Grants:Project/Rapid/Global Open Initiative/Twi Wiki Translat-a-thon II

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Twi Translat-a-thon II
A project to recruit new editors and improve content on Twi Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia commons.
targetTwi Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia commons
start date1 July
start year2021
end date31 July
end year2021
budget (local currency)11450
budget (USD)1964.62
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusNonprofit
contact(s)• globalopeninitiative@gmail.com• hazel3993@gmail.com
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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".

We want to use this project to recruit new editors for Twi Wikipedia. Though Twi is the most widely spoken indigenous language of Ghanaians, the community of Twi editors is lacking. We would thus want to use this project to introduce and train new editors and old editors in Twi to build up the Twi community of editors.

We believe this project will help improve the skills of the editors in the community. In our just ended project the “Time Project” we were able to build a community of editors. With this project which is focused on content creation using the Translation tool we aim at improving the skills of our existing editors in this area.

So far content on Twi Wikipedia is quite lacking and a lot of work is needed to be done to improve content thus the project will be helping in adding more high quality content due to the groups of people we are targeting to participate in the project, which is the students and lecturers of the Language Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

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

We will be organizing a one day Wikidata and Twi Wikipedia training workshop for students and lecturers of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Language Department to equip the community with the skills they will need to be able to participate in the 3 weeks long translation work. We will train 20 participants, 10 participant in each room.

After the workshop participants will be assigned a number of Wikidata items and articles to translate over a period of 3 weeks.

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?

Global Open Initiative social media spaces
Mailing lists
Village Pump

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

We would have translated or created about 30 articles of Ghanaian dishes and traditional dances on Twi Wikipedia. And improved their Wikidata items by adding their Twi labels and other missing statements.

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:

There will be two rooms, 10 participants in each room.
The project will last for a month. Our just ended project we worked on enabled us to recruit new editors. We believe this project will enable these new editors improve on their skills through English to Twi Translations.

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: 30
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable): 50
  3. Number of words to be recorded and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable): 30
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable): N/A

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).

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).


The project will focus on translating the articles from the Members of Parliament of the 1st Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

1.     Amoaniwaa – Twi Wikipedia articles review, design flyer to promote event and registration form.

2.     Valentine Badu – Twi Wikipedia aritcles and Wikidata items review, Twi professional.

3.     Naa2Darkoa – Compile list of articles, facilitate training workshops.

4.     Jemima2019 – Compile list of articles, facilitate workshops, Twi Professional.

5.     Warmglow – Logistics, Email and call participants.


Other general support

1. Kindivia – Provide general support to jury and facilitate trainings.

2. Mwintirew – Provide general support to communications, logistics and facilitate trainings.

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

Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
Participants data allowance We will organise two virtual workshops( Twi Wikipedia training and Wikidata training) 20 40 800
Participants data allowance We will organise 3 follow up office hour meetings to check in on progress of participants and to take some questions 20 60 1200
Internet router rental and data allowance We will rent internet routers and provide data allowance for the 20 core volunteer members 350 20 6000
Team management Airtime and data allowance for 5 team members for flyer design, prep meetings, facilitation, calls and emails to participants. 350 5 1750
T-shirts and stickers cost of printing 10 t-shirts and 100 stickers 1000 n/a 1000
Bank charges, miscellaneous Transfers and Reimbursement charges n/a n/a 700
Based on Oanda Exchange (June 12, 2021) Ghc 11450
1 USD = 5.79641Ghc USD 1964.62

Endorsements[edit]

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly support this project because it will help recruit more editors for Twi Wikipedia.Jemima2019 (talk) 07:49, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I endorse this project because it will help improve content on Twi wikipedia and wikidata and also benefit readers.AC Krah (talk) 09:16, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. I endorse this project because it will help get some of the ideas into the twi language for others to also learn and refer to.
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I fully support this project.Lydiadj (talk) 09:53, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm fully support the projectMamoako (talk) 10:06, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I endorse this project, Twi Wikipedia and Wikidata content are needed in the world! This project will help recruit more editors for Twi Wikipedia and Wikidata to provide good content that will benefit readers. Emirdanbaba (talk) 13:02, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I endorse this project because, it will help spread good twi content all over the world.Rsaawah (talk) 18:35, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly support this project because it will help save our Akan language (Twi) on the internet for future generations and it will also help to get more wikidata and Wikipedia editors with quality work which will enlarge the Twi community as well so I endorse this project.user:Valentine Badu Valentine Badu (talk) 00:01, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly support this project because it will help in training more indigenous Twi speakers in creating and editing articles on Wikipedia and add on to the number of articles in Twi. Amoaniwaa (talk) 05:21, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project because it will help to increase the number of edits on the page. And I believe this will encourage many others to join us.Joana Aboagyewaa (talk) 09:30, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Nana yaa series (talk) 09:51, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly support this project because it will help our Akan Language (Twi) more easier for us when searching some words on the internet like the way we find it easier when searching for English words on the internet.Mbaidoo (talk) 13:40, 14 June 2021 (UTC)