Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Korea/2021

Application or grant stage: in progress
Applicant or grantee: applicant
Amount requested: KRW 51,500,000
Amount granted: USD 57,768
Funding period: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
Midpoint report due: 15 June 2021
Final report due: 30 January 2022

ApplicationEdit

BackgroundEdit

Annual PlanEdit

  • Required. Link to any outside relevant document around your annual plan.
    • For returning grantees, the annual plan should focus on what is being done differently compared to last year.
    • New summaries or explanations are not required for any continuing programs from the previous grant that have no or minimal changes, and can be linked to a previous proposal for reference.
    • 2000-word limit recommended. If you have an annual plan already prepared for other purposes that is over 2000 words, this is satisfactory, and it is not necessary to prepare a separate one for your Simple APG application. Please clearly indicate any new programs or changes from last year.

Budget PlanEdit

  • Required. Link to your budget plan.
    • Total budget for each program overall
      • Overall budget for each major activity in a program, but not necessary to provide budget for specific activity-level expenses (such as travel, food, equipment, swag, etc.)
    • Staffing / compensation costs for each funded role
    • Operational expenses with some detail, especially around larger expenses such as office space, rent, and accounting / bookkeeping services.

Staffing PlanEdit

  • May be required. Link to your staffing plan if you are requesting staff. If you're asking for staff for the first time, please give a rationale (and talk to your program officer). Staffing Plan should only include:
    • Name of staff roles
    • Names of individuals filling those roles (if known)
    • Brief description of responsibilities. 2-3 sentences or a list of primary responsibilities is satisfactory. A full job description can be linked, but is not necessary.
    • Indication of FTE (full-time equivalent hours) and duration of employment / contract.
    • Focus on newer roles only. Existing roles that are unchanged can be copied verbatim from past applications.
  • Job title: Executive Officer
    • Who is filling this role?: Gu Eun-ae
    • Brief description: The Executive Officer is a management leader for our organization. Her duties include planning programs, accounting, and fundraising. There is no major change to her duties next year.
    • Indication of FTE and duration of work: 1.0 FTE, with a renewable contract for 12 months.
  • Job title: Project Manager
    • Who is filling this role?: Lee Kang-cheol
    • Brief description: The Project Manager's main duties are to manage and evaluate domestic activities, and train new users. We will employ him as a full-timer next year, because we planned new partnership activities. In the activities, we need to train participants, evaluate to provide volunteer hours, and monitor their activities regularly to keep them from violating Wikipedia's policies.
    • Indication of FTE and duration of work: 1.0 FTE, with a renewable contract for 12 months.

Strategic planEdit

  • May be required. Link to your strategic plan, if you have one. This is not required for new applicants or affiliates developing their strategic plan.

IntroductionEdit

  • Required. Introduce your organization, give some context about it, highlight your strategic plan and some activities to give an overview.

We were established in 2014, and approved as a user group in 2015. Finally, we were approved as a Wikimedia chapter in 2019. We are the only movement affiliate in South Korea. South Korea is not a multilingual society, so we are focusing on supporting Korean Wikimedia community.

Last year, Korean Wikimedia Community started activities to innovate Korean Wikipedia, which included the replacement of Korean Wikipedia's old main page. The activities were so successful that the project's user edits and active users reached an all-time high.

ProgramsEdit

  • Required. Each program should contain only the following information:
    • Name of program
    • Brief description of overall program (about 100-500 words)
      • A comprehensive list of activities for a program is optional, and no extensive description of these activities is required.
    • Description of SMART objectives or goals for that program
    • Target metrics at the overall program level (not the activity level)
    • Brief explanation of why this program is important in relation to your organizational strategy or movement strategy (2-3 sentences).

Community support

This program aims to support users' activity on Wikimedia projects and share Wikimedia-related issues with the community. Since last year, we have been supporting activities to innovate Korean Wikipedia to provide user-friendly environment and revive the community.

Program Objectives
  • Share Wikimedia-related issues with Korean Wikimedia users by granting travel scholarships to two users
  • Intensively and collectively improve specific article by supporting 5 offline meetups and 2 online editathons
  • Praise and encourage dedicated users by awarding money prizes to 4 users.

Why are we doing this?

Although Wikimedia Foundation provides rapid grants and travel scholarships, Korean Wikimedia users cannot easily apply for the foundation's programs, because most of Korean are monolingual. In this situation, we need to provide faster and easier supportive programs for the Korean users. South Korea is regionally and linguistically isolated from other international communities, we also need to share international Wikimedia-related issues with Korean users.

As we mentioned in our annual plan, Korean Wikipedia was seriously threatened by a new competitor. The users agreed that we needed to innovate the project and revive the community. Our activities for the innovation was so successful that we will continue and extend this activity.

Planned activities

  • travel scholarships for Wikimania attendees
  • awards for dedicated users
  • supporting offline or online meetup for the innovation
  • supporting offline meetups and online editathon
Program metrics and targets
  • Number of participants to offline events: 30
  • Number of participants to online events: 30
  • Number of content pages improved or created: 400

Partnership

We planned this program to improve professional or academic articles, and support teachers and students who use Wikimedia projects as an educational tool. To motivate them, we will provide official volunteer hours for students who edit articles we specify next year.

Program Objectives
  • Improve professional or academic articles by building partnership with at least two groups with professional knowledge
  • Promote Wikimedia projects to teachers by hosting at least one webinar
  • Motivate middle/high school students to edit Wikipedia articles by running five monthly volunteer programs
  • Reach out to students from a low-income family by creating partnership with at least one government-run organization.

