Grants:Project/Rapid/WM EC/Galápagos Education Project

WM EC/Galapagos Education Project
Training teachers in a high school at Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador. The main goal is to get high school students to edit Wikipedia and its sister projects in their classes, adding content about Galápagos Islands (Ecuador).
targetWikimedia Commons,
start dateApril 24
start year2017
end dateApril 27
end year2017
budget (local currency)550 USD
budget (USD)550 USD
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• ejroserov3(_AT_)•
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Ecuador
website (if applicable)Wikimedistas de Ecuador

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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".

Make high school students at Galápagos Islands to add high quality content about Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) in Wikimedia Commons and, and evangelize educators into using Wikimedia as teaching tools, guaranteeing long term use of Wikimedia in the school’s curricula

Project PlanEdit


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

Workshop in three parts:
Reflection on education and technology (4 hours)
Inserting Wikipedia onto the syllabus (8 hours)
Editing Wikipedia (8 hours)

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?

Via social media: Twitter  WikimedistasEC, and facebook groups, such as Wikipedia Education Program and an article via Education Newsletter.

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

We will have trained 15 high school teachers and 10 students that will become project leaders in their classrooms. Our follow up will be through online support, checking students edits and Commons uploads, and also email support to their teachers and their classroom projects' design.

These teachers will learn how to include Wikipedia and its sister projects onto their study plans and how to edit Wikipedia efficiently, so that they can guide their students through the whole edition process, same as with the 10 students we are going to train, so they can support their teachers' work among the students. To sum up, at the end of the workshop, our 25 participants will have learned how to edit and create articles on Wikipedia, how to upload files to Commons and how to work with Wikipedia in their classrooms.


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:

  1. Number of total participants
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable)
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable)
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable)
Initially, our target will be 25 participants of the entire workshop, which will become a group of 100 involved students within twelve months. 100 pictures of Galapagos' wildlife will be uploaded in three months, and 50 of them will be used in Galapagos' related articles at 10 articles will be created within three months, and twenty others will be improved.


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).

Institutional approval for the workshop, and support from high school's principal to follow up on this initiative. Funding support for stay in the island (lodging and food) and one round trip airplane ticket.
Two volunteers from Wikimedians of Ecuador.

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

  • One round trip ticket from Guayaquil (Aeropuerto José Joaquín de Olmedo - GYE) to Baltra Island (Aeropuerto de Baltra - GPS) from april 23 to april 27.


  • This project will help with the creation of contents from the Galápagos Islands, through an education project that will be sustained from a high school, editing about the unique flora and fauna of those islands. Vahidmasrour (talk) 05:06, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • This project will help to the visibility of the group of volunteers, and help the volunteers to acquire experience while interacting with students and teachers. --Lucifer8k (talk) 17:39, 19 April 2017 (UTC)