Education/News/May 2022/Introduction of the Wikimedia Fan Club to Kwara State University Malete
Kwara State University Malete, Awareness Campaign
Summary: Wikimedia Fan Club Kwara State University Malete Awareness Campaign created awareness for Wikipedia and its sister's project to the Students and staff of the academic community, and also discuss the way forward for promoting Wikimedia products, contests , campaigns and projects within and outside the institution.
On the 11th of May, 2022 the Kwara State University Malete officially launched its Wikimedia fan club which aimed at creating awareness and visibility for Wikipedia and its sister's project to the Students and staff of the academic community. We had in attendance over 50 students across different faculties who were exposed to the aim and objectives of the Wikimedia foundation, it's roles in promoting free knowledge, and it's impact in the global goals.At the end of the program over 30 new Wikimedian editors were recruited with over 81.1k article view, 181 uploads on wikicommons among others.
Below is a link to the project documentation page, the outreachdashboard where all activities and contributors can be found. Pictures of the physical Event at the Kwara State University Library.
Thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation for their support on this project, the Kwara State University Library, Prof. Moshood Mahmood, Dean of Student Affairs, KWASU, Dr. Kennedy E. the Sub-Dean Faculty of I.C.T, Mrs Olani Olabimpe, (Head of the Branch, National library of Nigeria Kwara state Branch), Mrs. Gobir, the student adviser for the club, Dr. Mrs. Ajani Florence, the matron, the Chairman board of trustees Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Usergroup, and Student Union President, for their support towards the launching as well as James Popoola, President Unilorin Wiki fan club, Godstime Elijah, Former V.P. Unilorin Wiki fan Club, and Amzat Omolara, for facilitating the event.