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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Feminism and Folklore 2023 in Tanzania (ID: 22025730)

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statusNot funded
Feminism and Folklore 2023 in Tanzania
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-03-31
budget (local currency)4021643.76 TZS
budget (USD)1994 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Justine Msechu
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Justine Msechu

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1:Hussein m mmbaga 2:Mohamed mfuu 3:Anuary Rajabu 4:Siwema Nikini 5:Brenda Philbert 6:Super8 Devs 7:Brayson Mushi 8:Kelvin-Meena 9:Abubakari Sixberth


Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)

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.

1:Wikimedia Community User Group Kilimanjaro (Organizer) 2:Wikimedians of Arusha User Group (Member) 3:Let’s Connect Peer Learning program Tanzania (organizer)

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Feminism and Folklore 2023 in Tanzania

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: https://twitter.com/UserKilimanjaro 2: https://www.instagram.com/wikimedia_kilimanjaro/

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

This will be a one-month-long contest on adding Feminism and Folklore content to Swahili Wikipedia by translating the existing list of English articles and other articles that may be added later depending on how quickly the existing list is being translated. We will mainly focus on culture.

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

As volunteers of Wikimedia through our community, we plan to do this project to raise awareness to help bridge the gender gap among women and provide space where participants from the Kilimanjaro community will learn and improve their skills and contribute to Wikimedia projects.

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

Launching events, learning more about the Feminism campaign and its impacts in Tanzania, and organizing contest edit-a-thon for the participants during the campaign.

We shall organize two physical events with edit-a-thon, the first event is to launch the event, and another physical event to close the event where we will share the success of the community campaign, and recognize and award prizes to 5 top contributors in the Edit-a-thon the people and special prizes for top women contributors. It will be effective because young or new participants will get an environment for contributing and improving

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)

Wiki Loves Folklore & Feminism
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

1:Justine Msechu(project manager) 2:Kelvin Charles (Event Manager) 3:Hussein Mmbaga(Project Coordinator) 4:Abubakari Sixberth(Project facilitator) 5:Mohamed mfuu (Project Facilitator)

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.

Sharing skills and knowledge about women's culture in Tanzania and youths digitally through researching and writing about notable Women allows society to access information in order to make up their own minds and boost their confidence in addressing some situations.

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.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Public Policy

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Age

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?

Target participants are Wikimedia volunteers from Tanzania, I will reach them via social media, WhatsApp groups, and email as well. In retaining new participants, I will add them to the community WhatsApp group.

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

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia-friendly space policy and Universal Code of Conduct to make sure that everyone is exercising all the rights they have.

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.

We will use our Social media pages (Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, and Twitter) as well as our meta page to let participants know.

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, Improve User Experience, 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?

We hope to learn the impacts we can achieve as Tanzanian Community in the Wikimedia movement by contributing to this campaign, participants learning and sharing skills that can be applied to their Wikimedian activities.

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
Articles about Women We expect to create and improve 200 + articles 200
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants total number of people who will participate in the project 30
Number of editors Total number of people that will at least improve or create an article on Wikipedia 30
Number of organizers all organizers will work together to coordinate the project both online and offline from beginning to the end 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
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.

dashboard tool and hashtag tool

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

4021643.76 TZS

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

1994 USD

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


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


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

Please add endorsements and feedback to the grant discussion page only. Endorsements added here will be removed automatically.

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).