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ISUR/The “How to contribute to Wikiaku’aipa” tutorial
The USD2.000 rapid response will be used to create a video tutorial to upload content and material to Wikiaku’aipa explaining how to edit and upload content to the incubator. The material will be tested within the group of teachers during two online sessions.

The proposal would be developed online. The contents produced will work as support material in a train of trainees system for this group that can multiply it within their communities of Wayuunaiki speakers in Colombia and Venezuela.

The project will be executed in a period of 2 months.
target* Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Commons
start dateOctober 1st
end dateNovember 30th
budget (local currency)7'000.000 (CO)
budget (USD)2000
grant typean organization The Internet and Society Center of the Universidad del Rosario -ISUR-
non-profit statusnon-profit
contact(s)• julio.gaitan@urosario.edu.co• Julio.gaitan@urosario.edu.co
organization (if applicable)• ISUR -The Internet and Society Center of the Universidad del Rosario

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Project Goal[edit]

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".

Produce a video to explain to Wayuunaiki speaking users how to upload content, edit and upload images to the Wikiaku’aipa Wikipedia project.

The current group has 18 active and interested teachers. Among them there are 4 people who have editing experience and are active contributors to Wikiaku’aipa. The group on its core uses a peer to peer model as the most experienced among them help the rest.

Using this structure the 4 more experienced teachers (native speakers of Wayuunaiki) will prepare and organize the material and with the support of the Communicators Network of the Wayuu People (collective of audiovisual creators) they will produce the video tutorial that will explain in Wayuunaiki step by step how to contribute to Wikiaku’aipa.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • Localization of guides and introductory contents to Wikipedia.
  • Plot for the video and assemble of the materials -common work among the editors group, the communicators network of the Wayuu people with the support of ISUR)
  • ISUR communication work with the editors group to coordinate the topics and content they will work to upload content in Session 1.
  • Session 1 with the complete editors group to test the draft video materials.
  • The 4 editors group with the support of the communicators network adjust the plot and materials and they will produce the video
  • ISUR communication work with the editors group to coordinate the topics and content they will work to upload content in Session 2.
  • Session 2 with the complete editors group to test the tutorial video materials.

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?

The tutorial will be tested with the 14 remaining teachers of the group to confirm its usability and usefulness as the educational material in 2 online sessions. The video will be done with online communications and the coordination of ISUR using constant communication through email and instant messaging applications, plus facilitating the platform for online meetings when needed (including the two workshop sessions)

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

As a result not only the Wayuu community will have the video tutorial, but also with the increased capacity that the production and the video itself will provide to this group they will become multiplicators of these capacities in a train of trainee models.


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:

  1. 40 participants
  2. 6 new articles or improved
  3. 1 video tutorial
  4. 1 Report of activities


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).

The organizer of the project is ISUR. Currently this project has no funding, but is the continuity of the project undertaken with support from the Wikimedia Foundation in 2019.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • Payment of participant connectivity
  • Payment for video production and editing
  • Payment of service for hosting online meetings.
Details of expenses Local currency CO
Details of expenses
Details Unit value Number of units Total Value
Payment connectivity for participants 100.000 35 3'500.000
Video Production 3'000.000 1 3'500.000
Total 7'000.000
Details of expenses USD
Details Unit value Number of units Total Value
Payment connectivity for participants 28,5 35 1000
Video Production 858 1 1000
Total 2000

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