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Digital Accessibility: Inclusion of people with disabilities contributing to Wikimedia projects in Rwanda
proposed start date2024-01-15
proposed end date2024-02-10
grant start date2024-01-15T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-02-20T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)6184000 RWF
budget (USD)4976.51 USD
amount recommended (USD)2906
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Musindi250
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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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.

Digital Accessibility: Inclusion of people with disabilities contributing to Wikimedia projects in Rwanda

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

2024-01-15 - 2024-02-10

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)


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)

This approach is important to Rwanda. Depending on the least to no number of people with disabilities who are actively contributing to Wikimedia projects in Rwanda, and the lack of availability of the most useful information for people with disabilities on Kinyarwanda Wikipedia like their representative organizations, awareness of assistive devices and assistive technology, the government and non-government programs that offer funding and treatment, and other relevant information. This will result in recruiting new Wikimedians, especially those with disabilities, and also it will be a great initiative where collaboratively among those newly recruited editors and the other experienced editors will implement the editathon to fill the gap in knowledge on Kinyarwanda Wikipedia about the above-indicated pieces of information that we are lacking on Kinyarwanda Wikipedia. This will enrich the encyclopedia which will lead to unleashing the potential of everyone to access neutral information, and the implementation framework of this initiative will be under the contribution to the implementation of UN SDGs17: Partnership for the Goals and UN SDGs 10: Reduced inequalities.

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.

To enhance diversity in our active community members who are contributing to Wikimedia projects, we look forward to partnering with Uwezo Youth Empowerment where we will work with their volunteers who are willing to know Wikimedia and how to contribute to Wikimedia’s various projects, especially Wikipedia.

We are planning to have one day of training where we will teach the attendees Wikimedia, as well as the various ways to contribute to Wikimedia’s projects by using the skills obtained during the Africa Growth Pilot course. And we will have 3 online follow-up sessions.

After equipping our attendees with various ways to contribute to Wikimedia projects, we will start a two-week edit-a-thon contest that will focus on providing articles on Kinyarwanda Wikipedia that will focus on raising awareness of non-government organizations for people with disabilities, awareness of assistive devices, and assistive technology, the government and non-government programs that offer funding and treatment to the people with disability.

We will have a physical session that will be for reflecting on the activity that we have been working on and receiving feedback through the survey filled out by participants concerning the challenges they faced and their willingness to continue contributing to Wikimedia projects, and we will recognize the 5 best participants of our contest and we will award them the gift cards and also we will provide certificates for all participants.

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.

Musindi250 is an active and experienced wikimedian who has participated in more than 10 campaigns, both locally organized and international ones like the Explore Africa contest and Ukrainian Cultural Development Month. He is also skilled in organizing campaigns, having successfully organized 3 campaigns, including the Wiki For Human Rights 2023 campaign in Rwanda. Additionally, he has served as part of the jury team in different international campaigns, such as Wiki Loves Monuments Ukraine 2023, and as a junior juror in Wiki Loves Africa 2023.

TheJackNation is an experienced Wikimedian with a strong commitment to promoting inclusivity and empowerment for people with disabilities. As an experienced Wikimedia enthusiast, he has actively contributed to numerous Wikimedia contests, including Wiki Loves Monuments 2022, Wiki Loves Women - She Said Campaign, Afrosport Campaign, Wiki Loves Women - Women in Education Contest in Nigeria, Explore Africa Contest. His dedication to knowledge sharing and collaboration has earned him recognition, as he has been awarded six times as one of the top contributors by the Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda. He also organized different contests like Rwanda Going Green Mindset Lifestyle Awareness and Urban Wetland Protection.

Alice.Mukesh is a wikimedian with experience in jury activity in different campaigns held in Rwanda and project organizing skills as a project lead and she is an expert in finance field and leadership.

Ndahiro derrick.


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)

Our main target participants are people with disabilities who are from Uwezo Youth Empowerment in September 2023, we met at a mental health exhibition and they expressed their interest in contributing to Wikipedia and other sister projects so we will provide them with training on how to do it so and during the edit-a-thon we will have a single day a week when we will have an online gathering for followup and providing the assistance as required, we will prepare a post-event survey for learning the challenges participants faced and their willing to continue contributing to Wikimedia projects and their level of confidence. And we will add them to the community’s WhatsApp group where they will be able to interact with other community members.

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.

As the organizing team, we reached out to the committee of Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda during office hours. We also shared our idea with the group's WhatsApp chat. During the implementation period, we plan to use various social media channels to raise awareness.

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)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

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)


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

Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

I expect that this project will enhance the active contributors to Wikimedia projects through the training approach that we will use in training them and the intention of follow-up, this project will also be a great opportunity for extending the network that will also help the participants to contribute confidently as they will be having someone to ask anything whenever they face issue during contributing as they will be paired with the experienced editors who will also guide them. I expect that this project will lead to the creation of new articles about non-government organizations for people with disabilities, awareness of assistive devices, and assistive technology, and the government and non-government programs that offer funding and treatment to people with disabilities.

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 60
Number of editors 60
Number of organizers 5
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 70
Wikimedia Commons
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, and event metrics.

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)

6184000 RWF

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.

4976.51 USD

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