Grants:Project/Rapid/WMDRC/1Lib1Ref january 2020

BamLifa/#1Ref1Lib - Kisangani, DR Congo
To participate in the coming #1Lib1Ref campaign, we will be hosting for the first time a couple of serie of activities combining a 4-hour wikipedia training session with an edit-a-thon with librarians of the University of Kisangani. The theme we have chosen is literature in Africawith a special focus on the literature of DR Congo.
targetfrench Wikipedia
start date17th January
start year2020
end date18 January
end year2020
budget (local currency)1493250
budget (USD)905
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• news.abel(_AT_)

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

Project GoalEdit

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

  1. Participate in the January 2020 #1Lib1Ref campaign
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Increase skills for existing editors
  4. Add or improve the content

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?

We will host one training session and one editathon. The theme choosed is litterature in Africa with a special focus on the DR Congo.

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.

Local radios, Social media, Phones, local mailing list (, Board at « AUF » campus

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

In our team, we have some experienced editors who will help lead editathons and to support participants.

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 host the events at the « AUF » (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) campus where we can easily find equipment. No need for participants to bring their own laptops. We will prepare with librarians all the necessary books and materials that can be used as references. Those books will be listed on the event page so that people can find them.

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

We have a great team of volunteers ready to support and answer to questions of participants after events. Those volunteers usually gather every friday at the University of Kisangani not far from the place of the event. Social media will also be used.

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

We have already organized various Wikimedia events with or without the support from WMF or WMFr. Some of theme are :
  1. Mois de la contribution francophone
  2. Kiwix : One PC one Wikipedia


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

  1. Number of events: 2
  2. Number of participants: 15
  3. Number of new editors: 12
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 30
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


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).

We have 3 experienced Wikimedians who will attend all events. Library staff will help us with resources (for references) and the venue will be provided to us for free by AUF campus.

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

  1. Food and drink = $100 x 2 events = $200
  1. Event t-shirts = $13 x 10 t-shirts = $130
  2. WikiMooc2 DVD = $3.5 x 20 DVD = $70
  3. Printings (badges, certificates, etc.) = $50
  4. Snack for the trainer = $150
  5. Transport allowance for volunteers = $35 x 2 days = $70
  6. Books, pens, etc. = $30
  7. Internet = 100
  8. Phone call = 50
  9. Unforseen = $55 (electricity, etc.)

Total = 905 USD


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