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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

I am not only happy, the experience has exceeded my expectations. They are not oly interested in organizing Programa de educacion con docentes de la universidad and Club de niñas en Wikipedia but also in my Wikitherapy project. To organize the edita-a-thons in different cities allowed me to know the country.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
To build a wikimedian community in Dominican Republic that could access and contribute to free knowledge. Done As a result of the great success of the edith-a-thons, I am very proud to announce that we created a new user group. Many of the women who attended the edita-a-thons promised that they will follow the user group. Wikimedistas de Republica Dominicana. We also created the Categoría:Wikipedia:Encuentros en Republica Dominicana,

Categoría:Wikipedia:Wikimedistas de República Dominicana and Category:Editatona Republica Dominicana 2019.

To recruit new women editors and to engage them as contributors on all Wikimedia projects. Done We continue connected through our page in Facebook and the users talks pages in Wikipedia. Los aportes de las dominicanas en Santiago
To promote the participation of Dominican women in Wikimedia projects. Done A lot of participants showed interest in continuing editing. In fact, since I came home, they to meet once a week and they continued to improve the articles. I was supporting and helping them online.
To increase the number of Dominican women editors. Done We didn't have a single female editor in Dominican Republic. Now we have many that are and will continue working.
To add and improve content about Dominican women. Done According with Wikidata, we have now 207 biographies of dominican women.
To organize meetups with the media to promote understanding of Wikimedia projects. Done We had meetings with one TV channel and with one radio channel. I had meeting with the Dean and the Provost of the University, they showed great interest in supporting a new wikimedia user group in Dominican Republic. I had a meeting with the media of the University of San Domingo, they took photos and interview us.
To promote editathons in order to make visible the contributions of Dominican women to society. Done We organized 4 edit-a-thons. The classrooms were full. It came many more people than we expected. The assistants of the editah-a-thons were university teachers. The idea is to continue working with them. We talked about creating an Education Program with university professors to teach with Wikipedia in the classroom.
To promote the importance of Wikipedia as a source of free and accessible information and to stimulate the use of Wikipedia in Dominican Republic. Done We believe that those events helped to strength the perception of Wikimedia and free knowledge in a country that still ddn’t know the movement.
To improve Wikidata. Done Every article was also created in Wikidata.
To create articles in Wikiquote Not done We had no enough time. I was able to explain to them what Wikiquote is and show them a model article so that if they wanted they could create an article at home. That was all.
To upload material to Wikimedia Commons. Done More than 200 images were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. People are still uploading photos. Images from dominican women will be used tu create their articles.
Number of events 4 Done Three of the events were very successful. One had problems because the internet was not working due to a generalized problem of the company at a national level throughout the country.
Number of new accounts expected 40 in 4 events. Number of new accounts created 41 in 3 events.
Event 1, number of participants expected 10. Number of participants 55. Some participants did not dare to create an account or edit, but they still asked many questions and wrote in their books.
Event 1 number of participants who edit expected 10. Number of participants who edited 43. es:Wikipedia:Encuentros/Taller Ediciones en Wikipedia 24 users signed up for the Dashboard event 1
Event 1: number of articles expected 10. Number of articles created 95. See articles Dashboard event 1.
Event 2, number of participants expected 10. Number of participants 45.
Event 2 number of participants who edit expected 10. Number of participants who edited 40.

es:Wikipedia:Encuentros/Editatona Mujeres de Trayectoria y Compromiso

28 users signed up for the Dashboard event 2
Event 2: number of new articles expected 10. Number of new articles 64. See articles Dashboard event 2.
Event 3, number of participants expected 10. Number of participants 15. We had problems with the wifi.
Event 3, number of new accounts expected 10. Number of new accounts created 0. We had problems with the wifi.
Event 3, number of new articles expected 10. Number of new articles created 0. Wifi did not work.
Event 4 Number of participants expected: 10 Number of participants 48
Event 4 Number of participants who edit expected: 10 Number of participants who edited 14. es:Wikipedia:Encuentros/Visibilizando los aportes de las mujeres dominicanas en Santiago de los Caballeros 20 editors sign up the Dashboard event 4.
Event 4: number of articles expected 10. Number of articles created 48. See articles Dashboard event 4.
10 students from the University to help in the process of producing content 32 students came to the edith-a-ton in Santiago de los Caballeros. The students, men and women, were brought in by other teachers interested in listening to the talks. Even if they did not edit, the credibility of Wikipedia was discussed.
Total number of participants expected 40. Total number of participants 193.


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
  • The people were incredible, they welcomed me in a way that I will never forget. They are very open to free knowledge and wikimedia's projects. Even the Provost and the Dean at USAD are interested in supporting Wikimedistas de Republica Dominicana. The University will published something about the events.
  • What did not work so well?
  • We had connection problems in one of the events that prevented us from creating articles that day. We had previously tested the wifi connection but it was a global company problem. I had compatibility problems between my Apple Macbook and the operating system used by the university to project my classes in Power Point.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • To carry the material in pendrive saved in different operating systems.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

1 international roundtrip flight from Buenos Aires to Santo Domingo $914

Accommodation by Airbnb 8 nights = $640

9 days food = $613

Total amount $2167

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, I spent more money.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

We always follow the new editors and watch the new articles. I maintain contact online to encourage them to edit and to build community. They are still uploading photos and creating articles and I am helping them. I hope that this event can be replicated next year with the support of Muj(lh)eres latinoamericanas en Wikimedia and Wikimedia Foundation.