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Training+Editathon in Fukuoka, Japan 2022
proposed start date2022-07-13
proposed end date2022-07-17
grant start date2022-07-13T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-07-17T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)173000 JPY
budget (USD)1286.88 USD
amount recommended (USD)1286.88
grant typeIndividual
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• リブリ
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

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Shuyagin, 海獺



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Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Training+Editathon in Fukuoka, Japan 2022

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 have not been many Wikipedia editing events or study groups in the Kyushu region so far. While Code For members have held small study groups and a Wikipedia Town event has been held as a newly-opened library event, Wikipedia editing events or study groups have yet to take root. Our proposal aims at providing chances for the people around Fukuoka of wider range age groups and professions to know about Wikipedia and experience editing Wikipedia articles. We believe our proposal will result in setting up new study groups and new contributors.

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

Mr Racco (海獺) (https://w.wiki/3ya) held WikiGap Edit-a-Thon 2019 in Fukuoka https://w.wiki/9mA in Fukuoka on November 29, 2019. He has been lecturing at many Wikipedia Town events (edit-a-thons), various educational organizations, WikiGap and so on. We are planning to invite Mr Racco to Fukuoka again and to hold five events with him. He will give lectures on Wikipedia and teach how to edit the Wikipedia articles at a university, a high school, and meetings of an amateur group studying local history, users of a professional library and the West Japan Academy for Library Science. Editing workshops where the participants can experience editing of Wikipedia articles will follow the lectures. We believe that these activities can motivate the participants to edit Wikipedia articles and encourage the participants to create and improve the articles about their local interests.

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

At the university event, Mr Racco will be invited to a class as a guest lecturer to talk about the principles and editorial policies of Wikipedia, how to edit the articles, and how to collect and deal with the sources for the articles. Through the learning from this lecture, the students can understand Wikipedia more accurately and edit the articles more confidently at the editing workshop to be held later. The high school is a SNEC(Special Needs Education Center), and the students will learn the editing of Wikipedia articles as one of the Inquiry-Based Learnings. As for the specialist library event, the business persons in Fukuoka will learn how to actively use Wikipedia and how to edit Wikipedia articles at one of their study meetings. An editathon called Wikipedia Town will be held for the amateur group studying local history whose members are mainly senior citizens. Mr Racco will be instructing them how to research on the local interests using the local library and how to create new Wikipedia articles or improve the existing Wikipedia articles. At the meeting of the West Japan Academy for Library Science, Mr Racco will talk about the principles and editorial policies of Wikipedia to encourage the member to understand the affinity between Wikipedia and the libraries. Especially, the events for the students can encourage them to understand the internet literacy and the copyrights, and they will learn that they can share knowledge in many languages by importing by translation or by translating the articles in different languages into their own language on the multilingual Wikipedia.

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.

1Lib1Ref, WikiGap

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

In bringing Mr Racco to Fukuoka this time, we have three volunteer people in charge of five events. The group is a temporary one to handle the five events, although we are considering forming a committee-like team in the future if this one goes well. However, we do not have a team at this time.

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, Language

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 in each of the five events will be high school students, university students, professional library users working for local businesses, amateur groups researching local history, and librarians and related professionals. The lectures will touch on gender gaps, regional differences, and gaps in learning opportunities

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 , Open Technology

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

Geographic , Disabilities, Age

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?

Target audience and participants for these events: high school students with developmental disability university students taking the class of ‘Information, Media and Culture’ professional library users who are local business people members of the West Japan Academy for Library Science who are librarians and library professionals people who are mainly senior persons and interested in local history Mr Racco will follow up regularly online and the organizers will plan future local events to keep it going.

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

In a spacious venue, we will be considerate about personal distance and encourage the wearing of masks.

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 are not currently announcing the event to the community. The event is aimed more at those who are unfamiliar with Wikipedia and those who are interested but have not yet taken action, rather than at editors who are already part of the Wikipedia community. The purpose is to promote the philosophy of Wikipedia, including the purpose of attracting new editors. Each event has not yet been announced because it has not been announced yet.

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.

Some external partners will provide venues.

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.

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 the participants understand the lecture? What motivates them to use Wikipedia more than before? What motivates them to edit articles?

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
questionnaire Ask university students to fill out questionnaire after the lecture and editing workshop. 136
questionnaire Ask high school students to fill out questionnaire after the lecture and editing workshop. 12
interview/questionnaire Interview with participants of Wikipedia Town event to ask their impression. 6
questionnaire Ask the participants of the event for the users of the professional library to fill out questionnaire after the lecture. 50
questionnaire Ask the participants of the academic society for library science meeting to fill out questionnaire after the lecture. 40
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants university students: 136

high school students: 12 amateur group studying local history: 6 professional library users working for local businesses: 50 librarians and related professionals: 40

Number of editors university students: 136

group studying local history: 6

Number of organizers university students and amateur group studying local history: 1

high school students: 1 professional library users working for local businesses and librarians and related professionals: 1

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia At a workshop in a classroom, the university students will be adding references to the existing articles. The number of new content: 80 80
Wikipedia At a workshop, the amateur group studying local history will be creating one new article and adding references to the existing articles. The number of new content: 5 5
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 are not sure and need support.

Refer to talkpage of the grant. More details were provided after conversation with ESEAP PO.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

173000 JPY

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

1286.88 USD

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