Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Dagbani WIkimedians User Group Annual Projects 2022

statusNot funded
Dagbani WIkimedians User Group Annual Projects 2022
Our main objective is to promote Wikimedia projects related to the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages in Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana, develop a structured data for these languages by leveraging the power of Wikidata to increase the visibility of the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages on Wikimedia, and to provide general support for individuals and organizations interested in contributing to the Dagbani Wikipedia and other sister Mole-Dagbani language Wikipedia projects.
start date2022-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2022-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)235478 GHS
budget (USD)38594.5 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionMEA
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 1
applicant and people related to proposalUser:Shahadusadik, User:User:Din-nani1
organization (if applicable)Dagbani Wikimedians User Group

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Applicant detailsEdit

Wikimedia username(s):

User:Shahadusadik, User:User:Din-nani1

Organization:

Dagbani Wikimedians User Group

Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

No

Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?

N/A

Organization detailsEdit

What is your organization or group's mission?

To promote Wikimedia projects in the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages.

If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

https://dagbaniwikimedians.org/

https://twitter.com/dagbaniwiki https://web.facebook.com/dagbaniwikimedians https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfmzQWeOu21IRqxN3kaH_Q

Grant proposalEdit

Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page.

Dagbani WIkimedians User Group Annual Projects 2022

Where will this proposal be implemented?

Ghana

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)

Local

If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

On July 7 2021, The Dagbani Wikipedia was approved by the Wikimedia language committee, and as a language user group, we want to focus on improving the Dagbani Wikipedia user interface, increase Dagbani lexicographical data on Wikidata, improve on the quantity/quality of Dagbani articles, support other sister Mole-Dagbani languages like the Gurene Wikipedia incubator and to provide general support for the Dagbani Wikimedians user group community. We do these through the following initiatives:
1. Arts and Feminism 2022 Campaigns
  • Getting more female contributors for the Dagbani Wikipedia is quite challenging. There is currently a big gender gap on the Dagbani Wikipedia and we want to fix this through our 2022 Art+Feminism campaigns.
2. Wikidata Lexicographical Data (Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions)
  • As one of the 5 Seed languages for the rollout of Abstract Wikipedia in 2024, We want to improve the lexicographic extension of Wikidata for Dagbani by creating at least 600+ Wikidata Lexemes in Dagbani.

In addition to creating Lexemes to support the Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions project, the Dagbani Wikimedia community is also required to add language labels and descriptions to Wikidata properties. Currently, only 0.01% of Wikidata properties are described in Dagbani. We want to shift the needle to a significant percentage by describing at least 200+ Wikidata labels in Dagbani.

3. Parliament of Ghana Data (8th Parliament of the 4th Republic)
  • Every 4 years, the electoral commission of Ghana organizes general elections to elect a new president and lawmakers for the parliament of Ghana, which means some parliamentarians will be replaced. Currently, the Dagbani Wikipedia do not have enough articles on Ghanaian politicians as the Wikimedia community continue to update our political data on other sister projects such as the English Wikipedia and Wikidata. We at the Dagbani Wikimedians user group want will continue to create, translate and improve dozens of these articles on the Dagbani Wikipedia through our parliament of Ghana contest series.

What is the main objective of your proposal?

Our main objective is to promote Wikimedia projects related to the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages in Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana, develop a structured data for these languages by leveraging the power of Wikidata to increase the visibility of the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages on Wikimedia, and to provide general support for individuals and organizations interested in contributing to the Dagbani Wikipedia and other sister Mole-Dagbani language Wikipedia projects.

Describe your main strategies to achieve this objective and the main activities you will be developing as part of these strategies.

