Grants:Project/Rapid/Arts+Feminism 2017 – Accra

Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Arts+Feminism 2017
This proposal seeks funds to organize a one-day editathon to gather both new and old Wikipedia editors to improve five articles on women in Ghana.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateMarch 18
start year2017
end dateMarch 18
end year2017
budget (USD)$136.00
grant typeUser group
non-profit statusNo
contact(s)• sandistertei(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Ghana User Group

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

This event is looking to gather both new and old Wikipedia editors to improve five articles on sexuality, health, wealth, safety and spirituality of women in Ghana as part of the 2017 Art+Feminism campaign.

Project PlanEdit


1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

A four-hour workshop will be organized.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

The final invite can be found on the mailinglist here. Our Facebook & Twitter page has posts as well.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

User Sandiooses will lead the event.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Each participant will be required to bring a laptop or tablet to edit. This has been stated as a requirement to participate in the event.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

New participants are usually allowed to join the Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup and/or join mailing list and a whatsapp group. When they are on there, allong with old members we share from time to time what is happening within Wikimedia so they can continue to learn. We allow them to volunteer for events and even hold some themselves. Our group in recent times have wiki activities almost every month so people don't get bored. We also allow people to ask for editing help if need be. Trainer also assigns articles to to people in the outreach dashboard even after event is over.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

In order to remove the problem of limits on Wikipedia accounts created at an event (as captured in the learning points of my previous grant application), I requested to be given temporary rights to create accounts for people. I have been given the rights so hopefully I won't have any problems. It's been granted here.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: 20
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 5
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): N/A


What resources do you have?

  • Event venue free of charge courtesy Impact Hub Accra

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

New exchange rate this year $1= GHS4.50

  1. A plate of food, soda or juice, and water for 20 participants = $5 (per person) x 20 = $100
  2. Transportation for 1 trainer = $9
  3. Transportation for 3 volunteers = $9 x 3 = $27

Total = $136


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I believe its a great workshop which is going to help the new editors seek guidance from old editors to make the desired results. I fully endorse this grant application. Owula kpakpo (talk) 13:46, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
  • This event seeks to improve Wikipedia articles on women in Ghana. I believe that there is a lot to be learned from the event. Gloria amirize (talk) 13:52, 14 March 2017 (UTC)


Please sign next to what you will be doing to claim your transport reimbursements

  • Travel to get the food + edit at least one article Gloria amirize SitsofeOfori (talk) 13:44, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Register participants on Eventbrite + take their contacts into Eventbrite + sign them into the outreach dashboard + edit at least one article Sign here
  • Take about 5 photos of event + upload them to Wikimedia Commons + Use them to tweet/post/instagram about the event on social media Sign here Owula kpakpo (talk) 13:46, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Host the event + contact participants after event and sign them onto user group if request Sign here Sandiooses (talk) 13:29, 14 March 2017 (UTC)