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The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia profiles of Omani women committed in the fields of education, science, politics, culture, social and human sciences, or STEM.
target#Wiki4Women, Arabic & English
start date1.09
start year2021
end dateOctober 17
end year2021
budget (local currency)760OMR
budget (USD)2000
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• Sumaya.alweheibi(_AT_)

Review your report

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 editors
  2. Add or improve content of women
  3. To develop a wide community of wikipedia bloggers and editors in Muscat.
  4. To encourage an integrative collaboration among entities working on heritage and creative industries in Oman
  5. To shed the light and document historical and living Omani women with inspiring and remarkable societal legacy.
  6. To inspire the next Omani women generation to find their own authentic creativity in all aspects of life

Project Plan[edit]


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?

a series of training and one editathon

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.


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.

I am collaborating with several entities in Oman and we will use radio, social media channels, mailing lists and TV programs to launch the editathon

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

Mervat Salman

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

Mostly yes, we will provide training sessions

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

by establishing a core for user group, spread awareness, engage more people and entities.

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:

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

We will conduct an editathon (#WIKI4WOMEN) on the national Omani women’s day in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development. The goal is to register around 100 women’s profiles on the day of the event. A call for volunteers will be launched in August 2021 to register to take part in the editathon, and a list of suggested women that will be documented will be prepared by the team. At the end of the event, certificates will be awarded to the participants.


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

  1. Number of events 3
  2. Number of participants 250
  3. Number of new editors 100
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 150
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


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).

Orgnizers: Sumaiya Al Wahaibi

PhD researcher in Politics at Otago University. International Relations Specialist at Oman National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science.

Dr. Ahlam AlJahwari

An Assistant-Director of the Research and Studies Department at the National Records and Archives Authority. She holds a BA, MA and PhD in History from Sultan Qaboos University. A published author of two books (Omani Society in the 4th and 5th Centuries AH/10 and 11AD and the Guardianship of the Covenant in the First Abbasid Era), as well as many scientific papers on the history of women.

Nahla AlSalmani

A student in Environmental Biology with a wide range of transferable skills and content creation. Special interest in innovation and marketing.

Manar AlMawali

Interior Designer.

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

  • Item Estimated Cost (USD)
  • Marketing cost breakdown:
  • 1 Content Development (20 posts & event proposal presentation detailed bi-lingual (Arabic and English) & sign language content x 8.5)=170
  • 2 Design & Branding (20 design of social media posts, stories x 10 + 1 logo x 120 )=320
  • 3 Marketing Campaigns (1 social media calendar x 120 + 1 full coverage on the day of the training x 70 + 1 full coverage on the day of the event x 210 )=400
  • 4 Photography & Videography (50 edited photos x 2 + 1 pre-event promotional 10 minutes video x 70 + 1 video of the full event x130)=300
  • Total Marketing Costs: 1190
  • Operations cost breakdown:
  • 6 Food and Catering (100 persons x 2)=200
  • 7 Venue Costs (120 chairs x 5.3)=530
  • 8 Certificates (1.25 per certificate x 100 participants)=80
  • Total Operations Costs: 810
  • TOTAL COST 2000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I support this request, as I met with the requester and I will help with the implementation. Mervat (talk) 11:23, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support, the initiative will bridge the gender gap by developing articles about females, at the same time enabling female users' contributions in an emerged community.NANöR (talk) 07:50, 25 July 2021 (UTC)