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Wikimedia Community User Group Kilimanjaro/ Translate Movement Chatter Pages into Swahili
This grant is applied for engaging some of the Tanzanian Wikimedians to translate into Swahili the Movement Charter Pages into Swahili and create awareness among the new Wikimedians Communities in Tanzania about the Movement charter.
start date07 January
start year2023
end date30 June
end year2023
budget (local currency)4,600,000TSH
budget (USD)2000USD
grant typeGroup
granteeEdward ambele
contact(s)• edwardjacob763@gmail.com• anuaryrajabu30@gmail.com
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Kilimanjaro

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

  1. Support to 10 Wikimedians to translate the Movement Charter pages into Swahili.
  2. To host conventions for all Wikimedians Communities in Tanzania, collecting their challenges and recommendations and creating awareness about the Movements Charter.
What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
  • This project focuses on translating the Movement Charter pages into Swahili so that all Wikimedians can be fully engaged.
  • To create awareness among all existing and new Communities in Tanzania about the Movement Charter.
  • To increase the number and diversity of our contributors on the Wikimedia projects and create/improve Wikimedia content in Tanzania in the Swahili language.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
Start date: 07 January 2023 End date: 30 June 2023
Where will your project activities be happening?
This project will take place offline and online.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
Yes, this project proposal was triggered by the experiences gotten from the Wikimedians Communities from Tanzania. So, we are going to choose experienced participants in each community and recruit a few people who are new so that they can get experience and also provide opportunities for them to be trained, supported, and got mentored in developing their skills.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
This Project intends to address the following challenges
  • Identify the challenges and barriers hindering skills and leadership development within our communities in order to address them
  • Raise general awareness about the Wikimedia projects in all existing and new communities to the movement activities on open source and free knowledge projects.
  • Tackle the negative perception of Wikipedia through outreach activities by reaching out to people who might have no idea what the projects are all about and to understand the objections that are keeping them away from editing and participating in the Wikimedia movement.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
Yes, this project has applied this example,Charter Ambassadors Program

Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
  1. Organizing the project team: We will first start with the making of the project team, these are people responsible with organizing of the project activities and also bring in experts that would be involved in the project activities.
  2. Identifying the target audience: this will include OnWiki engagement/social media platforms/face to face visitation and meetings will be conducted via online platforms like google meet, zoom etc. and an offline gathering
  3. Pre-Program Survey: After organizing the team and identifying the audiences, we will then start with surveying the different communities in order to gather data which will help us understand the state of the problem and the needs of the task ahead,
  4. Defining and analyzing the data: Finding out the root causes of the problems through analysis of the collected data in order to develop the best methods of addressing the problems and analyze the objection that is keeping them away, what motivation they need and how we can tackle the problem and stop it from occurring in the future.
  5. Post-Program Survey: Another survey will be sent to identify and recruit potential volunteers who are interested in broadening their editing skills from these communities and integrate them into our activities and community forums and channels for pairing with mentors and special engagement.
  6. Translations: We will translate movement charter pages into our local language and share them among the various communities and on the project page on meta.wikimedia.org
How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
Every development of this project will be shared in our various community channels, which include: our community mailing list and social media channels.
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
*Project manager: This will be in charge of the overall project executing, organizing meetings, distributing the work, and ensuring the delivery of the work.
*Outreach coordinator: Responsible for announcing the project, promoting outreach activities, networking, etc.,

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
The Wikimedia Foundation friendly space policy will be implemented during all the community discussions
Risk Assessment protocol. Please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool.
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
Yes, We are planning to use Zoom/google apps for online meetings, etc.
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
  1. User:Anuary Rajabu
  2. User:Edward ambele
  3. User:Justine Msechu
  4. User:Idd ninga
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

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 confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • yes

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share about participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report below:

  • This project is important to the Swahili community as through translation the community members will be able to read and understand what is going on in the Movement Charter.


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Compensation for translation-related work (including preparation, meeting facilitation time, debriefing, live translation time, translation work of documents and material):
  • Online tools and services (subscription services for online meeting platforms): 400USD
  • Small equipment costs (such as microphones, headsets, webcam, but not larger equipment such as laptops, computers, or tablets): 400USD
  • Online calls and communications for knowledge transfer: 100USD
  • Transport (to each community across Tanzania to collect the challenges and recommendations): 500USD
  • Venue and refreshments(for all personal events): 400USD
  • Contegence : 200USD


Completing your application[edit]

'Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!