Grants:Project/Rapid/Twi Community/

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Twi Community/
Translating and proofreading most of the essential features on the from English to Twi
start dateFebruary 1
end dateFebruary 28
budget (local currency)10,300
budget (USD)1,655.26
grant typeIndividual

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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. We want to build the foundation that the Twi community may leverage to start new projects in future.
  2. We want to start translating and proofreading most of the essential features, including Core MediaWiki, MobileFrontend, DiscussionTools, VisualEditor, and ContentTranslation from English to Twi on
  3. Engage existing Twi editors
  4. Recruit new editors

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

We will be organizing two in-person training workshops to equip the community with the skills they will need to be able to participate in translations in Two cities, Accra and Kumasi, one workshop each.

We will use this project as an opportunity to translate and proofread all the most commonly used  MobileFrontend, DiscussionTools, VisualEditor, ContentTranslation and Core MediaWiki messages to Twi on

We will invite interested groups and organizations to participate in as translators or advisors.

We will receive consultation from experts, such as teachers, linguists, or professional translators and also reach out to students currently learning the Twi language.

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

We will organize two (2) training workshops, one in Accra and one in Kumasi.

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.

Targeting these groups will enable us to:

  • Recruit native speakers of the Twi language to participate in the project
  • Provide general training for people who have indigenous knowledge about the community language and are inspired to digitize these valuable orthographies on Wikipedia.

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.

We would share the link on all social media platforms and Wikimedia mailing list, not excluding;

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


  1. Robertjamal12 -  Experienced editor and Wikipedia event organizer. He has almost 1000 edits on translatewiki, and experience as an administrator on the Twi Wikipedia.
  2. AC Krah - Experienced editor, an active contributor on the Twi Wikipedia and Twi Language professional
  3. Amir Aharoni  -Experienced editor and a language strategist/ translation administrator
  4. Ampimd  - Experienced Wikipedia editor and trainer

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

Yes! And newbies who lack editing skills will be assisted/supported by:

  1. Robertjamal12 -  an experienced editor and event organizer. He has almost 1000 edits on translatewiki, and experience as an administrator on the Twi Wikipedia.
  2. AC Krah - Experienced editor and Twi Language professional
  3. Ampimd  - Experienced editor and trainer

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

  • Collecting usernames and contact information via feedback forms
  • Adding people to (optional!) mailing lists or social media groups
  • Identifying the most prolific, knowledgeable, and motivated contributors and inviting them to future events.
  • Participants will be added to a WhatsApp/Telegram group to continue discussions

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:

Yes. Risk Assessment protocol

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

This project will serve as a breaking ground to improve the content of the Twi language on Wikimedia projects.


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

  1. Number of total participants: 30
  2. Number of new editors: 10
  3. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable): 30
  4. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) n/a
  5. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable) n/a
  6. Number of phrases to be translated: 2000+


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).

  1. Robertjamal12 - Project manager/Facilitator. He will coordinate all project activities including communication and logistics
  2. AC Krah - Facilitator

Other general support

  1. Amir Aharoni -  He will provide technical support remotely
  2. Ampimd  - Experienced editor and technical support officer, provides general support to tasks leads, co-facilitate training, strategy, communications, etc.

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

Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
Administrative expense Each team member will be provided with data, airtime for Communication between organizers, reminder calls and follow up to participants for the period of the campaign 400 3 1,200
Transportation & Accommodation Each team member will be provided with transport allowance(from Accra to Kumasi/Kumasi to Accra) and accommodation for a day 600 3 1,800
Food and Water We will have two (2) in-person training workshops,(15 participants at each workshop) 60 30 1,800
Projector We will rent a projector 200 2 400
Internet Data 20GB of data is expected to be used for the event. 250 2 500
Data allowance (Edit-a-thon participants) Participants will need to continuously work on the translations throughout the 1-month duration of the project

Data scholarship will be provided for them.

50 30 1500
Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Liquid soaps, Hand sanitizers and face masks 500 n/a 500
Awards Customized printed T-Shirts for top 15 participants 40 15 600
Venue rental Cost of venue to host two (2) workshops 600 2 1,200
Communications material Event Flyer, social media campaign etc 200 n/a 400
Miscellaneous Unforeseen events 200 n/a 200
Bank charges, miscellaneous Transfers and Reimbursement charges n/a n/a 200
Based on Oanda Exchange (January 8, 2022) Ghc 10,300
1 USD =6.22258 Ghc USD 1,655.26


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support! Might be worth collaborating with the Akan Wikipedia editors (tw and ak languages have an almost similar lexicon) so these translations are done at once and not separately for the two languages. —M@sssly 17:46, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Strongly Support Support!this project. Twi translation on Translate Wiki is long over due. Happy the project seeks to do that.NanaYawBotar (talk) 19:34, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support this project will go a long way to help the Twi language on Wikipedia. daSupremo Diversity icon red.svg 19:42, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support this project will improve the fundamental twi language on Wikipedia. Duncanoff (talk) 09:31, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support I've been working with Robert for several months and mentoring him in translating the user interface of MediaWiki on translatewiki and using advanced administrator tools on the Twi Wikipedia. The activity in the Twi Wikipedia has grown considerably in this time, in no small part thanks to him. Robert has shown excellent understanding of how localization, editing, and administration tools work. Running a localization workshop is quite necessary: It's not just about translating a list of strings, but also about building a vocabulary for discussing editing and other withing the community, without being dependent on foreign terminology. It's especially important for Twi, the most prominent language of Ghana, and one of the most prominent in all of Western Africa. I'm sure that Robert can pull it off. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 19:47, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
    ... As an extra comment: In the past, there were similar funded projects with the Bashkir community and the Dagbani community. Both were successful, and improved both communities' subsequent activity. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:01, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support well, i think the project is well directed and when done could make a great impact. i therefore support Uncle Bash007 (talk) 00:58, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support I have had the chance to help out with some technical issues on Twi Wikipedia these last weeks and agree that building a proper vocabulary for the project is quite necessary! I am of course always happy to help. –XanonymusX (talk) 12:05, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support very important. I support this project. Shahadusadik (talk) 08:09, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support for the project Jwale2 (talk) 12:09, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support This will help synergies the Akan and Twi wikipedia. It will also help AI model the lexemes of the Twi language Dnshitobu (talk) 12:17, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Robert is an active wikimedian of the Twi community and and I'm sure that this project will have a great impact. I totally support it ǃ Yamen (talk) 09:20, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support There are so many dialects of the Twi language therefore requires many experienced contributors to bring diverse initiatives to increase participation and accurate content. Such projects will help bring on board many translators and linguists to help clean duplicates and errors existing on the platform. I know of Roberts capabilities and like @Amir mentioned, he is doing well in this field already. His approach to meet newbies and professionals in different regions makes it very convenient for them to fully grasp the skill on these platforms. As it stands, the twi community has very few editors and this project I believe will help bridge that gap.Joy Agyepong (talk) 06:24, 14 January 2022 (UTC)