Grants:Project/Rapid/GR-WCSA/4Gym Agios Dimitrios

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GR-WCSA/4th Gymnasium of Agios Dimitrios Wikipedia School 2017
T-shirts, award certificates and a photowalk for 12 gymnasium school students who become editors under the cultural program frame of Ministry of Education
targetel.wikipedia , Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
start dateDecember 9
end dateMay 12
budget (local currency)---€
budget (USD)---
grant typegroup (professor at a public school -2nd Gymnasium of Agios Dimitrios, Attiki, Greece-, member of a user group)

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".

Engage and train 14 school students (11 girls, 3 boys) in Wikipedia contribution.

Project Plan[edit]


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

Once a week we have a 2-hour class on Wikipedia, in our school's computer room. The professor is a new Wikipedia editor, helped by an experienced Wikipedia editor. The students were initially motivated by their professor's contributions. 11 of the students have already completed stage 1 (published at least one article they have chosen). We aim for two articles per student (stage 2). In the 3rd stage the students will form two groups for more skillful editing, each group working a different article as a team.

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?

4th Gymnasium of Agios Dimitrios' students, professors and parents & Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece are aware since the beginning of the project. Blog was enabled since January 2017, since the publication of the first article. Greek Wikipedia Community is generally aware since February 2017 (Community Gate & Village Pump announcement frame), in order to protect the program during its first steps. At the end of the program we aim for general audience publicity on the results.

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

By the end of the project the students will safely follow basic policy guidelines, know how to edit adequately by themselves and have created a team spirit that we will try to help evolve to a wikiclub. Most of the students will be in the same school during the next school year, where the program will be repeated. A lot of people will know of their work as we already cooperate for stage 3 target with WWF.


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 16
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable) 30
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) 30
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable) 5


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).

support from Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece (project design and adapt, help in teaching lessons, creation & update of the blog, help with the grant request, help finding cooperation & target for stage 3

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

  • 14 t-shirts 280€
  • 14 printed award certificates 35€
  • photowalk (travel) ---€


  • I have met Ενσυναίσθηση in person and he is an open-minded colleague with a view to offering his students new approaches to learning. It is especially important to encourage teachers of subjects that don't "naturally" lean towards technology to participate in the WEP: Ενσυναίσθηση teaches Religious Affairs, whereas I teach Computer Science, and the utilization of Web 2.0 education tools in my class comes naturally. This is not the case with Ενσυναίσθηση: his endeavor is groundbreaking. In Greece his class belongs to the core curriculum of secondary education in all grades (7-12) and I believe this is the first time ever that a teacher of Θρησκευτικά ("Religious Affairs" in Greek) has shown interest in introducing his students to the benefits of using Wikipedia in the classroom. I wholeheartedly endorse this grant and find the budget items and amounts reasonable (see talk page for comments). Looking forward to learning more about the outcome of this exciting pilot project!--Saintfevrier (talk) 10:23, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong endorse to the first wikiclub in Greece. Let's reward these 12 students for their enthusiasm for learning, their excellent work but most of all for contributing in Wikipedia. Congrats to their teacher Ενσυναίσθηση! Ανώνυμος Βικιπαιδιστής (talk) 17:50, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Empathy on written language should start as soon as possible, Gymnasium if possible, early youth. MenelaosGkikas (talk) 18:42, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Congratulations for this excellent effort! Giorgos ab1234 (talk) 18:43, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • We should encourage these young people to edit Wikipedia and to continue their excellent work! Dafniotis (talk) 19:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I think it is fair to provide the financial needs for this activity! Angela metallinou (talk) 22:27, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Endorsements for the new version of the proposal[edit]

Dear Saintfevrier, Ανώνυμος Βικιπαιδιστής, MenelaosGkikas, Dafniotis, Angela metallinou I just wanted to inform you that I have put back this grant request to a draft status, because User:Ενσυναίσθηση has informed me that he would like to amend the proposal substantially (budget would be about 4 times what it is now). I am merely informing you to watch this page for future changes and to make sure that you confirm your endorsement when this page is back to proposed again. i'll make sure to ping you when this is the case. Best, Delphine (WMF) (talk) 10:16, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Delphine (WMF) thank you for the ping. I'm not aware of a new proposal, but I still endorse the first one about the t-shirts and the photowalk which was turned down regardless the exellent work of these students have done so far. I'll keep a close eye of any future changes and let you know if I still endorse it or not. Thank you again --Ανώνυμος Βικιπαιδιστής (talk) 14:09, 11 March 2017 (UTC)