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Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro Anual plan
start date2023-12-21
end date2024-12-21
budget (local currency) 
amount requested (USD) USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundundefined round
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Group of individuals not registered with an organization
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)
Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro Anual plan
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
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)

From our experience with 4 funded rapid grants and sub-grants from the Africa Knowledge initiative, Swahili Climate Voices Campaign, Africa Wiki Challenge, and Africa Environment, this proposal tries to help bridge the content gap, recruit/empower more volunteers and share free knowledge in the Swahili language to enable easy access for people who would otherwise not be able to on a normal day.

Programs, Approaches, and Strategies for the Kilimanjaro Community Programs: The Kilimanjaro community has established a diverse range of programs aimed at fostering open knowledge, inclusivity, and community engagement. These initiatives address various areas of interest and contribute to the overall growth and impact of the community. Some of the key programs include: Training of Wiki Commons, Wikidata, Wikiquote, and Wiktionary: With our accomplishments as a backdrop, our commitment to the future is unwavering. We actively engage in diverse Wikipedia contests, poised to leave our imprint. Furthermore, we aspire to shine as a source of knowledge across Wiki Commons, Wikidata, Wikiquote, and Wiktionary. Wiki in Sports: This program focuses on creating informative and comprehensive articles related to sports, athletes, and sports-related topics in Swahili on Wikipedia. Collaborations with sports organizations to get more content about their history and more to come and sourcing accurate information are integral components of this initiative.

Community Engagement: This annual gathering serves as a platform for community members to come together, share experiences and challenges, and plan future activities. It strengthens bonds within the community and provides opportunities for meaningful discussions and collaborations.

Wiki in Technology: With the aim of empowering youth, especially students to adopt technology-related knowledge, this program involves developing educational materials, conducting Wikitech workshops, and creating informative articles concerning technology as well as introducing Wikimedia tools for sustainability. Wiki in Health: The objective of this project is to curate health-related content in Swahili on Wikipedia. Through edit-a-thons, workshops, and partnerships with health professionals, the community aims to contribute accurate and up-to-date health information.

Wikipedia Page Wanting Photos: This initiative aims to identify Wikipedia articles lacking images and focuses efforts on adding appropriate images to enhance the quality and visual appeal of the content.

WikiVibrance – International Youth Day: To align with the vision of WikiVibrance we can organize workshops, contests, and discussions, this program seeks to engage and empower youth, encouraging them to actively participate in Wikipedia and open knowledge initiatives and celebrate African youth achievements.

Months of African Cinema: By collaborating with local film organizations and hosting edit-a-thons, this initiative aims to promote African cinema and cultural heritage by creating and improving articles related to African films, actors, and directors. 1lib1ref in Kilimanjaro: Through training sessions, workshops, and collaborations with libraries, this project empowers librarians and educators to contribute to Wikipedia by adding references, thereby enhancing the credibility and reliability of articles. As you know Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide.

Parliament MP Photos: Contributing to the visual documentation of parliamentary members, enhancing political information on Wikimedia. Through those photos, we can enhance the quality and visual appeal of the content. Collaborations with MP and government to get more content about their history and more to come and sourcing accurate information are integral components of this initiative.

Administrator Support Initiative for the Tanzanian Wikimedia Community: In response to the needs identified by our administrators, the Tanzanian Wikimedia community in Kilimanjaro has initiated a monthly support agreement. Collaborating with Swahili Wikipedia administrators enables streamlined monitoring and assistance for our activities, particularly in overseeing the structure of content contributed by new users. This collaboration also facilitates knowledge exchange through mentorship programs, allowing administrators to share their valuable experiences. The objective of this agreement is to enhance our administrative capabilities and provide effective support for the Swahili Wikipedia and related language-specific projects.

Approaches: The Kilimanjaro community's approaches are guided by key principles to ensure the success and effectiveness of its programs. These approaches include:

Promoting Knowledge Sharing: The community actively encourages diverse individuals to share their expertise by contributing to a wide range of Wikipedia articles, thereby enriching the knowledge base and ensuring a broader representation of perspectives.

Education and Inclusivity: By engaging young people, women, and marginalized groups, the community promotes inclusivity and diversity in content creation, fostering a dynamic and varied learning environment.

Decolonizing the Internet: Through Inclusive Knowledge Integration and Training, the community recognizes the significance of integrating historically marginalized knowledge, advocating for fair representation, and celebrating cultural diversity within its content. This commitment to knowledge equity entails actively including historically overlooked information and embracing insights from non-hegemonic and often marginalized sources. To accomplish this, the community emphasizes training initiatives that expand the array of contributors within the Wikimedia movement. By doing so, we are actively working to reshape the landscape of online knowledge and foster a more inclusive global narrative.

Empowerment Through Skill Development and Resource Equity: Our focus is on transferring knowledge and ensuring fair distribution of resources, fostering the creation of secure, inclusive, and enduring learning communities. We champion inventive approaches to learning, engagement, and integration within the Wikimedia movement. At the organizational level, our aim is to fortify our team, enhance financial viability, and achieve progressive expansion to amplify the influence of our endeavors. This involves harmonizing our strategies with the 2030 vision and actively engaging in its worldwide execution.

Empowering through Training and Learning: At the heart of our mission, the Kilimanjaro community is dedicated to empowering its members with indispensable skills, knowledge, and resources. This empowerment serves as a catalyst for enthusiastic engagement in various Wikimedia projects and initiatives. As part of our continuous efforts, we are excited to conduct this "Let’s Connect peer learning program”. This innovative initiative will unite organizers and trainers, providing them with a platform to seamlessly share valuable materials, exchange knowledge, and foster stronger partnerships. By collaboratively nurturing this ecosystem, we are committed to ensuring the vibrant growth of Wikimedia communities throughout Tanzania.

