Grants:Project/Sudanese Content on Wikimedia 2021/Final
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Welcome to this project's final report! This report shares the outcomes, impact and learnings from the grantee's project.
Part 1: The Project
This is the final report of the Sudanese content project that was funded by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2021, the project describes the project activities and achievements.
The main goal of the events and training is to create and establish a Sudan Wikimedia community of regular contributors to wikimedia commons and Wikipedia from Sudan, in both Arabic and English versions. - the project brought to the community several users from the Sudanese librarian Association and Information (SALI) and from the Sudanese photographers' community, users from both communities were using different Wikimedia projects, Wikimedia Commons and Arabic and English Wikipedia. They were also introduced to the projects as Wikimedia source and Wikidata and to the different tools, as the citation hunt and the ISA commons' tool.
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- In the first column of the table below, please copy and paste the measures you selected to help you evaluate your project's success (see the Project Impact section of your proposal). Please use one row for each measure. If you set a numeric target for the measure, please include the number.
- In the second column, describe your project's actual results. If you set a numeric target for the measure, please report numerically in this column. Otherwise, write a brief sentence summarizing your output or outcome for this measure.
- In the third column, you have the option to provide further explanation as needed. You may also add additional explanation below this table.
|Planned measure of success
(include numeric target, if applicable)
|Training for 30 New Users on Wikipedia in both cities Khartoum and Nyala||Training of 27 new users on using ar. & en. wikipedia creating (20 No. of articles and large No. of Edits since then)||the project was held by 3 workshops (2 in Khartoum and 1 in Nyala) 3-days for each|
|Wiki Loves Sudan Contest on Wikimedia Commons in both cities Khartoum and Nyala||Training and involvement of 18 photographers in the contest uploading 414 commons uploads||The contest was held by 2 workshops (1 Khartoum and 1 Nyala) under the theme of Animals and wildlife.|
Looking back over your whole project, what did you achieve? Tell us the story of your achievements, your results, your outcomes. Focus on inspiring moments, tough challenges, interesting anecdotes or anything that highlights the outcomes of your project. Imagine that you are sharing with a friend about the achievements that matter most to you in your project.
- This should not be a list of what you did. You will be asked to provide that later in the Methods and Activities section.
- Consider your original goals as you write your project's story, but don't let them limit you. Your project may have important outcomes you weren't expecting. Please focus on the impact that you believe matters most.
The Sudanese Content project facilitated our community opportunity to enable our community member exploring different type of volunteering than the community than the one they are used to (Humanitarian), where you do volunteer with the knowledge sharing. Participants liked being part of the global Wikimedia movement, as they will be developing the Sudanese narrative and reflecting the reality. The project included two different entities the Librarians and photographers' associations, they are very important entities, were the Wikimedia objectives meets their associative objectives. Later the activities on the projects increased in the projects of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, and we hope the membership of the user group will increase regularly. As performing the project many challenges were facing the user group members, due to the Sudanese political situation also was not stable all through the period of execution which led to postponing and sometimes cancellation of some of the project's activities. Another challenge was receiving the approved grant also took time and challenges related the banking system of Sudan.
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Methods and activities
Please provide a list of the main methods and activities through which you completed your project.
The first Part of the project was on training of new users to the Wikipedia, the activities were achieved through:
- 2 workshops in Khartoum city The first workshop was (19, 22, 23 Feb-2022), the second workshop (1, 2 March 2022), Khartoum Edit- a- thon ()
and 1 workshop in Nyala city (12-13 Jan 2022) each workshop contained 2-days of theoretical and practical lectures and 1-day edit-a-thon on:
- the Wikimedia Foundation movement and
- the Sudanese Community User group and the Wikimedia different projects,
- introduction to the Arabic Wikipedia and the interface
- Practical lecture on using the webpage editing platform and using the citation Hunt tool to add the resources to the articles
- Introduction to the Sudan wiki Project webpage
- an edit-a-thon day
The Second part of the project was the Wiki Loves Sudan the activities were achieved through
- 1 workshop in Khartoum and 1 workshop in Nyala that contained 1-intensive day of lectures, 1-day of phot walk for Khartoum on the 12 March 2022 and 1-day upload session
- the program contained introduction to the Foundation and the community
- Practical work included an introduction to the Wikimedia Commons interface and the upload interface
- an upload session day
Due to different political and security situations in Sudan faced different difficulties to perform all the activities in the proposal
- Photowalk -Nyala
- The jury decisions for the photo contest
- The prizes for the winners of the contest
- Launching and Closing and ceremony
Please provide links to all public, online documents and other artifacts that you created during the course of this project. Even if you have linked to them elsewhere in this report, this section serves as a centralized archive for everything you created during your project. Examples include: meeting notes, participant lists, photos or graphics uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, template messages sent to participants, wiki pages, social media (Facebook groups, Twitter accounts), datasets, surveys, questionnaires, code repositories... If possible, include a brief summary with each link.
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The best thing about trying something new is that you learn from it. We want to follow in your footsteps and learn along with you, and we want to know that you took enough risks in your project to have learned something really interesting! Think about what recommendations you have for others who may follow in your footsteps, and use the below sections to describe what worked and what didn’t.
I learned lots of this experience, I leaned that best way to choose participants is through application forms, and to put specific questions that identify the suitable member, people sometimes attend for curios reasons are not willing to continue as a user group member. Also, I practice delivering the objectives of the foundation that helped marketing the movement in different entities of the Sudanese community.
What worked well
What did you try that was successful and you'd recommend others do? To help spread successful strategies so that they can be of use to others in the movement, rather than writing lots of text here, we'd like you to share your finding in the form of a link to a learning pattern.
- Your learning pattern link goes here
What didn’t work
What did you try that you learned didn't work? What would you think about doing differently in the future? Please list these as short bullet points.
Next steps and opportunities
Are there opportunities for future growth of this project, or new areas you have uncovered in the course of this grant that could be fruitful for more exploration (either by yourself, or others)? What ideas or suggestions do you have for future projects based on the work you’ve completed? Please list these as short bullet points.
Part 2: The Grant
Please copy and paste the completed table from your project finances page. Check that you’ve listed the actual expenditures compared with what was originally planned. If there are differences between the planned and actual use of funds, please use the column provided to explain them.
Do you have any unspent funds from the grant?
Please answer yes or no. If yes, list the amount you did not use and explain why.
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Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grantsadminwikimedia.org, according to the guidelines here?
Please answer yes or no. If no, include an explanation.
Confirmation of project status
Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Please answer yes or no.
Is your project completed?
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