Grants:PEG/WIkimedia User Group Nigeria/Wiki Photo Tours

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WIkimedia User Group Nigeria/Wiki Photo Tours
The English and Yoruba Wikipedia contain articles (stub at least) of at least 2000 municipalities in Nigeria but only few of these articles have photographs, and most of the pictures come from towns where Wikipedia editors/photographers live. The aim of this project is to support the creation of freely licensed photos of Nigeria municipalities (and associated landmarks) through reasonable funding of travel expenses, food and hotel accommodation of volunteer photographers.
targetWikimedia Common, English and Yoruba Wikipedia
strategic priorityImproving Quality
start date25 March 2016
start year2016
end date24 June 2016
end year2016
budget (local currency)NGN 535566.17
budget (USD)2718.61
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• olaniyanshola(_AT_)yahoo.com• reachout2isaac(_AT_)gmail.com
organization• Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
websiteOfficial Website


Goal[edit]

The goal of this project is to provide freely licensed photos of at least 1000 - 1200 Nigeria municipalities, castles, nature reserves, rivers, creeks and other landmarks that were not available before. We also aimed to use at least 500 of these images on articles that lack these images on Wikipedia and create at least 50 new articles for at least 50 of the images.

Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

Nigeria is divided into six geopolitical zones and federal capital territory. The Six geopolitical zones consists of South-West, South-East, North-Central, South-South, North-East, North-West. The first stage of this project will focus on Lagos and Oyo State. Our team of volunteer photographers will visit these states using commercial buses between 25 March 2016 and 24 June 2016. During these trips, we will take images of Nigeria municipalities, castles, nature reserves, rivers, creeks and other landmarks that could be used for various purposes on Wikimedia projects. The images obtained will be described, uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and categorized. On the weekends when people are not traveling, the participants and the user group will work on uploading images, adding them to articles and creating new articles. However, volunteers can work for 5 hours per day but based on our past experience, an average Nigerian Wikimedian/Volunteer can only upload a maximum of 50 high quality images per day/session. This is due to several factors including poor internet connection service in Nigeria. With 10 Wikimedians/Volunteers we can upload 500 - 600 images per uploading session. We will sponsor their local travel cost to the uploading venue. We will also provide breakfast and lunch for them.

Impact[edit]

Target readership[edit]

  • Wikimedia Common
  • English Wikipedia
  • Yoruba Wikipedia

Fit with strategy[edit]

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorities. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1–2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found here.

The project will provide new photographs to support Wikipedia articles about Nigeria, thus increasing their quality, as well as other projects that benefit from freely available media.

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used to determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG program resources for suggested measures of success.

We will consider this project a success if we

  • Upload at least 1000 - 1200 images on common
  • Use at least 500 images on at least 500 articles on Wikipedia
  • Create at least 50 new articles for at least 50 of the images that have no existing articles on Wikipedia

Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some global metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

Resources and risks[edit]

Resources[edit]

Past Project[edit]

Risks[edit]

Risk Possible negative results Mitigation
Part 1: Internal
Difficulties in securing the participation of experienced photographers.
  • Poor qualities of Images
  • Low number of images
  • We have written a letter of introduction to 37 experienced photographers within the south-western state of Nigeria, explaining the objectives of the project and importance of those images on Nigeria related articles on Wikipedia. 15 of the experienced photographers contacted have confirmed their willingness to participate voluntarily in the project.
Some communities in Nigeria will not allow the snapping of images without being compensated.
  • Low number of images
  • Low number of communities’ coverage
  • Our team executives have met with leaders of some of the communities that are likely to request for compensation and have agreed to cooperate with us after being enlighten of the importance of the project to Nigeria related articles on Wikipedia.

Budget[edit]

Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.


budget table[edit]

Sl.No Item Quantity Number of Journey per team Total number of Journey Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per journey
(Sumtotal : NGN 382080 (USD 1939.49)
1 Local Transportation for Team A volunteers 2 6 12 3920 47040 238.78 This will cover the local travel expenses for the team for the 12 journeys
2 local Transportation for Team B volunteers 2 6 12 3920 47040 238.78 This will cover the local travel expenses for the team for the 12 journeys
3 Food for Team A 2 6 12 4000 48000 243.65 This will cover the cost of food for the team for the 12 journeys
4 Food for Team B 2 6 12 4000 48000 243.65 This will cover the cost of food for the team for the 12 journeys
5 Hotel Accommodation Team A 2 6 12 8000 96000 487.31 This will cover the hotel accommodation for 1 night (Saturday/Sunday). Note that it's a shared accommodation.
5 Hotel Accommodation for Team B 2 6 12 8000 96000 487.31 This will cover the hotel accommodation for 1 night (Saturday/Sunday). Note that it's a shared accommodation.
Total (without contingency cost): NGN 382080 (USD 1939.49)
Contingency cost: NGN 29550 (USD 150)
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 411630 (USD 2079.49)
2079.49 This is the total amount requested with contigency for the journeys

Uploading session budget for the first trip[edit]

The estimated budget for the first uploading session is outlined below:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per workshop
(Sumtotal : 41970 NGN)
1 Transportation for volunteers 10 1500 15000 76.14 This will cover the transport expenses from their various home to the venue and back to their respective home
2 Food 10 2000 20000 101.52 This will cover their breakfast and lunch.
3 Wifi 1 (at the venue) 5000 5000 25.38
Total (without contingency cost): NGN 40000 (USD 203.04)
Contingency cost: NGN 1970 (USD 10)
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 41970 (USD 213.04)

Uploading session budget for the second trip[edit]

The estimated budget for the first uploading session is outlined below:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per workshop
(Sumtotal : 41970 NGN)
1 Transportation for volunteers 10 1500 15000 76.14 This will cover the transport expenses from their various home to the venue and back to their respective home
2 Food 10 2000 20000 101.52 This will cover their breakfast and lunch.
3 Wifi 1 (at the venue) 5000 5000 25.38
Total (without contingency cost): NGN 40000 (USD 203.04)
Contingency cost: NGN 1970 (USD 10)
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 41970 (USD 213.04)

Uploading session budget for the third trip[edit]

The estimated budget for the first uploading session is outlined below:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per workshop
(Sumtotal : 41970 NGN)
1 Transportation for volunteers 10 1500 15000 76.14 This will cover the transport expenses from their various home to the venue and back to their respective home
2 Food 10 2000 20000 101.52 This will cover their breakfast and lunch.
3 Wifi 1 (at the venue) 5000 5000 25.38
Total (without contingency cost): NGN 40000 (USD 203.04)
Contingency cost: NGN 1970 (USD 10)
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 41970 (USD 213.04)


Total cost of project[edit]

Total cost of project

NGN 535566.17 (USD 2718.61)

Total amount requested[edit]

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program

USD 2718.61

Total amount requested[edit]

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program

USD 2718.61


Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded
Nil

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non-financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requests for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance, if any

There's no additional support needed from WMF. We presume that participants will be using their own equipment.

Discussion[edit]

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Endorsements[edit]

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  • Support Support. Wholeheartedly! Wikicology (talk) 23:10, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support. The project will increase the number of contributors from Nigeria and increase the content of a region that is underrepresented in Wikimedia projects. --Gereon K. (talk) 12:41, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support. This project will add colour to the existing articles and create better illustration of new articles in term of pictorial representationOlaniyan Olushola (talk) 08:46, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Wikicology has a proven track record of expanding Wikipedia/Wikimedia coverage of Nigeria. Cullen328 (talk) 20:10, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Wikipedia is seriously in need of Nigeria-related images. SDK Olobe (talk) 15:42, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
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