Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Love Living Heritage Kenya (ID: 22448045)

statusNot funded
Wiki Love Living Heritage Kenya
proposed start date2024-05-20
proposed end date2024-06-30
budget (local currency)692000 KES
budget (USD)4291.52 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Ngangaesther
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details edit

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)


Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

I am a member of Wikimedia User Group Kenya.

Main Proposal edit

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

Wiki Love Living Heritage Kenya

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-05-20 - 2024-06-30

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Other (please specify) Wiki Love Living Heritage Kenya

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

Looking at the elements by UNESCO member states listed on the Wiki Loves Living Heritage project, there is very little information on the Kenya inventory. There will be working with librarians and Wikimedians in Kenya in collaborations with some selected Kenyan cultural institutions to improve this current data using Wikipedia, Wikidata Listeria tool, Quickstatments as well as contributing Living heritage photos and audio-visuals to Wikimedia Commons.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

During the Wiki Loves Living Heritage campaign, volunteers will capture images connected to the Living Heritage in Kenya, including types of rituals and how they are done by different communities, such as tradition weddings, music, farming, sacred trees, and foods. On the first day, we will kick off the event and provide participants with guidelines regarding the project's goal. On the second day, we will go on a photo walk around two different regions to capture images of the local heritage. This will foster the desire to protect and value these kinds of places. Afterwards, we will get training on uploading images and videos to Wiki Commons. We plan to conduct extensive social media efforts to educate, inspire, and encourage contest participation. I will invite Susanna the project manager for Wiki Loves Living Heritage during online training

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

1.The project coordinator, [Esther Nganga, User name: Ngangaesther], oversees all elements of project management, funding submissions, and general activity coordination. 2.The Community Engagement Lead, [Purity Kavuri: PMutuku], is in charge of engaging Kenyan librarians. They have a significant presence in the local community and actively participated in Wikimedia projects, First 1 Lib 1 reference Campaigns in Kenya that took place in the year 2020, she played the responsibility of mobilizing Kenyan librarians to join the initiative. 3.Photography Specialist: [ User :Mbatha muli, User: Stefan Nj] advises participants on how to take photographs of outstanding quality while adhering to Wikimedia Commons' copyright and license rules. 5.The Promotion and Outreach Team, led by [Consolata: User: Consolata Ndunda:], is responsible for advertising the contest through numerous media. she has prior expertise with social media management and outreach, and they are passionate about promoting awareness of Kenya's Living Heritage. 6.User:Susannaanas will be the project adviser

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

We target Kenyan librarians who are usually eager to participate in Wikimedia activities. We will use social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook. We will also use our personal networks to spread the news. To follow up with participants following events, we will hold a recap session to assess the impact of our campaign, assess its success, and get useful feedback from participants. Female gender will be strongly encouraged to participate.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

I am a librarian working for the Kenya National Library Service, so I met with a few librarians to discuss the idea, and they are ready for the program. We also settled to keep the participants by forming a wiki-club in the library. I also put the link in user group meta page,

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics edit

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

- How Kenyan librarians may contribute more to the Heritage concept

  • How to work with the community to advance Wiki loves Living Heritage goals
  • How can Wikimedia communities collaborate with cultural heritage institutions to improve Kenyan national inventory on the UNESCO country list as part of the Wiki Loves Living Heritage campaign
18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 30 The anticipated number of individuals who will be involved in the project.
Number of editors 25 The approximate count of individuals who will make contributions to the project.
Number of organizers 5 These individuals will aid in the project's conceptualization.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 20
Wikimedia Commons 200
Wikidata 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

To track the stats, we'll create an Events Dashboard.

Financial proposal edit

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

692000 KES

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

4291.52 USD

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