Grants:Project/Rapid/Cbrescia/Wiki Loves Andes Edit-a-thon 2019

VasosComunicantes/Wiki Loves Andes Edit-a-thon 2019
Our main goal is to organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Huaraz, in the Central Andes of Peru.
targetSpanish Wikipedia
start dateMarch 15th
start year2019
end datejuly 31st
end year2019
budget (local currency)5,000 PEN
budget (USD)1520 USD
grant typeorganisation
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• vasos.comunicantes(_AT_)•
organization (if applicable)• Vasos Comunicantes
website (if applicable)•

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

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit and increase skills of new editors for the Spanish Wikipedia
  2. Add or improve content in articles about the Andes in the city of Huaraz, Peru
  3. Promote the participation of academics into creating and improving articles in Wikimedia projects

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

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

We will organize one Wikipedia Edition training, one Photo Walk & two Editathons.

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.

We will use communication strategies like social media and affiches in key locations in the city and university.

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

Yes, we organized the first Editathon and two training events in the city last November with the help of Arte+Feminismo Peru. They will also come to assist us in the second edition

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

Yes, as proven in the last events on November, the environmental engineering students from the university are well prepared to learn and contribute with high quality content in relation to the topics addressed in the Wiki Loves Andes Editathon.

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

We will conduct a simple assessment, provide report of activities and promote audiovisual material to promote the creation and improvement of Wikipedia articles related to Andean ecosystems.

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

In the first edition, we focused three types of articles: plants, mountains and lakes. For the second edition, we will be including also environmental liabilities, hot springs and archaeological sites. In the following table, we show some of the articles missing in the Spanish Wikipedia we will be tacking:
Type Article (es)
Plant Carqueja (Baccharis genistelloides, Qoyall (Clinopodium sericeum), Wallpa chakin (Loricaria ferruginea), Aurinsho (Muehlenbeckia andina), Congona (Peperomia congona)
Mountain Nevado Uruashraju, Nevado Cashan, Nevado Rurec, Nevado Maparaju, Nevado Shacsha
Lake Laguna Ahuac, Laguna Mullaca, Laguna Aquilpo
Relave de Ticapampa
Archaeological site Waullac
Hot springs Baños Termales de Chancos


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

  1. Number of events: 4
  2. Number of participants: 20-40
  3. Number of new editors: 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 30
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Vasos Comunicantes is the organizer of the project. It´s project manager, Carlo Brescia, will be in charge of the implementation of activities with local allies.

What do we have?

The locations for the workshops and editathon (UNASAM premises), have open acces to broadband wireless internet.
Technical support to improve and create articles (books, e-journals, specialists)
30 PC computers and multimedia projector in university computer lab
Social media channels to promote the events and the participation of students (UNASAM)

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

Printing of affiches = USD 50
Prizes for best editors (set of books about Andean ecosystems) = USD 150
Tshirts memorabilia = USD 20
Food and drinks for coordination meetings = USD 60
Food and drink for 1 workshop training and 2 editathons, 30 people per event= USD 100
Food and drink for 1 photo walk, 15 people approx. = USD 100
Fee for opening lab in weekends = USD 40
Bus rental for Photo Walk in Natural Area = USD 100
Bus transport from Lima to Huaraz (and return) of Arte+Feminismo partners (2 persons) = $ 150
Accommodation and board for Arte+Feminismo partners (2 persons x 4 days) = USD 200
Honoraries for trainers from Arte+Feminsmo = USD 200
Honoraries for Video recording of the events, including edition, camera, tripod and audio equipment rental = USD 250
Local transport and printing (coordination activities) = USD 50
International bank transfer = USD 50

TOTAL = 1520 USD

Our plan is to allocate 461 USD underspent from the Wiki Loves Andes 2018 project remaining funds.


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