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Global Open Initiative Annual Wikimedia Activities
By December 2022, we would have created and improved over thousand pages on Twi Wikipedia, English Wikipedia and Wikidata. We would have also trained sixty librarians and formed partnerships with four other libraries as well.
start date1-Jan-2022
end date31-Dec-2022
budget (local currency)195740 GHS
budget (USD)33313.89 USD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
applicant and people related to proposalEmmanuel Yeboah- Kinvidia Harriet Bayel- Mwintirew
organization (if applicable)Global-Open Initiative Foundation

Review Midpoint Report

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Overview[edit]

What is the main objective of your proposal?

By December 2022, we would have created and improved over thousand pages on Twi Wikipedia, English Wikipedia and Wikidata. We would have also trained sixty librarians and formed partnerships with four other libraries as well.

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

We held a pilot event at the main library in Winneba. Which was attended by 13 librarians who were interested in having more of such events. Through this event we discovered that there are librarians in libraries in Ghana that lack digital literacy skills and hence are not able to be of much assistance to library visitors.

We also discovered that, libraries are not being patronised by the youth that much. So to make libraries more useful to Ghanaians, the Global Open Initiative Foundation and the Ghana Library Authority decided to work together to equip librarians with digital literacy skills by organising Wikipedia and Wikidata training events in libraries in the Central Region. Also, to attract more visitors to the libraries, the Ghana Library Authority will promote Wikipedia and Wikidata training events happening in libraries on their various social media platforms.

Moreover, having a community of editors and partners that are not continuously engaged could lead to the disinterest of some members who end up leaving.

For the year 2020/2021 through our Wikimedia activities, we established partnerships with several institutions including Nubuke Foundation, Accra Archive, Ghana Library Authority (Effutu Municipality), Dallung Community Library, Jisonayili Community Library and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Ghana. To strengthen our alliances with these institutions so we can continue to achieve our goal of contributing valuable content and recruiting editors on the various Wikimedia projects, we want to continue our work with these institutions. So for the year 2022, working hand in hand with these institutions, we hope to undertake the following:

  • 1. GOIF and Nubuke Editing meetups: Work with Nubuke Foundation team to improve content about Artists on Wikipedia and Wikidata.
  • 2. GOIF and Ghana Library Authority(GLA) Wikipedia and Wikidata training workshops and contests: The Ghana Library Authority is the institution that manages all libraries in Ghana. We will work with Ghana Library Authority to organise Wikipedia and Wikidata training workshops in libraries across the regions in Ghana.
  • 3. Twi Community Editing meetups and contests.

In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Where will this proposal be implemented?

Ghana

Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?

No

Project Proposal[edit]

Describe your main strategies to achieve the objective and the activities you will be developing as part of these strategies.

GOIF+Nubuke Foundation Edit-a-thons:

Ever since the beginning of 2020, most of the GOIF community meetups have been online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that physical events are allowed, we have partnered with the Nubuke Foundation who are interested in working with us to improve content about Ghanaian artists. It was agreed that Nubuke will allow the GOIF team to use its space for organising Wikipedia and Wikidata editing meetups on every last Saturday of the month.

Every meeting day, we will create at least five pages with the participants. After every meeting each participant will be given an article to work on before the next meeting day, the next month. In total, about 10 pages should be created in a month. Based on these figures, we will be able to complete about 60 pages in 6 months.

GOIF+Ghana Library Authority Wikidata/Wikipedia workshops:

We can achieve Ghana Library Authority’s goal of connecting every Ghanaian with knowledge resources to attain our shared goal of improving the literacy and skills of all Ghanaians. But first, we have to make libraries more useful, attractive and accessible to Ghanaians. And to do this, the Global Open Initiative Foundation which has a lot of experience in organising Wikipedia training events, has partnered with the Ghana Library Authority (Effutu Municipality), which manages all national libraries in the municipality, to organise Wikipedia training workshops in Libraries across the country.

We have successfully organised Wikipedia and Wikidata training workshops at the main GLA library in Winneba, Dallung Community Library, Jisonayili Community Library and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Ghana. We want to continuously engage the librarians recruited in these libraries and also train new librarians to become editors on Wikidata and Wikipedia. So we will organise at least one Wikidata editing workshop at each of the libraries that we worked with before. The type of content which will be created and improved will vary from one institution to the other. By completion of this project we will train 60 librarians and establish partnership with 4 new libraries.

