Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration at Dallung Wikimedians Community (ID: 21954544)

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statusNot funded
Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration at Dallung Wikimedians Community
proposed start date2022-10-01
proposed end date2022-10-31
budget (local currency)16210 GHS
budget (USD)1618.33 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Fatawu25
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

User:Fatawu25 User:Ayisha35 User:Masterrashad User:Nuhumallam



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.

Yes, I am a member of:

Dallung Wikimedians Community

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration at Dallung Wikimedians Community

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.

Wikidata has been the most project that Dallung Wikimedians Community has contributed to, we have organized events throughout the year to introduce participants to Wikidata and have registered a tremendous number of editors as volunteers in our community. This project seeks to:

1. Promote interaction, networking, and socialization among community members.
2. Create awareness about Wikidata and its tools
2. Recruit new editors for the various Wikimedia projects
3. Increase skills for existing editors

We will also have a session for the Birthday cake cutting.

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

Meetups: This approach is great for discussions and it is relevant to this event since we will have discussions about Wikidata.

Workshops/Training: This approach or strategy is used to gain new knowledge and also rekindle what they already know, that is, they refresh their minds on what they already learned. It is a very effective approach since we will have in attendance experienced editors and those that are fairly new. Ideas are shared among colleagues during workshops and in this way, participants would not only gain new knowledge but also socialize and get to know more about their co-wikimedians.

Editathon: Editathons are usually the quickest approach to use if one wants to complete a task early. It is very participatory and engages participants more. Participants will be enthused to work more as they see their co-participants doing the same. Again, this approach will allow participants to communicate among themselves and finally addresses issues among themselves that relate to the event.

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

Below are the activities that we will go through as part of the approaches or strategy explained above:

We will have a training/workshop session where participants will be introduced to Wikidata to build on the skills of already existing editors and introduce Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects to newly recruited editors. This training will be held on Saturdays within the month of October 2022 leading to the birthday celebration.

An editathon session will be used to create/improve wikidata items for selected teacher training colleges in Ghana.

We will have a meetup session where we will talk about the history of Wikidata and what we have achieved as a community in contributing to Wikidata and also cut a cake to complete the event.

Here is a link to the items we will work on:

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)

Wikidata's 10th birthday
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

User:Fatawu25 - He is an experienced Wikimedian and has led many Wikimedia projects. He will lead the project manager.

User:Nuhumallam - He will provide general I.T support.

User:Ayisha35 - She is responsible for logistics.

User:Masterrashad - Co-trainer

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, Socioeconomic Status, 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.

Although this project is purposely for the Wikidata birthday celebration, we will have a session for editathon where we will create Wikidata items for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana. This when done will increase content on wikidata.

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, Advocacy, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Socioeconomic status

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 target participants are volunteers from the Dallung Wikimedians Community. This includes both new and existing editors. Participants will be engaged through the use of the workshops and edithatons. We will continue engagements via the community WhatsApp group.

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

Participants will be educated on Wikimedia Friendly Space Policy and will abide by it in this project.

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.

Information on the project will be shared on the Dallung Wikimedians Community WhatsApp group. Emails will be sent to invite Wikimedians to support/endorse this project.

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.

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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, 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?

1. Have participants connected, and socialized with other Wikimedians?

2. What have participants derived from the experience of co-wikimedians after connecting with them?
3. Have participants learned anything new about Wikidata?
4. What is the feel of both new and existing contributors about the movement or the community?
5. Have participants learned about any Wikidata tool?
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
Number of events Total number of events. 3
Number of participants A total number of participants that will take part in the project. We expect to have in attendance new recruits. 35
Number of new editors recruited We anticipate having new recruits participate. 5
Number of new recruits to create their user accounts. We expect new participants to attend and that will call for us to guide them to create their user accounts. 5
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants A total number of participants that will take part in the project. We expect to have in attendance new recruits. 35
Number of editors This composes of existing contributors. 30
Number of organizers Team members that are directly involved in event organization. 6
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata Total number of Wikidata items created or improved. 40
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 will use the Wikimedia outreach dashboard and some other metrics will be collected manually.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

16210 GHS

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

1618.33 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]

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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).