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Grants:PEG/WM ZA/joburgpedia-2014

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This submission to the Project and Event Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2013-14. This is a grant to an organization.

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JoburgpediA: Reloaded
Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Wikimedia ZA
For organizations: Are you a for-profit entity? No
For organizations: If non-profit (US) or equivalent (outside the US) status is available in your country, do you have or are you pursuing such status (please be specific): Yes
Grant contact name
Dumisani Ndubane
Grant contact username or email
Thuvack and thuvack(_AT_)gmail.com
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead
Project lead name
Dumisani Ndubane (User:Thuvack), Douglas Scott (User:Discott), Theresa Hume (User:Humetheresa)
Project lead username or email
thuvack(_AT_)gmail.com, douglas.i.scott(_AT_)gmail.com, humetheresa(_AT_)gmail.com
Full project name
Joburgpedia - 2014 (OUTREACH)
Amount requested in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified)
ZAR 125 742.00 or $11 379.37 rounded total as calculated to be R11.05/1USD on 14/04/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Provisional target start date
1 March 2014 1 May 2014
Provisional completion date
30 July 2014 30 September 2014

Goals and measures of successEdit

Project goalEdit

The aim of this project is to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johannesburg with historic and heritage importance. Building on successes of Joburgpedia Pilot. This grant application is to cover outreach activities around the second phase of Joburgpedia. We want to encourage citizens of this Metropolis to contribute content about the selected heritage sites in Wikipedia project of their choice. We want to build on ties made and process the donation of archives onto Wikipedia and Commons in an organized manner.

Measures of successEdit

We will consider this project a success if we can:

  • Increase the number of quality articles about heritage sites in and around Johannesburg on English Wikipedia by at least 20 new quality articles related to identified sites.
  • Create new quality articles about heritage sites in and around Johannesburg on small South African language Wikipedias.
  • Encourage additional local Wikimedians to join the Wikimedia ZA chapter and get involved in this outreach project. At least have 5 menbers who join.
  • Activate City of Johannesburg and The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation to donate low resolution media files on selected heritage site onto Commons under free license.
  • Digitization of Historical archives to illustrate Wikipedia articles. At least 250 historial photos and documents.
  • Activate Johannesburg heritage enthusiasts to contribute onto Wikipedia projects, especially small languages Wikipedias.
  • 1000 Articles (New articles and translated combined across language projects)
  • 20 Active users combined across small local language wikis. ie four on each.


Project scope and activitiesEdit

This pilot project encompasses the following selected and endorsed sites that have received QR coded plaques :
  1. Satyagraha House (Gandi House), Orchards
  2. Rahima Moosa House, New Clare
  3. The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Joubert Park
  4. Friedenskirche German Lutheran Church, Hillbrow
  5. Fordsburg Square ( 1922 Rand Revolt Battle Site )
  6. David Webster House, Troyville
  7. The Desmond Tutu House, Orlando West, Soweto
  8. Orlando Stadium, Orlando East, Soweto
  9. Orlando East public Library, Soweto
  10. James Mpanza House, Orlando East, Soweto
  11. Meadowlands High School (June 16 Site), Soweto

This project will be implemented between March and July 2014 and will consist of five Edit-A-Thons arranged once a month in and around Johannesburg. The outreach events will be as follows:

Event No. 1: Edit-A-Thon and Kick Off Meeting (Mar-2014)Edit

The launch of this second phase will be held in Johannesburg (Negotiating for CoJ's Civic Centre) during the last week of March. This event will be used as a launch and kick-off meeting for all stake holders. An Edit-A-Thon session will be held.

Event No. 2: Edit-A-Thon ( Apr-2014)Edit

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised at David Webster House in Johannesburg. This event will attempt to focus youth participation in creating quality Wikipedia articles in native languages.

Event No. 3: Edit-A-Thon (May-2014)Edit

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Johannesburg CBD. This event will focus on heritage enthusiasts and how they can assist Wikipedia by contributing specials knowledge and research.

