Grants:Project/Rapid/ICODE/Art and Feminism in Western Region, Ghana

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ICODE/Art and Feminism in Western Region, Ghana
An Art and Feminism event to create and improve Wikipedia and Wikidata items of female members of the eighth parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Wikidata
start date1st March
start year2021
end date30th April
end year2021
budget (local currency)GHS 9900
budget (USD)USD 1,689.48
grant typeAn organization
non-profit statusYes
grantee• [[User:ICODE|ICODE]]
organization (if applicable)• ICODEGH
website (if applicable)•

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

Project Plan[edit]

We have established a partnership with the Global Open Initiative Foundation who have been training our team on how to facilitate Wikipedia activities in Takoradi. We will leverage this partnership and work towards achieving another with the Main Library in Takoradi to organize two-hybrid edit-athon events, one more virtual training for our team, and a hybrid panel discussion.


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 training?

One Virtual Training for our Team We have been receiving training from the Global Open Initiative team for two months now. We will organize a final virtual meetup between our team and some team members of the Global Open Initiative team to review, discuss, and correct articles our team has been working on.

Two-Hybrid Edit-a-thons We will organize a hybrid event, where we will have 10 participants present at our event space and 10 other participants joining us virtually via Zoom. There is going to be a Wikipedia and Wikidata training done, and after the training, participants will be assigned articles to work on.

One Panel Discussion The panel discussion will feature some incredible female Ghanaian editors from Ghana (Sandister Tei, Zita Ursula Zage, Joy Agyepong, Harriet Bayel, etc) and some of our outstanding participants. We will discuss their journey as Wiki editors, some challenges and victories they have encountered so far. The goal of this discussion is to boost the confidence of our newly recruited editors.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We will also be cross-posting the event across all our social media platforms including the following

We have announced this project [[1]]

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Our team is not quite experienced with organising Wikimedia events but we have a lot of experience in organising training and workshops as one of the best Technology hubs in the Western Region. We also have the support of the Global Open Initiative team(Harriet Bayel,Emmanuel Yeboah,Terese Baidoo,Zita Ursula Zage) who have been mentoring and training our team for the past two months.
  • We have already started such training, here is a link to one of these trainings.

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

We will provide laptops and a well-furnished space for 10 participants who will participate physically. In collaboration with the Global Open Initiative Foundation team, we will provide training to all participants.

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

We will create a WhatsApp group and with the permission of participants, we will add them to this group to track their progress and share resources to help them grow in the Wiki movement. We will also organize subsequent meetups to keep them engaged.

6. 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:

The number of participants that are going to be present physically is 10 and we will adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols.

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


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

  1. Number of events: 4
  2. Number of participants: 20 people attending each event
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of Wikipedia and Wikidata articles created or improved: 45
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 12


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:Fibs Addison: Project lead
User:Soloasiedu: Facilitator and logistics
User:Nana Bondzie: Photography
User:Hephzibah Appiah: Facilitator
User:BernDenis: Graphics design outreach
User:Lupsy Hawa: Communications

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)
Data allowance for 10 participants We will have 10 participants join us virtually for all 3 events( 2 edit-athons and one panel discussion 60 for all 3 events(20ghc per event) 10 600
Data allowance for 4 facilitators We will have 2 virtual facilitators supporting our 2 on ground facilitators(the data will help them hold prep meetings and have stable connectivity during the 3 events 200 4 800
Refreshment (water, Lunch) A set of 10 other participants will be present physically for all two events 120 for all 2 events(60ghc per event) 10 1200
Internet data This will be used by participants who will be present physically at our premises for all 3 events 500 2 1000
Roll up banner For publicity 850 1 850
Printing Event posters (color), program outline, tutorial, etc 500 1 500
Team management This will be used to cater for airtime for our team to call and email participants; transportation and calls to follow up on lettter delivered to the Sekondi-Takoradi Library. 1000
Certificates 150 10 1500
T- shirts 50 10 500
Stickers 100
Nose mask 50 1 50
Hand sanitizers 10 10 100
Promotion and graphics This includes radio promotion, social media promotion ad costs and internet usage for designing flyers 300 3 900
Transportation for refreshments To-and-fro transportation for food and water and other items 100 3 300
Contingency 500
Total 9900
Oando Historical rate (14th January 2021) 1USD = 5.83330 USD



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support. This will help extend Wiki events to the Western region of Ghana and help create awareness not only about Wikipedia but also Wikidata Celestinesucess (talk) 20:12, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Kunokuno (talk) 13:15, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Sunkanmi12 (talk) 09:13, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support Warmglow (talk) 09:23, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nana yaa series (talk) 13:11, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support SupportOladipupo193 (talk) 18:59, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Good initiative. This programme will help reach out to potential wikipedia and wikidata editors in the Western Region of Ghana. Kinvidia (talk) 15:05, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support Art+Feminism endorses this project. 13ab37 (talk) 23:51, 9 February 2021 (UTC) on behalf of Art+Feminism User Group
  • Support Support clickhere21 endorses this project. (talk) 18:17, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pablísima (talk) 20:19, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support Fernmother endorses this project. Fernmother (talk) 00:17, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Rosa(SiC) (talk) 11:32, 23 February 2021 (CET)
  • this will help the community in western region PrinceBonney78 (talk) 10:04, 14 February 2021 (UTC)