Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Introducing Wikipedia to Universal Wikimedia Fan Club 2.0 (ID: 22067678)

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statusNot funded
Introducing Wikipedia to Universal Wikimedia Fan Club 2.0
proposed start date2023-04-01
proposed end date2023-04-30
budget (local currency)28600 GHS
budget (USD)2255.59 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Hardi19899
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.

User: Seini.coe

User: Hardi19899


User: AbdGaf



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.

I am a member of the Universal Wiki Fan Club.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Introducing Wikipedia to Universal Wikimedia Fan Club 2.0

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 successfully implementing the Introducing Wikipedia to the Universal Wiki Fan Club project (, we deem it imperative to replicate the same training under Wikimedia Commons since the first project contributed in recruiting new editors and also contributed heavily to Wikidata. The participants acquired significant Wiki skills in dealing with Wikidata. This project seeks to :

1. Create awareness about Wikipedia and its sister projects.
3. Introduce Wikimedia Commons to club members
4. Recruit and retain editors
5. Increase skills for existing editors.
6. Train new editors to contribute to Wikimedia Commons
7. Upload photos to Wikimedia Commons
8. Introduce participants to the Depictor tool.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Meetup: This approach allows for people with similar or same interest to meet online or in-person to deliberate on a topic. We will use this approach to discuss Wikimedia and its projects since it is great for such discussions and deliberations. It is also suitable for people to socialize and connect with one another.

Workshops/Training: This approach or strategy allows new users to gain new knowledge and also rekindle what they already know, that is, they refresh their minds on what they already learned. It is an effective approach since we will have in attendance experienced editors and those that are fairly new. Ideas are shared among colleagues during workshops and in this way, participants would not only gain new knowledge but also socialize and get to know more about their co-wikimedians.

Editathon: Editathons are usually the quickest approach to use if one wants to complete a task early. It is very participatory and engages participants more. Participants will be enthused to work more as they see their co-participants doing the same. Again, this approach will allow participants to communicate among themselves and finally address issues among themselves that relate to the event.

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

We will have a session to guide newbies who are without user accounts to create accounts for themselves.

Participants will be introduced to Wikipedia and its sister projects using the discussion approach. This indirectly serves as a promotion for Wikipedia.

We will introduce Wikimedia Commons to participants taking them through the various steps involved in uploading photos to Wikimedia Commons.

Participants will be taken through the requirements of photos to qualify for uploading to Wikimedia Commons.

They will be educated on how one loses ownership of a photo or media that he or she owns.

We will embark on a photo walk to capture photos of plants/trees from the northern part of Ghana.

We will have a photo upload session to upload these photos to Wikimedia Commons.

Participants will be educated on how to add labels and descriptions to photos in their local languages since our Fan Club is a mixed-language group.

We will have one-on-one sessions where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions that border them with regard to the skills learned.

Mentorship sessions will be instituted where completely new participants will be assigned to experienced Wikimedians to mentor them after the various training sessions. This is geared towards retaining volunteers and keeping them active.

To conclude the workshop in a fun way, participants will be introduced to the Depictor tool.

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)

Introducing Wikipedia to Universal Wikimedia Fan Club 2.0
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes, we have the team that is needed to implement this proposal. We have a team of experienced educators, content creators, and event organizers who have the skills and expertise and deliver to achieve the goals of this project. Below are details of the Team:

User: Seini.coe - He is an experienced Wikimedian and will lead the project.

User:Hardi19899 - Co- trainer

User: DASMON - She will be in charge of logistics

User: AbdGaf- He will provide general I.T support.

User: Rahim Pablo - He will be in charge of Graphic design and social media 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.


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.

This project will introduce participants to Wikimedia projects placing emphasis on Wikimedia Commons, it will extend to uploading photos to Wikimedia Commons on plants/trees from the northern part of Ghana.

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?

Digital Access

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 volunteers from the Universal Wikimedia Fan Club.

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

We will educate participants on the WMF Friendly policy and adopt it for this project.

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 have had discussions about this project in physical meetings and on our club's WhatsApp platform.

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. I would like to learn about how the project can increase content on Wikimedia Commons.

2. I would like to learn how participants felt about the depictor tool.
3. I would like to learn about the impact of experienced Wikimedians being assigned to support newbies during the hands-on session.
4. I would like to learn how the project has impacted on the knowledge of participantson open source media.
5. I would like to learn about the participant's thoughts about being mentored after the project.
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
Numbers of events This represents the total number of events for the entire project. 4
Number of participants This represents the number of volunteers that will take part in the project. 40
Number of new editors recruited This represents the total number of editors that will be recruited. 5
Number of Editors Retained We intend to retain a significant number of participants 30
Number of new editors recruited We expect to have new editors register to participate in the project. 5
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of volunteers who will take part in the project. This includes both existing and new recruits. 40
Number of editors This includes both existing and new recruits 40
Number of organizers This represents Team members who will be directly involved in implementing this project. 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons Total number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 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.

Wikimedia outreach dashboard and some other metrics will be collected manually.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

28600 GHS

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

2255.59 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]

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  • 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.
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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).