Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Open Festival (ID: 21943893)

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statusNot funded
Open Festival
proposed start date2022-09-08
proposed end date2022-12-30
budget (local currency)32639.2 GHS
budget (USD)3191.82 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Richest Kid
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Richest Kid

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1. Alf

2. Prinz Ayanfe


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.

Emerging community not recorgnised

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Open Festival

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.

There are lots of festivals that take place in the Ghanaian community but few of them have been found on the sum of all human knowledge and its sister projects. What this project seeks to do is have a photowalk where we will capture various festive activities in Ghana.

Festivals in Ghana are occasions which is celebrated by different ethnic groups in Ghana on monthly bases. So with a group of volunteers, we have decided to capture some sensational activities related to selected festivals i Ghana.

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

The strategy will be adding more images about festivals in the Ghanaian space and looking forward to improve articles by integrating these images in their related articles or creating articles for non existing articles on festival. Recruiting and training new editors through the various upload sessions.

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

Our activity would involve a workshop about the events and how to participate in the photowalks to gather random pictures offline and online, there would be an upload sessions training sessions.

Our activities related to festivals in Ghana would start from Accra and finally end the engagement in Takoradi where we would be having our last photo walk.

In Accra we would have two (3) photo and in Takoradi we will have one (1) photowalk

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, Other (please specify)

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

Yes we do have a team for this project Richest Kid - Project Lead Alf - Project Coordinator Prinz Ayanfe - Photography Lead

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.

Not applicable

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.

Our work around the festivals in Ghana is going to close the gap related to festivals. The reason why we are undertaking this roject is to ensure that we have most of the festivals available on wikipedia

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Socioeconomic status

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?

We are focused on newbies and we focused on engagement in and around Accra & Takoradi

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

In creating a safe environment for all we will be looking forward to the community trust and safety policy to ensure that each and every participant have some form of equity in our engagement without any form of biases.

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.

Basically the community is going to know about this project through our various whatsApp, telegram & facebook.

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.

Chale Wote Festival -They would provide support in terms of space and access to festival Ankose Team: They would support us with access.

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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

At the end of the day what we seek to learn is:

1. How can festival engagement be contributed to wikimedia project
2. Improving our photographic skills
3. Networking among people during the festival
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
Total participants Number of people who will participate in project 15
Experienced participants Number of experienced participants 3
Number of uploads Picture uploads to wikicommons 400
Number of edits Pictures made available on wikipedia 100
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We will be engaging with fifteen (15) volunteers to execute the projects 15
Number of editors We will be engaging with fifteen (15) editors to execute the projects 15
Number of organizers We will be having three (3) organizers for the project 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons We will be contributing 400+ photos to wikimedia commons 400
Wikipedia Contributing to 50 Wikipedia article 50
Wikidata Contributing 10 images to wikidata 10
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.

So the tool we will use to measure the whole projects is the outreach dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

32639.2 GHS

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

3191.82 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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