Why are we doing this?

Korean Wikimedia community is so small that it lacks a lot of professional or academic articles. Korean Wikipedia's competitor is fast growing and it provides enormous professional knowledge without references. As a solution to this problem, solution we will create a partnership with volunteer groups with professional knowledge, and provide official volunteer hours for them through a governement-run platform.

We are also planing to provide the volunteer hours for middle/high school students who participate in our editing program. During the trial activity, we realized that we cannot easily advertise our program to students who don't have their own mobile device or desktop computer. To reach out to these students, we will cooperate with government-run organizations which support students from a low-income family.

Planned activities

  • partnerships with volunteer groups with professional or academic knowledge
  • supporting teacher and student who use Wikimedia projects as an educational tool
  • cooperation with government organizations for students from a low-income family
Program metrics and targets
  • Number of participants to webinars: 10
  • Number of participants to volunteer editing programs: 70
  • Number of content pages improved or created: 1000
  • Number of partnerships made with government organizations: 2

Sister Projects

We invented this program to support much less active Wikimedia sister projects than Korean Wikipedia. We will collect pictures of region which is less presented on Wikimedia projects and host online edit-a-thons to encourage users to edit sister projects' articles.

Program Objectives
  • Intensively improve articles related to regions less represented on Wikimedia projects and collect images of the regions by hosting two 2-day offline gatherings for skilled users
  • Encourage users to contribute to Korean sister projects by holding three online editathons

Why are we doing this?

Korean Wikimedia community is relatively small, and most of the users just contribute to Korean Wikipedia. Other Korean sister projects are maintained by the small number of users. Korean community continuously require us to support the projects. Although We planned some offline events, we failed to motivate the user to contribute to the projects. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we hosted alternative online edit-a-thons for the sister projects, which we didn't plan last year. They were surprisingly successful, so we will extend this activity this year.

Planned activities

  • WikiTambang
  • Online edit-a-thons for sister projects
Program metrics and targets
  • Number of participants to events: 50
  • Number of content pages improved or created: 120
  • Number of Wikidata items improved or created: 500
  • Number of pictures and videos of places uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 300

Grant Metrics ReportingEdit

Required. Metrics, targets and results: grants metrics worksheet here.

Needs RequestEdit

Optional. The Community Resources team would like understand the best way to support the success of your programs and organization in general. If you have any requests or needs you have related to your programs, organizational operations, or other needs below under the appropriate section, please describe them here. You may instead e-mail simple wikimedia.org to reach your program officer if you prefer.

Suggestions for Simple APG Application processEdit

  • ...

Requests for programmatic supportEdit

For example, requesting guidance or expertise from Wikimedia Foundation staff on GLAM- or Education-related areas.

  • We are collecting various cases related to education. We want staff members to provide the cases to us.

Requests for operational supportEdit

For example, requesting guidance or expertise from Wikimedia Foundation staff on public communications, financial practices, or hiring procedures.

  • ....

Other requestsEdit

  • This year we are planing to support technical activities to improve Korean Wikipedia's user interface. We need advices from staff members with knowledge on Mediawiki and Minerva Neue mobile skin.

No requests neededEdit

If you have no specific requests, please confirm this here.

  • ...

Midterm reportEdit

Program storyEdit

Optional. Please tell or link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period. This can be another meta page, a blog post or any other source that tells your program story.

Program ProgressEdit

PCommunity support

  • Share Wikimedia-related issues with Korean Wikimedia users by granting travel scholarships to two users
Canceled becuase this year's Wikimania will be hosted online.
  • Intensively and collectively improve specific article by supporting 5 offline meetups and 2 online editathons
In progress. We hosted or supported two online edit-a-thons on Korean Wikipedia. We supported one offline edit-a-thon, but we had to postpone rest of the offline meetups after Covid 19 confirmed cases increased again.
  • Praise and encourage dedicated users by awarding money prizes to 4 users
Not yet.

Partnership

  • Improve professional or academic articles by building partnership with at least two groups with professional knowledge
Not yet
  • Promote Wikimedia projects to teachers by hosting at least one webinar
In progress. We finished writing education resoureces for teachers. We will promote the project to school and media literacy teachers
  • Motivate middle/high school students to edit Wikipedia articles by running five monthly volunteer programs
Not yet
  • Reach out to students from a low-income family by creating partnership with at least one government-run organization.
In progress. We will contract an agreement with Seoul Youth Center, and the orgainzation will help us reach out to students for low income familiies.

Partnership

  • Intensively improve articles related to regions less represented on Wikimedia projects and collect images of the regions by hosting two 2-day offline gatherings for skilled users
In progress. We selected 8 participants from about 30 applicants. This year. the participants don't gather in an offline venue in person. and they will take pictures and write article seperately.
  • Encourage users to contribute to Korean sister projects by holding three online editathons
In progess. We hosted a online edit-a-thon on Wikidata.

Spending update MidtermEdit

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the first half of your grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period:

  • 17,925,596 KRW

Grant Metrics Reporting MidtermEdit

Metrics, targets and results: grants metrics worksheet here.

Final reportEdit

Program storyEdit

Optional. Please tell or link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period. This can be another meta page, a blog post or any other source that tells your program story.

Learning storyEdit

Optional. Please link to one learning story that shows how your organization documents lessons learned and adapts its programs accordingly.

Programs ImpactEdit

PROGRAM TITLE

Spending update FinalEdit

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period:

  • XXXXXX.XX USD/Local currency

Grant Metrics Reporting FinalEdit

Metrics, targets and results: grants metrics worksheet here.