[African Wikimedians] [Wiki Loves Africa] A few starting elements

For all groups interested in joining Wiki Loves Africa this year

1. A telegram channel has been created : join here : https://t.me/joinchat/DS2I3BepmnMxK0-7HDVCLA

2. To indicate your interest in participating : add your country and contact name there :

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2020#Participating_countries

3. Funding. For those of you who needs funding, it is possible to ask funds to Wikimedia Foundation in asking for a rapid grant.
Warning though: this will only be possible for a request done between 1st of December till 15th of December.
So, this is quite urgent :)

To make a grant request : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid
To inspire yourself from last years applications from other countries : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2020#Funding_for_wikimedians_groups_and_individuals
If you are new to this, feel free to contact me and ask questions (better use fdevouard/@/anthere.org or Telegram), but please start a draft before hand. That's easier to discuss on and review.

4. There are many many many other questions. Such as :
* Should I create my own landing page where participants will upload their pictures : the answer is no, please do not.
* Other places I need to connect myself to understand what is going on : Right now... only here and Telegram channel. More info coming soon.
* Can I create my own team page for WLA. Yes you can but please wait a bit for more info coming on the matter

Thanks

Anthere

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Hello everyone. A quick notes regarding to Wiki Loves Africa

1) we are still missing some applications ! Join in : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2020#Participating_countries

2) if you are under a rapid grant system, the time to propose one is now open and will stay open till December 15th. Do not miss the deadline.
We already have 3 requests proposed (Marocco, Botswana and Zambia !)

Link to the rapid grant portal : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid

3) in the most perfect world... when you have submitted your rapid grant, you will update the meta page : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2020#Participating_countries

Cheers

Florence