An annual online challenge for primary(elementary) and high school students across the country that is based on articles on Wikipedia. Prizes to the winners!
targetWikipedia challenge
start dateMARCH 12
end dateDEC 22
budget (local currency)566,500 ksh
budget (USD)5500
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusNo
created on14:23, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Audience edit

Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to? edit

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Kenyan students in primary and high schools. Why not Uni you may ask? a huge chunk of wikipedia users in the country are in Uni/college or have passed through there. Most of the non-users are individuals who, after high school, either went to technical training institutes or jumped straight into the job market.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise? edit


In what ways does this group communicate with each other? edit

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Social media, dedicated website or app.

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful? edit

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
At such a formative age, Wikipedia is one of the places they should be spending their time. This is because relevant information in virtually any topic is available in depth. Think about science, history,geography, math.... The info could be a good guiding path to future careers!

Project idea edit

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers? edit


How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both? edit

Visiting schools, letters to schools that are far to notify them of the challenge but most importantly a extensive use of social media platforms and possibly a dedicated website/app that will be the central source of information.

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia? edit

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
As the students use Wikipedia to research on questions from the challenge, they will, even if subconsciously, stump on the informational value that Wikipedia offers. Once they are hooked its GAME ON. It worked for me why not them!

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed? edit

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
Students participation on the social media platforms, progress in the challenge i.e no of articles being submitted...**other ideas are welcome!

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need? edit

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
No people with specific skills needed...I surely can setup the pages on social media, build a website and/or an app. Financial assistance needed for instance, the expenses incurred when sending letters to schools, visiting schools...Advise from Wikimedia Foundation staff is welcome i.e on suitable student challenges that can be obtained from wikipedia, nature of the articles to be written etc

Get Involved edit

About the idea creator edit

Uni engineering student, app developer(only as a hobby) speaks English, Swahili,German and basic Russian! Loves reading and coding! Flourishes in an atmosphere of intellectual stimulation! Messi will win the world cup 2018!

Participants edit

Endorsements edit

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No funding needed? edit

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschilling for help!

Project plan edit

Activities edit

1.The organizers will start by setting relevant questions and challenges that will constitute the Wikipedia challenge. 2. Schools will be notified...i.e through visiting schools, sending letters..., 3. As soon as the challenge begins, organizers will become moderators. 4. Winners are announced and prizes given.

Impact edit

The goal is to target 600,000 students with the main goal being introducing and showing them the value that Wikipedia offers.

Resources edit

We have a significant number of laptops and internet modems and knowledgable teams. We will require the following: Colorful posters : $1000, Hosting high traffic website for an year :$500 , Internet for an year:$500, Prizes for challenge winners..includes books, school fees, phones..etc : $2000, Sending letters(postage fee) and visiting schools(travel fees) : $1000, Other expenses i.e glue.., ferrying material...unprecedented expenses :$500, Total : $5500 The project is being organised by AUGUSTINE KIAGO the proposer of this idea together with a group of 19 volunteers.