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Wikimedia Egypt/Wiktionary Class
Funding for printing the certificates and booking the venue.
targetArabic Wiktionary
start dateLate September/early October (it is pretty flexible)
end date2019
budget (local currency)1400 EGP
budget (USD)85$
grant typeindividual
granteeReem Al-Kashif
contact(s)• reemalkashif@gmail.com

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal


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

  1. Recruit new Wiktionary editors
  2. Add content in Arabic to Wiktionary

Project Plan




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 trainings?

I have already incorporated Wiktionary in my classroom where I taught Lexicography for junior university students. Over one academic semester (Spring of 2018-2019), I taught my students about the public domain, Wikipedia, and Wiktionary. In the end of the semester, I gave my students the task of adding dictionary entries to the Arabic Wiktionary.

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.

I already had two talks (1, 2) at Wikimania 2019 explaining the project to the community. I also added the experience to a poster about Wikimedia Egypt's activities at Wikimania 2019.

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

Yes, me, myself, and I. :) It was just my class.

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

They did not have the equipment or skills. But I created the help guide from scratch (there was nothing to work with) to help them in their task, monitored their progress, and answered their queries.

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

They are like my own little ambassadors now. Now, they not only want to continue participating to Wiktionary, but also they want to write on Wikipedia. I am planning to hold an editathon for them soon! During the class, we also got to talk about crowd-sourced projects and how they are full of advantages which changed their point of view a bit. They spread what they learned among their peers.

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

No, thank you for reading :)



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

By having each student adding the required number of entries. I had total of 76 participating students each adding 10 entries to the AR Wiktionary making a total of 760 new entries. I believe this was a great start of the first project targeting the Arabic Wiktionary in the Arab World. I have also made my best effort to check and revise what they added. Unfortunately, I had no tool to help me track their progress so I had to do it manually (e.g. compiling the usernames of the participating students in a list and so on). The list of participating students is available upon request.  



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).

My university as a venue.

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

Item Cost in EGP
Soft drinks (one per attendee) 600 (6*100)
Printing certificates 400 (5*80)
Banner 200
Tips for service people and transportation 200
Total 1400



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