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Grant stage: grant application
Grantee: Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group
Amount granted: 6,000 EUR for 6 months (5,460 EUR + a 10% contingency) (~$7,000 including 10% contingency)
Funding period: 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018
Midpoint report due: 15 October 2018
Final report due: 30 January 2019

Application[edit]

Background[edit]

These two requests are required of first-time applicants. In future years, you can use reports to substitute for these requirements.

  1. Link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements in the past year.
    Wiki Loves Monuments; Wiki Loves Earth
  2. Link to one learning story you have created or contributed to, that demonstrates how your organization documents and applies learning.
    Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group/2016-2017 Report

Link to these documents only if you have them.

  1. Link to your organization's staffing plan. This organization is not requesting staff to be funded from WMF. However, other financing avenues are being looked for possible funding of one project manager.
  2. Link to your annual plan. *
  3. Link to your strategic plan. *

Please add your global metrics to this sheet. Contact APG staff if you need access. Please visit this worksheet to view global metrics targets and progress.

Programs[edit]

Education

Through cooperation with two high-schools , students and teachers will be supported in transforming some of their writing assignments into Wikipedia articles. Language and IT teachers will cooperate to make these assignments a success both from the writing and the technical perspective.

Goals:

  • establish partner relations with educational institutions;
  • enhance support material on editing on Wikimedia projects
  • inclusion of students on Wikimedia projects;
  • increase number of content on Wikimedia projects (especially Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons);
  • inclusion of teachers in Wikimedia projects;

Measures of success:

  • 200 participants;
  • 100 new articles
  • 50 photographs uploaded on Wikimedia Commons;
  • 2 press release sent to the media, 2 radio or TV appearances;

GLAM

We will cooperate with GLAM institutions, of importance here being Kosovo Museum in Prishtina and National Museum in Tirana, to work on GLAM programs. We'll support work of a Wikimedian in Residence at the Kosovo Museum, with the support of which we will also organize an editathon on Museum artifacts.

WLM Editathon in Prishtina

Goals:

  • establish relations with GLAM institutions
  • make GLAM institutions aware of Wikimedia projects as a tool that supports their mission
  • enrich Wikipedia with new content;

Measures of success:

  • One Wikimedian in Residence at Kosovo Museum will be facilitated and supported:
  • 1 editathon with 30 participants at the Kosovo Museum on the theme of archeology will be supported with 20 new articles;
  • 1 editathon with 30 participants at the National Museum, Tirana, with 15 new articles;
  • 200 photos of Museum artifacts will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons;
  • 2 press release sent to the media, 2 radio or TV appearances.

Open activities and outreach

We will reach out to media to showoff Wikimedia projects. We will present in 2 conferences. In addition, Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Kosovo and Albania will be organized.

Goals:

  • increase the number of free photos related to cultural and natural monuments of Kosovo and Albania on Wikimedia Commons;
  • increase the number of articles related to these monuments on Wikipedia;
  • promote Wikimedia’s mission and awareness of its projects among Albanian speakers;
  • promote free knowledge concept;
  • attract new volunteers and community members.
Wikidiversity editathon Tirana

Measures of success:

  • WLM (September) will produce 800 photos
  • City Photowalk (August) with 7 student photographers: 250 photos
  • 10 editathons with at least 150 participants overall will be organized in Kosovo, Albania and Albanian-speaking population of Macedonia: 150 articles
  • Photo Competition (July) with University of Prishtina Summer School: 70 photos on Wikimedia Commons
  • 4 press releases sent to the media, 2 radio or TV appearances.
  • Presentations will be made in 2 conferences

Staff[edit]

This organization is not requesting staff from WMF.

Budget and resource plan[edit]

Link to a detailed budget (that also includes a plan for raising the resources you need). Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group/Budget plan

Midpoint report[edit]

This is a brief report on the grantee's progress during the midpoint reporting period: 1 July - 30 September.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

[3 September 2018 - Wiki Loves Monuments Albania and Kosovo 2018]

Progress[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program progress. This should including reporting against each of the SMART objectives form your proposal.

Education Programs

during wiki education in Berat

Education is one of the most important programs for our UG, Wikimedians of Albanian Language started with education program since the very first year and has continued its work with educational institutions, especially universities and high schools. Some of our goals we are working on are establish partner relations with educational institutions, enhance support material on editing on Wikimedia projects, inclusion of students on Wikimedia projects, increase, number of content on Wikimedia projects (especially Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons), inclusion of teachers in Wikimedia projects; We have already done 2 workshops in Albania and several in Kosovo.

