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UniStu Love Wiki 2022/2023
start date2022-01-08T00:00:00Z
end date2022-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)126703000 TZS
amount requested (USD)55000 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMEA
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 2
applicant and people related to proposalMagotech

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Applicant details


Wikimedia username(s):



G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?


H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?


Additional information


R. Where will this proposal be implemented?


S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:


S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

Country: Tanzania.

We will be covering three regions in Tanzania which are (I) Morogoro Region (ii) Dodoma Region (iii) Iringa Region

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)





1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

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

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

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

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      


5.1 If yes, provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan?


6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

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

8. 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) , Language, Sexual Orientation, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

9. 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, Human Rights, Open Technology, Diversity

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Age, Digital Access

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

1: Establishing Wikimedia clubs in different higher learning institutions and deploying experienced editors to these clubs so as to mentor them throughout the process of learning.

To date, we have a total of 10 UniStu Love Wiki (USLW) clubs that are volunteering on the Wikimedia Foundation’s projects mostly the Wikipedia as listed below: USLW Jordan University College (USLW JUCo) USLW Mzumbe University USLW Social Education Center (USLW SEC) USLW St. Joseph College USLW CIVE UDOM USLW Social UDOM USLW Humanities UDOM USLW Mipango USLW University of Iringa (USLW UoI) USLW Ruaha Catholic University (USLW RUCU)

Moreover, we are currently mentoring 3 communities so as to make sure that they have enough and complete knowledge on the Wikimedia Movement before we recognize them as clubs. We project on having an increase of 15 new clubs in the coming one-year time. By having more UniStu Love Wiki Clubs we will be able to reach more volunteers easily and expand our community which will result to increases volunteers in the Wikimedia’s Movement.

2: Organizing competitions which will involve the competition between clubs so as bring more motivation to the participants. Being that all these participants are volunteers, we came up with a plan of motivating them by organizing competitions Intra and inter clubs so as to motivate them by providing them with recognition prizes like Certificates, Wikimedia badges, T-Shirts, and many others. This will help us keep members active throughout the project. This will also help on increasing the contributions to the Wikimedia projects in a short period of time.

3: Holding inter-meetups with other existing Wikimedia Communities such as Wikimedia Tanzania and Wikimedia Arusha in Tanzania and out of Tanzania whenever possible for the purpose of capacity building among the community members. As it is known, in Tanzania we have seen many communities are much focused on the Wikipedia, WikiCommons projects, we currently lack well-experienced volunteers who understand more about other projects for example Wiki data. We envision on making collaborating with other experienced volunteers in the Wikimedia projects so as to provide training to our members on other projects.

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?


13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?


14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.


15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

17. 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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation


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

20. 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 space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target

Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability N/A N/A
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants N/A 500
Number of editors N/A 400
Number of organizers N/A 10
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia N/A 2500
Wikimedia Commons N/A 450
Wikisource N/A 500

21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

Financial Proposal


23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

126703000 TZS

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

55000 USD

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

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.

Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final Message


By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friend Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.