Grants:Project/Rapid/Jwale2/Shepedia

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statusFunded
Jwale2/Shepedia
This project is a training and outreach program that is going to empower girls on how to make contributions and edits on wikipedia and it's sister projects in Takoradi and beyond (Other Regions in Ghana)
targetWikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start date9 March
start year2019
end date6 April
end year2019
budget (local currency)GHC 2,600
budget (USD)USD 535.66
grant typeIndividual
granteeJwale2
contact(s)• jesseKrofi(_AT_)gmail.com• leooneygh@gmail.com
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Project Goal[edit]

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

  1. Socialize with community members
  2. Organize a community project
  3. Recruit new editors
  4. Increase skills for existing editors
  5. Add or improve content

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

  1. What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community?

Shepedia is an outreach program that is going to train and encourage women within different age groups on how to use wikipedia to make a difference in the digital ecosystem. The reason for this project is that there are still women who are missing-out or under misrepresented in the digital era.

If am able to get them and train them on how to use wikipedia and its sister projects, it would be key to their development especially in literacy and contributions to worldwide knowlege. Moreover, there are few contents about women on wikipedia. I believe that my team and I would make a difference in the lives of these women, by having them contribute their literacy skills to a project that impacts many lives as well as theirs through knowledge curation and sharing.

How it is going to be done

  • The project will focus on high school girls (usually between the ages of 13 to 17 years)and young women in the tertiary level or those pursuing their career.
  • Partner with event organizers and the hubs to have short wikimedia training sessions with their audience especially the women who attend. Wikimedia Training Sessions that will last from 30mins to 1hour 30minutes depending on the slot I get
  • Partnership with NGO's who focus on women and girls to incorporate an hours of training on how to edit


  1. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
  • The session will teach research, editing and formatting skills
  • The sessions will serve as an avenue for the ladies to network with other women
  • The session will lead to creating more than 3 articles on women
  • The session will allow for the women to learn how to contribute to opensource projects like this
  1. How will you let the participants know about the meeting?

Through emails and mailing list, social media platform (whatsapp and facebook)

  1. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?

Emails will be the main platform. Whatsapp and facebook group will the secondary platforms

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


Impact[edit]

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  1. Number of total participants 50
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event 2

Budget[edit]

  • Transportation for 2 = GHC 800
  • Food for the meet up = GHC 1000
  • Internet for the meet up = GHC 300
  • Unforeseen Expenditure = GHC 500
  • Grand Total = GHC 2,600

Endorsements[edit]

  • I endorse this project because it contributes to the wikiGap project (Richest Kid (talk) 02:03, 31 December 2018 (UTC))
  • I endorse this project because it will enable more women and girls to be trained and equipped in technology and technological trends. This will be a good way to get more women content on Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons. This will bridge the gap as women and girls have been underrepresented in this field.Myraclera (talk) 13:42, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
  • The target group for the project is focused on Senior High School(SHS) women. The project target is streamlined and the relevance to this category will lead to a lot of progress since these category of students are very competitive to make a difference in things that they are introduced to at High School. There is a high likelihood of these students to continue to edit and advocate for this project even after High School. Andrews Lartey (talk) 15:38, 16 January 2019 (UTC)