Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 in Burundi (ID: 22462059)

statusUnder review
Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 in Burundi
proposed start date2024-06-01
proposed end date2024-07-31
budget (local currency)5262364 BIF
budget (USD)1859 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• NIHEREWENIMANA Richard
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)

Main Proposal edit

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

Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 in Burundi

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

2024-06-01 - 2024-07-31

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)

Wiki Loves Folklore

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)

1. We aim to add more images about cultures in Burundi and improve articles by integrating the images in related articles or creating articles for non existing articles on Burundi cultures; 2. We aim to recruit and train new editors through the various photo expeditions, upload sessions and edit-a-thons. 3. We aim to engage existing editors to contribute to Wikimedia Commons and other sister projects. 4. We aim to create awareness about the Wikimedia movement.

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 Folklore campaign, participants will shoot photos related to the culture, including traditional dances, traditional music, traditional activities, traditional games, traditional cuisine, traditional costumes and clothing, folklore and traditions, including ballads, stories, tales and legends, traditional songs and dances, etc. popular theatre, games, and to download on Wikimédia Commons :

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.

NIHEREWENIMANA Richard: Project leader who will lead the overall project development and implementation activities.

Alain Fortuné14: Project facilitator, he will help to co-train interested in participating to the campaign.

Gilbert Ndihokubwayo: Training supporter and Co-organizer, in charge of partnership. His role is to mobilize people around the project, co-train interested in participating to the campaign.

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)

Wiki Loves Folklore is opened to all burundians, women and men interrested in contributing to Wikimedia projects, especially to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. To engage participants, we will use information posters to advertise and call for new volunteers; we will use social media to advertise the event. During the activities, we will still in contact with the participants during trainings offline and online, and a communication channel will be set up to interact with participants in case of anny issue that participants could meet.

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.

The project of Wiki Loves Folklore has been discussed with our community members thought our communication cannels, including the WhatsApp communication channel.

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)


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

Improve User Experience

Learning and metrics edit

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

In this project, we hope to learn how many participants would have contributed to the project, how many contributions have been made by the participants, are the participants interested to contribute to Wikimedia projects in the future, what have the participants judged good and what did not interested the participants.

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 approximative number of the project participants.
Number of editors 25 The estimated number of participants who will contribute to the project.
Number of organizers 3
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
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)

We will set up a tracking Events Dashboard to measure the metrics.

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)

5262364 BIF

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.

1859 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).