Grants:Project/Rapid/Gurenɛ Wikimedia Community/TranslateWiki.net

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Gurenɛ Wikimedia Community/Translatewiki.net
To translate all the most commonly used messages from English to Gurenɛ on translate Wiki.
targetMediaWiki
start dateSeptember 1
start year2021
end dateSeptember 30
end year2021
budget (local currency)GHS 11450
budget (USD)1,905.69
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusYes
granteeUprising Man
contact(s)• danielanyorigya(_AT_)gmail.com• dagbani.wikimedians(_AT_)gmail.com
organization (if applicable)• Gurenɛ Wikimedia Community
website (if applicable)Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
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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.

We want build a full language support for the Gurenɛ Wikipedia incubator, create more articles and translate all the most commonly used messages on media as one of the requirements for a new language Wikipedia request.
We want to build the foundation that all of the Gurenɛ and the Frafra communities may leverage on to start new projects for their dialects in future.
We want to start translate all the media Wiki messages from English to Gurenɛ on translatewiki.net.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

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

We will be organizing online and offline training workshops to equip the community with the skills they will need to be able to participate in translations. We will use this project as an opportunity to translate all the most commonly used media Wiki messages in Gurenɛ on translate Wiki.
We will invite interested groups and organizations to participate in as translators or advisors.
We will reach out to students and teachers who are currently learning or teaching the Gurenɛ language.

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

One (1) training for two sets of groups and two online editathons sessions

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.

  • Dagbani WIkimedians subpages
  • Gurunɛ Wikimedia Community
Targeting these groups will enable us to:
  • Recruit native speakers of the Gurenɛ language to participate in the project
  • Provide general Translatewiki.net training for people who have indigenous knowledge about the community language and are inspired to digitize these valuable orthographies on wikipedia.
  • Establish collaborations with Gurenɛ language department of the University of Education, Ghana.

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.

We would share the link on our social media platforms and Wikimedia mailing list not excluding;
  • Dagbani WIkimedians subpages

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

The project will focus on translating the most commonly used messages on media Wiki at ranslatewiki.net. We plan to do this using the active membership of the Gurenɛ Wikimedians which currently has around 209 membership.
The sub-project leads are as follows:
  1. Shahadusadik - Will provide technical and general support
  2. Dnshitobu - Will facilitate and lead training sessions
  3. Uprising Man - Project lead, will coordinate all project activities including communication and logistics
  4. Prof. Ephraim Avea - Gurenɛ language professional and expert
  5. Akakiiri - He holds a Master degree in Gurenɛ


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

Yes!

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

We would continue discussion on the social media group especially the WhatsApp and Telegram page

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:

Yes. Risk Assessment protocol

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

This project will serve as a breaking-ground to improve the content of the Gurenɛ language on Wikimedia projects.
By the end of the exercise, the group would have translated 100% of the most commonly used messeges on Media Wiki as a requirement for requesting for a new language Wikipedia.

Impact[edit]

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

  1. Number of total participants 20
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable) n/a
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) n/a
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable) n/a
  5. Number of phrases to be translated 1000

Resources[edit]

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 MediaWiki software on translatewiki.net beginning with the core MediaWiki that is currently made up of around 4000 phrases. We plan doing this using the active membership of Gurenɛ Wikimedians which currently has around 160 membership.
The sub-project leads are as follows:
  1. Dnshitobu - Facilitator
  2. Uprising Man - Project manager
  3. Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh - Gurenɛ language professional and expert


Other general support
  1. Shahadusadik - Experienced and technical support officer, provides general support to tasks leads, co-facilitate training, strategy, and communications etc.

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

Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
Food and Water We will have 2 in person workshops to equip the community with the skills they will need to be able to participate in translations (10 participants at each workshop) 50 20 1000
Data package for internet router during offline training workshops We will have an in-person training workshop to train community members on how to use translate wiki.net and core media wiki 500 2 1000
Internet router rental and data allowance We will rent internet routers and provide data allowance for the 20 core volunteer members. 400 20 8000
Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) Liquid soaps, Hand sanitizers and face masks 500 n/a 500
Venue rental Cost of venue to host 2 workshops 400 2 800
Bank charges, miscellaneous Transfers and Reimbursement charges n/a n/a 150
Based on Oanda Exchange (August 11, 2021) Ghc 11450
1 USD = 6.00833 Ghc USD 1,905.69

Endorsements[edit]

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Shahadusadik (talk) 20:05, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
  2. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This will help bridge the gap between under represented communities. Dnshitobu (talk) 18:15, 15 August 2021 (UTC)
  3. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I'm happy to see the Dagbani Wikimedians Usergroup are making efforts in activating the subgroups in their language family. Congratulations. -—M@sssly 21:04, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
  4. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Din-nani1 (talk) 21:06, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
  5. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Issahiddris (talk) Issahiddris (talk) 17:33, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  6. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Hasslaebetch (talk) 17:53, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  7. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project Yakubu Fadilatu (talk) 17:59, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  8. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. IBS-Gh (talk) 18:13, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  9. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Zak Raha (talk 18:25, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  10. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Achiri Bitamsimli (talk) 19:07, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  11. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Tampuli Bugdow Halim (talk) 20:59, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  12. {{SS}} I strongly endorse this project Basiru amina (talk) 21:33, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  13. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Every bit goes a long way. Small grants like this can make a huge difference for underrepesented indigenous communities from around the world. By focusing on local outreach, grants like this can help build a strong community foundation for the Gurenɛ Wikipedia that would last for years to come. Sabon Harshe (talk) 21:44, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  14. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. DASMON (talk) 21:54, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
  15. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Ruky Wunpini (talk) 21:55, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
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  18. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. ALHASSAN MOHAMED NURIDEEN (talk) 00:48, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  19. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project.Abdulai Ahmed (talk) 01:44, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  20. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Bashiru Nurideen Ponaa (talk) 02:47, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  21. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Adam Tuferu (talk) 03:26, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  22. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project.Munkaila Sulemana (talk) 03:29, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  23. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 06:41, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  24. I strongly support this initiative Alhaj Darajaati (talk) 09:50, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
  25. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Wumbeidoo (talk) 12:06, 25 August 2021 (UTC).