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Wikipedia Wednesdays boost
Wikipedia Wednesdays was a bi-monthly Wikipedia training session dedicated to building the Wikipedia community within Botswana. The project was launched with the support of the Health Informatics Program of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP). Wikipedia Wednesdays seeks to empower Botswana locals by increasing the quality and comprehensiveness of online information about Batswana, for Batswana.
targettn.wikipedia.org (Tswana Wikipedia) and English Wikipedia.
start date15, 22 , 29 May
start year2019
end date5 June
end year2019
budget (USD)USD 1976
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• ike_legomsha@yahoo.com
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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 editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. To engage new editors and collaboration / support educational institutions of Botswana, engaging more school students.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[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?

The plan is to conduct a series of 4 edit a thorns

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 an old Wikipedia Wednesdays page which we will bring to live, thats where the community will know about the event. We also have a community facebook page and a meta page.

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

Yes.

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

We will require assistance with funds from WMF to conduct this events.

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

A group mailing list will be created for follow up with participants.

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

This is another round of the Wikipedia wednesdays, we are trying to bring it to live to have more participants

Impact[edit]

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

  1. Number of events ː at least 4 events
  2. Number of participants ː 25 Participants
  3. Number of new editors ː 10 Editors
  4. Number of of articles created or improved ː At least 40 articles created and improved

Resources[edit]

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).

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

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).

  1. Space by Gaborone public library

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

No. Item Price Quantity Total (Bwp) Total (USD) Notes
1 Snacks (During first event, town level meet-up) ß Bwp USD
2 Space Rent (meet-up) - - Free Free We will be provided space by the Jwaneng Mine Library.
3 Food and drinks (4 Workshops) Bwp 6500 4 Workshops () USD 650 Snacks - per person Rs. 30 for each workshop
4 Space Rent (4 Workshops) Free 4 Workshops (~ 25 Participants) Free Free Space Freeǃ
5 Internet (4 events) - - USD 100 Will be managed by the team.
6 Wikipedia Printed T-shirts (Committee, Volunteer) Bwp 280 12 Bwp 3360 USD 336
7 Certificates 5 Workshops Bwp 2000 USD 200 Certificates only for Active Participants
8 Stickers

Badges (for Committee, Volunteer & Participant)

Posters for Exhibition

Banners

Bwp 3500 USD 350
9 Stationery (Conference notepads and pens) Bwp 1200 USD 120
10 Projector screen and projector hire Bwp 1700 USD 170 USD 1976

Endorsements[edit]

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