Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/General Support Fund/Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro Annual grant 2024-2025

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Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro Annual grant 2024-2025
start date2024-06-01
end date2025-07-01
budget (local currency)88456458 TZS
amount requested (USD)38036.28 USD [note 1]
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)

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Applicant information edit

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedians of Kilimanjaro group (not recognized affiliate)
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Group of individuals not registered with an organization
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal edit

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro Annual grant 2024-2025
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

In 2024, the Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro will be based on diverse programs and strategies. Our initiatives will encompass Environmental issues through Swahili Climate Voices, and Wiki for human rights. Also, we will deal with cultural privatization through Wiki Loves Monuments, wiki for minorities, Wikiloves Folklore, and wikloves Africa. In education and capacity building, we will be focusing on the Let's Connect peer learning program, We will Kilimanjaro community has various programs, approaches, and strategies aimed at promoting open knowledge, fostering inclusive learning communities, and supporting the Wikimedia 2030 strategy for global impact. Here's a clear breakdown of these aspects: Programs: Monthly in-personal Edithathon. Let’s Connect Peer Learning Program in Tanzania. Wiki for Minorit. Wikimedia Contest and Campaigns. Wiki Loves Africa. Wiki Loves Folklore. Swahili Climate Voices. Wiki for Human Rights Community Gathering.

Strategy 1: Content creation and improvement: goes beyond the immediate goal of populating Wikimedia projects; it envisions the development of a dynamic, collaborative, and sustainable community. Through the creation of diverse and high-quality content, continuous skills development, and the empowerment of facilitators, the Kilimanjaro community aims to leave a lasting impact on Wikimedia projects and contribute meaningfully to global knowledge dissemination. A key initiative within this strategy involves the organization of monthly in-person editing and women training workshops. These events serve a dual purpose: firstly, to enhance and create new content through collaborative editing sessions, and secondly, to provide training and mentorship to newcomers, with a specific focus on empowering women contributors. The monthly in-person editing sessions act as forums where community members actively engage in the improvement of existing articles and the creation of new, diverse content. These collaborative efforts not only contribute to the enrichment of Wikimedia projects but also foster a sense of community among participants.

Simultaneously, the women's training workshops address the importance of inclusivity and diversity within the community. By specifically focusing on training and mentoring women contributors, the strategy aims to bridge gender gaps, empower women within the community, and promote a more equitable representation of knowledge on Wikimedia platforms. The Kilimanjaro community is actively working towards creating an inclusive and empowered community that makes a lasting impact on the global dissemination of knowledge through Wikimedia projects. Strategy 2: Empowered Learning Ecosystem for Tanzanian Wikimedians: seeks to capture the essence of the Let's Connect Peer Learning Program's goals. It communicates the intention to empower participants, create a supportive learning environment, and tailor the program to the specific context of the Tanzanian Wikimedia community. This initiative involves regular online learning clinics, emphasizing active participation, skill development, and a dynamic approach to education. Additionally, the strategy incorporates annual in-person learning clinics where organizers from across Tanzania convene to share insights, build collaborative bonds, and collectively reflect on their learnings. By tailoring the program to the specific needs of Tanzanian Wikimedians, the strategy aims to create a supportive and inclusive learning ecosystem that leverages both online platforms and in-person interactions for a well-rounded and enriching educational experience, The goal is to cultivate a dynamic and empowered community that actively contributes to Wikimedia projects while building strong connections and collaborative relationships.

Strategy 3: Heritage Empowerment and Representation for Women: This strategy is an integral part of the "Wiki for Minorities" initiative, and aims to empower and represent women in cultural content creation on Wikimedia projects. This holistic approach involves collaborative article creation with women in culture, ensuring accurate representation of women's experiences in diverse cultural contexts. A training program will be developed to equip women with the necessary skills for active participation in creating and editing cultural content. Additionally, a photowalk in various locations in Tanzania will document the cultural and natural heritage, promoting visual representation and engagement. The strategy includes content upload on Wikimedia Commons to enhance visibility and accessibility of cultural heritage content, with a focus on diverse cultures. Community outreach efforts will engage with the Wikimedia community to raise awareness and foster a more inclusive and participatory environment, especially for women contributors. Establishing partnerships with local cultural organizations, women's groups, and educational institutions, and collaborating with existing Wikimedia community groups, will expand the initiative's reach and impact. Thorough documentation and transparent reporting will be maintained to facilitate learning and accountability, ensuring the success of this multifaceted strategy. Strategy 4: Diverse Outreach and Impactful Engagement: This strategy aims to leverage Wikimedia contests and campaigns, including Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklor, Swahili Climate Voices, and Wiki for Human Rights, to create a multifaceted approach for diverse outreach and impactful community engagement. The strategy focuses on encouraging active participation in these initiatives to enrich content, highlight cultural diversity, amplify voices on climate issues, and advocate for human rights. By fostering collaboration and promoting these campaigns, the strategy seeks to not only enhance the quality of content on Wikimedia projects but also amplify the impact of these themes globally, contributing meaningfully to the broader Wikimedia community's goals and values.

