Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Zambia Independence Day Edit-a-thon (ID: 21956364)

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Zambia Independence Day Edit-a-thon
proposed start date2022-10-01
proposed end date2022-10-31
grant start date2022-10-11T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-11-11T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)50183 ZMW
budget (USD)3280 USD
amount recommended (USD)3280
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• User:Icem4k
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

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Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Zambia Independence Day Edit-a-thon

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.

Knowing Zambia has such rich history which is not on the Internet and Wikipedia. Zambia's History has a hugh hole on Wikipedia. So we wan to take advantage of the independence day/week celebration lastly we want to spread of the Zambian Wikipedia community.

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

By bringing the basics. That will help people all out. That was from the grass root i hope to nature that all the way.

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

Increase skills for existing editors by writing independent articles Add or improve content upload and improve content of female and queer poets and writers

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.

Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary, Not applicable, Other (please specify)

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

Isaac Kanguya - Project Leader Louis Kanguya - Tech Support Edward Phiri - Social Media James Titus: - Photographer

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.

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.

Knowing zambia has such rich history which is not on the Internet and Wikipedia. Zambia's History has a hugh hole on wikipedia. So we wan to take advantage of the impendence day/week celebration lastly we want to spread of the Zambian Wikipedia community.

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, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, 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?

University students. We will run some ads Facebook since they found on Facebook 95% of the time. And will put out a google form so that people sign and we get their numbers in oder for us to reach out . We try to lunch a wiki club and they we start to have meet ups.

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

Have a safety and trust team at the events

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 send out email on the mailing list and telegram groups

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.

Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

How people will respond to this new type teach that I have developed. and also se how people will come through.

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
New Members The number of new comers 10
New Articles The number of new articles created. 15
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 20
Number of editors 10
Number of organizers 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata N/A 20
Wikipedia N/A 10
Wikimedia Commons N/A 10
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.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

50183 ZMW

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

3280 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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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.
  • 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).