Grants:Project/Rapid/Mompati Dikunwane/Wikipedia-meet-up and workshop

My name is Mompati Dikunwane and I am the project coordinator to planning user group "Wikimedia Botswana" and i am applying on behalf of the Wikimedia Botswana Volunteers. I have participated in many events before, but all of them were outside of our community, either in Regional or International context including Wiki indaba 2014 in Johannesburg, Wiki indaba 2017 in Accra and Oral citations Workshop in Namibia and one workshop held by Wikimedia volunteers dubbed the Wikipedia Wednesdays workshop see URL:
target(tn) Tswana Wikipedia and (en) English Wikipedia.
start date10 March
start year2017
end date20 May
end year2017
budget (local currency)11,690 Bwp (Botswana Pula)
budget (USD)$1361.84
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• ike_legomsha(_AT_)

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

Project GoalEdit

  1. To engage new editors and collaboration / support educational institutions of Botswana, engaging more school students.
  2. To improve / increase skills of existing editors
  3. To add more and improve content of articles (English and Setswana)
  4. Recruit new editors
  5. To get boost for outreach activities in Botswana.

There is less awareness about Wikipedia and its sister projects (Wikimedia commons) among people of Botswana Gaborone, to improve this lack of awareness, planning Wikimedia Botswana is done followed by weekly workshop which will take place over a period of 2 months and 2 weeks.

The aim of the Summit will be to generate interest among Students about Wikipedia editing and photo uploading on Wikimedia commons. The weekly workshop will consist of the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Wikipedia for Newbies
  2. Wikipedia Editing
  3. Photo Upload tutorial on Wikimedia Commons
  4. Explaining more about the Wikimedia Sister projects.

Project PlanEdit


1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings? On the set date 1 March 2017 there will be a town level Wikipedia meet-up and for the next 2 months there will be weekly Wikipedia workshop conducted by volunteers planning Wikimedia Botswana User-group.
2. How will you let your community know about the event? We have a meeting discussion page dubbed the Wikipedia Wednesdays, therefore we will post updates on meetings here and a Wikimedia Botswana page.
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? I have joined wikipedia in 2013 , and I am an editor in the Tswana Wikipedia. Since 2015 we have conducted the Wiki related workshop called the Wikipedia Wednesday where training of new and existing editors took place at the University of Botswana library, and during that period we had many people interested in joining to support the mission of Wikipedia including the University of Botswana school of medicine students who took part in translating English medicinal articles in to Setswana. Recently I (Mompati Dikunwane) attended the Wiki indaba 2014 in Johannesburg South Africa,Wiki indaba 2017 in Accra Ghana and Oral Citation workshop in Otjinene Namibia. We have remotely engaged Felix Nartey from Wikimedia Ghana user-group to help in conducting the workshop.

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

We will be using a free space offered by Jwaneng mine public library with 5 desktop computers and the internet access will be provided by us.

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

We will keep in touch through our Wikipedia Wednesdays and whats app and other social media. We will keep the team updated always with events and workshops.

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


  1. Number of events : Five spread over a period of 2 months and 2 weeks.
  2. Number of participants: 150-200
  3. Number of new editors: We estimate new editors to be around 10
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 5-10 per workshop.
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) : 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).

  1. Wikimedia Ghana : Mentorship
  2. Jwaneng Mine Library : Space for meetups + desktop computers.

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

No. Item Price Quantity Total (Bwp) Total (USD) Notes
1 Snacks (During first event, town level meet-up) Bwp 30 200 People Bwp 6000 (est) USD 579.714
2 Space Rent (meet-up) Bwp 5 Hr Free Free We will be provided space by the Jwaneng Mine Library.
3 Food and drinks (5 Workshops) Bwp 2500 5 Workshops () USD 240 Snacks - per person Rs. 30 for each workshop
4 Space Rent (5 Workshops) Free 5 Workshops (~ 50 Participants) Free Free We will be provided space by the Jwaneng Mine Library.
5 Internet (5 Workshops) - - Bwp 631.80 USD 60 Will be managed by the team.
6 Wikipedia Printed T-shirts (Committee, Volunteer) Bwp 80 12 Bwp 960 USD 92
7 Certificates 5 Workshops Bwp 527 USD 50 Certificates only for Active Participants
8 Stickers

Badges (for Committee, Volunteer & Participant)

Posters for Exhibition


Bwp 2633 USD 250
9 Stationery (Conference notepads and pens) Bwp 527 USD 50
10 Non expected costs Bwp 1,043.77 USD 100 This is for other costs that might occur

while organizing the Summit and Workshops.

Bwp 11,690 USD 1362 1 USD =  international normalized ratio on 31st January 2017


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Support.Mompati Dikunwane (talk) 09:59, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support StellaKube (talk) To make our project a success and improve article creation and engage more editors in Botswana. 12:06, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  •   SupportHarrison-Montsho (talk)I want to learn and explore more about Wiki editing of articles since i am a newbie. I cant wait for this event, feeling excited. 08:36, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support To increase new users engagements in Botswana --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 19:37, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support We really need this kind of workshops For:
  1. increasing the awareness about Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects.
  2. Attracting new editor and volunteers.

--Ahmed Mohi El din (talk) 09:12, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

  •   Support It will leverage the local community's actions. African Hope (talk) 17:55, 7 February 2017 (UTC)