Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WIKITOUR 2024:BENGKEL WIKIKAMUS BAHASA ETNIK DI MALAYSIA (ID: 22592432)

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proposed start date2024-05-26
proposed end date2024-06-30
grant start date2024-05-27T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)23569 MYR
budget (USD)4986.54 USD
amount recommended (USD)5501
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Jjurieee
organization (if applicable)• Kent Wiki Club

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)



Kent Wiki Club

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Main Proposal[edit]

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


2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-05-26 - 2024-06-30

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Not applicable

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

Changes we are trying to bring:

1. Encouraging language diversity. Kent Wiki Club aims to promote and preserve languages, especially ethnic languages that are increasingly less used today, by actively including and editing them through Wiktionary workshops held in this project. This can ensure that these languages are preserved and maintained for future generations.

2. Enhancing accessibility language references. As an educator to be in the future, the trainer from the Kent Wiki Club aims to enlarge the educational resource for these languages through Wiktionary that contribute to language preservation efforts and academic studies. Also, by adding ethnic languages to Wiktionary, we are enhancing accessibility to language resources and knowledge for speakers and learners of these languages. This contributes to bridging the digital language divide and providing valuable linguistic tools to the communities. Besides, this also one of the way to preserve the languages from extinction.

3. Empowering underepresented communities and also global visibility. Through wiktionary, we empower ethnic language communities to actively participate in documenting and preserving the languages. This not only strengthen their linguistic identity but also provides a sense of ownership and pride in their culture heritage. Morevover, by integrating ethnic languages into Wiktionary, we are gibing the global visibility and recognition. This helps in raising awareness about these languages, their unique features and their importace in the broader context of global linguistic diversity such as, Kadazandusun, Semai and Iban languages.

Main challenges:

1. The increasing neglect of Ethnic languages is due to many native language users not passing down this language to the new generation. Wikitour aims to raise awareness among communities about the importance of preserving and revitalizing their mother tongue through the Wiktionary project.

2.The lack of knowledge in information technology among Ethnic language users has led to the gradual decline of these languages. Our arrival through the Wikitour program enables them to become familiar with Wiktionary technology by inputting Ethnic language words into the digital dictionary.

3. The prevalence of Malay and English languages in Malaysia has led to many Ethnic language terms being forgotten. This could result in Ethnic languages losing more word terms, causing the uniqueness and beauty of the language to fade away. By involving the local community in dictionary editing activities, they can remember and digitize words and terms that have long been unused.

Approaches: Our strategy entails:

Our main approach is Facilitating the Development of Community Expertise among School Teachers. In order to foster the preservation and dissemination of native ethnic languages, it is imperative to cultivate a robust network of community experts, particularly among educators. Through a series of structured initiatives, we aim to empower school teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to the Wiktionary platform.

2. Collaboration with Wikimedia Community Users Group Malaysia (CUG): We will collaborate closely with CUG to extend outreach efforts to key educational institutions such as the Jabatan Pendidikan Sarawak Negeri Sarawak , SMK Sri Tapah in Perak, and the Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah in Sandakan. By engaging educators at these institutions, we aim to broaden the pool of contributors and diversify the linguistic content available on Wiktionary.

3. Developing community expert resources.: We will host dedicated sessions to familiarize teachers with Wiktionary, elucidating its background and significance in the realm of language digitization. By elucidating the broader context and relevance of Wiktionary, educators will appreciate its pivotal role in elevating native ethnic languages within the educational landscape.

4. Capacity Building Workshops: Through meticulously guided training workshops, we will equip educators with the requisite expertise to navigate and utilize the Wikikamus platform proficiently. These workshops will not only bolster their technical proficiency but also instill the confidence necessary to actively contribute to the platform.

5. Direct Engagement: Direct demonstrations of Wikikamus functionalities will be provided to educators, facilitating a hands-on understanding of its features and capabilities. These demonstrations will serve to demystify the platform and empower educators to harness its full potential in enriching their linguistic repertoire.

6. Documentation of Cultural Heritage: WikiTour 2024 presents an opportunity to document the rich cultural heritage and geographical diversity of Malaysia. Through Wikimedia Commons, we will upload a comprehensive array of images capturing the essence of various districts and states, thereby enriching the cultural tapestry accessible through the platform.

