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Wikimedians of Ruhengeri User Group/Movement Charter conversations and translate-a-thon for the Ruhengeri community
This proposal aims to create and enhance the awareness to the Wikimedians of Ruhengeri community and engage the community with translations of Movement Charter related pages to Kinyarwanda language. This initiative will increase the knowledge about Movement Charter.
targetThere will be Kinyarwanda translations of Movement Charter contents on meta-wiki
start date15th April
start year2023
end date5th May
end year2023
budget (local currency)2,622,850 RWF
budget (USD)$2,428
grant typea group
contact(s)• bregaznkuru@gmail.com• Nirwanda12, nicolemuyishimire@gmail.com

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

This proposal aims to create and enhance the awareness of Movement Charter to the Wikimedians of Ruhengeri community and engage the community with translations of Movement Charter related pages to Kinyarwanda language. This initiative will increase the knowledge about Movement Charter.
What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
  • Increase awareness about the Wikimedia Movement: we want every member to be familiar with the entities of movement.
  • improve user experience: Users (especially new users on Meta-Wiki) will be thought how to translate and navigate on Meta, to give room for even distribution of languages and for a better understanding.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
The estimated participants: 25
  • 15th April-5th May, 2023
  • The date of the 1st physical conversation(launching): 15th April, 2023
  • The online training will hold:19th April, 2023
  • The 2 in-person translation-a-thons will hold:  22nd and 29th April,2023
  • Additional timeline for translating the Movement Charter contents into the local language:29th April-5th May, 2023
  • Date the report of the collected feedbacks will be available on Meta-wiki:20th May, 2023
Where will your project activities be happening?
The all physical events will take place in Ruhengeri, we also plan to have some online sessions to help participants achieve more.
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.
This project will be carried out under the Wikimedians of Ruhengeri User Group.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
The specific aims are to create basic awareness on Movement strategy and give better understanding of Movement Charter to community members by organizing several conversations and engage community members on translate -a-thon of  Movement Charter contents to Kinyarwanda Language.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
Movement Strategy Initiatives including Ensuring Equity in Decision-making and improving user experience.

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.
  • Translate-a-thon: Movement Charter contents will be translated to Kinyarwanda language. These contents are: Movement Charter content pages, reports pages, forms / Survey translations, and announcements.
  • Community conversation: after creating awareness about Movement Charter, the community members will get chance to share their ideas. The ideas will be recorded and shared on Meta-wiki.
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
The community members will be updated via various communication channels such as community WhatsApp group. Community members will also be updated on outcomes, feedbacks, translations achieved; and we will use the dashboard to track some metrics.
Names of individuals to update the community are, Nkurunziza Fabrice (Fabnk) and Muyishimire Nicole (Nirwanda12).
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
  • Nkurunziza Fabrice (Fabnk), Project lead
  • Muyishimire Nicole (Nirwanda12),Project lead assistant.

The team will be responsible for organizing events and preparing program materials.

  • Volunteer-Facilitators who will assist in training new volunteers, taking notes, logistics and social media posts.

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.
We will ensure community members abide by the Wikimedia Foundation Friendly space policies and Universal code of Conducts, links are https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Revised_enforcement_guidelines/Conversation_hours and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Translation_guidance .
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
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.
The translation will be done in Kinyarwanda language, in the help of project leaders the trained community members will engage in translating the Movement Charter contents.
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.
Firstly, our community includes members who need to understand what is going on about Movement Charter and others need to share their opinions. Secondary, the level of translation of Movement Charter in Kinyarwanda language is low less than 30%, we want to increase this metric up to above 80%.


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, We confirm

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


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!

  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing):$150
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):$100
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials):$250
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting):$200
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities):$5*27*3= $405
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space):$70*3=$210
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting):$5*27*3= $405
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities):$8*27*3= $648
  • Other:$60


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!

  • Strong support Strong support, this project will be a good opportunity on community members to learn more and contribute on Movement Charter at same time. MrTallBoy (talk) 08:16, 14 March 2023 (UTC)