Event No. 4: Edit-A-Thon (Jun-2014)Edit

This event will bring Joburgpedia back to Soweto at Desmond Tutu House. This event will be be used to hopefully launch a Soweto Wikipedia Club.

Event No. 5: Edit-A-Thon (Jul-2014)Edit

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised at Rahima Moosa House. This event will focus on getting women involved in editing and using Wikipedia.


Writing ContestEdit

The idea of a writing contest is to get the public involved in writing and translation efforts. The contest is planned as follows:
  • Duration of writing contest will be 2 months between May and June 2014.
  • Scope of writing will be JHB heritage article in English or Local languages. As well as Translation rally in local languages.
  • There will be 4 judges (CoJ, JHF, HP and Heritage Expert) who will judge submitted articles/translations for quality and completeness.
  • Competition will be open to the public residing in Gauteng, including schools entering as teams.

Wikipedian in ResidenceEdit

One of the outcomes from Joburgpedia-Pilot project was a number of institutions willing to donate historical photographs of Johanesburg. We were not able to pursue this or build better relationships with any of the concerned institutions due to lack of manpower. We have included two items for this phase II:
  • Wikipedian in Residence
  • Digitization allowance
The wikipedian in residence will work with the following institutions who have expressed interest in donating media to Joburgpedia;
Museum Africa in conjunction with University of Witwatersrand
The Johannesburg Heritage foundation in conjunction with The Heritage portal
We are also in talks with the National Archives to establish links and gain access to Johannesburg archives repositories.

Budget breakdownEdit

Description Requested Funds (ZAR) Requested Funds (USD)
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 1 - Preliminaries and General
1.1 Telkom Costs 1 1 1 000.00 90.50 90.50
1.2 Printed project T-shirts and other printed matter 50 100 5 000.00 9.05 452.49
1.3 Press Kits 10 500.00 5 000.00 45.25 452.49 [1]
1.4 Laptops to be used as demonstration stations 2 6 500.00 13 000.00 588.24 1 176.47 [2]
1.4 Digitization 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 452.49 452.49 [3]
1.5 Incidental costs & contingencies 1 10 000.00 10 000.00 904.98 904.98
1.6 Project Management 1 11 800.00 11 800.00 1 067.87 1 067.87 [4]
1.7 Wikipedian in Residence 5 5 000.00 25 000.00 452.49 2 262.45
TOTAL BILL Number 1 75 800.00 6 859.73
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 2 - Editathon (Event 1)
2.1 Project pamphlets 50 20.00 1 000.00 1.81 90.50
2.2 Catering 1 1 500.00 1 500.00 135.75 135.75
TOTAL BILL Number 2 2 500.00 226.24
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 3 - Editathon (Event 2)
3.1 Project pamphlets 50 20.00 1 000.00 1.81 90.50
3.2 Catering 1 1 500.00 1 500.00 135.75 135.75
TOTAL BILL Number 3 2 500.00 226.24
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 4 - Editathon (Event 3)
4.1 Project pamphlets 50 20.00 1 000.00 1.81 90.50
4.2 Catering 1 1 500.00 1 500.00 135.75 135.75
TOTAL BILL Number 4 2 500.00 226.24
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 5 - Editathon (Event 4)
5.1 Project pamphlets 50 20.00 1 000.00 1.81 90.50
5.2 Catering 1 1 500.00 1 500.00 135.75 135.75
TOTAL BILL Number 5 2 500.00 226.24
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 6 - Editathon (Event 5)
6.1 Project pamphlets 50 20.00 1 000.00 1.81 90.50
6.2 Catering 1 1 500.00 1 500.00 135.75 135.75
TOTAL BILL Number 6 2 500.00 226.24
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 7 - Writing Contest
7.1 Advertising - Before and after event 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 452.50 452.50
7.2 Trophies and Memorabilia 1 3 500.00 3 500.00 316.74 316.74
7.3 Winning Prize 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 452.50 452.50
7.4 Catering 1 3 500.00 3 500.00 316.74 316.74
7.5 Judging Process 4 1 250.00 5 000.00 113.12 452.50
TOTAL BILL Number 7 22 000.00 1 990.95
  1. Actual information kits for press attending the event.
  2. These laptops shall belong to Wikimedia ZA.
  3. Digitization of historic pictures.
  4. Compensation to project coordinators and Support team for time required during working hours.

