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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/WikiVibrance 2022 in Rwanda (ID: 21902971)

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Project/Rapid/MrTallBoy/WikiVibrance 2022 in Rwanda
proposed start date2022-08-15
proposed end date2022-08-31
budget (local currency)4145629.68 RWF
budget (USD)4028 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMEA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• MrTallBoy
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

MrTallBoy, Germain92, Ndahiro Derrick and Cnyirahabihirwe123



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.

Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda

Grant Proposal

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

Project/Rapid/MrTallBoy/WikiVibrance 2022 in Rwanda

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.

This project is a local campaign to support the global event with a similar one in Rwanda, Young Wikimedians are part of the about 1.8 billion young people taking action to solve pressing issues in different corners of the world today. They are found in almost every wikimedia community in the movement. Their presence is felt in the communities they lead, belong to, and the actions they take in building free knowledge on Wikimedia projects.

Therefore, as young people's voices are celebrated all over the world on 12th August, 2022, it is important that we are moved to celebrate young wikimedians and the communities/individuals who are shaping these group of people, for their work in local wikimedia communities and the movement at large.

Beyond this, it creates an opportunity to leverage our number and capacity as a strength for collective action in bridging the knowledge gap on this year's IYD theme Intergenerational Solidarity: "Creating a World for All Ages" on wikimedia projects.

In addition, we hope to increase youth participation, diversity and capacity in the wikimedia movement noting how important it is for movement sustainability.

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

We shall organize a physical event with edit-a-thon to launch the event and another physical event to close the event where we will share the success of the community campaign, recognize and award prizes to top contributors in the Edit-a-thon and the 3 people (2 young people with the highest number of edits and 1 experienced Wikimedian who helped in shaping the journey of young people in the community). It will be effective because young or new participants will get environment for contributing and improving.

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

Contest- Edit-a-thon for the participants, Launch Event and Fun plays during the program.

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)

To support the global event to commemorate the International Youth Day (IYD) 2022 in the Movement through WikiVibrance.
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes I have a team of experienced organizers and advisors from Rwanda Community User Group. Mutijima Germain-organizer, Ndahiro Derrick- 1st advisor and Cnyirahabihirwe123- 2nd advisor.

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) , Language

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.

By use of a competitive Edit-a-thon program, we will edit about the youth empowerment plus the topics from this year's IYD theme with bridging gender gap in particular, and also, we will motivate participants to increase the capacity of contents on Kinyarwanda Wikipedia.

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, Human Rights, Other

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Age, Digital Access

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?

Target participants are youth Wikimedia volunteers in Rwanda, I will reach them via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp groups and email as well. In retaining new participants I will add them in community whatssap group.

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

We will put into considerations the rules for organizing events and follow the advices from experienced community advisor.

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.

I had sent my request to other community organizers, they confirmed and I notified other community members through web page of User group and here is the link: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Rwanda

And we have let the WikiVibrance project core team of our intention to support the global campaign with a similar campaign in our local communities here:


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?
They are the only one community of Wikimedians in Rwanda so for any Wikimedia related project we try to work as a team and make it happen.

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation

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

I hope to learn the recognitions of youth and increase of their contributions in movement due to motivation of being recognized.

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
Total participants total number of people who will participate in project 30
New Participants number of new editors who will join during project. 10
Experienced participants number of editors who have been contributing in movement 20
gender participants number of women we plan to have in the project 15
gender participants number of men we plan to have in the project 15
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants I will invite young wikimedians in Rwanda and experienced wikimedians who have helped in shaping the journey of young people in your community. 30
Number of editors Every participant will contribute as an editor during edit-a-thon which will aim to bridge the knowledge gap on this year's IYD theme. 30
Number of organizers all organizers will work together to coordinate the project both online and offline from beginning to the end. 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia we will create new articles about this year's IYD theme. 60
Wikimedia Commons N/A N/A
Wikidata N/A N/A
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

the reason can be low capacity of youth which we aim to improve during this proposal.

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.

Dashboard tool survey: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/

and if there are other guide tools I will be very much present to learn and adopt them

Financial Proposal

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

4145629.68 RWF

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

4028 USD

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


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