Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania/1Lib1Ref 2020 in Tanzania

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Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania/#1Lib1Ref 2020 in Tanzania
We want to host our first #1Lib1Ref project in Tanzania and our goal is to have one editathon which will allow Tanzanian Wikimedians to gather and add atleast one reference to Wikipedia especially Swahili Wikipedia. This will allow the improvement of the existing Wikipedia articles to have more reliable references and citation hence to increase the reliability of Wikipedia articles to the Wikipedia readers worldwide.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Swahili Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date18th January
end date25th January
budget (local currency)2,404,962
budget (USD)$1050
grant typeGroup
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. To Improve the existing Swahili and English articles related to Tanzania by adding at least one reference for each article.
  2. To welcome in newbies who want to contribute to Wikimedia projects.
  3. To share useful skills among Wikimedians on how to contribute to Wikimedia projects especially Wikipedia.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The #1Lib1Ref project will focus on adding at least one reference to biographies of notable people in Tanzania as well as notable places.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We will use our Social media pages (Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Twitter) as well as our metapage to let participants know.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes. We have at least 5 experienced editors to facilitate the event.

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

Some of them are experienced editors, others are beginners and others are intermediate.Therefore before the editing session there will be a session on the basics of editing Wikipedia before commencement of the #1Lib1Ref program.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

It will be an interesting project as it doesn't require many references to do edits. Hence many articles will be improved.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events =1
  2. Number of participants =25
  3. Number of new editors =5
  4. Number of of articles created or improved =At Least 20
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


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).

Core Team Members[edit]

We have a team of atleast 4 active wikimedians plus three Swahili Wikipedia Admins who will accompany us on this project.

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


1 USD =2290.44 as of 15 November, 2019 [1]
  1. Food, snacks and drinks 30 people @8USD =240 USD
  2. Internet 1@20USD=20 USD
  3. Stationery 1@35USD=35 USD
  4. Local Transport 1@275=275 USD
  5. Branding (Banner) 1@100=100 USD
  6. Long distance transport and accommodation 3@60=180 USD
  7. Event Facilitation(camera and projector rent,communication,emergency,Logistics & Bank rates)1@200USD=200USD
  • TOTAL=1050 USD


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