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Tanzania University Students Wikimedians 2024/2025
start date2024-07-012024-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2025-06-302025-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)83875000 TZS
amount requested (USD)52948.07 USD [note 1]
amount recommended (USD)30000
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Open Space Tanzania

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Open Space Tanzania
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
Yes, I have already applied and received a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Nonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Tanzania University Students Wikimedians 2024/2025
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
No but we would like to apply for multi-year funding next time
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

our programs, approaches, and strategies for the Tanzania University Students Wikimedians Project are designed to address specific challenges while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the community. Let’s delve into each aspect:-

Challenges Addressed: 1. Digital Literacy Gap: Many Tanzanian university students lack digital literacy skills, hindering their effective participation in Wikimedia projects.

2. Content Gap: Insufficient Tanzanian-related content on Wikimedia platforms limits representation and knowledge sharing.

3. Community Engagement: Building a vibrant and committed community of Wikimedians is essential for sustained growth.

4. Member Retention: Maintaining active and committed contributors over time. 5. Community Sustainability: Ensuring the community’s long-term viability and growth.

Programs, Approaches, and Strategies:- 1. Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom: Approach: Collaborate with educators to integrate Wikipedia reading into university courses.

Strategy: By incorporating Wikipedia as supplementary material, we enhance digital literacy and encourage critical thinking.

2. Bantu Trails in Tanzania: Approach: Collaborate with Local communities to document, create and improve Bantu-related content.

Strategy: Documenting and highlighting Bantu cultural heritage fosters community engagement and enriches Wikimedia content.

3. Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary 2024: Approach: Engage students in documenting travel experiences on Wikimedia Commons.

Strategy: Creating a collaborative travel guide promotes community involvement and showcases Tanzanian destinations.

4. Kiwix4Schools: Approach: Provide offline access to Wikipedia content for students in areas with limited internet connectivity.

Strategy: Ensuring access to knowledge even in remote regions contributes to community sustainability.

5. Edit-a-thons: Approach: Organize themed edit-a-thons throughout the year.


  • Swahili Month: Encourages local language content creation.
  • Women in Wiki: Empowers female contributors.
  • Wiki for Human Rights: Advocates for social justice.
  • Tanzanian Law Week 2025: Enhances legal knowledge sharing.
  • African Month: Celebrates African culture.
  • International Youth Day: Engages young contributors.

6. Drop-in Edit-a-thon (Weekends): Approach: Provide a casual space for students to edit Wikipedia.

Strategy: Encouraging spontaneous contributions fosters community bonding and sustains interest.

Focusing on Sustainability:-

  • Our initiatives, such as Bantu Trails, Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom, Drop-in edit-a-thon and Kiwix4Schools, are designed for long-term impact.
  • By fostering uniqueness in how Wikimedia programs are run, we create a sustainable ecosystem where knowledge sharing thrives.

Compared to past events, the current plan starting from programs, approaches to strategies are all designed for the longer run.

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM Yes
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Wiki Club, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Research, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Secondary school students, Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors, Senior citizens
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Documenting or incubating languages on Wikimedia projects, Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues, Supporting GLAM professionals to incorporate use of Wikimedia in their work, through documentation, training, or Wikimedian in Residence programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups, Fomenting female leadership within the movement (either staff, members or boards), Sensitize and educate for gender perspective among Wikimedia projects stewards and editors
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, Feminism and Folklore, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Women, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Wiki Loves Earth
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

Magoiga M. Mtatiro (username: magotech): Program coordinator (Salaried) Sylvester Johnbosco (username: codtz): Accountant. Emmanuel Akyoo (username: Bs-Afrique): Communication Officer - Seggy Joe (Volunteer) Logistics officer clubs coordinators (5 positions): Open positions Ebenezer Mlay (Username: CaliBen) – Project advisor and facilitator Riccardo Riccioni (Username:Riccardo Riccioni) – Project advisor

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

we plan to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in our country and in other countries to implement this proposal. We believe that collaboration and partnership are essential to achieving our goals and maximizing our impact. In particular, we plan to: 1. Partner with other Wikimedia communities and groups in Tanzania in implementation. 2. Participate in regional and global Wikimedia events. 3. Engage with Wikimedia affiliates in other countries.

we will be working closely with:- Wikimedians of Arusha User Group, Jenga Wikipedia ya Kiswahili, Wikimedia Tanzania User Group and out country wikimedian communities.

Also working with external partners has been crucial during the implementation of our programs/events. This year we are also going to be working with external partners due to gaining more knowledge and sharing experience. we will be creating awareness to them on how they can be part of the Wikimedia movement based on their field of working.

We have been working with the Green Innitiative Tanzania in developing and conducting events related to environment, and we have secured a partnership with EcoClimate Vision an international NGO who we will work on different areas including the environment topic. We believe this and other partners that we are working with will play a great role to creating awareness of the Movement.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 350 N/A
Number of all editors 300 N/A
Number of new editors 20
Number of retained editors 250
Number of all organizers 17 N/A
Number of new organizers 2
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 1000 500
Wikimedia Commons 300 100
Wikidata 500 300
Wikimedia Incubator 250 50
Wikiquote 200 50
Wikivoyage 600 50
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
83875000 TZS
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A TZS
Year 2 N/A TZS
Year 3 N/A TZS
Requested amount in USD
52948.07 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

3 (2 full time, 1 part-time)
19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

2 (full time)

1 (part time)

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
Currently, we do not have staff or contractor changes compared to the current year of the GSF.
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contractor costs 33687500 TZS
Operational costs 17820000 TZS
Programmatic costs 32367500 TZS
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


Additional information[edit]

22. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

Budget Increase Explanation:- The increase in this year’s budget compared to last year’s is primarily due to the introduction of sustainable programs that were not present in previous years. These new initiatives, such as “Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom,” “Bantu Trails in Tanzania,” “Tanzania: A Wiki Travel Diary 2024,” and “Kiwix4Schools,” require additional resources to ensure their successful implementation and long-term impact. We are committed to investing in these programs to foster community growth and knowledge sharing.

Quarterly Reports:- We invite you to review our past two quarterly reports, which provide detailed insights into our progress, challenges, and achievements. These reports offer a comprehensive view of our activities, community engagement, and the effectiveness of our strategies. You can access the reports via the following links:-

Dashboard Activities:- For a real-time overview of our ongoing activities, please explore our dashboard via this link: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/university_students_wikimedians/programs

We believe in transparency and accountability, and we are committed to making our processes and outcomes accessible for review.

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We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.