Grants:Project/Rapid/KIWIX OPEN DAY

BamLifa/Kiwix Open Day
Kiwix Open Day is a one day workshop that highlight the potentiel of Kiwix software within Kisangani (East of the DRC) community.
targetfrwikipedia, frwikictionary, frwikibook, frwikiversity, etc.
start dateJan 28
start year2019
end dateFeb 28
end year2019
budget (local currency)3,168,000.00
budget (USD)1,920.00
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• news.abel(_AT_)

Kiwix Open Day is a one day workshop that highlight the potentiel of Kiwix software within Kisangani community. This workshop will cover the term FLOSS as well as what the GPL software licence provides why Kiwix is an open-source project, and how this is important for Wikimedia projects users.

Project GoalEdit

  1. Spread knowledge and understanding of the offline wiki through a two-hour training workshop, using this materials:
    • What is open source? 
    • What can you do with Kiwix?

The audience is a French speaking community, so every material will be available in French

  1. Train participants to understand the GPL license
  2. Create awareness about the Open Movement (specifically on Wikipedia and others)
  3. Breeding or promoting the spirit of collaboration in the open movement
  4. Extending reach of Wikipedia and its sister projects
  5. Inspiring ambassadors of the Open Movement

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?

Workshop combined with a training session

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.

Social media, poster in the city

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to 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?

We require to them to bring their computer and/or drives

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

Through phone communication or social medias

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

This is a second project of this kind in the city. The first one was to introduce Kiwix to CS students. The report is here.


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

  1. Number of event: 1
  2. Number of participants: >100

As an open day, everybody that owns a computer will be welcomed.


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).

The project will be carried out by 5 wikimedians from the local community. They will be working for 4 weeks from preparing workshop materials to training people to use Kiwix software.

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

As said above, the projet will be led week after week. For that reason we will be offering to volunteers food and transport

week 1($500)

  • scoping meeting (day 1)
  • workshop materials preparation
  • shirts (10), notebooks and pens

week 2 ($180)

  • Editing the materials (with Latex)
  • Preparing slides

week 3 ($570)

  • ordering 100 books for participants
  • validating meeting

week 4 ($500)

  • refreshments (>100 persons)
  • usb drives (10)
  • videography fee
  • Transportation, communication and Internet

Misc (170$)

  • wire fees
  • etc.

Total: 1,920 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Abel is a long-time supported and his event takes place in a region with quite a few deployments already. We're currently discussing the best options for him to make the most of the event. 100 attendees has good potential for a multiplier effect. Stephane (talk) 08:10, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • This is a great project which will increase awarness of wikipedia in areas with poor internet connection. And like Stephane points out, it has a good potential for a multiplier effect. GastelEtzwane (talk) 19:33, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. --Csisc (talk) 11:16, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Soupvector (talk) 19:29, 5 December 2018 (UTC)