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PUC & GIJ First Editathon
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Elkay20
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Grant Proposal[edit]

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

PUC & GIJ First Editathon

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 Ghana Institute of Journalism and Pentecost University College are both educational institutes. GIJ was established in 1959, whereas PUC was established in 2003. There is no Wiki Club or community at either of these 88-year-old institutions. New editors and volunteers from the organization will be exposed to the movement and introduced to Wikipedia and Wikidata through this effort. This project will place a greater emphasis on publications relating to gender, ethnicity, religion, and culture because the institutions are ones that are heavily dominated by women.

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

Content Gender Gap: In Wikipedia and Wikidata, we will focus more on topics that focus more on women. To concentrate on content that includes underrepresented genders, we will plan in-person edit-a-thons. To do this, we will organize a curation team of five (5) to look up information and reliable sources on the subjects of interest to support our volunteers' involvement in our editathons.

Outreach Campaigns: Our team will work together to plan and execute a series of outreach campaigns in both Institutions. These campaigns will include presentations, workshops, and other events designed to increase awareness and participation in Wikipedia. Also, we will recruit new volunteers from both institutions.

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

Editathons: For members of both Institutions to work on articles with underrepresented women, we will organize editathons and workshops. Throughout the course of this project, we will host 12 editathons where we will add to or improve more than 800 pages and items on Wikipedia and Wikidata, respectively. By doing this, we will guarantee that more than 50% of the articles that are created or modified focus more on women. These editathons will be led by experienced Wikipedia editors and local experts, who will provide guidance and support to participants.

Community Engagement: We will work closely with the student's representative council of both institutions to ensure that the project is relevant, useful, and engaging to the students of the institutions. We will also encourage people to contribute to the project, through online platforms and phisical workshops.

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

I will work in collaboration with LUCG Wikimedia community team to carryout this project. The team consists of:

Elkay20 - Project Lead and Facilitator

1. Provide the team members precise instructions and guidelines
2. Specify the duties, tasks, and roles of each team member.
3. Create a project execution plan and carry it through.
4. Promote input and feedback from the team and other project stakeholders.
5. Provide a precise and unbiased evaluation of the project's progress and nature in terms of production costs and expenses.
6. Choose the ideal moment to advance projects and enter the following phase.
7. Maintain a record of the actions taken and the dates on which they were taken.

DaSupremo - Trainer and workshop facilitator

1. Curate articles for the events
2. Conducting trainings and workshops on how to edit and contribute to Wikipedia
3. Assisting with outreach and recruitment of new editors.
4. Evaluating the effectiveness of training programs and making recommendations for improvements.
5. Providing mentorship and coaching to new editors.

Sunkanmi12 - Communications & Facilitator

1. Developing and managing communication campaigns to support the events.
2. Inform the community member of the project's development.
3.Arrange meetings to assess the development of the event
4. Replying to the volunteers' questions and remarks

Oladipupo193- Welfare and Logistics & Facilitator

1. Coordinating logistics for events and activities related to the events
2. Managing catering, and other logistics for participants in events.
3. Ensuring the safety and well-being of participants in events.
4. Coordinating the procurement and maintenance of equipment and supplies for the events.
5. Managing budgets and financial resources related to logistics and welfare.

Nimot123- Photographer /Support Masssly

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, Geography, Sexual Orientation, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), 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.

Participants will be editing articles related to female athletes, religious leaders, diplomats among others.

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 , Advocacy, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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?

Gender: Women who are underrepresented in the movement in Ghana will be specifically targeted for inclusion. They will be essential/important to our efforts. Organization, facilitation, and involvement are a few of these functions.

Geographic: Youth from many parts of West Africa make up the institutions. There will be a lot of work put into making sure that underrepresented groups are represented. In addition, we will seek out young people from underrepresented communities to serve as editors and future organizers.

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background: The institutions constitutes people of different underrepresented religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Age: Young people will be included as contributors and, preferably, as future organizers. No prior Wikimedia knowledge is necessary in order to participate. By working with the LUCG Wikimedia Community, where the target audience is already engaged, as well as by putting out an open call for participation through particular communication channels including posters, social media, and the SRC, we expect to engage these individuals.

By our one-on-one mentoring program, which guarantees participants' ongoing involvement in Wikimedia activities, we hope to keep participants. With the Outreach Dashboard, we also keep track of community members' contributions in order to reward the top contributors who continue to contribute beyond the events.

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

We will ensure that we include a friendly space policy in our form for participants who intend to participate in our activities. All forms of harassment will not be tolerated.

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 met with the SRCs of both institutions, they offered suggestions and are ready to assist in making the event a success after hearing about our plans.

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, Ensure Equity in Decision-making

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. How did the participants' views on Wikipedia change as a result of taking part in your activities?

2. What circumstances encouraged them to stay in touch and perhaps make a more significant contribution? What elements create obstacles?
3. Do new editors possess the necessary abilities? What kind of instruction and assistance was most/least helpful in developing these skills?
4. How big of an effect will this project have on volunteers and members of the community?
5. How many editors stayed on after the events or activities?
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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants
Number of editors
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
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.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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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).