Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Community Toolkit For Greater Inclusivity Wikilearn Course (ID: 22582847)

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Community Toolkit For Greater Inclusivity Wikilearn Course
proposed start date2024-06-01
proposed end date2024-08-31
budget (local currency)416700.4 INR
budget (USD)5000 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Rohini
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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Main Proposal[edit]

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

Community Toolkit For Greater Inclusivity Wikilearn Course

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

2024-06-01 - 2024-08-31

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

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)

Community Toolkit For Greater Diversity (CTGD) was an effort in 2018-2019 to develop contextual reference material for the purpose of identifying and addressing different inclusivity gaps on Wikipedia and its sister projects. This project was funded by a Wikimedia Foundation grant:

The learning modules created under the project ( are currently in the form of PDFs hosted on the Wikimedia Commons. All the modules are in different styles and structures. Some of them contain parts such as quizzes that aid learning, while others contain only descriptive and prescriptive text. The outputs were published in 2019 on the website using a platform meant for hosting training/ learning modules. However, the website has not been live since the funds for the domain name and hosting ran out.

This proposal seeks to turn the outputs of the project into uniformly structured learning modules as a part of a course hosted on a learner-friendly interface, preferably hosted on Wikilearn. In order to do so, the methodology I propose is to enlist an instructional designer who will work with me and the respective module writers to convert the existing modules into chapters of an online learning course that will be available to all Wikimedians. Currently, the modules on the Commons are PDFs are not in a format and interface friendly to trainers and learners alike. In order to be adopted into training sessions and DEI programs, it is necessary to revise them. The modules will retain the CC license of the CTGD project.

This proposed project is named Community Toolkit for Greater Inclusivity because it is a better term to describe both diversity and inclusion.

One of the module writers passed away and another module is obsolete and will need to be created again from scratch. Thus, this proposal is limited to 5 out of the 9 learning modules originally published under the project: three on disability, and one module each on privilege and making events safe and welcoming. The remaining four modules will need to created afresh, so they are better suited for a separate activity once this one concludes.

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.

1. Recruitment of an instructional designer.

2. Recruitment of an accountant-admin.

3. Recruitment of new module writers in case any of the module writers from the previous iteration of the project are not available to work on it during the project period.

4. Methodology for developing a unified structure and style of the learning modules: done by the project manager and instructional designer. In case any of the content of the modules needs to be revised or updated, then at this stage, I do not anticipate that it will be a major change.

5. Creation of five CC-licensed learning modules for Wikilearn, done jointly by the project manager, instructional designer, and the respective module writers.

6. Review of the learning modules by selected Wikimedians.

7. The instructional designer and module writers address reviewer comments.

8. Uploading and publishing of licensed modules to Wikilearn as the course "Community Toolkit for Greater Inclusivity".

9. Dissemination of the course on relevant Wikimedia spaces.

10. Grant reporting and closure.

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.

Project manager (User: Rohini). Tasks and responsibilities: Project management, coordination, recruitment, supervision of the accountant and admin; Grant writing, reporting and allied activities for the entire duration of the project; Dissemination of the output on Meta, Commons, mailing lists etc; Introduction of the module writers and instructional designer. Creation of one module in coordination with the instructional designer and co-author, reviewing at least one module. Creating the course on Wikilearn and uploading at least one module. Develop structure, style and methodology with the instructional designer and module writers.

Instructional Designer (ID): The ID will preferably be someone who has previously worked on DEI matters on the internet and offline. Preference will be given to women and gender-diverse candidates and those who have good awareness of Wikimedia/ openness movements and spaces. The ID will work in coordination with the module writers and project manager to design and develop the learning modules and a methodology for them. The previous iteration of the project did not involve a professional ID because of budgeting issues and certain complexities. This iteration will benefit from the presence of an instructional designer with an understanding of pedagogy, online education etc.

In case the previous module writers are not available during the project period, new module writers need to be recruited. The new writers will be selected based on the same criteria as the previous iteration of the project. Refer to "Process for selecting collaborators, experts and peer-reviewers for designing and creating the modules":

The accountant and admin will maintain accounts, execute contracts, processing invoices and perform certain project management tasks such as maintaining an up-to-date Kanban Board.

Reviewers will be invited via a call among Wikimedians. One reviewer per module. It is to be noted that all the modules underwent thorough editing and review in the previous iteration of the project (2018-19) by various team members and the erstwhile WMF grants officer.

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)

The project concerns the creation of learning material. Hence, there are no "participants". We will select reviewers from the relevant background from the Wikimedian community. The scope of the Community Toolkit for Greater Diversity project in 2018-19 was restricted to India. However, the modules on disability can be used in any context, so the reviewers can be from any community as long as they have some background in disability rights and/ or are disabled themselves and are fluent in English. The module on "Making events safe and welcoming" is also not India-specific. The final, published course will be licensed and publicly available, so anyone will be able to enroll in it.

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.

Since this is a proposal to resurrect, so to speak, an already-funded and completed project, I am not sure which noticeboard/ mailing list/ pump would be appropriate to announce this. Additionally, this project does not pertain to a specific Wikimedia project. It is meant to address diversity gaps in general in the Wikimedia-sphere.

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)

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

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

Gender and diversity

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)

Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

This project is meant for improving already-published learning material from the perspective of learners and trainers. So the learning for the team will be mainly in the area of the improvements, updates and revisions identified in the previous iterations of the learning modules.

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 0
Number of editors 10 5 module writers and as many reviewers.
Number of organizers 2 Project manager (one person, part-time); Accountant and admin (one person, part time).
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

One course on Wikilearn based on 5 modules of the "Community Toolkit for Greater Diversity" project.

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)

The output is one course based on five learning modules. There is no other metric in play.

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)

416700.4 INR

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.

5000 USD

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