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Not Funded[edit]

Hello @Alli Khalil thank you for applying for the rapid fund grant. We reviewed your grant application and decided to not fund your application at this time. Here is some feedback you might take into consideration for any future applications.

This feedback is meant to enable the future development of a proposal that is more comprehensive, ensuring that you have a clear plan, robust engagement strategies, and effective impact measurement mechanisms in place. This will strengthen your project and increase its potential for success and long-term sustainability.

  • While your proposal mentions introducing more people to Wiki projects and improving Iraqi subjects on various Wikimedia platforms, more specifics are needed. What are the key challenges in Iraq regarding Wikimedia projects? How does the lack of awareness affect the community? Providing concrete examples or statistics could make your proposal more convincing. Additionally, specifying how the content will be improved on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons would enhance the clarity of your goals.
  • Consider building potential partnerships with educational institutions or local organizations. For instance, engaging with local cultural or heritage organizations could also enrich the content created or improved during your workshops.
  • Your proposal mentions increasing the number of volunteers in the Iraq Users Group, which is a great step toward sustainability. However, it will be good to outline a clear plan on how you intend to keep these volunteers engaged and active after the initial workshops. Consider creating a mentorship program where experienced Wikimedians guide new volunteers, ensuring a continuous learning process. Also, you might consider reaching out to other Wikimedia user groups globally. Engaging with diverse communities can provide a sense of community that might encourage more volunteers to join and remain within the Iraq User Group.
  • Consider having a plan to measure the depth of contributions by assessing the quality, relevance, and accuracy of the articles edited or created. Additionally, explore the impact of your workshops on the participants' understanding of Wikimedia projects and how it aligns with their own personal or professional goals.

Wishing you all of the best and we look forward to seeing your future success in growing your community.

Best regards, (On behalf of the Middle East and Africa regional funds team) ~~~~ YPam (WMF) (talk) 03:10, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply