Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/LUCG Wikidata at 10 Celebration (ID: 21947033)

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statusNot funded
LUCG Wikidata at 10 Celebration
proposed start date2022-10-07
proposed end date2022-11-11
budget (local currency)29950 GHS
budget (USD)3066.94 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• LUCG Community
organization (if applicable)• LUCG Wikimedia Community

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

LUCG Community

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Sunkanmi12 Oladipupo193


LUCG Wikimedia Community

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.

LUCG Wikimedia Community

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

LUCG Wikidata at 10 Celebration

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.

Instagram: LUCG Wikimedia Community

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

Community Engagement: We have organized events throughout the year to introduce participants to Wikidata and have registered over 50 editors as volunteers in our community, but we have not had the opportunity to engage them and listen to their insights and editing experience on Wikidata.

Publicity: Except for the editors and volunteers we have trained, the institution is made up of over 400 students who have little to no knowledge of what Wikidata is and how they can contribute to it.

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

The celebration of Wikidata's 10th Birthday in the institution will serve as an outreach opportunity for students to network, increasing their curiosity about the event and its significance. We believe that this strategy will help us achieve our objectives for this event.

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

Editathon: While our community members and editors are familiar with editathons, they haven't had that sense of accomplishment in terms of awards. We will hold an editathon to teach new editors to Wikidata and provide participants the opportunity to compete for prizes. We will concentrate on female-related items to help bridge the platform's content gender gap.

Celebration day: This is the event's second day. We will invite experienced Wikidata editors such as User:shahadusadik, User:Mwintirew, User:Kinvidia, and User:Amoaniwaa to lead a discussion on the topic "Wikidata as a 21st Century Open Data Source" to educate participants on the value of adding/improving content on the platform. Following the talk show, we will conduct a cake cutting ceremony and award the top contributors from the previous editathon.

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)

Wikidata's 10th Birthday
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Sunkanmi12 - Project Manager Elkay20 - Logistics and Facilitation Oladipupo193 - Trainer and workshop facilitator Awahab515 - Welfare and Logistics Itqaan - Finance Choggubia11- Welfare Nimot123 - Finance and Logistics Abdul hadi Sharif - Communications Mohammedamin5 - Photographer

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, 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, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, 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?

Our target participants will be Lakeside University College and Islamic University College students. Both universities have collaborated to organize events and workshops for participants. The institutions have over 50% female students and this will be a great way to bridge the content gender gap while also providing space for underrepresented groups.

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

We will inform participants about the WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct. We will also place volunteers who are well-versed in the policy in crucial seats at the event and give a line for participants to report discreetly.

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 had a discussion after the Workshop about the celebration and participants were able to put in their ideas and also expatiate on how they would want it to go.

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.

Improve User Experience, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

How do we plan to retain these participants? Were participants motivated to bridge the content-gender gap? What was their expectations and Outcome before and after the talk show? Were the panelists able to deal with the topic?

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
Retaining Participants We plan on retaining some participants from the talk show 30
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 100
Number of editors 30
Number of organizers 8
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata N/A 100
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.

We will use Program and Event Dashboard to measure our metrics

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

29950 GHS

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

3066.94 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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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).