Grants:Project/Rapid/Celestinesucess/Wiki Tours North of Ghana

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Celestinesucess/Wiki Tours North of Ghana
We want to introduce senior high and tertiary students in remote areas of Upper East region of Ghana to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
targetEnglish Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date25th May June
start year2019
end date30th October November
end year2019
budget (local currency)GHS 6630
budget (USD)1,229.07
grant typeIndividual
granteeCelestinesucess
contact(s)• ursulazage@gmail.com
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Project Goal[edit]

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

We seek to extend Wiki activities to remote areas in the three Northern regions of Ghana.
  • Organise at least 1 edit-a-thon in each school to be visited in each of the regions.
  • Start a Wiki Club in each school we visit.
  • Provide each WikiClub with one USB flash drive containing an offline copy of Wikipedia.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

Organize one training and workshop in each region.
  • Northern region - One training and one edit-a-thon.
  • Upper East - One training and one edit-a-thon.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience? To get support from community memmbers, notifications have been posted on:

  • Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup mailing list
  • Wikimedians of Africa mailing list
  • Facebook page

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • Participants will be taught how to use talk pages so that, between editathons and after the project, their recents changes will be monitored and feedback posted on their talk pages.
  • Participants will have the benefit of engaging with 2 experienced editors who will be present at the events. These engagements may serve as mentorship opportunities for the new editors to increase their on-wiki skills even after the project ends.

Impact[edit]

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

  1. 10 new editors
  2. 2 Wiki Cubs
  3. 12 new articles
  4. Upload at least 50 pictures to Wikimedia Commons
  5. Increasing readership for the students. Example; provide WikiTaxi or Kiwix offline Wikipedia dumps so they could access free content offline

Resources[edit]

What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Zita Ursula Zage - an experienced editor who has led activities in Ghana for almost three years. Will coordinate the entire project.
  • Harriet Henry Bayel- an experienced editor who has led several activities in Ghana. Will be in charge of Logistics.
  • Sadik Shahadu- an experienced editor and Open Advocate. Will be in charge of communications.
  • Mohammed Sadat - a long time Wikimedian from the Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup with vast experience with topics concerning northern Ghana. Has agreed to advice the team and provide support.
  • Mohammed Jaward - Also an experienced editor who has led Wikimedia outreach activities up north and has good knowledge of the Northern Ghana terrain. Will provide support to the team.
  • Daniel Oduro Mensah - He is a lecturer at University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus
  • Ernestina Appiah - the CEO for Ghana Code Club. She has a lot of experience establishing code clubs in senior high schools.She will helping us get access to the students and an ICT lab in the schools.
  • Isaac Kaledzi - the CEO for Africa Feeds media and his team will be providing us with media coverage

We have access to the following Schools

We are in partnership with Ghana Code Club, Linux Accra User Group and Africa Feeds.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

Item Quantity Unit GHS Total GHS Comment
DETAILS OF BAWKU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL EXPENDITURE
Flight 1 600 for a roundtrip 600 roundtrip from Accra to Tamale
Accommodation 2 450 for 2 nights per person 900
Transportation 2 200 for 2 days per person 400 transportation from hotel to venue
Snacks for participants 25 40 per head 1000
Feeding (Volunteers) 2 200 for 2 days per person 400
Internet 1 300 300
DETAILS OF UDS EXPENDITURE
Transportation 2 200 for 2 days per person 400 transportation from hotel to venue
Snacks for participants 25 40 per head 1000
Feeding (Volunteers) 2 200 for 2 days per person 400
Internet 1 300 300
Internet in a Box 2 215 430
Miscellaneous supplies 500 printing stickers, pins and 2 Tshirts
Grand Total 6630

Endorsements[edit]

  • Great initiative that will yield great results for the world's open knowledge community and persons in general. I fully endorse it and pray it gets the needed attention. Oralofori (talk) 11:23, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • It's an insightful project. It will help increase contents on Wiki. Kabusa16 (talk) 14:14, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support- Isaac (talk) 16:16, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support There are areas in the world, entire countries, without a single editor, where our projects are hardly known. But we want to become a truly global movement. There have been many attempts to raise awareness about our projects and about contribution. Some were successful, some were not. I know the engagements of the people involved in this grant proposal and know their dedication. They should be given a chance. I fully endorse this project. --Gereon K. (talk) 20:19, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I feel that outreach in schools is a very effective way to increase awareness of Wikipedia both among students and among their families and friends. The more people know about Wikipedia, the more new editors we will get in the long run. This project has my full endorsement. GastelEtzwane (talk) 22:39, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I strongly endorse this as I think is a good project to expand the reach of Wikimedia Projects to remote areas which needs physical presence of experienced editors to establish the communities with the needed capacity to contribute to Wikimedia Projects.Jadnapac (talk) 10:41, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support The impetus of the Twi-translation projekt in Southern and Central Ghana needs to be carried over into further projects in the North of Ghana. I think the goals set in the impact section are very ambitious, sometimes not even met by some projects in the so called Global North. Therefore we should encourage such projects further and not be hindered, even if they don't fullfill short-term metrics. It is the steady drop, that hollows the stone. --Wuselig (talk) 12:59, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Great project, I endorse. TereseB (talk) 11:16, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Work done is work done and let's do work! --X-Savitar (talk) 12:58, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • i think this outreach to the remote part of Ghana would increase the awareness of Wikipedia Afroprogrammer (talk) 15:41, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support This project will help to showcase unknown places in Ghana on Wikimedia platfrom-Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 01:15, 21 April 2019 (UTC).
  • It a good project that will help get more article and also train new members. Jessie Ola-Morris (talk) 09:30, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Looks like an important and impactful project. --Discott (talk) 07:27, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good and experience people leading this project, which is completely in line with what we do in other part of the world and a good way to include less covered areas. So obviously I support. Anthere (talk)
  • Support SupportThe northern region has been left out in any Wikimedia-related. Its high time we go there. I support this project fully. Shahadusadik (talk) 13:54, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. Great initiative. —M@sssly 23:07, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Its a great initiative to ensure the inclusion of these regions to contribute to the sum of knowledge on wikipedia.Mwintirew (talk) 11:06, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Balabinrm (talk) 04:10, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Great Initiative. Jaward (talk) 17:06, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. There is so much undocumented history, culture and so many untagged locations in Northern Ghana. This will be a great exercise for students studying there, and locals as well Danyal O-M (talk) 18:31, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

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