Grants:PEG/Wikicology/100 articles contribution to Yoruba Language Wikipedia

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Wikicology/100 articles contribution to Yoruba Language Wikipedia
The project aim to add 100 articles (at least 7000 bytes each) on a wide range of topics to Yoruba Language Wikipedia in 2month and improvements to at least 50 existing articles as well as addition of at least 50 images of yoruba culture, fashion and adornments to the project.
targetYoruba Wikipedia
strategic priorityImprove quality
start dateFebruary 17
start year2016
end dateApril 17
end year2016
budget (local currency)160,000 NGN
budget (USD)805 USD
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusyes
created on14:53, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful (2–3 sentences).

  • To increase the number of articles on Yoruba language Wikipedia by 100 within 2 months.
  • Improvements to at least 50 existing articles.
  • Addition of at least 50 images of yoruba culture, fashion and adornments to the project.



  • Contents creation: I'm a prolific contents creation on the English language Wikipedia and I focus my contents creation on Nigeria-related topics of encyclopedic importance. As at 14th November, 2015 I had created 532 articles (on average of 35 articles per month) without a set target. I will create at least 50 articles in a month on the Yoruba language Wikipedia with the set target. I will create at least 2 articles per day.
  • Existing articles improvement: I will improve at least one article per day, which simply suggest that I will improve at least 50 existing articles within 2 months.
  • I will create 1 WikiProject per month
  • I will add at least 50 images of yoruba culture, fashion and adornments to the project. This image will be taken from Lagos and Ogun State which are Yoruba speaking states.


  • Increasing amount of contents on Yoruba language Wikipedia, improvement to at least 50 articles and submission of at least 50 images for usage on the project

Target readership[edit]

Yoruba Wikipedia

Fit with strategy[edit]

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Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used 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. 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.

  • increase the number of articles by 100
  • increase in the number of images for use on Yoruba language Wikipedia by at least 50
  • improvement to minimum of 50 existing articles
  • Addition of two Wikiproject

Resources and risks[edit]


  • I will execute the project based on my experience with Wikipedia Projects and my familiarity with the language. I'm a native speaker of Yoruba language with good written skills in Yoruba language.
  • User:Colouriyo, a member of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and a professional photo journalist in Nigeria will also assist in the shot of the images.


The fact that I'm a native speaker of Yoruba, with good writing skills in both Yoruba and English language, coupled with my understanding of the core Wikipedia Policies and guidelines will significantly minimized any risk.


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.

Project budget table[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 HP 255 G1 Laptop A good laptop for the project 1 1 110000 110000 NGN I currently do not have a personal laptop. Having this will enhance my work since I will continue the project/work after this particular one with higher target without the need to request for a laptop again
2 Travel expenses This expenses is for traveling within Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria to get images for usage on the project 39,500 39,500 NGN

Total cost of project[edit]

149,000 NGN/749 USD

Total amount requested[edit]

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants Program. 160,000 NGN/805 USD

Additional sources of revenue[edit]

Additional sources of revenue, other than the Project and Event Grants Program, that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

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


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  • This is a great step towards the improvement of local contents to Wikipedia. Yoruba Wikipedia is suffering from active contributors. This is a great and I think it's a step that all Nigerians Wikipedia should emulate. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 21:31, 14 November 2015 (UTC)