Twi Community Transla-ta-thons and Contests:

The Twi community which focuses on creating content and recruiting editors on Twi Wikipedia mostly organise editing meetups and contests to continuously engage their members. For the year 2022 the community hopes to have organised 4 translation meetups and 4 contests.

What is your organization or group's mission?

Our mission is to help groom the skills and talents of Ghanaian youths through volunteerism. By empowering them to lead and contribute to open source projects like Wikipedia, we provide a platform and opportunities for them to apply the knowledge they acquired from schools. We also equip them with skills, knowledge, and experiences that could be of so much benefit to them career-wise.

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?

Local

Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops, Edit-A-Thons, Train-the-Trainer, Contest

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

Yes

Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Geography, Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Geographic, Linguistic / Language

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM

Please tell us more about your target participants.

Our targeted participants are members of the Global Open Initiative community and librarians from different libraries. To retain these participants, we will continuously engage them in editing activities. We will also add new participants to our Whatsapp group where we share resources and monitor their progress.

Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

No

Please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

Once our funding is approved, an email will be sent to the African mailing list, and a message will be posted in the village pump of the various projects (English Wikipedia, Twi Wikipedia and Wikidata) informing the online communities about the projects that we will be embarking on.

Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal? Please describe these partnerships.

Yes

How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

We already worked with these institutions in the past and we intend to continuously engage them by working on projects with them. We hope to scale our activities to other regions of Ghana with continuous collaboration with these institutions.

Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

Yes

Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

  • Emmanuel Yeboah (User: Kinvidia)- Project manager
  • Harriet Henry Bayel (User: Mwintirew)- In charge of Finance and Logistics
  • Patience Ansah (User: Nana yaa series)- Communications
  • Jemima Antwi (User: Jemima2019)- review jury work, build pages, other maintenance, Twi Professional
  • Abigail Darko (en:User:Amoaniwaa)- Trainer and workshop facilitator
  • Yvonne Darko (en:User:Naa2Darkoa)- Trainer and workshop facilitator
  • Mustapha (User:Sunkanmi12)- Graphics designer
  • Gabriel Amuzu (:en:User:Amuzujoe)- Photographer
  • Valentine Badu (:en:User:Valentine Badu)- Twi Professional, Facilitate Twi Wikipedia training
  • Nadaine (User:Warmglow)- Trainer and workshop facilitator
  • Gereon Kalkuhl (:en:User:Gereon_K.) - Advisor
  • Greg McVerry (:en:User:Jgmac1106) - Advisor
  • Mohammed Sadat Abdulai (:en:User:Masssly) - Advisor
  • Zita Ursula Zage (:en:User:Celestinesucess) - Advisor
  • Franklin Oduro (:en:User:Afroprogrammer) - Support

All team members will be involved in all the projects.

Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here. (optional)

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

  • -Manage existing partnerships and establish new ones.
  • -Best methods for effectively training librarians to become active Wikidata and Wikipedia editors.

Core Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total participants (Awareness campaigns) 200
Number of editors Total participants (editing activities) 200
Number of organizers people that make sure that activities can be implemented by providing the necessary time, support, and knowledge - such as coordinators, trainers, facilitators, etc. 20
Wikipedia Number of content pages created or improved across English Wikipedia and Twi Wikipedia. 500
Wikidata Number of content pages created or improved across Wikidata. 500

If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


Additional Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities Number of editors that continue to edit after activities. Number of organisers retained.
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities 25 20
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability Number of sustained partnerships. 6
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees Number of female editors 30
Number of people reached through social media publications
Number of activities developed
Number of volunteer hours

What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impacts of your activities? (optional)

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

-Outreach Dashboard for tracking contributions of editors.

-Google forms for participant registration.

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Share it on Meta-Wiki

Financial Proposal[edit]

What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

195740 GHS

What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

33313.89 USD

Please share your budget for this proposal.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/123nc_dho2JRRuhdRG79MYPPpN2oKIRMw/view?usp=sharing

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

Yes

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