Strategy 5: Community Unity and Knowledge Exchange: The strategy for "Community Gathering" is centered around fostering unity and facilitating knowledge exchange within the community. By organizing regular community gatherings, the aim is to create a space where community members can come together, share experiences, discuss strategic plans, address challenges, and celebrate achievements. This strategy emphasizes the importance of building strong community bonds, promoting a sense of belonging, and providing a platform for collaborative learning. Through these gatherings, the community aims to strengthen its foundation, enhance collaboration, and ensure a vibrant and supportive environment for sustained growth and impact on Wikimedia projects. l also participate in global Wikimedia events like Wki Indaba, Wikimedia Summit, and Wikimania.

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM Yes
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors, Senior citizens
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Supporting GLAM professionals to incorporate use of Wikimedia in their work, through documentation, training, or Wikimedian in Residence programs, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Feminism and Folklore, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Monuments, WikiForHumanRights
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

1. Programs Director: Jastin Msechu (Justine Msechu)(Contractor); Responsible for overall management of project implementation. Initiate and set goals for programs based on the User community vision and strategic plan. Provide support to staff, contractors, and volunteers. Assist and support project progress by monitoring processes, reporting, and evaluation. 2. Community Coordinator: Abubakari Sixbert (Abubakari Sixbert)(Contractor); responsible for developing and supporting community-building initiatives. Oversee outreach activities and campaigns. Manage Community development programs, Lead partnership projects and assist in general project implementation. 3. Finance: Grace Mchomvu, (Grace Mchonvu) ;(Contractor) Manages accounting operations and provides personnel support. Prepares audit financial information and reporting. Monitoring and analyzing accounting data and producing financial reports or statements 4. Communications Manager(Contractor): Hussein Mbaaga; In charge of communication unit and media engagement. Coordinate communication of project and program initiatives to internal and external audiences. Create content for social media channels. 5. Director of Learning and Evaluation (Contractor): Edward Ambele: Responsible for performance measurement and reports development to measure progress, promote learning, and demonstrate the impacts of programs being executed. Also supports internal learning processes and assessment, as well as developing monitoring and evaluation work plans for general in-person programs. 6. Photographer and Social media assistant: (Volunteer); Responsible for photos and media coverage at events and assists in managing social media networks. 7. Project Advisor (Volunteer); Iddy Ninga (Iddy Ninga): Director of Dunia Salama Foundation and Swahili Wikipedia Administrator

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

The Kilimanjaro community is dedicated to cultivating partnerships, both internally within the Wikimedia community and externally with local institutions. The characteristics of these partnerships involve a shared commitment to advancing the Wikimedia mission, promoting open knowledge, and contributing to the goals of the Kilimanjaro community. Notably, the community places a specific emphasis on collaborating with local universities, recognizing the importance of engaging academic communities in Wikimedia projects. An example of a significant external partnership includes the collaboration with the Dunia Salama Foundation and Ndoto Hub. These partnerships have been instrumental in promoting Wikimedia projects within academic circles, benefiting both staff and students. The Kilimanjaro community aims to continue and expand such collaborations to further enhance knowledge dissemination and community engagement.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Metrics edit

Wikimedia Metrics edit

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 107 N/A
Number of all editors 100 N/A
Number of new editors 50
Number of retained editors 40
Number of all organizers 7 N/A
Number of new organizers 2
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 1000 500
Wikimedia Commons 300 400
Wikidata 200 500
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics edit

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
People reached on social media Estimated number of people we should reach though our social media channeles by the end of the project 1000
institutions partnerships strategic partnerships with public universities in Kilimanjaro and non-profit organizations will be forged through formal agreements. Building these partnerships will contribute to the longer-term sustainability of Wikimedia activities and the expansion of the community in our focus region. 4

Budget edit

16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
88456458 TZS
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A TZS
Year 2 N/A TZS
Year 3 N/A TZS
Requested amount in USD
38036.28 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

Programs Director: Jastin Msechu (Contractor)

Community Coordinator: Abubakari Sixbert (Contractor) Finance: Grace Mchomvu (Contractor) Communications Manager: Hussein Mbaaga (Contractor) Director of Learning and Evaluation: Edward Ambele (Contractor) So, there are five paid staff members or contractors associated with the roles mentioned during the proposal period.

19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

FTEs are not applicable or not provided in thIS proposal
19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contractor costs 16440 TZS
Operational costs 18295 TZS
Programmatic costs 34735 TZS
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information edit

22. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

1: This is the link to our meta page (

2: responses we provided during the discussion with the Program Officer.(

3:Theory of change Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro (2024-2027) (

4:Risk Mitigation Strategies for Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro (2024-2027)(

5:SWOT Analysis for Wikimedia Community Kilimanjaro (2024-2027)(

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