The 3 main strategies we will adopt and the activities we will develop to achieve our 2022 objectives (January to June 2022) includes:
1. Arts and Feminism 2022 Campaigns
  • One of the strategies we have adopted to reduce the gender gap on the Dagbani Wikipedia is to organize Art+Feminism campaigns to create and improve at least 200+ Dagbani Wikipedia articles/Wikidata items of notable Ghanaian women in STEM, academia, Sports and entertainment.The campaign will help us collect several online/offline resources to improve the quality of contents on the Dagbani Wikipedia and Wikidata.
2. Wikidata Lexicographical Data (Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions)
  • As one of the selected focus languages for the abstract Wikipedia project, the community will embark on a two (2) months Wikidata challenge to increase the lexicographical data for the Dagbani Wikipedia by creating at least 600 Wikidata Lexemes in Dagbani. In addition to that, the community will organize a month Wikidata hack-a-thon to describe at least 200+ Wikidata properties in Dagbani.
3. Parliament of Ghana Data (8th parliament of the 4th republic)
  • We will be organizing a 'parliament of Ghana Wiki contest' to create/improve the biographies of all 275 parliamentarians for 8th parliament of the 4th republic.The month-long edit-a-thon contest will allow participants to create/improve Dagbani Wikipedia articles and Wikidata items for all 275 members of current parliament in Ghana.

Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops, Edit-A-Thons, Contest, Wikimedian-in-Residence, Photo/Media campaign, Wiki Loves campaign, Media outreach campaign

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

Yes
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qxMcmT63SoYx5kj6ia4fGGNLEXPRPaq4sEK4AWQ4lh0/edit?usp=sharing

Please state if your proposal aims to work on any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Content Gender gap, Geography, Language, Sexual Orientation, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Open Technology, Diversity

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Digital Access

Please tell us more about your target participants.

Our targeted participants are Dagbani and Gurene language students and teachers in the Universities, teacher training colleges and senior high schools in Ghana. Over 60% of our current community is made up of students and teachers from senior high schools and teacher training colleges in northern Ghana. Other contributors and volunteers include Dagbani language translators and researchers from northern Ghana. To be able to continuously support our communities, we will provide proper internet access and/or data allowance to our most active contributors to enable them to contribute more to the Dagbani Wikipedia.

We will continue to organize bi-weekly online/offline workshops to train new editors and improve the skills of the existing ones.

Each week, our community will continue to improve the quality of at least one Dagbani Wikipedia as part of our ‘article of the week’ program, where community members join hands to collectively add content/improve the quality of an article through the week.

Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

Yes

Please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

1. https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-gh
2. https://chat.whatsapp.com/LfnDYa4dMttHbPI0um2XJl
3. https://web.facebook.com/dagbaniwikimedians/?_rdc=1&_rdr
4. https://twitter.com/dagbaniwiki
5. https://t.me/joinchat/UGNsR5DjJI-hCL0Z
6. https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/african-wikimedians
7. mailto:goifoundation-community@googlegroups.com

Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?

Yes

Please describe these partnerships.

We will continue to work with students and educators at the University of education (school of languages department), Bagabaga college of education, Dalun Community Library, and the UDS Tamale campus.

We will partner with media institutions in northern Ghana to promote our projects and campaigns. We will continue to use facilities of these institutions to host our offline events.

How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

We will continue to organize bi-weekly meetups to share our learning experiences with the community and also gather feedback from participants. We will evaluate the overall impact of our initiatives by engaging our partners and volunteers to learn more about where we can improve.

Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Sadik Shahadu User:Shahadusadik - Project Manager/Executive Director

Yussif Abdul-Rasheed User:Din-nani1 - Grant Manager/Finance Khadija Iddrisu User:Dhee jah IT Manager Alhassan Mohammed Awal User:Alhassan Mohammed Awal - Communications and Outreach Fuseini Musah User:Musahfm - Trainer Fuseini Mohammed Kamal-Deen User:Dnshitobu - Trainer Khadijah Abubakari User:Khadijah Abubakari - Events Coordinator Zakaria Raha User:Zak Raha - Logistics Manager Administrative Executive - Vacant

In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here. (optional)      

Upload Strategic Plan

Learning, Sharing, and EvaluationEdit

What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

1. What strategies can we use to retain our volunteers and editors of the Dagbani WIkipedia?
2. What wikimedia projects are community members more interested in? Why are they more interested in that project?
3. Our communities cut across multiple countries, how do we support the other groups outside Ghana?
4. Which organizations are interested in working with our community?
5. What Wikimedia tools are most useful to the Dagbani Wikipedia?
6. How can we improve the quality of contents in the Dagbani Wikipedia?

