Grants talk:IdeaLab/Wikipedia Street Take Over

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Next steps to develop your idea[edit]

Thanks for submitting your idea, Wikipedia Street Take Over, for the New Readers Inspire Campaign. In order to help develop your idea further, we want to ask you to respond to the following questions here on the discussion page. Please refer to this document, which contains examples and resources to help you answer these questions:

1. Describe one or two versions of this idea that are smaller than your initial one.
  • An ideal smaller version will be to target Igbo language speakers and while embracing the same objectives of the idea and limit it to only this segment of people. It might not have as much wide reach as embracing both English and Igbo language but will truly resonate with people. It is important to note that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently unveiled the BBC Igbo Language Station and it has been met with much excitement
2. List three assumptions about your project and why you think those assumptions are true (see the document for some examples).
  • Wikipedia awareness is relatively low in Nigeria
  • Most Nigerians might not know how to pronounce the term "Wikipedia" without their native accent getting in the way and this might be the aspect of the idea that will highlight the fun (positive comedy) direction
  • Nigerians will be willing to embrace new knowledge that they find useful and value adding
3. List three skills or resources you don’t have, that you need for this project to succeed.
  • Video Cameras
  • Video Editing Skill
  • Audio Editing Skill
4. How can you determine if your project is successful?
  • Trending Topics on Social Media
  • Encouraging people to join the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and Igbo Wikimedians User Group (Awaiting Recognition)

Please contact me on my talk page if you have any questions. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 9 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

  • Hi Blossom, I wanted to get in touch with you over Hangouts / Skype / IRC to discuss your idea further and what kind of support you might need. When you're able, I wanted to ask if you would be able to 1) E-mail me at cschilling@wikimedia.org so we can schedule a time to chat, and 2) Respond to the above questions to help you think about some details around implementing your idea, as well as help me understand how you are thinking about this project and how I can best help you out. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:41, 16 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@I JethroBT (WMF): Thank you so much for this. I will attempt to meet the deadline. — Blossom Ozurumba Talk 08:10, 3 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Rapid Grant applications due March 15th[edit]

Thanks for starting your idea with the New Readers Inspire Campaign. I'm Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT (WMF)), a community organizer supporting the campaign.

If you think you may need funding for your idea, Rapid Grants are available for ideas submitted during this campaign. Grant applications for ideas related to new readers are due by March 15th, 2018 (23:59 GMT). You can convert your idea into a Rapid Grant proposal by clicking on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page. Please review the guidelines and criteria before starting your grant application. If you need help completing your grant application, please contact me at cschilling(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

While applications for Rapid Grants can normally be submitted at any time, we have implemented a deadline for ideas on this specific topic. The reason for this deadline is because we plan to develop specific criteria later in 2018 for grant applications related to new readers and awareness-building activities. The applicants and project plans we receive from you in the coming weeks will help us define these guidelines and set expectations for future work in inviting people to use Wikimedia projects generally.

Also, if you do not need funding but would like to discuss other questions or needs for your idea (such as on-wiki volunteers or advising), please feel free to contact me on my talk page or at cschilling(_AT_)wikimedia.org, and we can discuss your needs over e-mail or schedule a time to have a conversation about your needs over Skype / Hangouts / IRC. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@I JethroBT (WMF): Thank you so much for this. I will attempt to meet the deadline. — Blossom Ozurumba Talk 08:10, 3 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Grant proposal feedback[edit]

Hi Blossom, thank you so much for submitting your grant proposal for your Wikipedia Street Take Over idea. We would like to support this project, but first I would like to discuss the idea with you a little bit more. I think it would be interesting to focus on building awareness of Igbo Wikipedia - especially because there will be at least two other people in Nigeria doing Wikipedia awareness project. Is this something you would be interested in doing? I am sorry that I did not have a chance to read your proposal before meeting you last weekend at the WikiIndaba Conference - it would have been so much easier to talk then. I look forward to working with you more on this project. Thanks again for sharing your idea and submitting a proposal! Cheers, --KHarold (WMF) (talk) 09:55, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@KHarold (WMF): Thank you so much for this. This is a very relevant suggestion. An ideal smaller version as earlier highlighted will be to target Igbo language speakers and while embracing the same objectives of the idea, limit it to only this segment of people. It will truly resonate with the people. It is important to note that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently unveiled the BBC Igbo Language Station and it has been met with much excitement. The videos will be in Igbo language and will be subtitled in english. I also believe that the focus will not only build awareness of Igbo Wikipedia but will also help in recruiting editors for the Igbo language platform. I am so excited about the immense possibilities. — Blossom Ozurumba Talk 13:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Approved[edit]

Hello Blossom, thank you for answering my colleagues' questions. I am approving your grant request. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 12:28, 26 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@WJifar (WMF): Thank you so much for this. I am excited about the immense possibilities of the project. — Blossom Ozurumba Talk 13:45, 27 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Report Button[edit]

Hey Blossom, just wanted to let you know I added a report button to the proposal page-- for some reason it wasn't created when you started your Rapid Grant proposal, so I've just added it in manually. When you're ready to report on this grant, you can create the page by clicking the button to get started. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:30, 25 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@I JethroBT (WMF): Thank you so much for this. I celebrate you. — Blossom Ozurumba Talk 18:50, 28 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Request for extension[edit]

Hello WJifar (WMF). Hope you are doing awesome. The project was so interesting that we produced more than we anticipated and still have loads of videos to upload (This is at no extra cost to the Foundation). I wish to kindly request for an extension of the end date from August 31, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Thank you so much. I celebrate you. — Blossom Ozurumba Talk 14:59, 03 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Approval of extension[edit]

Hello Blossom Ozurumba thank you for requesting this extension and apologies for the delay in response. I am approving your request for extension. Your new deadline for submitting reports is November 30, 2018. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 22:16, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]