Jump to content

Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Pangasinan WIkivoyage Project (ID: 21988205)

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Pangasinan WIkivoyage Project
proposed start date2023-02-14
proposed end date2023-08-13
grant start date2023-02-14T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-08-13T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)234900 PHP
budget (USD)4250 USD
amount recommended (USD)4276
grant typeIndividual
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Lady01v
organization (if applicable)• N/A
Review Final Report

This is an automatically generated Meta-Wiki page. The page was copied from Fluxx, the grantmaking web service of Wikimedia Foundation where the user has submitted their application. Please do not make any changes to this page because all changes will be removed after the next update. Use the discussion page for your feedback. The page was created by CR-FluxxBot.

Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1. Exec8

2. Lady01v
3. Brazal.dang
4. JasDoit
5. BlueLabelNews
6. Hatchet11


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 a member of the East, South East Asia Pacific Wiki Coop and a former member of the Philwiki UG in the Philippines and a community member of Philippine Women Wikimedian ( informal group)

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Pangasinan WIkivoyage Project

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.

Pangasinan Philippines is a province with 44 towns and 4 cities. It has 22 coastal towns, a pilgrimage site, and the home to the rich culture and heritage. It is a top tourism destination but it has very little content on Wikivoyage. It is a land of abundance, its landlocked areas are a haven for agriculture and its vast rivers, seas and ocean promises of bountiful marine harvest. Every town has its own unique product we call One Town, One Product a campaign by the national tourism department to showcase each town and city's best product or destination to offer. In every town, there is an annual festival, named after its major agricultural produce, or industry. The project aims to populate the province of Pangasinan's Wikivoage content from the current three cities to include all its 44 towns and 4 cities as well as update the exixting ones on their pages. There is a whole lot more to Pangasinan that meets the eye. We have a rich culture, industries, heritage sites, heirloom recipes, beaches, faith tourism and colorful festivals, dive sites and even war artifacts that are worth including in Wikivoyage. This is what we plan to do. Upload them on Wikivoyage and Wikimedia Commons.

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

For the first phase of the project, we partner with 25 towns in Pangasinan, mostly in the western portion or those near the West Philippine Sea to set up their Wikivoyage page. Volunteers from Pangasinan State University students will edit the articles and photos and upload them to Wikivoyage and Wikimedia Commons. After each town is finished, there will be a ceremony to be held in the town lead by the town mayor and the local tourism and cultural affairs officer When the 25 towns is already done, we will create a media event/ presentation to get coverage and create publicity for the project. We will also launch it with the Provincial Tourism Office to launch the project alongside our partner university.

These strategies will be effective because it the perfect mix for a great project. Government. Academe. Media. Youth Volunteers

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

Signing of Cooperation Agreement with the Partners Gathering Materials to be uploaded on Wikivoyage and Wiki Commons Creating 25 Wikivoyage pages for 25 towns in Western Pangasinan Uploading 250 photos on Wikimedia Commons to support the Wikivoyage pages Turn over ceremony per town or city Media Launch for the first phase of the project

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 Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Other (please specify)

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

Yes I have the team to implement this proposal.


Jasverenne Ferrer - Team Leader ( non salaried ) Romeo Otadoy - Assistant Team Leader ( non salaried ) Lea Jane Diaz - volunteer Marian Estuesta - volunteer Jr Padilla - volunteer Jaymark Nivera - volunteer

15 editors from Pangasinan State University ( names to follow )

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), 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.

Pangasinan is one of the five biggest provinces in the Philippines and its rich culture and destinations has not been given a spotlight for the longest time. There are but few organized content repositories for this destination. Although it offers almost the best of its culture and resources to locals and tourists alike, not all of its towns and cities have websites or travel guides as reference for visitors. To bridge this content gap would also impact their tourism industry.

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

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

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, 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?

The targeted participants are tourism and cultural affairs officers from local government offices. They are the keepers of material information necessary to create the Wikivoyage page. We engage them by sending project partnership proposals, teaching them how to edit Wikipedia and have them try it during the project. Another set of participants are the student volunteer editors from Pangasinan State University. They will be the one to edit content gathered from the local government office to the pages of Wikivoyage. Media participants however help in publicity and promotion.

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

We are doing a worthwhile project alongside reputable local tourism and cultural affairs officers, they are government employees who clearly recognize fairness, equality and safe spaces for our volunteers and other participants

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 gather for a discussion. Then come up with a cooperation or strategic partnership and we proceed. We announce the project to the media, we create promotional graphics and branding to engage even the citizens to take part and join. The discussion on the proposals are off wiki so we cannot add a link. After the discussion, we will create a Project Page on Babaylan PH for this. We will populate the page as we go along with the project, before, during and after so other communities may learn about it too.

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.

Local Tourism Officers - venue, materials, refreshments Pangasinan State University - volunteer editors Shareable News - media coverage and media mileage Babaylan PH- advocacy and promotion

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, 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?

The Learning Questions are as follows:

Will the towns' tourism sector and economic activity be increased if we create a page for them in Wikivoyage?

Will the people appreciate this promotion of their towns and cities?

Will this project be adopted by other provinces?

Will communities continue this project internationally or at least its version of it.

We will gather data based on these learning questions from:

1. Tourism Office Survey Form that they give out to visitors asking them how they learn about the town or city. We can ask them to include Wikipedia or Wikivoyage in the selection. Upon receiving the reports, we will sit down with the partner towns to analyze the data and process it for further improvement, to know what worked and what did not work or what steps are needed moving forward.
2. Survey From Business Owners included in the Wikivoyage Page- has their business increased because they were searchable on Wikivoyage?
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
Survey Forms Survey Forms given to each visitor by Partner Tourism Officers shall indicate where guests learned about the place. The checklist included Wikivoyage 20
Evaluation Form We will collect an evaluation form after 6 months from the business owners included in the Wikivoyage to learn if there was an increase in their sales as a result of their business' inclusion in the Wikivoyage page 50
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We are looking at 70 participants, 34 comes from local tourism officers and their staff of our partner towns, 15 tourism student as editors, 8 media personalities, 1 coordinator from academe partner, 7 project team, 5 business owners. 70
Number of editors There are 27 new editors that will work on the materials or articles to be created. 27
Number of organizers There are three organizers and each has a role to play in the project. One organizer goes around building partnerships. One deals with the media and the PR offices as well as the partner academe laying down requirements for the projects. One organizer deals with logistics and other arrangements. 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikivoyage At least 3,000 number of character text added per new page, 500 on existing page. At least ten image ( newly taken/ created or existing on Commons. At least 25 new pages created. At least 8 existing pages improved. 55000
Wikimedia Commons 250 photos and some videos on Wikimedia Commons 250
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

We measure our core metrics after six (6) months by analysing reports coming the Tourism Office' Survey forms given out to each visitor in their towns. The form includes a question asking 'Where have they learned about the town or city that they have visited? ' and the selection includes Wikivoyage on the document.

We will also do interviews with business owners in the respective town or city inluded in the project to learn if their sales have been impacted by the inclusion

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 survey forms and interview questionnaires from our partners as well as explore other tools recommended by our technical team members as necessary.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

234900 PHP

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

4250 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]

Please add endorsements and feedback to the grant discussion page only. Endorsements added here will be removed automatically.

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).