Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia campaign and Introduction of Wikidata to Universal Wiki Fan Club(UWFC) (ID: 21956496)

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statusNot funded
Wikipedia campaign and Introduction of Wikidata to Universal Wiki Fan Club(UWFC)
proposed start date2022-10-01
proposed end date2022-10-31
grant start date2022-10-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-10-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)15600 GHS
budget (USD)1553.12 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Seini.coe
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:Seini.coe User:DASMON



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 and Founder Universal Wiki Fan Club.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia campaign and Introduction of Wikidata to Universal Wiki Fan Club(UWFC)

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.

Universal Wikimedia Fan Club(UWFC) carried out a short survey to the general public to learn about the awareness of people about Wikimedia and its projects. Analysis of the survey calls for the need for a project of this kind to be executed. Here is the link to the survey and its analysis:

This project seeks to:

1. Create awareness about Wikipedia and its sister projects.
2. Guide participants to install Wikipedia App on their smartphones and be assisted to search for information from it.
3. Introduce Wikidata to club members
4. Recruit new editors for the various Wikimedia projects
5. Increase skills for existing editors.
6. Train new editors to contribute to Wikidata
7. Create or improve Wikidata items.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Meetups: We will use this approach to discuss Wikimedia and its projects since it is great for such discussions and deliberations. Participants will be assisted to install the Wikipedia App on their smartphones and guided to search for information from it.

Workshops/Training: This approach or strategy allow new users to gain new knowledge and also rekindle what they already know, that is, they refresh their minds on what they already learned. It is an 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?

We will have an online session to welcome everyone to the Fan Club since this is the first time we are meeting. This is to cater for those who are not within the place where the event will be taking place. Zoom or google meet link will be shared publicly for the public for interested people to join. We will do an intensive promotion campaign to get more new people to volunteer for the Fan Club.

Meetups will be organized where participants will be introduced to Wikimedia Foundation and its projects. This will create room for participants to socialize, connect and network among themselves.

We will have a series of 3 training/workshop sessions where participants will be introduced to Wikidata to build their skills since Majority of the participants are first-timers in the project.

Participants who are without user accounts will be assisted to create themselves.

Participants will be assisted to install the Wikipedia applications on their smartphones and thought how to access information from it since the feedback from the survey indicates some respondents are unaware of such an App.

This training will be held on Saturdays within the month of October 2022.

Here is a link to the list of items we will be working 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.

Not applicable

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

User:Seini.coe - He is an experienced Wikimedian and will lead the project. User:DASMON - Co-trainer User:AbdGaf- He will be in charge of logistics User:Hardi19899 - He will provide general I.T support

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, Age (regency)

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.

In our editathon/workshop session, we will create or improve wikidata items that involve schools in Ashante Region, Ghana. This will increase the 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?

Disabilities, Socioeconomic status, Age

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?

Members of Universal Wiki Fun Club and other interested participants including those that will participate online are the target members for this project.

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

We will educate participants on the WMF Friendly policy and adopt it for 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.

We have had discussions about this project in physical meetings and on our club whatsApp platform.

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

What was participants thoughts about Wikipedia before the event? What do they now think about Wikipedia? What was the participants' reaction upon installing Wikipedia App on their smartphones? Have they learned anything about Wikidata? Did the online Wikipedia Campaign session helpful? Did it bring new participants to the physical meetup session?

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 4
Number of participants We estimate a total number of 40 people to attend the event. 40
New participants Total number of new participants 10
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of participants 40
Number of editors Total number of editors 40
Number of organizers Team taking part in the organization 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata Total number of items created/improved 100
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.

Outreach dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

15600 GHS

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

1553.12 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).