Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group/Wiki Loves Women editathons in Buea and Bamenda

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Wiki Loves Women editathons in Buea and Bamenda
Increase women's participation in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start date22 of May 2018 August 1
start year2018
end date27 of June 2018 August 30 February 28
end year2018 2019
budget (local currency)1.081.000 FR CFA (XOF)
budget (USD)1 956,61 US$ (depending change)
grant typeindividual
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group

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. Recruit new women's editors
  2. Strengthen partnership with associations: Noela Lyonga Foundation and Center for Youth Education & Economic Development
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Set up the User Group's activities in the anglophone regions of Cameroon

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?

These trainings aim at strengthening the partnership with these two associations which are interested by the contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons in the cities of Buea and Bamenda
  1. 22 to 24 of May (Buea)
  2. 21 to 23 of June (Bamenda)

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 will also communicate our information in our WhatsApp group, on our Facebook page Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Facebook page and also as well as on on the associations' websites and their facebook pages

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

  • Geugeor (Douala) experimented in Wikipedia edition especially on fr.wikipedia where he participated to organize the Wiki Love Women writing contest early 2016.
  • Bile rene (based in Douala) Young member of the User group

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

No, It's about discovering Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons and learning how to contribute. They will be assisted by Geugeor and Bile rene.

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

Expand the User Group's activities in the anglophone part of Cameroon.
Meet members periodically and set up projects

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

In addition to women's articles that will be written or improved, it will be question of taking pictures in the cities to enrich Wikimedia Commons


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 : More than 50
  3. Number of new editors : More than 50
  4. Number of of articles created or improved : 10
  5. Number of pictures : More than 100


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).

  • Participants are supposed to come with their own computers when they have
  • Projector
  • 1 camera
  • Paper board and marker
  • 4 books on women purchased during Art + Feminism training Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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

  • Transportation and accomodation costs (2 persons during 3 days): 246.000 FR CFA - 445,26 USD

Buea - Hotel : 90.000 Fr CFA ; Transport + taxi : 30.000 Fr CFA

Bamenda - Hotel : 90.000 Fr CFA; Transport + taxi : 36.000 Fr CFA

  • 3G/4G modem for the internet access : 150.000 FR CFA - 271,50 USD

Buea : 30.000 F x 3 = 90.000 Fr CFA

Bamenda : 20.000 F x 3 = 60.000 Fr CFA

  • Meals and drinks : 195.000 FR CFA - 352,95 USD

Buea : 35.000 F x 3 = 105.000 Fr CFA

Bamenda : 30.000 F x 3 = 90.000 Fr CFA

  • Halls : 210.000 FR CFA - 380,10 USD

Buea : 40.000 F x 3 = 120.000 Fr CFA

Bamenda : 30.000 F x 3 = 90.000 Fr CFA

  • Cameras rental (2): 80.000 FR CFA - 144,80 USD
  • Transport of participants (Taking pictures)  : 170.000 FR CFA - 307,70 USD

Buea : 3000 F x 30 = 90.000 Fr CFA

Bamenda : 4000 F x 20 = 80.000 Fr CFA

  • Meal during stay :30.000 FR CFA - 54,30 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support project worth supporting --Benoît Prieur (talk) 06:09, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support a natural extension of the Wiki Loves Women project -- Islahaddow (talk) 11:36, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support yes of course. THIS SAID, I would like to propose that we try to track all those WLW edit-a-thons through the set-up of a global WLW programme on the event dashboard, in a similar way than other global projects do. There is already one such thing, but it was never really used and needs to be refreshed and open largely. I would like to propose that one of the required piece of this grant be that edit-a-thons get recorded as part of the global wlw campaign. That's hardly additional work and it brings so much benefits when running events ! Anthere (talk) 21:04, 15 May 2018 (UTC)