Grants:Project/Rapid/Jaluj/How to re-integrate mentally ill into the community using Wikimedia/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Workshop editing Wikiquote at the Alvear Hospital
Workshop editing Wikiquote at the Alvear Hospital

Yes, 4 new editors were recruited and added content to Wikiquote, images were uploaded and the quality of Wikiquote's articles were improved. The importance of this project lie on the social imprint that means the inclusion of this population and the increase of awareness and understanding of the Wikimedia projects among professionals.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
To recruite 3 new editors 4 new editors were recruited The majority of patients who went to the course did not dare to edit. Some disappeared from the course and after a while they returned. Absences were also due to their own pathology.
20 uploads to commons 8 uploads to commons I don't know why that does not appears in the dashboard see
10 new articles in Wikiquote 15 new articles When I created the dashboard I had to do it in two stages, because it did not allow me to postpone the date, so we have to add the results of both dashboards, that is 7 + 8
10 articles improved 34 articles improved When I created the dashboard I had to do it in two stages, because it did not allow me to postpone the date, so we have to add the results of both dashboards, that is 15 + 19
Three more categories 1 category at Wikiquote in Spanish Patients did not understand what a category is for.
One paper to present in a professional Conference. 2 papers. I will have a presentation at Wikimania see.
I will have a presentation at the XXV Jornadas de Investigación y Decimo Encuentro de Investigadores en Psicología del MERCOSUR.
Two learning patterns. Two learning patterns. Learning patterns/How to choose patients for an editing teaching course
Learning patterns/How to avoid abandoning the course when your students have intellectual or mental disabilities


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

We had great support from Wikiquote's editors. The newbies felt good. Wikiquote, instead of Wikipedia, was a good option. They created more articles than I could think.

  • What did not work so well?

We did not had enough support from professional staff. I had troubles with the WiFi connection. I could not buy the Router Smart WiFi because there were not in Buenos Aires at that time (it is imported material) so I had to buy an access point TP-Link. Although several patients approached, few had the courage to edit. The main reasons for the non-participation were that some of the participants were too ill and I had noy much support from their psychiatrists.

  • What would you do differently next time?

I need to spend more time explaining the project to the professionals who are the ones who should refer patients. I would have liked to have more referalls and support from the staff.


Grant funds spentEdit

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • Access Point TP LINK RE 200 RANGE EXTENDER AC 750 DUAL total amount U$D 28
  • Paper and ink for the printer black and white and colour total amount U$D 147
  • Project Leader fees U$D 1280
  • Total amount U$D 1455

Remaining fundsEdit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

U$D 25

I can use this money in my next course if you agree or you can pay me for the two extra classes that we had.

The funds remaining from this grant may be allocated to another grant submission if it is approved: Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikitherapy_for_psychiatric_patients.

Anything elseEdit

Anything else you want to share about your project?

I began the course before and I finished it later, so we worked more classes, as you can see in the dashboard. We had 18 classes and not 16. I needed two different dashboard:

I prepare a presentation for Wikimania, I will show there a video from the course. I hope to continue another course after Wikimania.