Grants:Project/Rapid/AfroCine Contest Mozambique 2021

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AfroCine Contest Mozambique 2021
The main objective of this proposal is incentivize students and writer in Emakhuwa to produce knowledge about Mozambican artist in cinema, whether alive or dead to serve as reference on Wikipedia
proposed start date1-Dec-2021
proposed end date30-Dec-2021
budget (local currency)106,060 MZN
budget (USD)1610.0 USD
grant typeIndividual
applicant• Tomas Armando Moz, Palmira Albertino
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What is the main objective of your proposal?

The main objective of this proposal is incentivize students and writer in Emakhuwa to produce knowledge about Mozambican artist in cinema, whether alive or dead to serve as reference on Wikipedia

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

Mozambique has many actors and artists in general. Nowadays, there are so many films produced in Mozambique but little is written about them whether on Wikipedia, which is a popular free content provider. The implementation of an AfroCine project will incentivize university students and writer to produce knowledge about these important people and material for cultural references. Mozambique has important names in the so calle seventh art, such as Inadelso de Cossa who believes that the country can be a decisive context for cinema production. Cossa, for instance, lives in Lisbon Portugal an film director who is know by very few people over here, even though is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood , north institution - American responsible for assigning Oscar. These type of personalities and their films can be used as reference for the youth to be inspired in pursuing Arts in general and Cinematography in particular. Mozambique, just like other African countries, very few people work in the cinema industry and those who work over there are not known. Taking into account Wikipedia is one of the most relevant free content provider, more Mozambican citizens could be motivated to join this industry if they only had role models life stories.

Also, with the just concluded AfroCuration event by Moleskine Foundation in Mozambique, it would be a great way to keep the new Makhuwa editors engaged in sharing free knowledge on Wikipedia.

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

Where will this proposal be implemented?


Project Proposal[edit]

Please describe the main activities that will be developing to achieve your objective.

1. The first strategy is training university students, associations of writers, and independent Makhuwa content creators to be competent wikipedians.

  • Elaboration of the terms of reference;
  • Design of Flyer
  • Contacting the students and writers
  • Hosting a local training with the students and independent writers
  • Event report

2. The second strategy is to use social media, locally hosted activities and campaigns to disseminate the content produced in both Emakhuwa and Portuguese (national official Language).

  • Contact University weekly extension program to host a daily live event for three weeks where the content creators are invited to share their articles;
  • Make a schedule of all proposed participants;
  • Prepare a flyer a d terms of reference for each live;
  • Post it on the university Facebook page and YouTube channel;
  • Broadcast each live and encourage people to join
  • Boast each live to reach more people
  • Download the video broadcast into audio podcast to available on SoundCloud platform
  • Produce a report of each live for

3. The last strategy is going to be awarding prizes to distinguished content creators in the categories of (1) number of articles, (2) quality of article related to content cohesion and coherence, and (3) mastery of the Wikipedia publishing skills, such as use of wikidata, reference, etc.

  • Elaborate terms of reference to clarify the selection criteria for participants;
  • Create a Prize Committee
  • Host a public event at University to award the prizes
  • Produce a final report

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?


Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Edit-A-Thons, Contest

Are you running any in-person events or activities?


Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Content Gender gap, Language, Socioeconomic Status

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Gender Identity, Linguistic / Language, Digital Access

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM, Advocacy, Human Rights, Open Technology, Diversity

Please tell us more about your target participants.

The participants of the content are university students, journalists, independent writers who would like to join. We will have a form for registration will be available till five days before the end of the project. In order to participate in this contest, one should demonstrate interest and must have participated in our current training for Wikipedia content creators or any previous training. Any abusive behavior will be seriously be discouraged through warning or exclusion from the project. To ensure sustainability, we will encourage this participant to join an association or create another one so that they can continue working together. We will involve the head of department of Languages and Communication, and Arts to include wikipedia participation as part of academic assignments.

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


Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Did not apply previously

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

Ord. Name Position

  • 01 Tochi Precious Advisor
  • O2 Tomás Castelo Armando Coordinator
  • 03 Palmira Albertino Revula Finance Assistant
  • 04 Abduremane Mussa Ahate Content manager
  • 05 Stela Paulo Host (lives events)

Apart from the team above, all 70 wikipedians who participate in our WhatsApp group and the university students who do Literature, sociology, anthropology, and History will be invited to participate where necessary. Whether content editor or creator.

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

Core Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of editors participating the contest in Mozambique 40
Number of editors Percentage related to quality of articles in terms of correctness (grammar, spelling, cohesion and coherence, and refence) 80
Number of organizers N/A
Wikipedia AfroCine Contest Mozambique 2021 40

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

Additional Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

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

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

We would like to evaluate the results of this project based on the following questions: How many content creators have successfully completed publishing an article on topic of this proposal (AfroCine Mozambique 2021)? How does it compare to the number of trained wikipedian? How many articles, in average, has each participant published during the contest period? How many are University students, journalists, independent writers? How many people have we reached with the lives on the Facebook and YouTube?

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Create a video of our experience, Make a short presentation of the experience, Share results on social media, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, I would like to receive support from the Foundation to discover how I can share my learning

Financial Proposal[edit]

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.

106,000 MZN

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

1610.0 USD

Please share your budget for this proposal.

  • Live Streaming service (21events) 21,000.00
  • Design of flyers (for each event - 10,500,00
  • Voucher for Participants 20,000.00
  • Voucher for Proofreading 10,500.00
  • Training (Emakhuwa orthography) 5,000.00
  • Prizes (three smartphone) 24,000.00
  • Administrative staff 15,000.00

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