Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Fante Wikimedians Community Engagement Activities 2.0 (ID: 22591804)

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Fante Wikimedians Community Engagement Activities 2.0
proposed start date2024-06-10
proposed end date2024-09-10
grant start date2024-06-10T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-09-10T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)63200 GHS
budget (USD)4757.62 USD
amount recommended (USD)4757.62
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Robertjama12
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Robertjama12

Organization

N/A

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)

I'm a group leader of an informal Wikimedia group.

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

Cofounder - Fante Wikimedians Community

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Fante Wikimedians Community Engagement Activities 2.0

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

2024-06-10 - 2024-09-10

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

Ghana

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)

The change we strive to bring revolves around deepening community involvement, building capacity and introducing the community to movement discussions, improving editor retention, fostering community development, and promoting female-focused initiatives within the Fante Wikimedians Community.

Building upon the successes of our previous grant, our primary aim is to empower our community members further. We seek to bolster editor retention as editor retention continues to be particularly important in sustaining the momentum of new and experienced editors. Most community members have little or no idea about the broader movement and discussions besides editing Wikipedia and its sister projects; this project seeks to introduce the community and raise awareness of important movement topics and vital conversations.

Recognizing the importance of gender diversity and inclusivity, we are committed to implementing initiatives specifically targeted at increasing female participation within our community. As a community, we recognize the importance of partnerships; our primary strategy involves collaborating with academic institutions, GLAM institutions, organizations committed to supporting languages, and existing partners like Wiki World Heritage.

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.

We are committed to furthering community engagement, building the capacity of community members, and bolstering retention. To achieve this, we are arranging training workshops and Editathons to involve our community actively. These in-person and online events are designed to acquaint participants with Wikimedia projects and provide essential training.

We also look forward to supporting our community members in joining movement discussions and organize a photowalk. With a focus on bridging the gender gap in this proposal, we plan to host workshops focusing on articles featuring underrepresented genders and look forward to partnering with gender-focused groups like Arts and Feminism to immerse our female participants further. The in-person workshops are scheduled across eight events and will take place in Takoradi, Cape Coast, Ajumako and Winneba. Alongside these, we have planned four online events to facilitate project discussions, provide insights into upcoming developments, and offer assistance.


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.

Robert (User:Robertjama12): an experienced editor and event organizer. Will lead this project Assilidjoe (User:Assilidjoe): an active contributor to the Fante Wikipedi and facilitator. Will support and assist with co-facilitating training and communication Wendy (User:Wendygyadu). She will support and assist with co-facilitating training and also provide general support to task leads. Lennisa (User:Lynorixi) She is an event organizer and contributor with a background in the Fante language. She will provide general support to task leads, assist with co-facilitating training and communication, and contribute to other aspects of the project.

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 program aims to engage a diverse range of participants, including existing members of the Fante Wikimedia Community, Fante natives, and anyone who can contribute to the project in Fante. We recognize the importance of maintaining communication with our participants and plan to utilize various platforms such as Whatsapp, Telegram, and social media to achieve this.

To ensure continued participation and retention after the project implementation, we have developed a series of strategies. Firstly, we will collect usernames and contact information through feedback forms to keep track of our participants. Secondly, we will offer optional mailing lists and social media groups for those interested in staying updated on future events.

We also plan to identify the most active, knowledgeable, and motivated contributors and invite them to future events, providing them with opportunities to take on leadership roles within the community. Finally, we will add new participants to the existing WhatsApp/Telegram group to encourage continued discussions and collaborations.

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

No

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.

N/A

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.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Fante_Wikimedians_Community#Community_notification_5

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)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

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)

Create community awareness about Movement discussions Manage existing partnerships and establish new ones. The community is aware that there are different ways to contribute to Wikimedia and are interested in doing so. New/existing editors have the skills and motivation necessary to continue contributing to Wikimedia projects. How to Effectively manage an open community

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 90 Participants we will engage
Number of editors 45 Volunteer editors who will continue editing during the project period
Number of organizers 4
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 300
Wikimedia Commons 70
Wikidata 150
Wiktionary
Wikisource
Wikimedia Incubator
Translatewiki 300
MediaWiki
Wikiquote
Wikivoyage
Wikibooks
Wikiversity
Wikinews
Wikispecies
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

N/A

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

No

Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A
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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)

Program and Events Dashboard and Wikimedia Hashtag Tools

Financial proposal[edit]

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yyav_bmMZqp3reoAnLcjrugzP8ao__67iPgNsUNNPac/edit?usp=sharing


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

63200 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.

4757.62 USD

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

Yes

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  • 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).

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