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Women Who Wiki
This idea is to increase readership and contribution to Wikipedia among women in Nigeria.Women learn more in peers and better when they see their fellow women learn as well. This will be achieved with series of training to keep up engaging the community of women.
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Eyitayo Alimi
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created on11:14, 24 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Women between the ages of 18 and 45

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

English,Yoruba ,Hausa and Igbo

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Physical meetups in form of conferences and seminar Whatsapp for follow ups

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
Wikipedia been an online encyclopedia,where you can get all information . They are interested in information from health , to wellness, business,entrepreneurship and education.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]

Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]

I will communicate using both platforms so as to cater for everyone

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
I will create communication materials with telling my stories on how Wikipedia has helped me as a woman by providing visibility for me as well as using the platform for my academic research

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
Creating a Wikipedia account for the participants Increase in the number of contributions of articles in the Nigerian Languages

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
Over the years, I've been organizing event for the Wikipedia User group Nigeria which has helped me identify loop holes and how to organise outreaches and better events. How ever, i will need the following'; Financial assistance for (Venue, snacks,branding materials,internet facilities)

Wikipedia Swags offline contents for rural areas

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About the idea creator[edit]

USER: Eyitayo Alimi, the women tech lead of Wikipedia user group in Nigeria. I am a Software Engineer with 10 years experience in the field of technology. I have organised / co-organised Wikipedia events in Nigeria e.g Wiki loves women, Wikipedia @15, wiki love monument ,Wikipedia Nigeria in Residence and lots more.


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