Bills SubtotalsEdit

Description Requested Funds (ZAR) Requested Funds (USD)
PROJECT BOQ PRICE SUMMARY PAGE Total in Rands (ZAR) Total in Dollars (USD)
1 Bill No. 1: PRELIMINARY & GENERAL R 75 800.00 $ 6 859.73
2 Bill No. 2 - Editathon (Event 1) R 2 500.00 $ 226.24
3 Bill No. 3 - Editathon (Event 2) R 2 500.00 $ 226.24
4 Bill No. 4 - Editathon (Event 3) R 2 500.00 $ 226.24
5 Bill No. 5 - Editathon (Event 4) R 2 500.00 $ 226.24
6 Bill No. 6 - Editathon (Event 5) R 2 500.00 $ 226.24
7 Bill No. 7 - Writing Contest R 22 000.00 $ 1 990.95
8 SUBTOTAL R 110 300.00 $ 9 981.90
9 VAT (14%) R 15 442.00 $ 1 397.47
10 TOTAL BUDGET PRICE R 125 742.00 $ 11 379.37

Budget SummariesEdit

Total project budget
ZAR 125 742.00 or $11 379.37 rounded total as calculated to be R11.05/1USD on 14/01/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Total amount requested
ZAR 125 742.00 or $11 379.37 rounded total as calculated to be R11.05/1USD on 14/01/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Are there additional sources of revenue that will fund any part of this project? List them here.
NO

Non-financial requirementsEdit

None

ResourcesEdit

For more information on project team members and the local organizing committee, visit our Team page.

PartnersEdit

The following Organizations have expressed interest in assisting us undertake this project:

City of Johannesburg. See letter of endorsement
Johannesburg Heritage Foundation. See letter of endorsement

ImpactEdit

This project meets a number of mission targets for Wikimedia strategic plan (through 2015). They are outlined below:

Increasing reachEdit

Increasing Wikimedia's reach in the Global South is one of the salient points of Vision 2015. South Africa is crucial to this objective, as a key African hub. This project is highly anticipated and has already received a fair amount of attention in Johannesburg.

ParticipationEdit

The potential of this project to increase participation is daunting. Extensive focus will be put into creating lasting contacts with this who attend our Edit-A-Thon days.

QualityEdit

Wikimedia Commons still has a very poor representation of Johannesburg heritage sites. The available images are of moderate to acceptable quality. This project aims to improve the coverage of the Johannesburg heritage sites on commons and Wikipedia projects especially small languages.

CredibilityEdit

The involvement of local authoritities, heritage societies as partners we will be able to improve our credibility as a chapter and movement in handling such important issues as heritage and historical sites documentation.

BenefitsEdit

This project will benefit the following online communities
English Wikipedia
Afrikaans Wikipedia
Zulu Wikipedia
Xhosa Wikipedia
Sotho Wikipedia
Xitsonga Wikipedia
Setswana Wikipedia

We expect to reach editotors especially in small language wikis through planned edit-a-thon events.

Provide a brief statement (about 1 paragraph) about how your project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement.
This project is part of the International QRpedia movement which seeks to use QR tiles as gate way into Wikipedia.
If successful, does your project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations?
This project is being replicated around the world as part of QRpedia and other similar technologies.
Please list any other benefits that this project will produce.
For us as a small chapter, this project is crucial to sustaining our presence and relevance in the heritage sector as we seek to establish lasting ties with natural stake holders in this area.
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