Grants:Project/Rapid/Tanmeya Contest

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Tanmeya Contest
Briefly To lead for the 1st time "Tanmeya Contest" in Egypt, which is a series of outreach and small edit-a-thons on Arabic Wikipedia to develop and create articles focused and related to the SDGs of the United Nations.
targetTo translate scientific articles related to SDGs in Arabic Wikipedia
start dateFebruary 1st
start year2019
end dateMay 31st
end year2019
budget (local currency)35820 EGP
budget (USD)2000 USD
grant typeNon Profit Organization
non-profit statusYes, issued by no.10655 under the Egyptian law as a Non Profit Organization
granteeKamal Osama
contact(s)•• Kamal Osama
organization (if applicable)• BENAA foundation
website (if applicable)

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

Project Goal[edit]

Sustainble Development Goals
  1. Create and develop new articles related to the SDGs
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Increase skills for existing editors
  4. Add or improve scientific contents (scientific translation, photos, infographics, etc)

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions: This project has included the following activities;

  1. Advertising Campaign online and offline;
  2. Organizing a series of 3 to 4 edit-a-thons and workshops to familiarize volunteers with the Wikipedia interface, community, uploading photos and how to edit & create new articles;
  3. Monitoring and Reviewing translated articles;
  4. Judging and announcing winners for prizes;
  5. Ending ceremony and community engaging meetups.

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are willing to do a series of small edit-a-thons that aim to translate articles, focused and related to the SDGs, into Arabic language. The edit-a-thons will take the form of a contest, where participants will be judged and valuable prizes will be awarded to those who made the best contributions.

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 publicize the contest through Arabc Wikipedia's Central Notice, social media and local meetups as well as edit-a-thons (later on). All contributors will be assigned different tasks according to a list of articles needing translation that will be made in advance. Participants will be also monitored through a time-schedule or the Trello software.

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

Yes, I have a good experience in different Wikimedia projects and I have already facilitated different Wiki-events. Also, I'm going to receive support from the Egypt Wikimedians User Group.

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

All contributors will have their own laptops or computers. Also, the user group will provide support with the equipment, if needed, during edit-a-thons .

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

There will be a follow up presentation at the ending ceremony that will tell the contributors how they can be engaged in the following Wiki events. Also, we will encourage them to participate in Wikimedia projects

6. 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 are planned to be 3 to 4 workshops
  2. Number of participants are expected to be 50 new people
  3. Number of new editors Not less than 25 people
  4. Number of articles created or improved 350 articles
  5. Number of photos to upload are expected to be 500 photos


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).

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 ِSocial media developer/ Advertising Poster printing and Online Ads 100 $ We will use media websites to promote the contest and print posters to be published in public places.
2 Regular Meetups for the Edit-a-thons 3-4 Meetups with Editors and contributors 1100 1100 $ Gathering volunteers for writing articles, monitoring & reviewing, renting a co-working space for workshops and bringing snacks to the events
3 Prizes for Judges 100 100 100 $ This will take a form of a voucher or a gift
5 Prizes for the winners 4 700 700 $
Total $2000 $


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • The project has been developed through a thoughtful planning process with Wikipedians as well as with the partner organization. The project is unique to the Arabic language community --Abbad (talk) 07:44, 27 January 2019 (UTC).
  • Kamal exerts a lot of real effort to plan things. We have worked closely together on another contest before and he was such a great partner. I totally trust he will manage this novel-concept contest in a good way.Reem Al-Kashif (talk) 15:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)