Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Üsküdar University Wikipedia Student Club - Turkey (ID: 22022885)

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Üsküdar University Wikipedia Student Club - Turkey
proposed start date2023-04-24
proposed end date2023-12-31
budget (local currency)91977 TRY
budget (USD)4945 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• İsnaaa
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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İsnaaa Selman Utku Nabbegat Palsue Yagmurckr Sognarem



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Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Üsküdar University Wikipedia Student Club - Turkey

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

I want to change the biases that most of the college students have on Wikipedia from their professors. I want to show them that they can use the Wikipedia's informations as a source, they can change or add new informations on Wikipedia and also after establishing the student club ı want to show and introduce the Üsküdar University Wikipedia Student club to other universities in Turkey and make collaborations and encourage them to open their Wikipedia student club at their universities and ı want to create and make events for the participant and Wikipedist to learn and get experiences about all the Wikipedia systems. For Example, doing PhotoWalk events and uploading the photowalk's pictures to Commons part. Other events that ı will be doing are Training the trainers, camp, conference, etc.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Firstly, as a being Student club president ı will be making healthy communication with board of directors, university students, other students from different universities. Secondly, ı will use my old experiences and networks about how to create and make the student club efficient and ı will keep working, taking the care of the communication with students by doing monthly meetings and doing the events that as mentioned earlier for instance, while making the training the trainers event, we will learn about Wikipedia more and getting the chance to keeping the touch and sharing ideas, getting motivations from each others. ı know that these thing will be effective ı did not mentioned that ı am psychology student and ı know that importance of having health communication for organization like this.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Firstly, as i mentioned earlier i want to focus on activities that will make the student learn more about Wikipedia such as monthly training series about how to use Wikipedia as a resource and how to add or change informations on it. The other activity that i will be doing is PhotoWalks about the topic of the month. Going to the place together, taking the pictures and discussing about it together will make the participants feel and have the health communication between them that i mentioned. Even discussing about which pictures we should upload to Commons will make us closer. After the PhotoWalks event will be doing a computations between students, universities, other students clubs. The other activity that i w’l be doing is Camp, this is the activity will include conferences, quiz shows, outdoor activities that will gain knowledge and having fun at the same time. For collaboration with the other universities’ student and for encouraging them to open their Wikipedia student clubs at their university i will organize meeting with them and giving kind of speech about Wikipedia and how to use, find information that they looking for or adding new informations on it, etc.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.


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

I have board of directors with 9 other students. Firstly, i will give information about my Vice President, her name is Dilara. She is a sociology student at the university, she will help me with all most everything and she will give speech and lessons about how sociology students can use Wikipedia as their resources, add missing informations that related with sociology. Secondly, the general secretary of the Clup(Nabbegat) , he will be helping us with his knowledge about WikiData. How to add accurate information on Wikipedia without any plagiarism and making collaboration with the engineering students clubs. The full member (palsue)is will help us with the communication with the international students and also she will give lessons to the international students about Wikipedia. The first alternate member (yamurckr) she will be responsible for the outdoor events that include nature, camping. And she will give courses to the psychology students about the Wikipedia and how to use it as a resources and adding the missing informations. The second alternate member she will help the first alternate member on giving the courses to psychology students and she will give us topics options for the PhotoWalks. The accountant of the club will helps us on the budget management and the receipts. And supervisory board will checks the club all the time what we done, how much we spend, etc. the member of the supervisory club are 3 students sognarem, tuba, Müberra. Also, they will help us about social media channels of the club. All the team member that i mentioned are just student and they are doing it as a volunteers.

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Open Technology, Diversity

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Digital Access

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

Target participants will be university students and student clubs. I will engage the participant by the communications channels that we use and for instance, we will be give the participants a certificate that shows they participated the activities. I will follow up with the participant by making mail list, doing surveys, keeping the touch with them by using telegram group.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

If the Participants doesn’t want to share their identities we will give the best effort to keep their identities as a secret with doing a few things that will make clear for the other participants and the stuff. For instance, giving the color code to the participants, if they want to keep their identity secret we will give them a blue bracelet to separate them in the group. I will make sure that every participants feel their welcomed without any discrimination or something else.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

I was volunteering at the Wiki Data İstanbul event and after the volunteering there ı realize that ı can let the our university students to know and learn about the thing that ı learned at there and ı got chance to talk with the organizers of the events and share my student club idea with them. They considered my proposal and they letting me know that they will support me and the student club.

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. 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.

Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I wan to learn and see the change that i make the on biases that college students has about using Wikipedia as a resource because most of their teachers does not want and let them to use informations that on the Wikipedia. I want to the make them to noticed and learn about the button that say ‘ change’ and i want to know them that all the information adding process on Wikipedia. And i want to develop a student club organization which will be include all the Turkish Wikipedia student clubs. I want to see that my communication strategy were worked out well because i know that if we have a good, health communications there wont be any challenge for us.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Number of people reached Atleast 130 students/staffs will be reached in the first alliance campaign of the club 130
Number of People who will join the club An estimated number of atleast 100 students/staffs will join the club 100
Wikimedia presentation+trainings 3 Wikimedia presentation+training will be created:

a) A training for Wikipedia policies and goals. b) A graphic video showing how to organize Wikipedia in line with students' departments and interests c) Online and face-to-face training for technical information on photography and uploading and licensing photos to Wiki Commons

Number of Alliances formed We are hoping to introduce atleast 5 programmes to our course: The University's Library, Philosophy, Psychology, Pixel and Photography clubs 5
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Participants from UUWSC and other students clubs 100
Number of editors Active editors 15
Number of organizers Chairman of UUWSC: İsnaaa

Vice chairman of UUWSC: Lâladiii

Advisor: Selman Utku

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles to be created within the scope of club activities 140
Wikimedia Commons Number of photo walks to be held in the specified period 9
Wikidata New Wikidata items and Commons categories 500
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

Program and Dashboard and Wikimedian Hashtag Tools will be used to measure the metric.

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

91977 TRY

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

4945 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).