Grants:Project/Rapid/May Hachem93/HerStory Partnerships

statusFunded
May Hachem93/HerStory Partnerships
My project " Her Story" successfully expanded to include more partners other than the UN Women, now I have the United Nations World Food Programme, National Council for Women, and the UNESCO. I will be working with the above-mentioned partners to produce articles starting September 2018 till the end of December 2018 and I require a compensation to cover the time to be able to cope with this amount of events and partners in this managerial role which requires a full-time dedication.
targetAr Wikipedia
start date1 September (flexible start depending on time needed to review and administer grant)
start year2018
end date30 December
end year2018
budget (local currency)35,682.4 EGP
budget (USD)2,000 US$
grant typeindividual
granteeMay Hachem93
contact(s)• may.h.hashem@gmail.com
website (if applicable)Her Story
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Project GoalEdit

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high-quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

 
Her Story Launching in the UN Women HQ in 2016. Her Story is turning three years now.

Based on previous events I have engaged +2000 volunteers in 10 huge events in the past two years, also I have been expanding in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon. Some countries did not have Wikipedia communities, i.e. Lebanon. One had few. Kindly check photos caption here, here, here. A series of successful partnerships are on board with HerStory, the campaign is expanding in new fields relevant to Women, not only editing female biographies on Wikipedia, but also tackling what concerns women and affects them. I expect plenty of entries on the below topics will be available in Arabic. We have a huge gap, not only gender gap but a huge knowledge gap of what is trending in the world nowadays. Her Story trying to tackle these problems with potential and concerned partners.

Project PlanEdit

ActivitiesEdit

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • Visiting Partner's offices to plan for the events;
  • Creating segmentations of the size of the knowledge gap concerned by each partner;
  • Managing Her Story Core Team of 25 members;
  • Sourcing the targeted number of volunteers:
  • Traveling around Egypt to support Partners' offices and UN Agencies Regional Offices;
  • Events' Planning;
  • Logistics Planning;
  • Reporting Results;
  • Articles Quality Assurance.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

Through my website, Facebook Page, and Twitter Account.

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

I am involved in the whole process, starting with including partners till event management, moreover, managing the core team and following up on the results through a detailed time frame for each event.

ImpactEdit

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 specific to your project:

  • Editing articles on Arabic Wikipedia;
  • Engaging new female volunteers;
  • Branding for Wikimedia Movement Strategy for 2030 through huge events reaching up to 500 people with potential partners including three UN Agencies;
  • Spreading awareness on the knowledge gender gap;
  • Better media literacy;
  • Widening the UN Agencies partnerships' network with Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Community Outreach.

Partner I: The United Nations World Food ProgrammeEdit

Number of Volunteers Number of New Articles Time Frame Number of Events Articles Themes
600 Volunteers 1000 New Articles on Arabic Wikipedia From 1, Sep., 2018 to 30 Dec., 2018 2 Food Crisis and Global Warming
Food Crisis effect on Women and Children
Food Waste
Food Hazards
Food Contamination

Partner II: UNESCOEdit

Number of Volunteers Number of New Articles Time Frame Number of Events Articles Themes
50 Volunteers 70 New Articles on Arabic Wikipedia Sep., 2018 till Oct., 2018 2 Women in ICT
Empowering Women in the digital world

Partner III: National Council for WomenEdit

Number of Volunteers Number of New Articles Time Frame Number of Events Articles Themes
200 Volunteers 200 New Articles on Arabic Wikipedia From Nov., 2018 to Dec., 2018 1 Safe Spaces for Women
Cyber-Bullying

Partner IV: UN Women Regional Office for Arab StatesEdit

Number of Volunteers Number of New Articles Time Frame Number of Events Articles Themes
500 Volunteers 500 New Articles on Arabic Wikipedia From Sep., 2018 to Dec., 2018 20 16 Days of Activism with series of events around the Arab Region

ResourcesEdit

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

Partners will provide the following:
  • Hall booking fees usually in The Greek Campus, a tech, start ups hub for young people;
  • Catering;
  • Branding Flyers & roll-up banners;
  • Contracting with a Wifi (internet) provider;
  • Printed Wikipedia Guides;
  • Social Media Campaigns;
  • Cables, Laptops, Renting equipment (projector).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

Grantee Role Job Description Commitment Partnerships Time Cost
May Hachem
  • Regional Project Manager
  • Founder Her Story
  • Visiting Partner's offices to plan for the events;
  • Creating segmentations of the size of the knowledge gap concerned by each partner;
  • Managing Her Story Core Team of 25 members;
  • Sourcing the targeted number of volunteers:
  • Traveling around Egypt to support Partners' offices and UN Agencies Regional Offices;
  • Events' Planning;
  • Logistics Planning;
  • Reporting Results;
  • Articles Quality Assurance.
  • Outreach
4 months 16 weeks $2000
Total $2000
  • Based on a salary of 5 USD/hr at 25 hrs/week. (Based on exchange rate of 1 USD = EGP 17.85 on August 25, 2018).

EndorsementsEdit

  •   Support Her Story has been engaging lots of volunteers and running a huge number of events since 2016, May has been doing this individually, I support her to continue. Safi-iren (talk) 18:37, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Her Story has been doing a lot of successful events. May is very dedicated towards her work. I support her for this initiative. :) Wassan.anmol (talk) 18:53, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Her story is one of the leading project in Egypt and Arab world, this project has a huge impact on Arabic Wikipedia and May is very Active editor and leader in the education program so she have the experience to continue her success in this project, I totally support it to show our value as a community.-Ahmed Mohi El din (talk) 19:24, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support HerStory is an amazing project and a valuable model for others to follow and use. These kind of large scale projects need time and investment to fulfil their potential. John Cummings (talk) 19:41, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Sounds great and exactly the sort of initiative we need to invest in at scale Leela0808 (talk) 21:03, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I'm really impressed with the work achieved so far - clearly the project has good pedigree and every chance of success. Ammienoot (talk) 20:13, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  • This project is an important contribution towards closing the knowledge gap. More specifically, it includes practical goals such as editing articles on Arabic Wikipedia and engaging new women to volunteer and advance their media literacy skills that will benefit many. As the successful the HerStory campaign continues, partnerships will be essential to support ongoing efforts to tackle women's issues and the gender gap as a whole. Community outreach with the involvement of partners, both local and global is a great idea and a very strategic approach for closing the gender gap, and more generally the knowledge gap. Anabmap (talk) 20:19, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Totally supporting this project, I personally know the guarantee and her seriousness. Dyolf77 (talk) 21:19, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Full support for this project. "Her Story" is a successful project that needs more time and investment to be able to increase the number of volunteers and the content on Arabic Wikipedia Yamen (talk) 22:23, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Fully   Support May's efforts at bringing about Wikienlightenment in MENA. May is an established contributor with a long-standing history of positive contributions. — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 08:23, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Fully support for this May and this project. "Her Story" has proven to be successful and a great project to raise awareness and increase Arabic content on Wikipedia JRabah 12:33, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support good luck -- Reda Kerbouche (talk) 05:16, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
  • This project has ability to improve one to many women's lives everyday, I would like to see it going far and I believe by it being supported a lot of positive changes will happen through knowledge sharing, as it's under a passionate contributor and amazing person "May Hachem". Eid John (talk) 21:04, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support HerStory is an outstanding project and May has a successful track record so have no qualms about endorsing this project so it can better fulfil its potential. Stinglehammer (talk) 15:54, 3 September 2018 (UTC)