Grants:Project/Rapid/Plastic Pollution in the Fako Division of Cameroon

Grants: Project/Rapid/AKOSuDA/ edit-a-thons on Plastic Pollution in the Fako Division of Cameroon

A series of edit-a-thons on plastic pollution in the Fako Division of Cameroon within two months


English Wikipedia

start date

1 April

start year


end date

30 June

end year


budget (local currency)

1,093,999.5 XAF

budget (USD)

$ 1,989.09

grant type


non-profit status






organization (if applicable)

• AKOSuDA, a non-for-profit organisation (led by Ako Polycarp Eyong)

website (if applicable)

• http://... /

Project Goal       Edit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

Recruit new editors

Add or improve content

Raise awareness to the fact that humans have the right to a healthy environment

Project Plan        Edit

Activities              Edit

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?

We will organise 3 editathons. With the technical support of Wikipedia contributors, AKOSuDA (Advocacy for Knowledge Outreach and Sustainable Development for All) a non-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Buea Fako), will organise 3 editathons, from 1 April 2022 to 30th June 2022, creating awareness of the fact that humans also have a right to a healthy environment and digital publishing of pictures and videos that show plastic pollution on the theme Plastic pollution in the Fako Division of Cameroon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each edit-a-thon will have 9 persons respecting the stipulations of at least 2 meters/6 feet, with no close personal contact or sharing food and computers. Teaching methods will integrate online facilities and tutorials.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.

You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We shall share the links on our wiki pages such as Wikilovesearth, wikiloveswomen, lingualibre in order to keep fellow wikipedians informed. We shall also make use of all AKOSuDA’s social handles (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to raise awareness and engage the community thereby bringing them on board. This project is one which will continue after the first phase, in an effort to document plastic pollution in all divisions of the South West region of Cameroon in order to raise awareness and to call on the community to know that humans have rights to a healthy environment and to make peace with this environment.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?

They will be informed on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.

For example: User:I JethroBT

User: Akopoly and User: Eugene233

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

We hope to buy equipment and books to help contributors engage, learn,  participate and produce high quality content.

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

Organize a contribution campaign; award contributor with highest number of contributions

Set up monitoring processes to improve contributions

Dissemination of results

Mobilise volunteers to contribute.

7. 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:

In order to reduce COVID-19 risk, restricted measures are planned:

All events will have 7 to 9 contributors.

The event will never violate the Cameroonian government restrictions and health guidance related to COVID-19.

The editing training and activities will respect social distancing (2 meters/6 feet) with no close personal contact or sharing food and materials like computers

For all 3 sessions the participants will make a one-day activity (come and back home the same day).

Training methods will greatly use online skills and tutorials.

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

The global activities will be:

Project management and administration

Follow the Wikipedia page on [[1]

Create communication systems for reports and evaluation metrics

Monitor statistics and entries

Maintain communication with partners including relevant staff at Wikimedia Foundation

Evaluate the project as a whole

Budget and administration

Build and operate financial structure and control

Full financial report and governance.

Impact  Edit

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

Minimum of 3 events

Minimum of 10 participants (editors) with maximum of 8 contributors per activity

Minimum of 6 new editors

Minimum of 100 new articles

Minimum of 500 photos of plastic pollution in Fako Division of Cameroon

Resources           Edit

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).

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

Organizing team


Other supporting people


Additional resources that will benefit the project and ensure its initial success is that it:

Will be carried out by AKOSuDA and this organization has as one of its goals to promote environmental justice and this falls in line the aim of this wiki for human rights.

This project will greatly benefit AKOSuDA, its target audience and the entire community.

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

Project budget table

S/N Category/Item Description Number of units Unit price Budget (USD)

1 USD = 550XAF

1 Hall To host sessions for 3 days 1 230.4 230.4
2 Food and drinks Feeding 9 persons for 3 days 9 x 3 = 27 7.4 199.8
3 Transportation Transporting 9 persons for 3 days 9 x 3 = 27 7.8 210.6
4 Internet support Support to 9 persons for 3 days 9 x 3 = 27 6.3 170.1
5 Covid-19 prevention Branded face masks and hand sanitizers for 9 persons for 3 days 9 x 3 = 27 7 189
6 Banner To create awareness about the event 1 170.1 170.1
7 Media coverage Promotion after the event, on newspaper 1 150 150
8 Projector, sound, etc. To ease communication during the workshop. 1 149.09 149.09
9 Books (banded), pens, bold markers, badges, etc. Material for nine 9 persons 9 10 90
10 Canon camera Purchase a camera to show contributors how to take good up loadable pictures. 1 390 390
11 Miscellanus Bank charges and others 1 40 40
TOTAL $ 1,989.09