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Movement Strategy Implementation Grant Report

Please review the notes below before submitting your report.

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:


Please respond to the following questions below:

Where have you published your draft plan? Share the link to it here:

Movement Charter/Community Consultations/2022/Arabic Speaking Community Ambassadors

What Movement Strategy initiative is this draft plan supporting?

Under the banner of Ensure Equity in Decision-Making, the plan supported Movement Charter conversations and Feedback collection from the Arabic Speaking community through Movement Charter Ambassadors Program.

What activities have you completed to produce this draft plan?

Ambassadors grant aimed to get more engagement from the Arab-speaking community in the Movement Charter, Thus, We (The three Ambassadors: Ali, Donia, and Sandra) attend the sessions in this regards and organize an online one-one meeting with around 20 people from the Arabic community, having in mind the differences in Roles in Wikipedia, their sex, orientations and knowing about the Foundation.
First of all, We shared multiple posts describing the movement charter drafts on social media channels (Facebook and Telegram), plus, we published a subject on Al-Maydan in Arabic Wikipedia in this regards also, we notify the people to attend the meeting.
Thus, the Arabic speaking meeting attended by around 15 people from the Arabic community. According to this, we found ourselves accomplishing this goal to work on the next work in our schedule.
Translating Meta pages: Our team is in immediate contact to get the news, thus we divided the pages between each other using google Sheets to set the roles, then we worked on Meta. The work was done in the set time. At the same time, we contacted the people to make the interviews and started with them.
Interviews: We set the meetings online using multiple platforms such as Zoom, Google meet, FB Messenger, or other, we met excited people want to make a difference, thus the meetings were usually around an hour but there were one specific, and the sessions extended to more than three hours!
In this regard, we found that we miscalculate the time needed for the interviews where we were setting 30-40 mins, whereas the sessions were 60 long for the normal cases. On the other hand, we received very good points to improve from the community and we got more people engaged from the Arabic-speaking countries. Also, we would like to mention that there is a Kurdish community in Iraq, we worked with them also and we contacted them for having equity in decision-making for all people and societies.

In which community channels have you announced your draft plan?

  • Facebook Community Group
  • Facebook Community Group
  • Al-Maydan in Arabic Wikipedia
We shared multiple posts describing the movement charter drafts on social media channels (Facebook and Telegram), plus, we published a subject on Al-Maydan in Arabic Wikipedia in this regards also, we notify the people to attend the meeting.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Budget Report
Task Rate Total (USD)
Translation 0.093$/Word 823
Interviews 8 $/ 30 minutes 240
Analysis of feedbacks 30 hours * 25$ 750
Internet 110 110
Exchange rate and Money transfer 105 euros 115
Other expenses (Small hardware) 120 120
Total 2,158 USD

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

The remaining amount is 17$, we are thinking to use the remaining fund on the next MC consultation cycles or workshops.
Remaining funds are retained by the grantee with WMF's permission. The unused funds can be deducted from a future approved grant request, or the grantee may return the unused funds to WMF by following the instructions at Grants:Return unused funds to WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

It was really an achievement to reach this number of people of the Arabic community, they felt that their opinions were heard and they were happy to share in something as important as the movement charter. So we encourage people working on the charter to keep going in their work and we are very happy to support them.