Hardware donation program/Kawayashu

Your contact informationEdit

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Explain your planEdit

Tell us about how you contribute currently, and how you would contribute if WMF were to gift a used laptop to you. For financial reasons, I have a very basic old laptop that started to become dysfunctioanl after few years of use. I edit regularly Wikipedia and sometimes I upload photos on Commons. Also, I am starting to give more time to WikiData. Currently, I am in need for a better laptop as I am coordinating the organization of the first Queering Wikipedia conference that we just applied for its grant, and will be participating in the organization of the 2020 WikiConvention conference. Also, I am organizing a couple of regional editathons with Write for the rights and les sans pagEs, and continuing to manage Medianpedia project. All these activities require a laptop with good performance, that has a good battery and that is not heavy as I take it with me for for these different workshops happening in different places.

Affected projectsEdit

Add the existing Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Commons, etc.) and language versions that you seek to impact with this equipment.

  • Arabic, french and english Wikipedias
  • Commons
  • WikiData
  • WikiVoyage
  • WikiBooks

Work you're proud ofEdit

Show us (through links) some of your best Wikimedia work, on or off wiki, to help us get a sense for the kind of work you do. (no more than 3 or 4 links at most, please.)

  • I started the Write for the Rights project and organized its first edition related to LGBT+ culture in the MENA in Tunis and then in Marseille
  • I joined the movement as a member of Medinapedia Tunis and then coordinated Medinapedia Sfax and now planning other medinapedia projects in other cities
  • I am organizing Queering Wikipedia conference, the first Wikimedia conference focusing on LGBT+ rights in Wikimedia movement


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  1. we can’t miss Kawayashu’s highly valuable work with the Queering Wikimedia conference --Metrophil (talk) 08:05, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. We can't miss any of Kawayashu's contributions across all projects. So it would be great if he received the funding... --Sparrow (麻雀) 🐧 09:07, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Kawayashu has made significant contributions in the form of projects like Write for rights and contributing towards Queering Wikimedia. So I would like to support. John Samuel 09:34, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Kawayashu contributes with very important community organising and content creation (e.g. around the Queering Wikipedia conference). --Shikeishu (talk) 10:07, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Tatakdh I think that a contributor such as Kawayashu actually deserves all the help he can get for setting up these contribution support workshops, for organizing events such as Editathons. It may therefore be useful to help him/her in the acquisition of new computer equipment --Tatakdh (talk) 10:38, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Kawayashu is a hard worker and is very committed with Wikipedia's labour. He deserves all the help. --DaddyCell (talk) 14:24, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. I endorse this request in recognition of the important work Kawayashu does in actively contributing to community events and improving the representation of LGBT+ individuals on Wikipedia. LornaMCampbell (talk) 20:06, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Kawayashu already did a lot for the community. It would be crazy not to award him with a laptop. I hope that WMF can see that donation of any kind to Kawayashu is investment in the future. --Bojan Cvetanović (talk) 21:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. I have met Kawayashu at the francophone wikiconvention in Grenoble last year, and in Brussels this year, and he is a much valued contributor and community organizer.He participated in our LGBTIQ online contest Continuum organized with the equal opportunity office of the University of Geneva. He has also recently joined the project les sans pagEs méditerranée https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:Les_sans_pagEs/M%C3%A9diterran%C3%A9e, as we hope to coordinate some gender gap reducing initiative in Tunis with his help. So we need him to be able to work with a computer as well. Nattes à chat (talk) 19:09, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. I strongly endorse Kawayashu's application. He is a hugely valuable, dedicated member of the community and his work benefits people people who use the Wikimedia projects worldwide. He positively contributes to and champions the comminuty, and should be supported in continuing to do so. --Josiefraser (talk) 21:18, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. I strongly endorse Kawayashu's request. His multilingual Write for the rights program in Tunis and Marseille set a wonderful example for how to proceed entering Human rights content on Wikipedia.--Flor WMCH (talk) 19:11, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  12.   Strong support Kawayashu has been instrumental in playing an important role as per Queering Wikipedia Conference scenario is concerned. He is a definitely an asset for the Wikimedia movement.-Rajeeb (talk) 15:05, 12 June 2020 (UTC)