Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia TZA/WikiForHumanRights 2022 in Tanzania

Wikimedia Tanzania/#WikiForHumanRights 2022 in Tanzania
#WikiForHumanRights 2022 in Tanzania is part of #WikiForHumanRights 2022 global contest that aims to write on Wikipedia about human rights, environmental health and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world with a focus on making sure that everyone has access to neutral, fact-based, and current information around Right to Healthy Environment theme.This contest will focus on adding content related to human rights, environmental health and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world into Swahili Wikipedia.
targetSwahili Wikipedia and English Wikipedia
start date14th April
start year2022
end date31st May
end year2022
budget (local currency)7,747,210 TZS
budget (USD)3350
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• antonicmtavangu(_AT_)• pmandele9(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania
website (if applicable)Wikimedia Tanzania

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

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

  1. Add content about human rights, environmental health and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world into Swahili Wikipedia
  2. Recruit new editors to join us
  3. Engage existing editors to participate in this engaging project in Tanzania
  4. Use this opportunity to discusss and create awareness about Human rights topics in Tanzania

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

This will be a one-month long contest on adding content related to human rights, environmental health, and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world into Swahili Wikipedia

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We will use our social media platforms (Telegram group, facebook page, Instagram page and Twitter), Wikimedia Tanzania meta page. Additionally, we have talked to the members about this during our recent Wiki Loves Africa launchinge events in our country.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The winners will be judged based on 1.Quality of articles created 2. Quality of their articles translations 3. Length of the articles created/translated (number of bytes) 4. Quality of Wiki articles based on Wiki writing skills such as the use of images and categories.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

For all articles that will have no photos the article writers will be taught to visit the Wikicommons categories and urge them to use those photos to improve the Human rights related Swahili articles.

5. 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:

We will have hybrid events (both online and in-person events.)

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

#WikiForHumanRights campaign in Tanzania is one of the important topics that most people have an interest in, hence we are happy to host this campaign again this year as its articles are very important for people to understand and know their human rights and join the global efforts of educating people about the importance of preserving environments.


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: For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants=Atleast 50 (for an both an inperson and online events)
  2. Number of articles created or improved= At least 200
  3. Number of new participants=atleast 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).

We have a team of at least six active editors, event organizers, and mentors.

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

  1. Awards 200USD (85USD, 65USD and 50USD gift vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners respectively)=200USD
  2. Internet support to participants for the online calls, online training, and during Wikipedia editing 10USD@50=500 USD
  3. Equipment rentals at least 5 laptops for at least 2 weeks =500 USD
  4. Coordination and Communication and among the facilitators & emergency,& Bank rates)=300 USD
  5. Logistics Transport and follow up4@70USD = 280USD
  6. Supplies(stickers, mugs,gifts,certificates)=210USD
  7. Souvenirs(gift) for at least 3-5 judges who will be selected to judge the articles produced during the contest to get the top 3 winners)=200
  8. Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion)=170 USD
  9. Venue=400 (for 2 in-person events)
  10. Food, Snacks, and drinks: 8USD@30=240USD
  11. COVID-19 precaution measures: 100USD
  12. Contigency:150



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