Grants:Project/Rapid/Dagbani Wikimedians/Team and Community Engagement

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Dagbani Wikimedians/Team and Community Engagement
To expand Wikimedia community engagement in Ghana for a duration of three months, by
  • Supporting Dagbani Wikimedians team meetups
  • Increasing opportunities for community capacity development
  • Organizing physical workshops/trainings for community members.
targetWikipedia, Dagbani Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, etc.
start dateOctober 20
end dateDecember 15
budget (local currency)Ghs 26,430
budget (USD)USD 4,388.68
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• syseini3(_AT_)gmail.com• dagbani.wikimedians@gmail.com
organization (if applicable)Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
website (if applicable)www.dagbaniwikimedians.org


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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".

  1. Recruit new editors.
  2. Engage existing editors to sharpen their editing skills.
  3. Train selected volunteers on leadership skills to take up leadership roles in future.
  4. Contribute to Dagbani 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?

This project is intended to expand Wikimedia community engagement in Ghana for a duration of 3 months.
We would spend time:
  • Organizing bi-weekly online team meetings. This wolud take place every other week on Sunday to discuss:
  • ongoing projects
  • future developments, and
  • support for volunteers.
  • Organizing bi-weekly community offline meetups
Every other week on Saturday, the Dagbani Wikimedians Community will meet offline to participate in a community activity. It will be an opportunity for people to come in and freely share ideas and learn something new about the Wikimedia projects and how to contribute to it.

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?

Notifications will be posted on:
  • Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup mailing list
  • Dagbani Wikimedians Social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Telegram
  • Wikimedians of Africa mailing list

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

Team meetings
  • We would hold 6 team meetings every other week for 3 months, comprising at least 10 team members and project leaders.
  • Online Community meetups with elements of training in them will be uploaded on the Dagbani Wikimedians Youtube channel.
  • Create a virtual avenue to welcome new users, and in the process, expand Wikimedia outreach in West Africa via our community-hours online events


Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Link to Risk Assessment protocol

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. Number of total participants at community meetings: 150
  2. Number of total participants at team meetings: 48
  3. Number of new users engaged/recruited into Wikimedia movement: 50

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).

The project will be steered by the Executive Director with support from the Dagbani Wikimedians core team and members of the board. The meeting arrangements also will include volunteers as a means to mentor them to take up leadership roles in the group.


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

Dagbani Wikimedia Community
Item Details Unit Quantity per Event Number of Events Total
Team meetings Internet data allowance for participants; 6 total meetings for 10 expected participants per meeting 20 10 6 1,200
Community meetings Food/Refreshment for participants; 25 total meetings for 20 expected participants per meeting 45 30 6 8,100
Venue rental Cost of venue for offline events 700 NA 6 4200
Zoom annual subscription at 50USD per month Zoom will allow us record and stream session to Facebook or YouTube simultaneously 302.50 12 3,630
Total GHS 17,130
Total USD = 2,844.42 (Oanda Exchange, October 5 2021 = 6.02231)
Gurene Wikimedia Community
Item Details Unit (Ghs) Number Total Ghs
Venue rental Cost of venue for offline events 700 3 2100
Offline Workshops Refreshments for 3 offline workshops 60 80 4,800
Data cost (Community online meetings) Data for participants; a total of 12 virtual workshops for 20 expected participants 30 80 2,400
Total GHS 9300
Total USD = 1,544.26 (Oanda Exchange, October 5 2021 = 6.02231)
  • Overall total = Ghs 26,430 0r USD 4,388.68

Endorsements[edit]

  • Strong support Strong support. I endorse this grant application because it will support in training of volunteers in on-wiki skills. Din-nani1 (talk) 06:28, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 06:32, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support This project will help community members gain hands-on experience and skills on Wikimedia projects not only wikipedia.Dnshitobu (talk) 06:51, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this projectMusahfm (talk) 07:16, 16 September 2021 (UTC)