Sub-Project Goal Description Status
Wikipedia in Education in Albanian and Kosovo UBT university partnership and setting the memorandum in Pristina We will be working with an instructor at UBT to integrate Wikipedia editing in Contemporary Art Phenomena class. As part of this cooperation we will deliver around 5 workshops, with around 100 students involved, hoping to get around 30 new articles. We are working in setting a memorandum of cooperation with UBT university, integrating Wikipedia editing in classes syllabus.
60%
Contacting Unviersities in other cities of Albania We have already contacted 2 in Tirana
30%
University of Prishtina partnership

We will be working with an instructor at University of Prishtina Faculty of Education to integrate Wikipedia in two classes: Professional development of teachers and project management as an extra credit assignment, involving around 50 students from which we hope to get 15 new articles.

50%
Partnership with American School of Kosova High School Initial contact has been made. A meeting is scheduled on 18 of October to discuss further cooperation opportunities. 2 workshops will be delivered from this partnership. When the project is completed successfully by the students, we plan to do a TV story for the afternoon or morning show, as a success story of young students.
50%
Cooperation with Babe Dude Karbunara high school and 21 Tetori high school in Berat, Albania as part of our Partnership with American Corps Albania Also as part of the Education program, in Albania we have a collaboration with Peace Corps. We are working with students and pupils they work with part of the program to improve education. Currently working with 2 high schools in Berat. We have already had 3 meetings in Berat, in the 3 meeting we have done 2 introductions (small workshops) and one editathon. The last week of October we will have a workshop with teachers only from Berat, organized in the Directory of Education in Berat.
50%

Outreach

Workshop in Podujeve, Kosovo, on 27 Sep 2018

Wikimedians of Albanian Language organized for 4th time Wiki Loves Monuments. And for the first time we organized Wiki Photowalk in Albania and Kosovo to reach as many contributors as we could and also to help the GLAM project with multimedia material. For Wiki Loves Monuments we had the support of National Museum in Kosovo and Ministry of Culture in Albania.

Sub-Project Goal Description Status
Wiki Loves Monuments Launch the Wiki Loves Monuments contest in September The event was held from 1 to 30 September in Albania and Kosovo. Now its left to do the closing ceremony. Jury is working to find the winners.
90%
Wiki Photo Walk Wiki Photo Walk Kosovo The contest was held in 18-19 August and 679 photo uploaded in Wikimedia Commons
100%
Wiki Photo Walk Albania The contest was held in 6-7 October and 347 photo uploaded in Wikimedia Commons
100%
Photo competition with University of Prishtina Summer University students Photo competition with University of Prishtina Summer University students A photo competition of national and international students to highlight Wikimedia Commons resulting in ~80 photos.
100%
Social media promotion Promotion, outreach and recruitment of new editors We recently opened the social media accounts and right now we are working on delivering a strategy which is divided on two pillars: promotion of Wikipedia in Albanian language and attracting new contributors. To deliver this, we will post hints, how-tos, and tips on using Wikipedia with a call to action to contribute Share interesting articles, pictures and other wikiprojects works in Albanian language in promotion of Wikipedia Share and promote our activities to reach new contributors In the link here you can find the social media plan on Albanian language. Here you can find the links to our accounts: Facebook , Instagram, Twitter. In this link you can find the ads report on Facebook from our campaigns promoting WLM as well as the number of users that have increased during the last month.
70%
Workshop on biographies of former political prisoners in Albania Workshop on biographies of former political prisoners in Albania Another future collaboration is the one with the Authority of Information on Former State Security Files (AIDSSH). There is one kick-off workshop which is planned for November, focused on biographies of Albanian women coming from political persecuted families. One of our members have already started with the research and publishing some articles about women as part of the Women in Red project in Albania.
40%

GLAM

We are very proud to say that we have already done same partnerships with public institutions such as Kosovo Museum and Ministry of Culture and National Institution of Monuments in Albania. We have already send the first draft at Historical Museum of Albania after a successful meeting with the director.

Sub-Project Goal Description Status
Partnerships with museums Partnership with Museum of Kosovo Partnership with Museum of Kosovo initiated which will included an editathon with 30 student, one Wikimedian in residence will be supported by the Museum as well as develop a Wikipedia corner at the Museum. An editathon at RIT Kosovo is planned, from which one of the students will be selected for Wikimedia in residence. 1 editathon, 15 new articles and Wikimedia in residence are expected from this cooperation
80%
Partnership with Historical Museum of Albania Partnership with Historical Museum of Albania to digitize their collection and to make it available on commons with CC licenses in order to be used on Wikipedia articles.
50%
Document Collections of Museums in Albania Ethnographic Museum in Elbasan Document Collections of Museums in Albania, specially Ethnographic ones who have unmaintained collections. We have started with the one in Elbasan. So far we have posted 82 photos.
60%
Wikipedia Corner Wikipedia corner at Museum of Kosovo We plan on creating a Wikipedia corner at the Museum of Kosovo, with a computer dedicated to editing and searching.
30%

Spending[edit]

Please report your organization's total spending during the reporting period, or link to a financial document showing your total spending.

[2298.39 EUR]