Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Libya Community Activates:Training and contests (ID: 22215513)

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Wiki Libya Community Activates: Training and contests
proposed start date2023-09-02
proposed end date2023-12-17
grant start date2023-09-16T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-01-14T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)23668.9 LYD
budget (USD)4945 USD
amount recommended (USD)3245
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Salema younus
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Salema younus



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Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Libya Community Activates: Training and contests

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

2023-09-02 - 2023-12-17

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)

In Libya is know Wikimedia community ,the aim of this project is to attract and recruit‏ new Libyan users to contribute to Wikimedia projects, specifically Wikipedia and Commons, to train them on editing and build capacity to improve their skills, and also to enrich Libyan content on Wikimedia projects. This is the first project to call volunteers for training on Wikipedia and Commons in Libya. We do not know how much people interact to participate in these trainings and competitions.

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.

1- Sessions for training beginners on Wikipedia 2- Contest on Arabic Wikipedia 3- Sessions for training beginners on Commons 4- Contest on Commons

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.

We will be to a facilitator and a coordinator for this project me and user:NANöR‏ and trainers for training sessions and jury members for the contests.

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)

The project will invite all the Libyans to participate in these activities. We will advertise on social media and directly contact some organizations in Benghazi and Tripoli that are interested in Knowledge, culture and volunteering. We have created page on Facebook for Wiki Libya Community and we have WhatsApp groups too.

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.

There is no community in Libya so far, and we launched the initiative to create a community three month ago by starting a project called "Libyan Wikipedian Project", We will share the proposal with the project members.

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)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

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)


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

Improve User Experience

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

How many individuals got involved in this project ? Which kind of Wikimedia project they get involved more ? Which kind of training has a higher retention of volunteers? Do they have desire to participate in another activities related to Wikimedia project ?‏

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 30 participants
Number of editors 20 New participants
Number of organizers 7
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 35
Wikimedia Commons 80
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

These numbers reflect expected outcomes from training sessions.

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)‏

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)

23668.9 LYD

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.

4945 USD

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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).