Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/2024 First-Half Schedule (ID: 22374622)

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statusNot funded
2024 First-Half Schedule
proposed start date2024-01-15
proposed end date2024-06-27
budget (local currency)58180 GHS
budget (USD)4951.49 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Elkay20
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)


Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

2024 First-Half Schedule

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-01-15 - 2024-06-27

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Not applicable LUCG Wikimedia Community Global Open Initiative Foundation

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

1. Gender Gap in Content: In Ghana, we've noticed that there's a significant gender imbalance on Wiki projects. Even though the country has more women, there are fewer articles or content about notable women. This is a problem that we care deeply about because we want to play our part in reducing the bias that exists in the Wikimedia movement.

2. Engaging the Community: As our community continues to grow, we've observed that some of our members have become less active due to irregular activities. To address this issue, we've decided to launch a six-month project series. Our goal is to not only assess the skills, contributions, and dedication of our community members but also to find ways to ensure ongoing collaboration and community engagement.
7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Addressing the Content Gender Gap: To bridge the gender gap in our content, we plan to host a series of editathons and workshops for our community members, focusing on articles featuring underrepresented genders. Over the course of this project, we'll organize eight editathons, with five taking place at Lakeside University College and the remaining three at Pentecost University College. Our goal is to create or enhance over 600 articles and items on Wikipedia and Wikidata. We're determined to ensure that more than half of these articles are dedicated to women.

Fostering Community Engagement: To boost community engagement, we'll convene a meeting that brings together both our community members and team. This gathering will serve as a platform to reflect on past events and evaluate the overall progress of the community. Additionally, we will equip our members with the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain the community's vitality. This approach is rooted in the principles of fairness in decision-making, the identification of impactful topics, and the evaluation of our quarterly activities.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Elkay20 - Project Lead and Facilitator

1. Provide clear and concise instructions to our team members.
2. Define the specific responsibilities, roles, and functions of each team member.
3. Create and execute a comprehensive project plan.
4. Encouraging active participation and feedback from team members and other project stakeholders.
5. Ensuring an impartial assessment of project progress, including production costs and expenses.
6. Deciding on the best timing to advance to the next project stage.
7. Continuously evaluating and adjusting within set time frames to account for both internal and external factors.
8. Maintaining a close watch on activities and timelines for the successful execution of project tasks.

Oladipupo193 - Trainer and Workshop Facilitator

  • Responsible for curating articles for our events.
  • They will organize workshops related to Wikipedia and Wikidata.

Itqaan - Communications

  • Assists in developing effective communication strategies.
  • Handle copywriting, editing, proofreading, and document formatting.
  • Keeps the community informed about project developments and schedules meetings.

Awahab515 - Welfare and Logistics

  • In charge of the well-being of our community members, which includes providing refreshments and swag.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact in case of any violations of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) or Friendly Space Policy.

Nimot123 - Offers support and assistance to the team and community members.

Mohammedamin5 - Serves as the photographer for our events and provides additional support as needed.

Masssly - Provides valuable advisory support to the team.

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? (required)

Diversity and Inclusion: We're committed to proactively promoting diversity in our community here in Ghana. To achieve this, we will make a conscious effort to involve women who are currently underrepresented in the movement. These women will assume essential roles in our activities, including organization, facilitation, and active participation.

Geographic Representation: Our community comprises individuals from various regions across West Africa. We're dedicated to ensuring that people from underrepresented regions have a voice and presence within our community.

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural Backgrounds: Our community is made up of people from various underrepresented religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. We celebrate and embrace this diversity as a strength.

Sustaining Engagement: We plan to retain participants by implementing a one-on-one mentorship system. This approach ensures ongoing engagement of participants in Wikimedia activities. Additionally, we track and acknowledge the contributions of community members through the Outreach Dashboard, providing incentives and recognition for top contributors who continue to contribute even after our events.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

At our recent community engagement meeting, we had the opportunity to share updates with our community members and gather their valuable suggestions and comments. We also made sure to inform the organizers at Pentecost University College. This open and collaborative approach allows us to ensure that all stakeholders are well-informed and have the chance to contribute their thoughts and ideas, fostering a sense of involvement and shared decision-making within our community.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Content Gender gap

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

1. How to reach new editors or volunteers? In the recent events we had, we communicated with participants by getting to know them and explaining what the movement is about. We then made them anticipate the event by using the "tell a friend to tell a friend" method which boosted their motivation to attend the event. This time, we hope to maintain that method and also continue learning from the process. We also plan to use the school's structures to promote the movement in the institution.

2. How much of an impact will this project have on our community members and new volunteers from Pentecost University?
3. What method worked best in effectively training participants to become active Wikidata and Wikipedia editors.
4. What does the project team expect to learn in relation to the focus of this project - women/gender?
18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 200
Number of editors 200
Number of organizers 6
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 500
Wikimedia Commons
Wikidata 500
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

.Outreach Dashboard for tracking contributions of editors. Google forms for participant registration.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

58180 GHS

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

4951.49 USD

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Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).