Wikimania 2021/Scholarships/Dagbani Wikimedians User Group

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Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
An application by Dagbani Wikimedians User Group requesting for scholarship to support its members and members from 4 other communities to participate in Wikimania 2021 and host post Wikimania events.
start dateJuly 17
start year2021
end dateSeptember 12
end year2021
budget (local currency)26550.00
budget (USD)4488.38
type
nonprofityes
contact(s)• dagbani.wikimedians@gmail.com• syseini3@gmail.com

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Note: Wikimania 2021 scholarhship applicants must be Wikimedia movement affiliates. Individuals and other organizations are not eligible.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

What Wikimedia movement affiliate do you represent?

  • Dagbani Wikimedians User Group

What needs are you requesting funding for to support your community’s participation at Wikimania?
Please review following eligible activities and expenses below, and write below any that will be included in your activities.

  • Childcare services (or similar family services) to support Wikimania participation
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
  • Administrative or operational costs for to distribute funds to community members, such as transfer fees
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, head/earphones)
    Note: Requests for computers, laptops, tablets, and other personal devices are not eligible.
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support for pre-recorded Wikimania sessions (such as equipment or space)
  • In-person meetups that coincide with Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Post-Wikimania meetups resulting from having attended Wikimania (food, beverage, meeting space)
Dagbani Wikimedans User Group will support Its community members at Global Open Initiative, Frafra Wikipedia and the University of education Wikimedia communities
The following will be provided to aid the participation of the 4 communities above:
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
  • Pre-Wikimania meetups to educate first time participants on what Wikimania is all about
  • Post-Wikimania meetups resulting from having attended Wikimania (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, headset/earphones)
  • Childcare services to support especially to take part in Wikimania
  • Translation services for Wikimania session since our group is language specific


If you are requesting more than 1000 USD to distribute to your community, please provide additional detail on how you will distribute these funds.
Please provide a summary explaining the following:

  • how you will invite community members to apply for funding,
  • the criteria you will use to determine eligibility, and
  • the processes or services you will use to distribute funds.

This description does not need to be comprehensive, but should generally explain the process for how community members will receive funds or support to participate in Wikimania. For support on eligibility criteria, feel free to review this reviewer's guide for previous Wikimania scholarship programs.
If you are not distributing funds to community members, please write N/A below.

  • Our social media platforms(Telegram,WhatsApp and Facebook) will be effectively used for invitation to apply for funding.
  • The community members will be considered first based on their activeness in community’s activities.
  • A google form will be created and applicants outside the community will be required to indicate reason for their interest in participation. Based on
this, applicants with tangible reasons for the scholarship will be considered.

Outcomes[edit]

Please provide a range or estimate for the number of participants the funding will support.
It is OK if this is estimate is based on limited information, but we want to have an idea of how your activities will support community participation in Wikimania. Some examples:

  • 3-5 participants will receive childcare support to support their participation at Wikimania.
  • 10 participants will receive hardware support
  • 1-2 post-Wikimania meetups will be funded
  • 10-20 participants will receive data packages to support their participation at Wikimania
By the end of the conference we would:
  • have 2 pre-Wikimania meetups funded for GOIF and DWUG members
  • have 2 post Wikimania meetups funded for GOIF and DWUG members
  • have provided data packages for 40 - 50 Wikimania participants from the 4 Wikipedia communities
  • have supported 15 participants with childcare support
  • have bought small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, headset/earphones) for 30
  • have translated the Wikimania session to the participants in the Dagbani language
  • have catered for administrative cost.

Budget[edit]

How you will use the funds you are requesting? Please use the following categories for your expenses. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Childcare services (or similar family services)
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
    In addition to a total budget, please indicate the average data cost per person who will receive funds for this need.
  • Administrative or operational costs for distributing funds
  • Small hardware expenses to support access
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support
  • Meetups during or after Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)

BUDGET FOR WIKIMANIA 2021 (MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES)

DAGBANI WIKIMEDIANS UG, GLOBAL OPEN INITIATIVE, FRAFRA LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION WIKI COMMUNITIES

NO ITEM DETAILS UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
1 Data packages Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants 200 50 10000
2 Venue rental Pre-conference and post-conference meetups for Dagbani Wikimedians and Global Open Initiative Foundation 700 4 2800
3 Refreshment for 30 - 50 participants Refreshment for 4 communities 120 50 6000
4 Childcare services We will provide childcare support for 15 community memberS. 300 15 4500
5 Administrative expenses Cost associated with funds disbursements and general administrative expenses 1000 1 1000
6 Small hardware expenses Small hardware to support access (microphone and webcam) 150 15 2250
TOTAL GHS 26550.00
1USD = 5.91527GHS (Oanda exchange - July 9, 2021)
TOTAL USD 4488.38

Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact communityevents@wikimedia.org and rapidgrants@wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.