Wiki Loves Women/Focus Group/SheSaid Kenya Libraries

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The first session for the Wiki Loves Women 2021 in Kenya Libraries Project took place on 17th September 2021 at UMMA University in Kajiado, Kenya. The aim of the first meet-up session was to introduce the participants to Wikipedia for the majority of new editors and to specifically introduce to all participants to Wiki Loves Women #SheSaid Campaign.

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Event One 

Date and Venue[edit]

  • Date: Friday September 17, 2021
  • Venue: UMMA University, Kajiado Kenya
  • Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Activities[edit]

Introduction[edit]

Introduction to Wikipedia and Its objectives, Wikimedia Projects, Wiki Loves Women(Gender Gap and about #SheSaid Campaign, Wikiquotes, Wikicommons.

Signing up to the dashboard here [1]

Wikimedia Projects[edit]

Guest Speaker: User:AKibombo Covered: A brief presentation of Wikimedia projects

Introduction to Wikipedia[edit]

  • The Five Pillars
  • How to make an edit on Wikipedia
  • The structure of a Wikipedia article

Introduction to Wikiquotes[edit]

Introduction to WikiCommons[edit]

  • What is WikiCommons
  • Rules for uploading images
  • How to upload an images

Outcomes[edit]

  • 11 participants (6 women and 5 men. Two of them had contributed to Wikipedia. 8 were new editors)
  • The participants created their Wikipedia accounts and profiles
  • Participants were able to learn about notability and identify notable people
  • 12 prominent Kenya women identified for their Wikipedia articles to be created
  • 9 Wikidata entries of Kenya Women created
  • Each participant made at least 2 edits on Wikipedia


Quotes Created[edit]

  1. q:en:Wangari Maathai
  2. q:en:Jennifer Riria
  3. q:en:Nyiva Mwendwa
  4. q:en:Njoki Susanna Ndung'u
  5. q:en:Grace Mumbi Ngugi
  6. q:en:Nancy Onyango
  7. q:en:Irene Koki Mutungi

Participants[edit]

Photos for Session 1[edit]

Session 2[edit]

Date and Venue[edit]

  • Date: Friday October 22, 2021
  • Venue: Kenya National Library Services HQ Nairobi, Kenya
  • Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Activities[edit]

Signing up to the dashboard here [2]

Introduction to Wikicommons[edit]

  • WikiCommoms rules for uploading images

Introduction to Wikiquotes[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

  • 9 participants attended all from the first session.
  • The participants had problems in identifying images to upload and we did practically on how to identify images from the internet.
  • The participants also wanted to understand well on how to create wiki quotes and we had a session focusing on how to create wiki quotes.

Participants[edit]

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End of SheSaid 2021 Meet up and Awards[edit]

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