Grants:Project/MSIG/Dagbani Wikipedia Saha Season 3

statusNot Funded
Dagbani Wikimedians/Dagbani Wikipedia Saha Season 3
Dagbani Wikipedia Saha, to wit, Time with Dagbani Wikipedia, is a tele-education pilot program that seeks to recruit volunteers and train more people who are interested in contributing to the Dagbani Wikipedia but may otherwise not be able to attend our in-person workshops because of their location, time, and distance. We believe that digital TV as a mass communication channel has the potential to reach more audiences in Ghana and beyond. The Dagbani Wikipedia Saha will help us spread our wings and train more volunteers, who seem out of reach because of hindrances to internet access, to enable their effective participation in our virtual training sessions. This project is an initiative of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group in collaboration with Sagani TV, which was previously funded through the Wikimedia rapid grant program.
targetDagbani Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons
start dateMarch 1
start year2023
end dateOctober 29
end year2023
budget (local currency)GHS 237,475
budget (USD)19,200.00
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
granteeShahadusadik
contact(s)• dagbani.wikimedians(_AT_)gmail.com• sadik(_AT_)artandfeminism.org
organization (if applicable)• Dagbani Wikimedians User Group
website (if applicable)• dagbaniwikimedians.org
join
endorse

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal edit

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

The main reason why we are adopting TV programs is to promote our programs, recruit volunteers, and train more people who are interested in contributing to the Dagbani Wikipedia but may otherwise not be able to attend our in-person workshops because of their location, time, and distance. Sagani TV, is a northern-based free-to-air digital satellite TV channel on the Multi-TV decoder, which means anyone in Ghana and beyond can access our program irrespective of their geographical location.

At the end of this project, we will be able to:

Produce video content to promote Wikimedia projects in Northern Ghana on Wikimedia Commons, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Produce video content to promote Wikimedia projects on digital TV. Recruit more editors through mass media. Create or improve the quality of articles on the Dagbani Wikipedia. Create partnership opportunities in Northern Ghana.

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
In line with the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations, our community programs will work to support the following strategy recommendations:

Innovate in free knowledge: We believe that digital TV as a mass communication medium has the potential to reach more audiences in Ghana and beyond. To continuously explore and expand the range of free knowledge projects to stay relevant and to serve our user group's vision, we are continuing our ongoing tele-education program on Sagani TV, a Free-To-Air (FTA) Digital Satellite Northern-base Television. The Dagbani Wikipedia Saha is a Wikipedia TV broadcast program that seeks to promote our programs, recruit volunteers and train more people who are interested in contributing to the Dagbani Wikipedia and may otherwise not be able to attend our in-person workshops because of their location, time and distance.

Project Background edit

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
March 2023 - October 2023.
Where will your project activities be happening?
Tamale, Northern Ghana.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
Yes, we are collaborating with all our sub-language communities, such as the Moore, Gurene, Dagaare, and Kusaal Wikimedia communities. Since these languages are part of the Mabia family and are mutually intelligible, it would be easier for these communities to learn and contribute to their various language wikis.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
The Dagbani Wikipedia Saha seeks to create awareness about Wikipedia, recruit volunteer editors, and harness their skills in contributing to the Dagbani Wikipedia and other sister projects. This is intended for individuals who otherwise may not be able to attend our in-person workshops because of their location, time, or distance. The Dagbani Wikipedia Saha will help us spread our wings and train more volunteers who might not be able to join our virtual training sessions because of their limited access to the internet. With the help of the rapid grant and community support programs, we were able to pilot Seasons 1 and 2 of the Dagbani Wikipedia Saha. This grant will help us continue Season 3 of the Dagbani Wikipedia Saha. In collaboration with Sagani TV, a northern-based digital TV station, the Dagbani Wikipedia Saha has significantly increased the awareness of Wikipedia and its sister projects in northern Ghana and beyond.

In order to reach a wider audience, all the episodes are live streamed on our YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as our partner TV station, so that community members can always watch the recordings later.

Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
Yes, Creating a new learning resources

Project Activities edit

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
Organizing a media outreach campaign: We want to leverage the power of digital media through the Dagbani Wikipedia Saha TV program to create awareness, reach more volunteers, and engage with other Wikimedians who may otherwise not be able to attend some of our programs due to time or distance. We believe that digital TV as a mass communication medium has the potential to reach more audiences in Ghana and beyond. Sagani TV is a northern-based free-to-air digital satellite TV channel on the Multi-TV decoder, and is to be used for the streaming. This means, anyone in Ghana and beyond can access our program, irrespective of their geographical location.
Video production: We will do video production on the training modules to teach volunteers based on relevant concepts and requested content from the audience. All contents shall be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, our Youtube channel, Facebook, and Instagram to enable us to gauge the show's impact and to also collect feedback from viewers.
Translation and transcription: We will translate all the relevant learning materials into Dagbani and also provide transcription for all the video content.
How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
Whilst our communication manager, Fuseini Mugisu Suhuyini will continue to engage our communities on social media, our Project manager, Yussif Abdul-Rashid will share monthly updates of the program on meta, telegram and Wikimedia mailings list
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
The Cinematographer - Salifu Wunpini
The Production Director - Kumbundoo
The Location manager - Alhassan Mohammed Awal
The Script writer/editor - Sadik Shahadu, Yussif Abdul-Rashid
The Social media and Communication manager - Fuseini Mugisu Suhuyini
The facilitators/ Show host -Rukaya Hamidu, Fuseini Mohammed Kamaldeen, Musah Fuseini, Abdul-Rafiu Fuseini, Alhassan Abdul-Wadudu
Make-up Artist- Ruky Wunpini

Additional information edit

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
Yes. We will follow the Friendly Space Policy of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group during our discussions
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
Not applicable
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
Yes. The translation will be done in Dagbani. Those responsible for the translation include:
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.
Yes.

A proposal was submitted and accepted as a virtual program for the Wiki Indaba 2022

Outcomes edit

After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • Yes.

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:

  • The program will be aired for 30 minutes every Saturday at prime time on Sagani TV, a northern-based free-to-air digital satellite TV channel on the Multi-TV decoder, which means anyone in Ghana and beyond can access our program irrespective of their geographical location.
  • We will work with the TV station's communication and marketing department to collect feedback and to get the general impression of viewers.
  • We will collect online surveys through our communication channels and social media pages to collect feedback from viewers.
  • We will monitor the Dagbani Wikipedia recent changes to gauge the impact of the program.

Budget edit

How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning):N/A
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing): $2400.00
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):$1000.00
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): $1500.00
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting): $1500.00
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion):$500.00
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities):$1000.00
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space):$1800.00
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting):$1500.00
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities):$400 * 6 = $2400.00
  • Other: Camera and flood light = $2000.00
  • TV airtime: $3600.00

TOTAL AMOUNT REQUESTED USD:$19200.00

Completing your application edit

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030 wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.

Endorsements edit

An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this grant because it is a gateway to reaching more people that just usual physical workshops. Also, this will help create people's awareness about Wikipedia, how content are created and the team of people behind the creation. The comments received from the season I and Season II shows that it is essential for the audience. Dnshitobu (talk) 10:54, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project because of it's high tendency of reaching limitless audience with education about programs and activities of not only DWUG, but that of wikimedia projects in general.Musahfm (talk) 11:17, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I am one of the people these episodes reach who does not live in Ghana. Nor do I belong to the language community, but we have watched them here on my end of the world with people in the language communities I work with. I would love to have more episodes to share around. -Yupik (talk) 11:33, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project because it has the mass percentage of reaching and publicising Dagbani language and all other wikipedia activities to the society and the world at large. Munkaila Sulemana (talk) 12:54,17 January 2033 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project. It has help a lot of people not only in Ghana but across the world. I believe in what they are doing will help lot of people who cannot read or write to understand what wikipedia actually is. IBS-Gh (talk) 19:08, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project Yakubu Fadilatu (talk) 20:31, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project Alhaj Darajaati (talk) 20:33, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong supportHasslaebetch (talk) 21:01, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project
    •   Strong support Its been a few years since I joined DWUG and as a newbie having Dag Wiki Saha has been of great help especially it is in Dagbani and there are alot of people like me who find things easy if its esplained in the mother tongue ~~~~
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project Abubakar280 (talk) 04:46, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Support I find this to be an initiative likely to disseminate, entice and educate people for the Dagbani Wikipedia. All the key points have been reasonably explained. Iñaki LL (talk) 13:44, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorse this project Chefchen32 (talk) 13:59, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I strongly endorsed this project Ruky Wunpini (talk) 18:39, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Uprising Man (talk) As a project lead of an indigenous Wikimedia group, this is a great project which helps to conserve the language and build resources for Wikipedia. This is a model which can be adopted by other languages. [[User:Uprising Man|Uprising Man ] (talk)