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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/INTRODUCING WIKIPEDIA TO THE GHANAIAN PIDGIN COMMUNITY (ID: 21967637)

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proposed start date2022-12-01
proposed end date2023-01-31
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• DaSupremo Alerts (0)
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Ghanaian Pidgin Wikimedians Community

Grant Proposal[edit]

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


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.

Ghanaian Pidgin is an emerging language which is spoken by the youth in Ghana and the diaspora. The language is spoken by more than 5 million people in Ghana but only few know about its existence on Wikipedia and its sister projects. The Ghanaian Pidgin Wikimedians Community was then established to help preserve the sum of all knowledge in pidgin. Since it inception, members of the community have been training on how to localizing the Ghanaian Pidgin Wikipedia incubator on translatewiki and to contribute on the Incubator (https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Ghanaian_Pidgin_Wikimedians_Community/Ghanaian_Pidgin/students/overview). This project will recruit new editors and introduce Ghanaian Pidgin Wikimedia Community (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ghanaian_Pidgin_Wikimedians_Community) to Wikipedia and its sister projects and encourage them to contribute to their local wiki which is the Ghanaian Pidgin Wikipedia Incubator.

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

This project aims at capacity building and motivation of the community members through training and contest. The Ghanaian Pidgin language is fast growing in Ghana, It is spoken in most second cycle and tertiary institutions in the country. This approach is chosen to recruit and train new and existing editors while the contest serves as a motivation to help improve the retention rate of new and experienced editors who joined the community.

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

Having translated most of the "Most Important Messages" into Ghanaian Pidgin, We will focus on organizing 2 workshops and a contest. We will having one in-person training in Accra targeting persons in Greater Accra Region and an online training session for person living in other regions. This will be followed by a month long editing contest. Two "office hours" session will be held whiles the contest is ongoing to engage participants and also recruit new editors to join the contest.

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.

Not applicable

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

1. Maxwell (User:Xibitgh) : An educator and an active contributor to the Ghanaian Pidgin Wikipedia incubator, he will co-facilitate the training sessions

2. Stephen (User:NanaYawBotar) : Experience Wikimedia Volunteer and event organizer. He will be in charge of logistics and Communication.
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.

Geography, 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.

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, Advocacy

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

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?

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

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.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Open_Foundation_West_Africa#Ghanaian_Pidgin https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Planning_Wikimedia_Ghana#Ghanaian_Pidgin https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Global_Open_Initiative#Ghanaian_Pidgin https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedians_of_Twi_Language_User_Group#Ghanaian_Pidgin https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ghanaian_Pidgin_Wikimedians_Community#Ghanaian_Pidgin

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?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
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.

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

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
Number of editors
Number of organizers
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.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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).