Core MetricsEdit

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants At least 140 participants Dagbani Wikimedia and Gurene Wikimedia community (including team members and partners) will take part in all our projects and activities throughout the year. 140
Number of editors We expect at least 20 new editors are expected to our Wikidata lexicographical data and Art+Feminism programs.

We expect at lease 40 returning editors from all our communities to participate in all our projects (including the gurene Wikimedia community). We will engage at least 3 partners from Ghana.

60
Number of organizers The following number of organizers to support our projects: Dagbani Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivage

Facilitators = 6 Project Manager = 1 Advisors = 4 Core team members = 8

19
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia We will create 200 new Dagbani Wikipedia articles and improve at least 100 existing articles 300
Wikimedia Commons We will upload more than 100 photos to Wikimedia Commons 100
Wikidata We create and improve more than 200 wikidata items, describe at least 200 Wikidata properties in Dagbani and create/improve at least 600 Wikidata Lexemes through our Parliament of Ghana edit-a-thon contest and the abstract Wikipedia project. . 900
Wikivoyage We will create about 10 Wikivoyage pages. We will contribute photos resulting from this project to Wikimedia Commons. 10
Incubator We will incubate an new language Wikipedia and create at least 100 new articles for the Gurene Wikipedia incubator. 100

If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

Not applicable

Additional MetricsEdit

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities We will retain at least 30 active contributors from all our communities. 30
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities We will retain at least 10 organizers of our community. this include facilitators and project lisons. 10
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability We will partner with at least 4 new organizations and institutions to support our initiatives in Ghana. This will include Schools and GLAM institutions. 4
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors We will conduct at least 4 quarterly surveys to collect feedback from our participants and volunteers. N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees We will make sure we include 3 underrepresented or minority groups such as females, people with disabilities and people from marginalized communities. 3
Number of people reached through social media publications Our campaigns will reach at least 1500 people from all our social media handles. 1500
Number of activities developed We will develop at least 3 new activities or initiatives within the course of the year. 3
Number of volunteer hours Our total number of volunteer hours will be 60 hours. 60
Total number of projects embarked on We will implement at least 8 major projects within the year. 8
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What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impact of your work? (optional)

We will collect data on participants of our programs to learn more about why they contribute to the dagbani Wikipedia and other sister projects. We will collect data on their gender, age group, demography and educational background.

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

We will continue to use the Wikimedia outreach dashboard to track the number of edits, words, bytes and photos added by participants of our Wikimedia contests. .

We Will use the Quarry tool to determine the contribution of participants on Wikimedia projects. We will use data from the participants registration form to determine the number of returning participants and their contribution.

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Create a video of our experience, Make a short presentation of the experience, Create a training workshop to show others what we learned, Share results on social media, Share results with our communities, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, Develop learning material for other users, I would like to receive support from the Foundation to discover how I can share my learning, Share it on Meta-Wiki

Financial ProposalEdit

What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

235478 GHS

What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

38594.5 USD

Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      

No

If you have calculated it, please provide an estimate of the year 2 or year 3 request.

N/A

Please share your budget for this proposal.  

Budget uploaded.

What do you do to make sure there is a good management of funds?

We will hire the service of an account officer to work with our finance team, The account officer will work independently to ensure that funds are properly managed. We will regularly check-in with our account auditors to maintain a proper account audit and compliance procedures.

How will you contribute towards creating a supportive environment for participants using the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy?

As a Wikimedia User Group, we have created a friendly space policy for our community. Please find the link here https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Dagbani_Wikimedians_User_Group/Memberships.

We also hope to translate the UcoC into Dagbani so that our members can read and better understand the Wikimedia friendly policy and the universal code of conduct in Dagbani. Again, we have created a simple reporting process for the community to report any form of misconduct, violation, abuse or bridge of community policy. During our online and offline events, we always share our friendly space policy and community participation guidelines.

Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Staffing plan or organogram:
Other public document(s):

Final MessageEdit

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friend Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

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