Grants:Project/Rapid/FaithMwanyolo/Wikimedia Kenya Community Editathon/Report
The Wikimedia Kenya Community Editathons happened on 30, January 2019 and 29,March 2019 in Nairobi,Kenya at the Riara University located off Mbagathi Road. A guest speaker from Creative Commons namely: Liz Oyange , came to educate the session on copyright matters. The motivation to hold these editathons is to increase the number of editors on Wikimedia, teach on how to add content, promote digital literacy and eventually form the Wikimedia Kenya User Group.
Since Kenya does not have an official user group, I put together a small team to assist me with the training.
Our goals were not entirely met but a lot was achieved.
|Goal||Targeted Outcome||Outcome||Comments and Learning|
|Number of total participants for 1st event
|We interacted with all the participants since the group was not too big. We handed out stickers, pens and some snacks.
We used this time as an opportunity to understand individual goals of the participants in relation to the editathon.
|Number of articles created or improved (if applicable)||Each participant will make at least one contribution.||Every member made a contribution.
However, some articles were not approved.
|The hands-on approach proved to be very effective since the number of participants was easy to manage and each participant had access to a laptop or computer.|
|Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable)||Not stated.||There were several pictures taken during both editathons. 10 of them were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.||More pictures should be uploaded during the next upcoming editathons or general Wikimedia events.|
|Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects||Some of the photos uploaded on Commons will be used to improve the current article.||–||This will be taken care of by Faith Mwanyolo.|
|Partnerships and conferences||Logistics||Volunteering||Structuring Our Events|
||Since the team does not have a centralized device to store contacts,emails,minutes and general progress it is seen as a need to acquire a laptop or tab. Slides and demonstrations for future events can also be prepared and stored here thus making transitions more organized during the events.||
||The 38 people who were registered or participated in the first event were the same ones who attended the second follow-up event as this is what had been promised. We got two additional participants during the second editathon, bringing the total to 40.
Grant funds spent (summed up for both events)
|Item||Description||Quantity||Unit Price KES||Amount Budgeted
|Data for Zuku WiFi||Data cost only||2 seperate bundles||3000||6500||6000||1 bundle per event.|
|Food||Snacks and light lunch for participants and team||80 servings in total||450||37,000||36,000||–|
|Water/refreshment||Covered both events||80 bottles||50||4200||4000||–|
|Pens and notebooks||For editathon participants and team||80||270 (pen+notebook)||22,000||21,600||Additional stickers were needed for community and Wikipedia brand visibility|
|Stickers||Bought for particpants||5 packets||200||1200||1000||These were distributed to the participants. Remaining ones to be used for next event|
|Miscellaneous||6500||6400||Bank charges and transport|
|Total in KES||75,200||75,000|
KES 200 (USD 1.98) I intend to request for another grant that will be used for a workshop at Riara University.