Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Folklore 2023 in Tanzania (ID: 22025494)

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
statusNot funded
Wiki Loves Folklore 2023 in Tanzania
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-03-31
budget (local currency)9130344.36 TZS
budget (USD)4178 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Justine Msechu
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)

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.

Justine Msechu

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1:Hussein m mmbaga 2:Mohamed mfuu 3:Anuary Rajabu 4:Siwema Nikini 5:Brenda Philbert 6:Super8 Devs 7:Brayson Mushi 8:Kelvin-Meena 9:Abubakari Sixberth


Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)

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.

1:Wikimedia Community User Group Kilimanjaro (Organizer) 2:Wikimedians of Arusha User Group (Member) 3:Let’s Connect Peer Learning program Tanzania (organizer)

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Folklore 2023 in Tanzania

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: 2:

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

This photography contest is focused on the folk culture of different regions in categories, such as but not limited to, folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song, and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc. so this help in

  • Introduce Wiki Loves Folklore 2023 Health and wellness theme to the existing and new contributors of wiki commons, raise awareness about Wiki *Loves Folklore 2023 and its Impact on reducing the African Cultural content gap in Wikimedia projects.
  • Recruit new and existing editors especially (professional and non-professional photographers) for Wikipedia projects.
  • Increase skills for existing editors
  • Add and improve the content on Swahili Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and English Wikipedia
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

We will do at least 2 main in-person events 1 launching in 4 communities and 1 for closing in the main organizing community while others will participate online. Also, we will have at least 4 groups of photo hunts. and in between, we will do at least 2 online workshops to raise more awareness on how volunteers can participate in this project. To sum up we will have local prizes for contributors as follow The award will be given in terms of vouchers and certificates. We will give voucher cards worth $200 to the first winner, $100 to the second winner, and $50 to the third one, the winners can spend voucher cards on what they choose.

Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

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

The main activities will be photo walks in different regions led by the communities in that region, They will visit places where cultures exist and they will take Photos, videos, and Audio. Also, we will have an in-personal event in which participants will contribute to wiki commons by adding photos to Wikipedia articles and connecting them to wikidata.

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.

Other (please specify)

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

1:Justine Msechu(project manager) 2:Kelvin Charles (Event Manager) 3:Hussein m mmbaga(Project Coordinator) 4:Abubakari Sixberth(Project facilitator) 5:Mohamed mfuu (Project Facilitator)

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, Language, 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.

Wiki Loves Folklore event in Tanzania helped contribute more content related to Tanzanian culture to the internet to bridge the Geographical gap as well as the language gap.

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?

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?

Our main target participants are from four Wikimedia Communities in Tanzania who are mainly youth. And also some participants who are professionals in the photo shoots will be included so as to get better results. Since we have the prize for the winners it will motivate them next time to contribute to the project and also new members will be motivated.

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

We are going to promote a learning culture in all the spaces participants benefited from this proposal participate in and also develop a friendly space policy for the events we organize.

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 will use our Social media pages (Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, and Twitter) as well as our meta page to let participants know.

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?
Because we will collaborate with other communities in implementing photo walks in their region we will have strong communication and Increase the participation of communities and members in the designed events ensuring a broader reach and audience.
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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We hope to learn about the diversity of content and information related to the cultural theme, through passionate young volunteers, and how better we can support them in continuing their work for the upliftment of Wikimedia's goals.

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
Cultural images Images to be uploaded on Commons, and subsequently, articles improved on several projects 1000
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants In 4 communities we will have at least 15 participants who will go to the photo hunts and also we will have some professionals from different non-Wikipedia organizations who deal with photos. 30
Number of editors 30
Number of organizers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons We will add at least 100 pictures in each community so in Total will be 400

Number of participants: 70 Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons:400 Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects:50

Wikipedia Number of participants: 50

The number of articles is improved with photos: 1000 Number of new editors: 10 editors

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.

This is a photographic event and doesn't need any tool to measure. Following the collection of images, and during the uploading process, we'll use the Hashtags tool.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

9130344.36 TZS

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

4178 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).