Grants:Project/Rapid/WikiHourInitiative/Wiki4Inclusion Campaign- Hearing Impaired Edit A Thon
Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".
According to the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), the association says approximately 0.4 percent of Ghana's population of 30.42 million (2019) is deaf, or 110,625 people; by contrast, the Ghana Statistical Service, reports 211,712 as Deaf. For most people, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible a quote by Mary Pat Radabaugh, formerly with the IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities. It is for this reason that we wish to embark on an edit where hearing impaired persons are introduced and involved in digitization by contributing to the sum of all human knowledge. We intend to bridge the knowledge gap on related topics, but this training and edit seeks to rope in all persons with hearing impairment Ghana. Providing Wikipedia education using sign language/ digital skills for persons with hearing impairment does not only bridge the content gap but instead embraces the knowledge and interest for this group for a higher impact.
- Recruit new editors who are hearing impaired and can contribute to wikipedia and its related activities in Accra.
- Build a team of Wikimedia Hearing Impaired Editors from the Deaf and Dump Community.
- Add or improve content to bridge the identified knowledge gap with their expertise.
- Encourage experienced Wikimedians to share their wealth of knowledge and aid contributors with support from sign language interpreters.
- Add images, videos and signs items to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons
Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?
We will be organizing one (1) training and (1) edit-a-thon. The training would be organized in person and the edit-a-thon will be hosted virtually, edits will be tracked via the dashboard
1. Organizers will provide in person training and edit a thon virtually, consult with advisors, and provide assistance before and after the edit-a-thon.
2. The team will engage various stakeholders to make this happen.
3. Engaging participants online on Wikipedia and its sister projects.
4. Persons with hearing impairment will be trained to create and improve 50 articles specifically it's institutions and groups.
5. Add 50 videos and images of signs to aid people in this category across the world.
How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?
Social media sites such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook and Twitter will be used. We have members from the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) and also student from the University of Education Winneba Special Education Department attending the event We will also use their websites and platforms to create awareness and village pumps.
Also, we will share with other respective target Wikimedia groups we belong to such as Wikimedia for Sustainable Development User Group  and the Wikidata Community .
What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?
1. Developed content relevant or related to the hearing impaired community, especially in Ghana. 2. Trained participants (esp. hearing impaired participants) on Wikipedia and its sister projects. 3. Online Surveys 4. Social media groups (WhatsApp & Telegram)
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 we are, in-person participants will be 15 and other groups in different regions will join virtually :Covid 19 Risk Assessment protocol
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:
- Number of total participants: 15
- Number of articles created or improved: 50
- Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 50
- Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable):
What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).
1.User:SAgbley - Stella Agbley has over 6 years as a Wikimedian trainer. She is a GLAM advocate and very passionate about SDGs. She would lead training and also handle event planning.
2.User:Martinattakee is a sign language interpreter who has been trained on how to edit Wikipedia and its sister projects, he will also be an advisor to the team.
3.User:Uprising Man- Daniel Anyorigya will be responsible for online communication and reporting. He is also a journalist, climate and human rights activist as well as an avid Wikimedia contributor.
4.User:Edapa Annie- Anita Adu-Yeboah is an avid contributor and would handle resources and community engagement.
Tech & Advisory Team
1.User:Cnii Nii A. Commey an active Wikimedian and would be technical lead/key project manager.
2.User:Joy Agyepong - Joy Agyepong is an experienced Wikimedian/ environmental advocate and long time contributor. She has a wealth on knowledge in SDGs.She has managed many diverse projects successfully. She will also be the advisor to the campaign.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:
- Feeding - This will cater for the food during training (USD150)
- Router - This will aid the team during mobile training. (USD150)
- Venue - This will serve as the training ground for the workshop (USD200)
- Administrative support- This is for the team for their internet/gift support (USD300)
- Data scholarship - Participants who have a need for data support and would join virtually. This will be approximately $10 each for an estimation of 15 participants and transfer charges of $10 . (USD160)
- Communication & design - Engagement time, promotional materials, boosting and design (USD50)
- Awards - Certificates and special prizes for top 4 highest contributors -(USD200)
- Protocol kits - This will support the acquisition of nose masks and hand sanitizers for the 10 participants. - (USD10)
- Meeting - Team sensitization meeting (reporting and and discussion at a rented space) - (USD180)
- Miscellaneous - Thus bank and transfer charges, conversion and transportation charges (USD20)
- TOTAL - USD1420
- I believe this project is a stepping stone to reach out to diverse groups to make Wikipedia easily useable. Also hearing-impaired individuals will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge. Edapa Annie (talk)
- This project seeks to promote inclusion and this fulfills the overall goal of the Sustainable Development Goals which is the goal of 'Leaving Nobody Behind'. Uprising Man (talk)
- A united society can face any challenge. Through this project previously disadvantaged communities can join this lovely Wiki-community. Cnii ([[User talk:|talk]])