Grants:Project/Rapid/KIWIX OPEN DAY/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? We are so happy that we have been able to promote offline access to Wikipedia in our city where Internet access is not easy at all
Please report on your original project targets.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|Spread knowledge and understanding of the offline wiki through a two-hour training workshop||Spread knowledge and understanding of the offline wiki through a two-hour training workshop||As the main goal we have been able to achieve despite some technical difficulties due to Kiwix software|
|Train participants to understand the GPL license||Train participants to understand the GPL license||Most of our attendees were not aware of the software license. This was an occasion for them to get to know about copyleft, opensource and proprietary license|
|Create awareness about the Open Movement (specifically on Wikipedia and others)||Create awareness about the Open Movement (specifically on Wikipedia and others)||During our workshop sessions (3) participants have discovered some other floss projects apart from Wikipedia|
|Breeding or promoting the spirit of collaboration in the open movement||We could not make it. The reason is that we encountered many difficulties while installing the app that took us much time. Most of our participants had 32-bit computers but Kiwix team no longer support this architecture. We used browser plugin version but there are also some issues there when reading some .zim files.|
|Extending reach of Wikipedia and its sister projects||Extending reach of Wikipedia and its sister projects||Most of our attendees can access Wikipedia wherever they are without the need of Internet|
|Inspiring ambassadors of the Open Movement||Inspiring ambassadors of the Open Movement||Offer t-shirts and key drivers to some participants who demonstrated some leadership and willingness to (continue) to help others|
Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:
- What worked well? promoting floss and Kiwix software
- What did not work so well? The project delayed due to the fact that most of the attendees are students and when it is time for exam or exam prep it is so difficult to get them free. The preceded fact has negatively impacted our project management. We could not install Kiwix on many computers because Kiwix 2.0 does not support x86 architecture that is still widely used within our community. Also, we were unable to gather around 100 in one place at one time. So, we did split into three different sessions with a bad impact on the project management
- What would you do differently next time?
before running a project with students we must ensure on-time that we know their free time well. Do a little test with a tiny group to get to know which CPU architecture they use the most and how the software responds. This will let us know beforehand which solution to choose (desktop or pluggin) or should we bring to them newer version of the browser, etc.
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
- Internet: $200
- Translation: $100
- USB drive: $300
- Transport: $30
- Refreshment: $75
- Books (editing and printing): $150 + $495
- Communication: $50
- Wire fees: $40
Do you have any remaining grant funds? Yes.
Anything else you want to share about your project? Kiwix software v2 is not at all stable. We would like to request the team to take into consideration the fact that in most countries in Africa people do not have newer computers. So, if the can make it easy for everyone to run x86 software.