Wikimedia CH/Micro Grant/Bénin Museum Tour

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Please provide the following information for your micro-grant request:

Your Username: Aimeabibis

Your Country of residence: Bénin

Amount requested: 400 CHF

Date (and duration) of the submission to the Grant request : 4 September 2021
(2 years ago)

I am asking for the support of WMCH to acquire an accomodation fee to travel from Cotonou to Ouidah, Ouidah-Cotonou and Data bundle subscription for 3 to 4 persons.

Details below :

Désignation En FCFA En CHF
Benin Museum Tours
Trip of 4 persons 20 000 = 4 X 5 000 33
Accommodation fees for 4 persons(2 nights) 80 000 = 10 000 X 2 X 4 132
Internet data bundle subscription 60 000 = Forfait one month souscription @ 15 000 each person 99
Acces to museum for 4 persons 32 000 = 2 000 X 4 X 4 53
2 training sessions for 4 persons 35 000 = Rental of a training room for two days & lunch 58
Covid-19 kits 15 000 24
Total 242 000 XOF (Franc CFA) @ rate here Around 400 CHF

Planned activity:

  • Contributions on about 3 to 4 museums articles on fr.Wikipédia, Wikidata, Wikivoyages & Wikimedia Commons from Benin Portal.
  • Effective visit of 3 or 4 museums for 3/4 persons to take better quality pictures and interview the staffs of the museums to collect more information (draft model questions can be provided on demand).
  • 2 or 3 sessions meetings to debrief, compile, write and follow up the progression of the project (onboarding of the contributors & improvement of the skills of the 2 or 3 working companion on this project).
  • I will plan minimum 2 or 3 online meeting/reports with the mentors (see the list of endorsers below).
  • Planned execution is around one month from the date we will be in possession of the fees.
  • Transfer of experience to other Benin of African contributors on their Grants application processes.

People involved in the trip to collect information

(e.g. How many people can benefit from the micro grant you request):

  • Abigaïl Agbénomba (as project leader) and 2/3 other contributors : Saliousoft, Adoscam, user3

People involved in review of articles

(e.g. How many people can benefit from the micro grant you request):

  • Will invite all my Wiki contacts from the Benin User group to participate to the review and improvement of the articles

Please explain what influence your activity will have on Wikimedia Projects

(e.g. quantitative: number of new pictures uploaded to commons, no of new articles created /

  1. The project will improve the quality, reliability, and credibility of Wikipedia/Wikivoyages/Wikidata/Commons/... infos for these 3 / 4 museums
  1. This project - if grant is accepted, if the report is to the satisfaction of the WMCH sponsor and the team and the involved mentors - will serve as good model to later complete progressively the same work on other museums in Benin. Benin hosts african premium artefacts and cultural collections. Standardizing and increasing progressively the quality of infos on top museums.
  1. After implementation, dashboard and archives will be a "blue print" model to make qualitative contrbutions for other towns and African countries.

We are targetting :

Please provide links to your contributions after your project or activity ended:

I will need assistance to provide comprehensive report on this project (eg. to create a dashboard to track the achievements accomplished with the Grant; any help here is welcome).

Please provide the links to the categories on Wikimedia Commons, to the articles on Wikipedia or any other contributions on Wikimedia projects:

More about me (Aimeabibis) :

I am a contributor to Wikipedia since : 2021, May 14; see here = [1]

  1. Raking Top 1 contributor on fr.wikipédia last 3 months on "Portail Bénin" : See here = [2]
  2. Raking in the Top 10 contributors on fr.wikipédia last 3 months on "Portail Afrique" : See here = [3]
  3. Number of contributions : See here = [4]
  4. Number/list of articles creation : See here = [5]
  5. Importing images into Commons : See example(s) here = [6], [7]
  6. Import images from Commons into articles : See example(s) here =[8]
  7. Contribution(s) on implementing maps in articles : See example(s) here =[9][10][11][12]
  8. Contribution(s) on implementing palettes/templates in articles : See example(s) here = [13] , [14]
  9. Contribution(s) on implementing tables in articles : See example(s) here = [15] , [16]
  10. Contribution(s) on implementing Infobox in articles : See example(s) here = [17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

I participate in the Les sans pagEs , Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos contest in Benin 2021 and this grant will help me reach another experience level.

Endorsement :

  • Yasminkaa: I wish to support Aimeabibis in obtaining her grant as she has demonstrated through her contributions and discussions her unwavering commitment and desire to do more. She has time and energy to develop information on Africa so this first grant seems crucial. I encourage her and will come and help if needed.Yasminkaa (talk) 15:51, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Adoscam: I strongly support this request for grant because Aimeabibis has been a very committed contributor for a few months despite her recent arrival in this movement. We have already worked on other Wikimedia projects in Benin and its effectiveness observed.--Adoscam (talk) 19:25, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Score Beethoven : Hi, I have seen Aimeabibis starting her first steps on Wiki, and I am impress how devoted, professionnal and quick to learn she is. Great asset she already is and will continue to be for the Wiki community. I will be privilegde to further support her and her inputs; on this projet and futures ones; to transfer knowlegdes she got from Adoscam and other senior contributors. And she is willing to train assist other new participant. So I support this application. Score Beethoven (talk) 11:57, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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  • Grant request accepted