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Fante Wikimedians Community Team and Community Engagement Activities
proposed start date2022-12-01
proposed end date2023-03-31
grant start date2022-12-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-03-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)61986 GHS
budget (USD)4370.43 USD
amount recommended (USD)4371.82
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Robertjamal12
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.


Lynessa Ofori

Leonard Nketsia



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia Ghana User Group

Fante Wikimedia Community

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Fante Wikimedians Community Team and Community Engagement Activities

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.

After a successful maiden event (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Community_Fund/Rapid_Fund/Introducing_Wikipedia_to_Fante_Wikimedia_Community_(ID:_21884534) carried out to introduce and recruit new editors to edit on the Fante Incubator and Wikimedia projects, the project saw the recruitment of over 50 new editors and over 40 active community members who contributed to the creation of over 290 articles in the Incubator and other improvements on Wikidata.

As a new community growing rapidly with motivated groups (Fante Wikimedians) in 3 different cities (Takoradi, Cape Coast and on two University Campuses in Winneba), this project seeks to improve the retention rate, continuous engagement of new and experienced editors to edit Wikimedia projects and also train selected volunteers on leadership skills to take up leadership roles in future in the community. (https://citinewsroom.com/2022/10/fante-wikipedia-community-ready-to-digitize-language-article/)

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

This project aims at building the capacity of the community members, improve the retention rate and continuous engagement of new and experienced editors to edit Wikimedia projects and also train selected volunteers on leadership skills to take up leadership roles in future and expand the Wikimedia community engagement in Ghana for a duration of four months.

Our maiden event saw participants motivated and eager to contribute to Wikimedia projects, especially to their local wiki, the Fante Wikipedia Incubator. This approach was chosen to increase the momentum and recruit new editors by encouraging more Fante speakers to translate or contribute to Wikimedia projects.

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

This four-month project seeks to expand Wikimedia community engagement in Ghana and Fante Wikimedians Community. Given that, we plan to organize six (6) in-person events for the four groups in 3 different cities (Takoradi, Cape Coast and two University Campuses in Winneba) since it’s a cultural group with diverse and comprehensive settlements. The in-person training workshop is to be organized two times for each group.

Four (4) Online events will be organized where time will be spent discussing ongoing projects, future developments, and support for volunteers, Office hours etc

A two-day training dubbed “Train the Trainers” designed to groom selected volunteers with leadership skills, Wikimedia projects refreshing training, and build soft skill sets so they can effortlessly train others. These strategies are adopted because, as a new community growing rapidly, we seek to Improve the retention rate and continuous engagement of new and experienced editors to edit Wikimedia projects and train selected volunteers on leadership skills to take up leadership roles in future.

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.

Other (please specify)

Creating Awareness about Wikimedia Projects
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes, I already have a team of 4 Wikimedia editors willing and able to carry this project all along.

Eben (Ebenoffen1): Active member of the Fante Wikimedians Community, Fante Language Professional and Teacher, an active contributor to the Fante Wikipedia incubator and translatewiki; he will co-facilitate

Lynessa (Lynessa Ofori): Experienced editor, an active contributor on the translatewiki and Fante Language professional, she will provide general support to tasks leads, co-facilitate training, communications, etc.

Nketsiah (Leonard Nketsia): Fante Language Professional and Teacher and an active contributor on the translatewiki, he will co-facilitate training, strategy and Logistics.

Mohammed (User:Dnshitobu): Experienced Wikimedian, community manager and event organizer. He will co-facilitate the “Train the Trainers” program.

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, Language, 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.

The contents of the programme will prioritize bridging the information gap and language barrier by documenting them on English and Fante Wikipedia. Again, the content on men against women is vast, which means that we have a lot of women who have reckoned forces with men but are not represented online, and we seek to change that narrative.

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Diversity

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

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

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?

The target participants are existing members from the Fante Wikimedia Community, the Fante people (natives) and anyone who can contribute in Fante and also engage.

We will continue communicating through our existing Whatsapp, telegram, and social media platforms. We wish to apply the strategies below to retain participants after your proposal is implemented:

Collecting usernames and contact information via feedback forms Adding people to (optional!) mailing lists or social media groups identifying the most prolific, knowledgeable, and motivated contributors and inviting them to future events. New participants will be added to the existing WhatsApp/Telegram group to continue discussions

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

We will make sure to follow Wikimedia friendly space policy. By making sure we assume good to others regarding contributions and opinions.

Our doors will be very open for any volunteer who wants to participate in the grant, and we will provide all the support we can to ensure they have been taken care of in the best possible way.
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 have informed the following communities

Wikimedia Ghana User Group: (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Planning_Wikimedia_Ghana#Community_notification)

Fante Wikimedia Community: (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Fante_Wikimedians_Community#Community_notification)

Twi Wikimedia Communities here: (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Twi_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group#Community_notification_5) and here ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedians_of_Twi_Language_User_Group#Community_notification_5)

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.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

Best methods for effectively training selected volunteers on leadership skills to take up leadership roles in future in the community

Create community awareness about Wikimedia projects

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

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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Volunteer editors to meet up 80
Number of editors Volunteer editors who will continue editing during the project period 40
Number of organizers Groups to meet for the training, including the trainer of trainees and the four communities spread around 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Incubator The articles created or improved on the Fante Language Incubator 360
Wikidata The Wikidata items to be created or improved 250
Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia commons images to be uploaded or depicted 200
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 Events Dashboard and Wikimedia Hashtag Tools

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

61986 GHS

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

4370.43 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.


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Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • 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).