Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimania 2021 Host Event in Cambodia

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Wikimania Khmer Host Event
Wikipedia Khmer is in need of a new impetus. Receiving a small grant can help us bring together the core team of Khmer contributors as well as introduce new comers to building network to bring the Wikimedia Khmer to another level.
targetN/A
start dateAugust 13
start year2021
end dateAugust 17
end year2021
budget (local currency)2.000.000 Khmer riels
budget (USD)500 USD
grant typeindividual
granteewilluconquer
contact(s)• will.conquer(_AT_)missionsetrangeres.com
organization (if applicable)• Wikipedia Cambodia
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Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Note: Wikimania 2021 scholarhship applicants must be Wikimedia movement affiliates. Individuals and other organizations are not eligible.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

We represent the Wikipedia Khmer. In order to host a Wikipedia watch party and you that opportunity for basic Wiki training and user networking, we would need limited funds to voer for the costs of the vents: rental of the room, light food and beverages, rentral of appropriate material (projector, extra computers, ...). Activities which relate to our grant include:

  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
  • Administrative or operational costs for to distribute funds to community members, such as transfer fees
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, head/earphones)
  • Video production support for pre-recorded Wikimania sessions (such as equipment or space)
  • In-person meetups that coincide with Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Post-Wikimania meetups resulting from having attended Wikimania (food, beverage, meeting space)

All funds that we are currently submitting a grant for are to be spent in and around the hosting of a watch party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. No funds are to be distributed.

Outcomes[edit]

Our estimate for the number of participants the funding will support is between 15 and 30 people. Wikipedia Khmer has known a rising interest from readers (going over the threshold of 3M+ views in May 2021) but the number of editors and active users is decreasing. Hopefully this event can spark new interet, especially among urban students, postgraduates and University teachers.

Budget[edit]

This is a summary outline of how we hope to spend our grant:

  • Childcare services (or similar family services): 0
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants: 50$
    In addition to a total budget, please indicate the average data cost per person who will receive funds for this need.
  • Administrative or operational costs for distributing funds: 50$ for editing and printing relevant materials
  • Small hardware expenses to support access: 200$ for renting a projector and a personal loan for computers
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session: 0
  • Video production support: 100$ for a short trailer video in Khmer to introduce Wikimania 2021 to a Khmer audience
  • Meetups during or after Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space): 150$ (includind private room at coworking coffee space)