Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Edits & Engagement I

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Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Edits & Engagement I
A series of edit-a-thons specifically to engage existing editors.
targetWikipedia & Wikidata
start date1 June
start year2019
end date31 September
end year2019
budget (local currency)GHS 10,000
budget (USD)USD 2000
grant typeOrganisation
organization (if applicable)• WIkimedia Ghana User Group
website (if applicable)•

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Wikimedia Ghana User Group at the moment has about 336 user group members which we have spent grant funds recruiting, spread over the 16 regions in Ghana, in our database. We want to engage every single one of them, through either offline or online means around Wikipedia and Wikidata. The project hence will increase skills for existing editors, engage those who prefer to edit in a group setting and add or improve content for the mentioned wikis.

Project Plan[edit]


1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings? The members were surveyed and we are directed to hold 10 editathons spanning 4-6 hours each.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We have a mailing list, a Whatsapp group and a Telegram group as well which will be used to inform the community that their wishes are going to be met. However, we will contact each of the 336 either by phone, IM or email.

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

Yes. Some will travel to other cities if need be.
  • User:NoahAlorwu
  • User:Goddyliz
  • User:jaward
  • User:sandiooses
  • User:Randybaah
  • User:Owula kpakpo
  • User:Enock4seth
  • User:Robertjamal12
  • User:Amuzujoe

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

Yes. As usual, all they need to have is their laptop. If the grant succeeds, we will provide them with internet.

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

These are already existing members we are hoping to engage.

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



Item Target Explanation
Number of events 10
Number of participants 100 We will contact each of the 336 so they know we care about their progress in the community and their participation.

However, we also know not all may come on board for the engagement activities. With that in mind and the limited funds, we want to aim for 100.

Number of new editors N/A Existing editors only
Number of of articles created or improved 400 We are planning on having everyone adopt about 4 unique articles each to watch and improve throughout the project.
Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) N/A


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).

People involved are listed in Section 3.

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


Item Description Total ¢ Total $
Rent Cost of venues 2000 400
Data Internet devices and data for events, volunteers and facilitators 2000 400
Food & beverages 3000 1000
Transportation for volunteers & facilitators 2000 400
Phone calls Communication between event volunteers, facilitators and participants 200 100
Prizes For the best editor at the end of the project and best volunteer 800 100
Total 10,000 2000

Exchange rate at the group's bank Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited as at 15 May is USD1 = GHS5 (scroll to the bottom of the page). In any case it changes at the time of receipt of the grant, we will notify the team.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I am excited about this project because it's going to give recruited members a chance to edit articles and get them more involved in the user group. Owula kpakpo (talk) 17:12, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I support this for continuous engagement and capacity building. Enock4seth (talk) 17:49, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
  • This is to help the user group to train people. 07:18, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
  • This is to help the user group to train people. 07:18, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I support this project because it will engage recruited members and give them the opportunity edit more articles and to be more involved in the User group Robertjamal12 (talk) 12:53, 17 May 2019 (UTC)