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Wikidata Labelling Working Group
proposed start date2024-03-16
proposed end date2024-05-16
grant start date2024-03-16T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-05-16T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)56646051 VND
budget (USD)2310 USD
amount recommended (USD)2020
grant typeIndividual
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Alphama
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a group leader of a Wikimedia User Group (submitted to the Affiliation Committee).

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

I am the president of the Vietnam Wikimedians User Group (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Wikimedians_User_Group).

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata Labelling Working Group

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

2024-03-16 - 2024-05-16

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)

Other (please specify) My working group will label Wikidata descriptions in Vietnamese.

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)

Due to the absence of Vietnamese descriptions for numerous crucial Wikidata items, we aim to engage in this initiative to contribute valuable content to Wikidata. Additionally, we aspire to revive our User Group collaboration, which has been inactive for several years without any grants. So basically, we will manually label Wikidata descriptions and discuss each other in our working group if we face any contribution issues.

After the Wikidata activities, we look to also organise Wikiquote sessions to translate vital articles from other languages into Vietnamese. Though this, we hope to build up momentum to continue editing.

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.

Search for Wikidata items that miss descriptions in Vietnamese, especially vital articles. Consider translating descriptions from English to Vietnamese or reading the first paraphrase of articles to decide what descriptions should be used. Statistic Wikidata items added and cross-validate the correctness of descriptions.

For the Wikiquote activities, similar to Wikidata, we will do a first session on socialising and then editing support and hope to recruit 6 volunteers to join this.

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.

Our team has 7 volunteers, and here are their Wikimedia usernames and respective roles. 1. Alphama: organizer, participant, first contact (will also join Wikiquote project) 2. NhacNy2412: participant, secondary contact (will also join Wikiquote project) 3. Bluetpp: participant 4. MW Song Ngư: participant 5. Mongrangvebet: participant (will also join Wikiquote project) 6. NXL1997: participant 7. FoxSerfaty: participant

And we expect 3 more participants for Wikiquote project.

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)

We are all from Vietnamese Wikimedia projects (Vietnamese Wikipedia, Meta Wikimedia). We open the discussion about the working group and ping them to join. After the working group, we will continue to control the quality of WIkidata descriptions and correct descriptions if having errors.

Similar approach will be taken for Wikiquote project.

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.

We open a discussion in the Vietnam Wikimedians User Group which can be found here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Vietnam_Wikimedians_User_Group#Wikidata_Labelling_Working_Group

We will advertise the Wikiquote later.

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)

Not applicable

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

Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

We want to improve our user collaboration throughout this working group and make them familiar with Wikidata and how to contribute content to Wikipedia.

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 10
Number of editors 10 10 in total for Wikidata and Wikiquote projects.
Number of organizers 1 I (Alphama) is the organizer of this working group.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikidata 14000
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikiquote 300
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Each participant will contribute about 2000 descriptions to Wikidata in Vietnamese.

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)

We will tracking the edits for both projects on a sub-meta page and link it to the Usernames so it's clear. And we will share the link in our report.

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)

56646051 VND

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.

2310 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.
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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).