Grants:Project/Rapid/Fatawu25/Communities in Kumbungu District, Ghana

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Communities in Kumbungu District, Ghana
A project that seeks to document Communities in the Kumbungu District of northern Ghana on Wikidata,Dagbani Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
targetWikidata,Dagbani Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
start dateDecember 1
end dateDecember 31
budget (local currency)16,845
budget (USD)2,774.92
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• ibrahimft65(_AT_)

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Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content on Dagbani Wikipedia
  4. Create or improve items on Wikidata
  5. Upload photos to Wikimedia Commons.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

  • One editathon and series of 3 trainings will be held to build on the skills of already existing editors and introduce Wikimedia projects to newly recruited editors. These trainings will be held on Saturdays within the month of December, 2021.
  • Participants will be dispatched to the various communities to capture photos that identifies the communities. Those photos will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and will also be used to improve their corresponding Wikidata items and Wikipedia articles.
  • Shown here a link to the Communities that we will be working on.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

Information of the project will be shared on Dallung Wikimedians Community WhatsApp group.
Emails will be sent to invite experienced to support/endorse this project

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Participants will get to know about the project via Dallung Wikimedians Community Social media channels; WhatsApp and Facebook.
Phone calls will also be made to take care of volunteers from internet challenged communities.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

User:Din-nani1 and User:Hidrash

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Participants have equipment and enough skills to take on this project. Result oriented training will be given to newly recruited editors to make them be abreast with the technicalities in editing Wikimedia projects and also to sharpen the skills of already existing editors.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

Dallung Wikimedians Community already volunteers for Wikimedia foundation and they are yearning for more Wiki related activities after participating in the previous project.

7. 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 COVID-19 Risk Assessment.

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project is a hybrid project that seeks to contribute/improve content on Wikidata, Dagbani Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events = 3
  2. Number of participants = 25
  3. Number of new editors = 5
  4. Number articles created or improved = 104
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) = 25
  6. Number of Wikidata items created or improved = 104
  7. Number of photos uploaded on Wikimedia Commons= 104
  8. 50% of the photos will be used on Wikipedia articles.


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

User:fatawu25- Organize and lead the project.
User:Din-nani1- He is an experienced Wikimedian and will lead the training sessions.
User:illiasusaeed- Provide general IT support.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Workshops data allowance (participants) We will have 3 separate all-day workshops for Wikidata, Dagbani Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons; expecting 25 participants at each session 60 25 1500
Workshops data allowance (facilitators) 2 facilitators will provide training and support for the workshops 100 2 200
Data allowance (Editathon participants) We estimate for 25 people to participate in the month-long contest 100 25 2500
Food/Refreshment We estimate for 25 people to participate in the trainings and editathon 225 25 5625
Transportation Participants transportation will be taken care of for the photo walk 100 25 2500
Venue rental Venue will be rented for 3 workshop trainings and 1 editathon session 400 4 1600
Projector rental We will rent projector for the workshop trainings 100 4 400
Router Routers will be rented for 4 meetings 30 4 120
Covid safety kits Face masks, hand sanitizers & covid thermometer test will be provided for 25 expected participants 30 25 750
T-Shirts for photo walk T-Shirts will be provided to participants in the photo walk to the various communities. 50 25 1250
Bank Charges For all bank transfer charges. 400 1 400
1USD = 6.06664 GHS (Oanda exchange - November 6, 2021)
TOTAL USD 2,774.92


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. Strong support Strong support. This project will make communities of Kumbungu District become popular on Wikipedia.Fatawu25 (talk) 20:22, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
  2. Strong support Strong support.Waako21 (talk) 20:48, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
  3. Strong support Strong support. This project when executed will help in finding structured data, photos and articles about the various communities to be worked on when the proposal is approved.Hidrash (talk) 21:08, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
  4. Strong support Strong support.Doctor Dalun (talk) 21:43, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
  5. Strong support Strong support.Alliance abio (talk) 21:50, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
  6. Strong support Strong support.Ayisha35 (talk) 22:24, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
  7. Strong support Strong support.Katari2021 (talk) 06:48, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
  8. Strong support Strong support.Bash222 (talk) 16:38, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
  9. Strong support Strong support.Abdulfatawu12 (talk) 17:00, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
  10. Strong support Strong support.Mohammed dawuda (talk) 18:57, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
  11. Strong support Strong support. Din-nani1 (talk) 10:21, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
  12. Strong support Strong support.Footballer102 (talk) 09:46, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  13. Strong support Strong support. The said communities will get known and members editing skills too will be improved.Tidini (talk) 19:47, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
  14. Strong support Strong support.Devanport williams (talk) 21:46, 14 November 2021 (UTC)