Wikimania 2021/Scholarships/Open Foundation West Africa

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Open Foundation West Africa
We will start spending funds 15th July
start date13 August
start year2021
end date17 August
end year2021
budget (local currency)11,690 GHS
budget (USD)$2000
Wikimedia Affiliate• Open Foundation West Africa
website (if applicable)•

Note: Wikimania 2021 scholarhship applicants must be Wikimedia movement affiliates. Individuals and other organizations are not eligible.

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

What Wikimedia movement affiliate do you represent?

  • Open Foundation West Africa

What needs are you requesting funding for to support your community’s participation at Wikimania? Please review following eligible activities and expenses below, and write below any that will be included in your activities.

  • Childcare services (or similar family services) to support Wikimania participation (included)
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants (Included)
  • Administrative or operational costs for to distribute funds to community members, such as transfer fees (Included)
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, head/earphones) (Included)
    Note: Requests for computers, laptops, tablets, and other personal devices are not eligible.
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support for pre-recorded Wikimania sessions (such as equipment or space)
  • In-person meetups that coincide with Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space) (Included)
  • Post-Wikimania meetups resulting from having attended Wikimania (food, beverage, meeting space)

We will provide the following to ensure maximum participation of OFWA members;

  • ...Childcare services to support Wikimania participants
  • ...Data Packages to distribute to Wikimania participants (members of OFWA)
  • Administrative and operational cost to distrubute funds to community members (such as transfer fees, transportation for members to satellite event, other operational expenses)
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones)
  • In person meetups (satellite event ) that coincide with WIkimania activities (will encourage more participation and organizing around Wikimania for even participants who did not receive scholarship)

If you are requesting more than 1000 USD to distribute to your community, please provide additional detail on how you will distribute these funds. Please provide a summary explaining the following:

  • how you will invite community members to apply for funding,
  • the criteria you will use to determine eligibility, and
  • the processes or services you will use to distribute funds.

This description does not need to be comprehensive, but should generally explain the process for how community members will receive funds or support to participate in Wikimania. For support on eligibility criteria, feel free to review this reviewer's guide for previous Wikimania scholarship programs. If you are not distributing funds to community members, please write N/A below.

  • We will use google form along with a post and flyer inviting participants in the community to apply. We will share via our social media platforms and WhatsApp groups.
  • Because there are limited data scholarship slots available, we will first of all shortlist only members within the OFWA community. Secondly, in other to ensure participation from other regions, we will have a quota for applicants for each region to ensure fair accessibility of the opportunity. Due to the large number of OFWA community members, we will also let them know that priority will also be given to those who apply early and are also able to provide a tangible reason why they need the scholarship.
  • Lastly, those who are willing to provide a short report about their attendance.

Outcomes edit

Please provide a range or estimate for the number of participants the funding will support. It is OK if this is estimate is based on limited information, but we want to have an idea of how your activities will support community participation in Wikimania. Some examples:

  • 3-5 participants will receive childcare support to support their participation at Wikimania.
  • 10 participants will receive hardware support
  • 1-2 post-Wikimania meetups will be funded
  • 10-20 participants will receive data packages to support their participation at Wikimania
  • At the end of the conference we would;
    • Have afforded at least 15 participants the opportunity to attend Wikimania for the first time.
    • Have supported 3 participants who would not have made it without Childcare support the opportunity to attend the event.
    • Have provided the opportunity for not less than 40 members in 3 hubs across 3 regions in Ghana to attend a Wikimania satellite event (experience Wikimania for the first time).
    • Like to expose our community to projects, lessons and opportunities from across the movement
    • Like to encourage networking and mentorship with other Wikimedians from across the movement

Budget edit

How you will use the funds you are requesting? Please use the following categories for your expenses. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Childcare services (or similar family services)
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
    In addition to a total budget, please indicate the average data cost per person who will receive funds for this need.
  • Administrative or operational costs for distributing funds
  • Small hardware expenses to support access
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support
  • Meetups during or after Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
No Item Unite Price Quantity Total Description
1 Satellite events 800 3 2400 Each satellite event will host between 15 to 20 participants and this will take place in 3 regions
2 Data Scholarships 200 15 3000 Data scholarship to be given to 15 applicants within our community. At least 3 members each from 6 hubs across the country
3 Child Care Support 600 4 2400 Child care support for at least 4 applicants who require such services
4 Microphone and Webcam 2000 1 2000 Microphone and webcam to support virtual events
5 Administrative  charges 1000 1 1000 Administrative or operational costs such as; cost for disbursing funds to community members,  transportation for members to satellite events, other operational expenses, etc.
6 Miscellaneous 890
Total 11,690

Completing your application edit

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact and to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.