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Wikimedia Community Arusha/Monthly Edit-a-thons 3
Edit-a-thon to improve existing content on Swahili Wikipedia created in the recent events.
targetSwahili Wikipedia
start date1st August
start year2021
end date31st August
end year2021
budget (local currency)4,285,000 TZS
budget (USD)1,839.7142
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• ebenmlay(_AT_)

Review your report

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. Increase skills for existing editors
  2. Add or improve content on Swahili Wikipedia

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?

A series of editathons

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.

I have informed my community through the Wikimedians of Arusha meta page here. [[1]]

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.

I will let my community know about the events through the existing social media pages.

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

Yes, there are experienced editors to lead the event.
  1. User:CaliBen
  2. User:Mary calist mlay
  3. User:Gladys Gibbs
  4. User:Praygod mwanga

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

There are experienced editors who have the necessary skills to participate and contribute to high quality content. We will rent laptops to be used by the participants who don't own laptops.

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

Through WhatsApp group

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:

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 - 2
  2. Number of participants - 30
  3. Number of new editors - 3
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 60+
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 25


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).

Ebenezer Mlay - Event Facilitators
Praygod Mwanga - Event Organiser
Gladys Gibbs - Event Advisor
Mary calist mlay - Event Manager

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

Food - 257.602* 2 = 515.203 USD
Tea, Drinks and Bites - 128.801 * 2 = 257.602USD
Internet - 38.6403* 2 = 77.2805 USD
Local Transport (for the participants and event organizers while making arrangements for the events) - 257.602* 2 = 515.203 USD
Venue - 55.8137* 2 = 111.627 USD
Stationary and Graphics Designing - 42.9336 * 2 = 85.8672 USD
Communications(Data,call and sms bundles for the organizers) - 32.2002 * 2 = 64.4004 USD
Router rent (for internet sharing during the events) - 21.4668* 2 = 42.9336 USD
Laptop rent(for participants with no laptops at least 4 laptops) - 25.7602* 2 = 51.5203 USD
Tshirts 10.7334*7 = 75.1338 USD
Contingency - 42.9336 USD
Total = USD 1,839.7142 USD


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