Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Hour/WikiForHumanRights - Edit Contest Ghana

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Wiki Hour/WikiForHumanrights Edit-a-thon in Ghana
With the current global project on Human rights global campaign 2021 on the theme " A right to healthy Environment" the Wiki Hour team wishes to extend its expertise and experience with its network to improve WikiData and Wikimedia projects. It is without any doubt that Human rights activists, institutions and other bodies have little or no prior knowledge on how exceptional persons and their activities can help make Wikimedia a better place all in an attempt to bridge this gap on the environment. This will be done in collaboration with Global Platform Ghana and its network for Human rights and environmental interest.
targetWikipedia, Wikidata, tw & hausa wikipedia
start dateApril 30
end dateJune 25
budget (local currency)GHS10,959.9
budget (USD)USD1,900
grant typeIndividual
granteeJoy Agyepong

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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. Recruit new editors (Institutions and Individuals)

2. Increase skills for translating Human rights related articles into Ghanaian local languages

3. Create and improve WikiData items on climate topics.

4. Increase skills for existing editors on Human rights, institutions and climate topics,healthy natural systems.

5. Add or improve and create content on climate topics.

6. Making some uploads to Wikicommons

7. Join the #WikiForHumanRights International Campaign 2021 in increasing the visibility/readability of Wikipedia articles related to the theme "Rights to a Healthy Environment"

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?

We will organise one (1) training and (1) edit-a thon, Virtual check-ins and a contest for the participants. Edits will be tracked using a dashboard.

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.

We have shared it on Hausa community here [[1]] and village pump to reach all editors locally since its . Also, the respective target Wikimedia groups we belong to such as Wikimedia for Sustainable Development User Group [2] and the Wikidata Community [3] have been notified in an attempt to reach Ghanaian audience on the platform who are passionate about SDG's and are also interested in improving WikiData items.

Facebook and Telegram will be mostly utilized (since it's difficult to get the link to posts via email).

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.

The project will be announced on all social media, WhatsApp and each partnered organization will announce it on their various channels. That notwithstanding, a telegram group has been created for all Ghanaian participants of the edit-a thon and further announcement will be shared via social media accordingly.

To add, we hope to use channels like radio stations and partner networks to further announce the project and contest. Further collaboration and Support from;

  • Global Platform Ghana
  • Amnesty International
  • Human Rights Ghana
  • Joy Aid Foundation
  • Youth Opportunities Ghana

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.

Yes there are experienced editors and advisors.

Stella Agbley SAgbley 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.

Daniel Anyorigya Daniel Anyorigya who will be responsible for online communication and reporting. He is also a climate and Human rights activist and an avid Wikimedia contributor.

Anita Adu- Yeboah - Edapa Annie an avid contributor and would handle resources and community engagement.

Nii Commey Cnii an active Wikimedian and would be technical lead/key project manager.

Joy Agyepong Joy Agyepong is an experienced wikimedian/ environmental advocate and long time contributor who has served as an executive and has the capacity and experience to lead as the project. She has managed many diverse projects successfully. An example is Women of the Wiki program on gender gap and #Wiki4Climate in Ghana. With guidance and resources from Alex Stinson, we are sure to have a successful campaign.

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

Participants have the necessary computer devices for the project since that's part of the requirements and they will have a convenient space for the training. Data scholarships for participating in the edit-a-thons and those who will participate virtually. The team will also lead training for all participants.

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

A Telegram group has been set up for all participants to share ideas to encourage new recruits. Also, a post event survey will be sent to get their needs to sustain their interest and contributions.

Participants will also be redirected to other local affiliate groups to help improve content and the community at large.

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:

The training will have 10 participants physically present and all COVID-19 safety protocols will be adhered to.

8. 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 - 3 (1 Training, 1 Edit -a-thon & a Contest)
  2. Number of participants- 25
  3. Number of new editors - 15
  4. Number of of articles created or improved- 80
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)- 15

Link of articles which covers activists, institutions and environmental bodies to be worked on [here]


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).

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

  • Food and snacks - This will cater for the training and edit-a-thon for participants at $150 per each event. (USD300)

  • Communication & design - Engagement time, promotional materials, boosting and design (USD150)

  • Data scholarship - participants who have a need for data support. This will be approximately $10 each for an estimation of 10 participants who may not have the chance to attend the training and edit a thon in person. However, an extra $50 will be set aside to take care of any extra support for increased participation and transfer charges. (USD150)

  • Jury - This comprises of cost of gift and internet support to Jury (USD200)

  • Administrative expense - This will support the team for their internet/gift voucher (USD250)

  • Awards - Although certificates will be given to all top 10 winners, special prizes will be given to the top three (3) winners as indicated below. (USD600)
* Winner - Hard drive and gift (Improving entries on WikiData and Commons is a bonus)
* Second runner up - Pen drive and gift
*Third place - Gift and Call credit
  • Protocol kits - This will support the acquisition of nose masks and hand sanitizers for the 10 participants. - USD30

  • Space rental and food- This will serve as an information synthesis that is the meeting of the team to synthesise information for the report. The cost here is for only securing a place and provide food for the working meeting (USD200)

Miscellaneous - Thus bank and transfer charges, conversion and transportation charges (USD20)

TOTAL USD1900 as per Oando exchange here: (April 12)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support I think this project will help in the advocacy of Human rights in Ghana. DaSupremo (talk) 10:20, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support A great move to be part of the advocacy for the Wiki for Human Rights 2021. Good luck to the rest of the team. Kunokuno (talk) 11:34, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Important project in line with the global campaign! Scann (talk) 15:57, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support It is an opportunity to educate on human rights and the environment, using Wikipedia and its sister project, and also highlight/recognize human rights groups in Ghana. SAgbley (talk)
  • This is a timely project and it is very crucial in this time and age. I am immensely elated to know about this project. I believe the Project Lead will deliver beyond exceeding result. I look forward to joining this project.James Moore200 (talk) 11:11, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Maffeth.opiana (talk) 12:02, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I believe this project with bridge and enlighten Ghanaians more about Human Rights. Major Lyte (talk) 06:50, 02 May 2021 (UTC)