaty Education Program leader - Ain Shams University.
  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. Wiki Loves Monuments page on Commons.
  • 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.
  4. 593 files uploaded during Wiki Loves Monuments in Egypt last year (without any support).


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

The Education program volunteers and professors encourage new students to create user accounts and edit Wikipedia. The Wiki Loves Monuments contest will also attract new users to upload photos and will raise competition.


We will continue to recruit new editors to Wikipedia and volunteers to help organize our events and support retaining existing active ones.


If the project will benefit a specific online community, please tell us.
The Arabic Wikipedia Community, Wikimedia Projects and the Wiki movement in Egypt.

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?
This project aims at supporting the Wiki Community in Egypt which has the highest participation to the Wikimedia Projects in the region and The Egypt Education Program which has the highest success on Ar Wiki in the field of Education and Outreach.

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.
We are willing to share all materials produced by the user group to any individual, group or organization who can make use of it.

Please list other benefits to the movement here.
This project is based on the efforts of volunteers who have a proven track record of encouraging users to develop quality and quantity content on the Wikimedia websites.
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