By implementing these strategic initiatives, we endeavor not only to augment the Wikimedia network but also to catalyze the digitization of local ethnic languages, thereby preserving and promoting Malaysia's linguistic heritage. Through targeted engagement with educators, we aspire to foster a culture of linguistic empowerment, wherein native ethnic languages are celebrated and perpetuated within the educational ecosystem.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Introducing wiktionary platform to teachers: i.Approach: Experiential Learning ii.Strategy: Hands-on Exploration iii.Rationale:By directly immersing teachers into the Wiktionary platform, they experience its functionality and potential firsthand. This hands-on approach allows educators to familiarize themselves with the platform's features, navigation, and collaborative nature. Through exploration, teachers gain confidence in utilizing Wiktionary as a valuable resource in their teaching practices.

Teach teacher how to edit Wiktionary: i.Approach: Constructivist Learning ii.Strategy: Active Participation iii.Rationale: Empowering teachers with the skills to edit Wiktionary entries aligns with a constructivist approach to learning. By actively participating in the editing process, educators construct their understanding of language concepts and the principles of collaborative knowledge creation. This approach not only enhances their own language proficiency but also equips them to guide students in contributing to Wiktionary.

Taking pictures of the activities: i.Approach: Reflective Practice ii.Strategy: Documentation and Reflection iii.Rationale: Documenting Wiktionary activities through photos serves as a tool for reflective practice. Visual documentation captures moments of engagement, and collaboration.

Record videos & audio of the activities: i.Approach: Reflective Practice ii.Strategy: Documentation and Reflection iii.Rationale: Documenting Wiktionary activities through videos serves as a tool for reflective practice. Visual documentation captures moments of engagement, collaboration, and achievement. Record pronunciation of indigenous language word to put into the Wikimedia Common.

Potential partnerships JPN Sarawak, JPN Perak, PPD Sandakan Sabah.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Chairperson: Jurina Jonimin Wikimedia username: Jjurieee Roles:-

  • Chairing the main committee meeting and planning for WikiTour
  • Controlling the implementation of the WikiTour program
  • Monitor the implementation of the WikiTour program.
  • Appoint the implementation committee of the WikiTour program.
  • Managing matters involving external parties.

Vice chairperson: Efrenifani Joseph Wikimedia username: Fify Joseph Roles:-

  • Acting as chairperson in his absence.
  • Help carry out the duties of the chairperson.

Secretary: Angela Ahoi Wikimedia username: Aangela.Ng Roles:-

  • Managing correspondence related to Wiki
  • Generating reports of all WikiTour according to their respective locations
  • Liaising with the Documentation Committee Members from each WikiTour location for comprehensive reporting purposes of WikiTour activities for the Wiki Kent Club.

Deputy secretary: ANZELLYCKA LYSSA HAKIM Wikimedia username: Anzellyssa Roles:-

  • Assisting the secretary in preparing reports throughout the WikiTour
  • Assist in secretarial duties.

Treasurer: ENZIELA RAIZIENIE HAGINSIN Wikimedia username: Enziee Roles:-

  • Prepare the budget for Wiki Tour to JPN Perak, JPN Sarawak and PPD Sandakan program expenses.
  • Communicating with the Chief Treasurer of Wiki Kent Club if there are financial disbursement needs

Publicity, Media, and Documentation Committee Member: Nelin Ambrose Sitam (Nelynnnnn) Anzellycka Lyssa Hakim (Anzellyssa) Abbylaylena Sitibon (Abbylalyna Sitibon) Roles:

  • Taking photos and videos throughout the WikiTour.
  • Uploading all photos and videos taken during WikiTour to the Wiki Kent Club’s Instagram and Wikimedia Common.
  • Preparing informational posters for Wiki Kent Club members to conduct WikiTour at their respective locations.

Transportation Committee Member: Bluster Jainon (Blusjai) Angela Ahoi (Aangela.Ng) Angela Satim (Angela Satim0403) Roles:

  • Requesting transportation from IPGM Campus Kent for movement from Campus to KKIA.
  • Arranging transportation from the airport to accommodation. Example : SDK to PPD
  • Arranging transportation from accommodation to the airport for return to KKIA.
  • Requesting transportation from IPGM Campus Kent from KKIA to IPGM Campus Kent.

