Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan on the Wiki projects - Arabization and the Wiki open-access (ID: 22134588)

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statusNot funded
Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan on the Wiki projects - Arabization and the Wiki open-access
proposed start date2023-07-02
proposed end date2024-01-01
budget (local currency)3900 JOD
budget (USD)5000 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Freedom's Faclon
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Freedom's Faclon

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.




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.

Wikimedians of the Levant User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan on the Wiki projects - Arabization and the Wiki open-access

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.

The project aims to focus on increasing Arabic digital content about a significant topic “Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan”, and to be added to Wiki projects. It is expected to have more than 450 notable articles with accurate references and rich rare content (detailed text, thousands of images, architectural drawings, and historical documents).

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

The projects contain, in alphabetical order, sites of mosques, tombs of the Prophet Muhammed’s companions, and other memorials of Jordan’s rich Islamic history. All of these sites are categorized under two Jordanian geodatabase systems: JADIS and MEGA-Jordan, while most of the sites have accurate coordinates, connected with Google Maps. Therefore, it is possible to search the sites by map location or by governorates.

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

The project in its Arabized version is supposed to be connected with Wiki projects: Wikipedia, Wiki data, and Wikimedia Commons, where thousands of rare photos, architectural drawings, historical documentation, and huge data and text will be added after the translation part into Arabic (around 450 articles classified by location). It is a new version of the English last one published on the "Edit" platform under the Creative Commons license.

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.

Wiki Loves Monuments, Other (please specify)

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

User: Freedom's Falcon - Project director, Founding member of the Wikimedians of the Levant User Group

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 project can be considered one of the most important initiatives that will record the Islamic heritage of this region of the world in the Arabic Language over the course of 13 centuries, with open access.

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 , Open Technology

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?

It would be beneficial to engage with individuals who are interested in Islamic heritage and history, specifically related to Jordan and the Arab Region. This could include historians, scholars, students, and individuals with a passion for cultural heritage preservation. Following up with participants after the activities can be done through regular updates and progress reports, highlighting notable contributions and achievements. To address the gap in contributions and reach underrepresented groups, it may be helpful to collaborate with organizations and communities focusing on diversity and inclusion. I can also actively seek out individuals from underrepresented groups and provide resources and support to help them participate in the project. For example, I can offer translation services or training in the Arabic language for heritage issues in Jordan and surrounding countries. To retain participants after the proposal is implemented, it is important to continue providing opportunities for engagement and contribution.

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

I have to ensure that all the information I add is accurate and reliable, with proper citations and references. Also, I have to consider the accessibility of the information I am adding and try to make it available in multiple formats, such as text and images.

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 expressed my intent to organize this event through reach out to the user group members.

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?
The project aims to focus on increasing Arabic digital content about a significant topic “Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan”, and to be added to Wiki projects. It is expected to have more than 450 notable articles with accurate references and rich rare content (detailed text, thousands of images, architectural drawings, and historical documents).
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.

Improve User Experience

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I want to know if I could create an impact on the Wikimedia projects and on the knowledge of the users involved.

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
Wikipedia Content contribution related to Islamic heritage sites in Jordan. 450
Wikidata Data contribution related to Islamic heritage sites in Jordan. 450
Wikimedia Commons Photos contribution related to Islamic heritage sites in Jordan. 450
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 1
Number of editors 1
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia N/A 450
Wikidata N/A 450
Wikimedia Commons N/A 450
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.

Outreach Dashboard 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.

3900 JOD

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

5000 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.


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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).