Grants:Project/Rapid/Global Open Initiative/Time project for Twi Community

Global Open Initiative Foundation/Time Project For Twi Community
To organize a month-long writing contest to
  • Add/improve articles in Twi Wikipedia
  • Add/improve articles on English Wikipedia
  • To add audios of days of the week and local names to commons
  • Engage existing editors, students, and Lecturers of the Language department of KNUST on Twi Wikipedia.
  • Twi Wikipedia
  • English Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia commons
  • start dateApril 1
    end dateApril 30
    budget (local currency)11330 10,680
    budget (USD)1,968.55 1,855.61
    grant typeOrganization
    non-profit statusYes
    contact(s)• harrietbayel(_AT_)• *info(_AT_)
    organization (if applicable)• Global Open Initiative Foundation
    website (if applicable)Global Open Initiative

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    Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

    Project Goal

    1. To add new content to English, Twi Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Commons.
    2. Recruit new editors for Twi Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons.
    3. Engage existing editors, students, and Lecturers of the Language department of KNUST on Twi Wikipedia.
    4. Continue efforts to activate Twi Wikipedia Community.

    Project Plan




    Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
    1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

    Continuing GOI Foundation’s initiatives about improving local language content on Twi Wikipedia. This project ultimately seeks to create content about Time on Twi Wikipedia by creating and Translating articles about names of the days in a week, day born names and names of the months. We consider this project an avenue to increase diversity and participation from a widely spoken language in Ghana on wikipedia. We hope to achieve this by engaging students and lecturers of the Language department of KNUST. This would also encourage the budding of other small language communities, especially in Africa, that are still struggling to become visible on the internet.
    • A contest launch will be held online prior to the contest, primarily to introduce participants to Twi language wikipedia and Wikimedia commons and also provide hands on experience to new editors.
    • 30 full days from April 1 to 30 shall be allowed for the period of the competition.
    • Judges will use a week to clean up English Wikipedia, Twi Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons entries as well as to tabulate scores.
    • Winners shall be announced and prizes awarded in the 2nd week of May.

    2. How will you let people know about the contest?

    • Global Open Initiative social media spaces
    We would also send emails about the contest to anyone who has signed up for our contest before. In addition to the above we would share on the Whatsgroup page of the KNUST Twi community group page inviting students to participate.

    3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
    Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

    Participants of the contest will be awarded based on their contribution and quality of work done. This would be achieved using metrics from the Outreach Dashboard tool, articles history pages and a manual examination of work done by Judges.

    4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?


    5. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

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

    The proposed project will last for a month. Meetings will be held every week to ensure members participation and address concerns and challenges.

    We have successfully organized a Twi Wikipedia Translatathon in 2019.



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

    For writing contests:

    1. Number of participants: 20
    2. Number of articles created or improved: 50
    3. Number of audio uploaded 30
    4. Number of new editors 10



    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). Project lead - Jemima Antwi Gathering of Information and references: Jemima2019, Valentine Badu, Amoaniwaa, Naa2Darkoa, and Warm Glow Languages Department Library from the University of Ghana, and KNUST.

    1. Amoaniwaa - Wikipedia , graphic design
    2. Warm Glow - wikicommons
    3. Valentine Badu- Twi Wikipedia
    4. Naa2Darkoa – Compile marks
    5. Jemima2019 – Review jury work, build pages, other maintenance

    Other Support (Provide general support to jury and facilitate trainings)

    1. Kindivia - Provide general support to jury and facilitate trainings
    2. Mwintirew - Provide general support to communications, logistics and facilitate trainings
    3. Celestinesucess - (Provide general support with outreach dashboard and Jury)

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

    Table 1
    The prices listed in this table are the equivalent in shopping gift cards we shall award. The competition will not award winners any physical cash.

    Project Prize Category Ghc

    Project Prize Category Ghc
    Twi Wikipedia Highest edit count 600
    Destubbed Wikipedia articles 750
    English Wikipedia Highest edit count 500
    Destubbed Wikipedia articles 500
    Wikimedia Commons Highest edit count 500
    Total (Ghc) 2850
    Table 2
    Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
    Workshops data allowance (participants) We will have 3 separate all-day workshops for Wikidata, English Wikipedia and Commons; expecting 20 participants at each session 20 60 1200
    Workshops data allowance (facilitators) 4 facilitators will provide training and support for the workshops 20 4 80
    Data allowance (contest participants) We estimate for 20 people to participate in the month-long contest 10 100 2000
    Surfline internet for jurors Data allowance for 5 jurors who will build contest pages, correct mistakes, review and mark entries, etc 350 5 1750
    Team management Airtime and data allowance fro prep meetings, for calls and emails to participants 200 5 1000
    Prizes Outlined in the above table n/a n/a 2850
    Wiki souvenirs & certificates Including Wikipedia Tshirts for the jury and other non-winning participants who made substantial contributions n/a n/a 1000
    Bank Charges Transfers and Reimbursement charges n/a n/a 200
    Transportation Purchase and mailing of shopping vouchers, purchase and delivery of souvenirs n/a n/a 600
    Based on Oanda Exchange Ghc 10680
    1 USD = 5.72875 Ghc USD 1,855.61



    Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

    •   Strong support I endorse this project because it'll help increase twi content on WikipediaWarmglow (talk) 19:56, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I fully support this project because it will bring more people to edit on Twi Wikipedia.Jemima2019 (talk) 20:07, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I strongly support this project because it will help in the twi Wikipedia editingRosy86 (talk) 20:22, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I endorse this project because, it will help people to acquire more knowledge. Hannah Nyame (talk) 08:41, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I endorse this project because it will help in the notability and the content of Twi wikipedia. Joana Aboagyewaa (Talk) 08:46, 4 March 2021 (UTC).
    •   Strong support I endorse this project because it will improve and expand Twi Wikipedia. Nana yaa series (talk) 18:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support Endorsed.Shahadusadik (talk) 18:19, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I endorse this project DaSupremo (talk) 19:36, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I endorse this project because it'll help increase twi content on WikipediaAmuzujoe (talk) 9:58pm, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I endorse this project, the Twi Wikipedia definitely needs more content TereseB (talk)
    •   Strong support This will help increase contributions and editors in the Twi Wikipedia.Kinvidia (talk) 14:10, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support I support this project because it would help get very important timeless information about the Twi language and indigenous Twi folklore and culture in the Twi language into Wikipedia so the information would not be lost but available for generations, both Ghanaians and interested foreigners. It would also help spark interest and help develop new editors to help increase the knowledge repository in Twi wikipedia. Naa2Darkoa (talk) 09:35, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
    •   Strong support Solid team and good project Anthere (talk)