Food Committee & Certificates, Prizes, and Souvenirs Committee: Georgina Andrea Leykhai Dominic (Ggandrea) Enziela Raizienie Haginsin (Enziee) Jessy Sudot (Jecycc) Roles:

  • Providing souvenirs to JPN (Perak & Sarawak)
  • Providing tokens of appreciation to participants
  • Issuing certificates to the executive committee members of WikiTour PPD (Sandakan)
  • Managing meals for Wiki Kent Club members involved in WikiTour 2024 (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea and Dinner).

Equipment Committee & Public Address (PA) System Committee, secretary Member: M Eqqalson Dikson (Meqqal) Efrenifani Joseph (Fify Joseph) Ronalita Felix (Rruunnaa) Roles:

  • Providing and bringing necessary equipment such as buntings and banners
  • Responsible for arranging and bringing / returning equipment or storing equipment used for future user or the owner
  • Managing equipment such as speakers, LCD, Laptop and microphones.

Accommodation Committee Member: Jurina Jonimin (Jjurieee) Efrenifani Joseph (Fify Joseph) Ellysia Jinus (Ellyfluffy) Roles:

  • Communicating with the accommodation providers according to their respective locations for the purpose of managing accommodation arrangements
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? (required)

Target: Participants from each Education Department of Perak, Sarawak and Sabah: 90 people

Engaging the community (Participants from each Education Department of Perak, Sarawak and Sabah) a) Before: i. Create promotional materials showcasing the importance of preserving and promoting their mother tongue. ii. Utilize social media platforms to create awareness and generate interest in the event. iii. Collaborate with local community leaders to spread the word. Iv. Contact the teacher’s from JPN.

b) During: i. Distribute informative brochures or materials about the language and its significance. ii. Introducing and editing on the Wiktionary platform. Iii. Help digitize local ethnic languages into Wiktionary.

c) Follow-up: i. Collect contact information for interested community members for future events or language-learning initiatives. ii. Share highlights and photos from the event on social media to sustain interest. iii. Consider organizing community-based language learning sessions or workshops.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

Link :

On-wiki link:

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Linguistic / Language

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Identify Topics for Impact

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

Learning Questions: How have their perspectives about Wikimedia changed after they participated in our activities?

Outcomes: Educators and communities will be more aware of the opportunities by using Wikimedia as a platform that helps in elevating ethnic languages ​​in the field of education through the language digitization method that is available in Wiktionary.


  • Number of new accounts created in Wikimedia.
  • Number of contributions in Wiktionary.
  • Number of new documentations in Commons about cultural heritage and geographical diversity throughout the meticulously guided training workshops.
  • Collaboration with other educational institutions in contributing knowledge through the use of Wikimedia.

Learning Questions:

  • How was our new approach/ strategy effective in bringing in communities?
  • Were we effective in making people feel welcome, safe, not intimidated?
  • Have we been effective in guiding potential contributors to the different ways they can contribute and further develop the needed skills and support?

Outcomes: WikiKent has been collaborating with other parties to introduce Wikimedia as a platform that helps to empower language diversity by encouraging people to contribute their knowledge especially to uphold their native language. Besides, WikiKent Club consists of members who are enthusiastic and ready to provide guidance and services meticulously either in the form of information or interesting activities that are carried out throughout the training workshops.


  • Number of new editors that continuously increases during and after the program.
  • Number of words added in Wiktionary by new members.
  • Number of pictures uploaded in Commons by new members.

Through this implementation program, WikiKent will strive to diversify the linguistic content that is available on Wiktionary and to further expand the scope of the Wikimedia community that actively contributes and shares knowledge at the global level.

Learning Questions: How many are already engaging in the community through different channels - editing, events, communications?

Outcomes: Editing activities and events have been engaged and actively participated by WikiKent members in various stages of movements such as schools, state and international levels. However, WikiKent is still actively promoting and introducing the uses of Wikimedia to the public either through events and various programs to increase interest, motivation, and enthusiasm in maintaining the empowerment of native ethnic languages within the educational landscape through the realm of language digitization.


  • Number of new followers on Instagram of Wikimedia Malaysia and WikiKent Club.
  • Number of words added in Wiktionary by new editors, collaborators and members of WikiKent Club itself.
  • Number of pictures uploaded in Commons by new accounts and WikiKent Club throughout the program.

Learning Questions: How many participants can still continue editing on wiktionary after one month after the event?

Outcomes: Data: Number of participants that still edit wiktionary after one month.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 90
Number of editors 90
Number of organizers 18
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wiktionary 450
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Program & Events Dashboard

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Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

23569 MYR

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

4986.54 USD

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