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Grants:PEG/Mohamed Ouda/Egyptian Wikimedians User Group/Wikimedia projects activities in Egypt


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Egypt Wikimedians user group / Wikimedia projects activities in Egypt
The intention of this project is organizing events and activities supporting the Wikimedia movement in Egypt and people involved in this movement over the course of six months.
targetArabic Wikipedia - Commons
strategic priority*larger and more diverse groups of people are contributing to Wikimedia projects.
  • better quality and quantity of content on Wikimedia projects
start date1 September
start year2015
end date1 March 2016
end year2016
budget (local currency)90,325 EGP
budget (USD)$11,833
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
creatorMohamed Ouda
contact(s)• mmustafa8 gmail.com• ah.hamdi@ymail.com
organization• Egypt Wikimedians user group


GoalEdit

This project has the following goals:
  1. Promoting the quality and quantity of articles on the Arabic Wikipedia.
  2. Help recruiting new volunteer editors to labedit Wikipedia by supporting the Education Program and holding edit-a-thons.
  3. Help recruiting new volunteer ambassadors and professors to assign and help their students edit Wikipedia.
  4. Organizing training sessions for students and volunteers.
  5. Covering needed equipment costs for holding workshops which will support sustainability of the program in Egypt.
  6. Promoting competition between volunteers and editors.
  7. Attracting photographers to take photos and share them under free licence.

PlanEdit

ActivitiesEdit

List of activities
 
Wiki Loves Monuments Egypt 2014 winner photo

Wiki Loves MonumentsEdit

 
compare WLM in 2013 and 2014

The aim of this project is to encourage and facilitate the capturing and upload of photographs of Egyptian heritage sites or monuments under free licensing during heritage month (September). This includes encouraging those who upload media, to write about their monument of choice on Wikipedia, Through this competition we aim to not only increase the quality of photographs on Commons, but also the number of active participants. We aim to inspire participants to contribute to Wikipedia in terms of improving articles, creating articles or uploading new content and media which can be used on Wikipedia or other related Wiki projects. This is the 3th year that WM EG will run the competition locally, in the last year the competition added more than 6000 free photo to commons

  • 1 photography trip.
  • Advertising Campaign online and offline.
  • Photographers editing workshop (to help them upload photos and use them on Wikipedia)
  • Prize Awarding event.
WLM-2015: Global MetricsEdit

The following are global metric goals for this project

Wiki Loves Monuments Metrics Planning table (Global metrics)
Metric description Goal Metric description Goal
PARTICIPATION (COMMUNITY) CONTENT
1. Number of active editors involved 20 4. Number of new images/media 4000
2. Number of newly registered users 50 5. Number of articles added 10
3. Number of individuals involved 90 6. Number of bytes added 14,000,000,000
4. photo integration in the articles 10%


User Group CoordinationEdit

  • Holding 2 meetings for user group members.
  • Assisting with transportation for members who live outside Cairo or on long distances.

User Group ActivitiesEdit

  • Organizing Writing Competition
  • Organizing 4 edit-a-thons for new/existing users in Egypt.

The main objective of the writing competition is to create awareness of the Wikipedia among the potential younger users within the Egyptian community.

Education Program ActivitiesEdit

 
48% of bytes added by students during spring/summer 2014 was in September (during the contest)
  • Providing internet access for ambassadors to can make workshops.


Education Program Activities: Global MetricsEdit

The following are global metric goals for this project

Education program activities Metrics Planning table (Global metrics)
Metric description Goal Metric description Goal
PARTICIPATION (COMMUNITY) CONTENT
1. Number of active editors involved 40 4. Number of new images/media 100
2. Number of newly registered users 50 5. Number of articles added 10
3. Number of individuals involved 120 6. Number of bytes added 7 million


ImpactEdit

Target readershipEdit

The target will be primarily Arabic Wikipedia and commons .


Fit with strategyEdit

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorities. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1–2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found here.

this will help in increare Wikipedia contributors in Egypt and The Education program volunteers and professors encourage new students to create user accounts and edit Wikipedia.

Measures of successEdit

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used to determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG program resources for suggested measures of success.

By the end of the grant we expect the below success

  • +2500 photos uploaded to Wikimedia commons.
  • +5 Million bytes added to the Arabic Wikipedia.
  • Recruitment +100 new editors/contributors
  • Increasing skills for editing for the new users by the edit-a-thons
  • +10 Featured articles nominated on the Arabic Wikipedia.
  • To get at least 30 new active female contributors for Wikipedia.
  • +600 new articles added to the Arabic Wikipedia.

Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some global metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

Resources and risksEdit

ResourcesEdit

  1. User:Mohamed Ouda Event coordinator.
  2. User:لا روسا Education Program leader - Cairo University.
  3. User:May Hachem93Education Program leader - Ain Shams University.
  4. User:Samir I. Sharbaty Event coordinator.
  5. User:Ahmed Mohi El din Event coordinator.
  6. Full list of user group member who can help achieve this project can be found here.
  7. Full list of Education Program volunteers (in Arabic) can be found here.
  • Onwiki evidence of community support (such as a project about this discussion):
  1. Wikipedia Education Program Pages on Ar Wikipedia.
  2. Wiki Love monuments 2015 page on Arabic Wikipedia
  3. Sixth Celebration Conference, Egypt
  • Evidence of past success in executing similar projects:
  1. 30 million bytes added by Wikipedia Education Program students in Egypt in 4 terms.
  2. 40 featured/good articles.
  3. The percentage of female participation reached 89% last term.

RisksEdit

BudgetEdit

Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.


Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 WLM Photography trips Bus rental from Cairo to Nuweiba Day 3 day $500 $500 $
2 WLM Photography trips Internal transportation in Nuweiba Day 3 day $300 $300 $
3 WLM Photography trips Accommodation Day 3 day for 15 member $100 $1500 $
2 WLM Photography trips Refreshments for participants Day 3 day $45/day $135 $
3 WLM Photography editing workshop Refreshments for participants (2$/person) Person 50 $2 $100 $
4 WLM ِAdvertising Poster printing and Online Ads N/A N/A N/A $500 $ We will use social media websites to promote the contest and print posters to be published in public places.
5 WLM Prize First Prize Prize 1 $750 $750 $
6 WLM Prize Second Prize Prize 1 $250 $250 $
7 WLM Prize Third Prize Prize 1 $150 $150 $
8 WLM Prize Special Prize for most linked photos in articles Prize 1 $150 $150 $
9 Photobooks print Photobooks with the winning photos advertising 60 $5 $300 $
10 Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges 3 $100 $300 $
Total $4935 $

User group coordination

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Regular meetups Dinner for 3 meetups (@ $15/person) Meal/Person 15 People $15 $225 $ The number of group members now is 15 and some of them are not in Egypt. 12 is the average of people who possibly will attend.
2 Transportation/shipment fees Transportation and material shipment fees Monthly fees 6 months $100 $600 $ This amount will be used to help covering travelling/transportation fees for membforers who live outside Cairo and shipment of needed material.
3 Equipment Laptop Laptop 2 Laptops $612 $1224 $ Laptops will help us in managing Edit-a-thons , education program and User group coordination
4 Equipment Portable hot spot router router 1 $150 $150 $
Total $2199 $

Edit-a-thons

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Promotion Printed T-shirts, for the participants T-shirt 40 T-shirts $6 $240 $ The 40 printed T-shirts will be dispensed on participants during the 4 edit-a-thons.
2 Edit-a-thon transportation Bus rental Day 4 days $150 per day $600 $
3 Meals Meals & Refreshments for 4 edit-a-thons (@ $5/person) people/editathon 50 people/editathon $5 $1000 $ The number of participants/edit-a-thon will be 50 (including volunteers)
4 Edit-a-thon Space rental Edit-a-thon Space rental Space rental Space rental for 4 Edit-a-thons $40 per Edit-a-thon $160 $
5 Edit-a-thon Advertising Edit-a-thon Advertising online and printed ads Advertising for 4 Edit-a-thons $50 per Edit-a-thons $200 $
6 Writing Competition first prize Writing Competition first prize prize 1 $350 $350 $
7 Writing Competition second prize Writing Competition second prize prize 1 $250 $250 $
8 Writing Competition third prize Writing Competition third prize prize 1 $100 $100 $
Total $2900 $

Education Program Equipment

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Equipment Internet access subscription 1 month subscription for 4 users 6 months $26 per month $624 $
Total $624 $

Education Program End-of-term celebration conference

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Ceremony Certificates 1 Certificate 150 $1.5 $225 $
2 Food& Drinks Refreshments/Snacks N/A 150 $3 $450 $
3 Awards Simple awards for students N/A 100 $5 $500 $
Total $1175 $
Total cost of project
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Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
$11833
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