Strengthening Community Health: Through regular community engagement, workshops, and discussions, the community prioritizes the creation of a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that fosters collaboration and mutual growth.

Geographical Expansion: The community seeks to expand its reach to different areas within Kilimanjaro, ensuring that a broader spectrum of voices and perspectives are represented.

Advocacy and Public Awareness: By raising awareness about open knowledge principles and Wikimedia projects through various platforms, the community aims to create a broader understanding of the importance of freely accessible information. Bridging Gaps: The Kilimanjaro community actively facilitates collaborations and partnerships to enhance knowledge sharing, strengthen community bonds, and drive collective growth.

Strategies: To achieve its objectives, the Kilimanjaro community employs strategic approaches that guide its actions and decision-making processes. These strategies include:

Outreach Programs: Engaging the community through awareness campaigns, workshops, and educational events to promote open knowledge concepts, benefits, and participation in Wikimedia projects.

Collaboration with Educational Institutions: Partnering with schools and universities to integrate open knowledge principles into curricula, encouraging early engagement and knowledge sharing.

Social Media and Online Presence: Utilizing various online platforms to disseminate information, share success stories, and engage with the community, thereby expanding its online reach and impact.

Local Language Content: Prioritizing the creation and expansion of open knowledge resources in local languages, particularly Kiswahili, to cater to a wider audience and preserve cultural heritage.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: Implementing programs aimed at attracting and supporting diverse contributors, fostering a more inclusive and representative community.

Mentoring and Training Programs: Establishing mentorship initiatives to guide newcomers and empower them with the skills and confidence to actively contribute to Wikimedia projects.

Regular Community Engagement: Organizing frequent community events, meetings, and forums to facilitate open discussions, address concerns, and strengthen a sense of belonging.

Sustainability Practices: Integrating sustainable practices into community activities to ensure the long-term success, growth, and continuity of the Kilimanjaro community.

Team Building and Development: Conducting workshops, training sessions, and capacity-building programs to enhance the skills, cohesion, and effectiveness of the organizational team.

Alignment with Wikimedia 2030 Strategy: Continuously reviewing and aligning organizational plans with the Wikimedia 2030 strategy to actively contribute to the movement's overarching vision and goals.

Impact Measurement and Evaluation: Implementing robust measurement systems to assess the impact of organizational activities, using data to drive continuous improvement and growth The Kilimanjaro community is actively working to address several challenges as it strives to promote open knowledge, inclusivity, and community engagement. These challenges include:

Lack of Awareness: Many community members may not fully understand the concept and significance of open knowledge, leading to limited participation and contribution. Underrepresented Voices: Certain groups, such as women, youth, and marginalized communities, may face barriers to engagement and lack representation within the community.

Limited Resources: Insufficient resources, both financial and human, can hinder the community's ability to execute its programs effectively and sustainably.

Content Gaps: Existing content may lack diversity, and some topics may be inadequately covered, preventing a comprehensive representation of knowledge.

Skill Development: Newcomers may lack the necessary skills and knowledge to actively contribute to Wikimedia projects, inhibiting their involvement.

Sustainability: Ensuring the long-term success and continuity of community activities and programs is crucial but can be challenging.

Language Barrier: The dominance of certain languages can hinder the creation and expansion of open knowledge resources in local languages, limiting accessibility.

Community Cohesion: Fostering a sense of belonging and collaboration among community members is vital, but maintaining a cohesive and motivated team can be demanding.

The strategies outlined by the Kilimanjaro community are designed to address these challenges effectively:

Outreach Programs and Collaboration with Educational Institutions: These strategies raise awareness about open knowledge, engage new contributors, and promote inclusivity. Collaborations with schools and universities ensure knowledge sharing from a young age.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: By actively encouraging underrepresented groups to participate and providing mentoring, the community aims to ensure a more diverse and inclusive contributor base.

Sustainability Practices and Financial Sustainability: Integrating sustainable practices and responsible financial management enhances the community's ability to maintain its initiatives over time.

Local Language Content and Bridging Gaps: Prioritizing content creation in local languages and fostering collaborations help overcome language barriers and address content gaps.

Mentoring and Training Programs: Equipping newcomers with essential skills and knowledge through mentorship and training empowers them to contribute effectively.

Regular Community Engagement and Team Building: Community events, meetings, and workshops create a sense of belonging while team-building initiatives strengthen collaboration and motivation.

Impact Measurement and Evaluation: Monitoring the impact of activities helps identify areas for improvement and supports data-driven decision-making.

Alignment with Wikimedia 2030 Strategy: By closely aligning with the movement's global vision and goals, the community ensures its efforts contribute to broader objectives.

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 No
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)
Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs, Other activities
Other programs and activities if any: Wikiquote, and Wiktionary
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Secondary school students, Other groups
Other groups if any: Community Members of Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro

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
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, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Women, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos
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)

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)

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)


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 N/A N/A
Number of all editors N/A N/A
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers N/A N/A
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
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)
19. What is the total requested amount in US dollars? (required)
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency) Amount USD
Year 1 N/A N/A
Year 2 N/A N/A
Year 3 N/A N/A
20. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
20.1. 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.

20.2. 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.

20.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
21. 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 contactor costs
Operational costs
Programmatic costs
22. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

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