Grants:Project/Rapid/Soukaina Abelhad/French Interpretation during regional committees

Soukaina Abelhad/French Interpretation during Regional Committees
Simultaneous interpretation in French language during four regional committee workshops in August, September and October 2021.
targetFrench speaking Wikimedians
start dateAugust 6
start year2021
end dateNovember 15
end year2021
budget (local currency)23 060 SEK
budget (USD)2 690 USD
grant typeIndividual
granteeSoukaina Abelhad
contact(s)• abelhad.soukaina(_AT_)

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project GoalEdit

  1. Encourage community participation by ensuring the inclusion of the French-speaking Wikimedians in the English speaking event
  2. Disseminate information about Community resources to the French-speaking community
  3. Enable the French-speaking wikimedians to follow the live events/workshops in their language

Project PlanEdit


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

The project regards French to English and English/Spanish to French live interpretation during a number of sessions that were organized for Grant regional committees, as well as coordination and preparation activities related to it, and translation of documents. The seven workshops in question were four global and three regional (Latin America and the Caribbean).

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?

The event organizers were responsible for the communication and to inform participants of the availability of French/English interpretation.

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

This activity (live interpretation) was carried out during the sessions themselves. The documents were all translated.

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:



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:

More French speaking Wikimedians will be interested to participate/take part in regional committees when knowing that interpretation is available in their language, and that they can be included in these activities.


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).

The only support for this work will be the current grant application.

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

The budget was calculated in effective number of worked hours times a fixed rate of 250 SEK/hour (average price for a similar role)

  • Interpretation: 22 hours * 250 = 5500 SEK (~ 642 USD)
    • Effective hours of live interpretation
  • Communication: 7 hours * 250 = 1750 SEK (~ 205 USD)
    • Emails, Telegram, Administration, internal coordination
  • Written Document Translation: 53 hours * 250 = 13250 SEK (~ 1546 USD)
    • Slides, files translation
  • Preparation Meetings: 5.5 hours * 250 = 1375 SEK (~ 161 USD)
    • Preparation Meeting,Orientation for translators,Test zoom and go through learning session
  • Specific Lexicon/vocabulary preparation: 3 hours * 250 = 750 SEK (~88 USD)
  • Grant Application - 375 SEK (~ 44 USD)
    • Grant preparation - update - follow-up - Emails: 1.5 hours
  • Transfer fee - 60 SEK (~ 7 USD)
    • A fee that is taken by the bank on amounts received from outside EU.

TOTAL: 23 060 SEK (~ 2690 USD)

Completing your applicationEdit

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