Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Wikimedian in Residence at Impact Hub Accra
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".
The Wikimedia Ghana User Group wants to update and create articles of Parliamentary constituencies in Ghana. Ghana's constituencies have been re-demarcated since 2012 however not all has been captured on Wikipedia.
We want to fix this through a WiR who will improve content, find documents to be used as sources and organise two workshops where existing editors can join in the content improvement.
The focus will be on English Wikipedia.
Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?
- The WiR will visit the Electoral Commission of Ghana to request for the document which has the full updated list of Parliamentary constituencies in Ghana. He will also borrow the book Elections in Ghana (1951-2012) by Alex Kaakyire Duku Frempong, published in 2015 with ISBN 9988209835, 9789988209834 which covers the new constituencies on pages 221 – 224, from the political desk of Citi FM where a copy was sighted.
- The WiR will update Parliamentary constituencies in Ghana with red links of the over 30 missing constituencies and tabulate the information so the dates of formation can be added.
- Following the update of the page, the WiR will categorise all the existing pages with 'Parliamentary constituencies of Ghana'. It seems that parent category is absent. He will do these tasks between the hours of 9am – 3pm from Mondays to Fridays. Public holidays are not included.
- The WiR will organise two workshops (for existing editors only) to now create stub articles out of the red links. Based on a previous project that tried to do something similar in limited time, we believe this should be limited to existing editors.
- There are some pages of existing articles that require admin actions like this talk page thread here. The WiR should be able to follow up, and get admins to help fix issues of redirect and moving of pages.
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?
- If our grant proposal is successful, the mailing list for the members of the Wikimedian community in Ghana will be informed. The user group will also publicize the WiR program via its social media pages. Impact Hub has a mailing list and social media pages where we will invite existing editors anywhere to join in.
What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?
- By the end of the project we would have created about 30 articles and updated the current main page on the constituencies.
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:
- Number of total participants: 20 participants for the two workshops plus the WiR.
- Number of articles created or improved (if applicable): At least 30 articles created and the updating of the main page on constituencies. We will track our impact via the program's outreach dashboard
- Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) = N/A
- Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable) = N/A
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).
- Co-working office space
- Impact Hub has given us three months of use of the co-working office for free use to give the WiR a place of constant electricity and internet supply.
- Space for Saturday Events Impact Hub as part of the Co-working office space gave us the permission to use their premises for Workshops every Saturday. It is part of the 3 months package.
- This program will be led by user Roysandytei a community member
- At least 2 voluteers will be present to ensure workshops go smoothly Press The project will be covered in the news
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:
The exchange rate to be used is $1 = ¢4.2200 which is the rate at the user group's bank.
To and from the Impact Hub @ ¢15 per day x 14 days = ¢210
To the Electoral Commission = ¢100
WiR Phone calls in coordinating trips and workshops
WiR Food and water
Meals per day @ ¢20 per day x 20 = ¢280
A plate of food, soda or juice, and water for 20 participants = 30 (per person) x 20 = ¢600
Transportation for 2 volunteers and WiR for 2 workshops = ¢240
Total ¢1,480 = $350.710
- Support I believe this WiR at the Impact Hub Accra is a great initiative and would go a long way to help deal with a lot of the complains we receive on a daily basis with regards to articles on the English Wikipedia in Ghana. Justice Okai-Allotey
Support I also strongly believe that, acquiring the venue will help the User Group to increase its effectiveness in terms of physical meetings, project participation,edit-a-thons and many others.