Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Onboarding teachers unto Wikimedia projects through promotions and campaigns (ID: 22027874)

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statusNot funded
Onboarding teachers unto Wikimedia projects through promotions and campaigns
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-03-31
budget (local currency)42700 GHS
budget (USD)2942.7 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Seini.coe
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




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 the founder of the Universal Wikimedia Fan Club(UWFC).

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Onboarding teachers unto Wikimedia projects through promotions and campaigns

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.

This project seeks to:

1. Create awareness about Wikipedia and its sister projects.
2. Introduce recruited teachers to the projects of Wikimedia.
3. Introduce teachers to Wikipedia as a source of research for knowledge
4. Introduce teachers to Wikimedia Commons.
6. Recruit new editors.
7. Create or improve Wikidata items.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Meetup: This approach grants participants the liberty to socialize, share ideas, and in the end benefit from each other’s knowledge. We will use this approach to discuss Wikimedia and its projects since it is great for such discussions and deliberations.

Workshops/pieces of training: With the help of this method or strategy, new users can brush up on what they already know while also learning new information. Workshop participants exchange ideas, which allows them to not only learn new information but also to interact with one another and get to know their fellow Wikimedians better.

Editathon: Editathons are typically the best strategy to use in situations where one wants to have a task completed fast. Because of this, it actively involves everyone. As they witness their fellow participants working harder, participants will be motivated to do the same. Once more, this strategy will enable participants to communicate with one another and, in the end, resolve issues that concern the event.

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

We will select schools from the project’s target location and engage with them as participants in implementing this project. Here is the link to the list of schools we will be working on.

Participating teachers will be taken through how to use Wikipedia as a research tool for finding content that would complement their teaching in terms of content on various topics/subjects. This will serve as an alternative to the normal textbooks for normal class teaching.

Small handouts containing a brief description of all the Wikimedia projects will be distributed to participants to enable them to have handy content about the various projects.

A whole month will be dedicated to the campaigns and promotions to make the teachers become well aware of Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Another month will be dedicated to introducing teachers to Wikimedia projects placing emphasis on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. This is to allow them to document their schools on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

The project will run for two months with 4 events for each month summing up to a total of 8 events.

We will have a one-on-one session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions that border them with regard to the knowledge 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.

Participants who are without user accounts will be assisted to create for themselves.

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?

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

User: DASMON - Support in training

User: AbdGaf- He will be in charge of logistics

User: Hardi19899 - He will provide general I.T support

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, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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.

Not applicable

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?

Gender Identity, Geographic , Disabilities, Age, 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?

Teachers are the target participants

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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I would like to learn about how the thoughts of participating have changed from their initial perceptions about Wikipedia after implementing the project.

I would like to learn about how teachers will use Wikipedia as a research tool to complement the textbook source of information.

I would like to learn about the feel of teachers after seeing that they are able to document their own schools on Wikidata and Wikimedia commons.

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
Number of events Total number of events 8
Number of participants Total number of participants that will take part in the project including new recruits. 100
Number of new editors recruited This represents the total number of editors that will be recruited. 50
Number of new recruits to create their user accounts We anticipate having new recruits attending the event hence user accounts will be created for them. 50
Number of Wikidata items that will be craeted/improved The total number of Wikidata items that will be created or improved at the end of the project. 200
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 100
Number of editors This includes both existing and new recruits 100
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
Wikidata Total number of Wikidata items created or improved. 200
Wikimedia Commons Total number of photos of schools to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 400
Wikipedia N/A N/A
Wikisource N/A N/A
Wiktionary N/A N/A
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.

42700 GHS

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

2942.7 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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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).