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Activities and lessons learned




Wikipedia User Group Nigeria (WUGN) celebrated the 15th anniversary of wikipedia in Nigeria . At first, the group intended to celebrate it at Goethe Institut. However, there was a change in program of Goethe Institut which led the group to organize the event at Fountain University Osogbo following a discussion with the management of the university. Our team arrived at the University on Thursday 14th January 2016, a day before the celebration. On the 15th of January 2016, which marked the birth of Wikipedia . Students and Acadmics staff gathered at Eti-Osa Hall . The event began with an opening prayer by the Vice chancellor of the university , professor Bashiru Ademola Raji who was present at the occasion. This was followed by a brief overview of the Wikipedia as online encyclopedia in the last fifteen years, its accomplishment, impact in education and its future in the next fifteen years. The other highlight of the day include cake cutting, socializing and entertainment. The event attracted huge number of attendees including students and academics staff.



On the 16th of January 2016 marked the first workshop for students of fountain University .The aim of the workshop is to provide hands-on training for students of the institution, to acquaint the students with the basic knowledge of Wikipedia and how to be a contributor to the project. Over twenty students participated in the workshop.

Lessons learned

What worked well?
  • Good working relationship with the school management including the academic staff
  • Availability of training facilities except for the internet connectivity
  • Willingness of the students to participate in wikimedia project
What didn't work?
  • Internet Connectivity -- Poor internet connectivity is one of the challenges we faced during the workshop. We spent over 3 hrs resolving this problem until we switch to another network hub.
  • Rannge Block-- During the training session, we experienced a ranged block which affected the participants IP address. This was due to the fact that the participants were connected to the school main internet hub. The few ones that were able to edit made used of their mobile phone connections. The same issue persisted after the workshop. We contacted a checkuser to help in resolving this problem However, some were to edit while others gave up editing in the process.
  • Academic Calender-- The workshop clashed with the exams of the students which impeded the level of participation in the mentorship program organized hereafter.
  • Late disbursement of fund from WMF for the event.
What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
  • We will endeavor to identify the Internet Service Provider (ISP) with the strongest internet network connection in the target location before the event.
  • We will ensure to be conversant with the calendar of proposed host institution or organization before organizing any event.



The contest organized as part of the event added 121 Nigerian related articles to Wikipedia and one featured image of a Nigerian woman. 30 editors participated in the contest. This is the first contest organized by Wikimedia User group Nigeria.

Learning patterns


Outcomes and impact



Provide the original project goal here.
  • To mark the 15th birthday of Wikipedia in Nigeria
  • To recruit long-term valuable editors
  • To create a long-term relationship with academic insttutions
  • Nigerian students and academics are not aware of the model of Wikipedia. They are not aware of the fact that articles on Wikipedia are written and edited by people like them. We aim to create awareness about the model of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 short paragraphs.

As proposed we were able to achieve our goals thus:

  • The event was marked as indicated in our original project goal.
  • Some of the long-term valuable editors recruited include:
  1. en:User:jaybakky
  2. en:User:Amunique
  3. en:User:Moyosteady13

The above mentioned editors are still active till date.

  • The success recorded from the event, we have been able to create a long-term relationship with the institution
  • The hosting of the event has been able to correct the impression that wikipedia are written by only experts. Also, we have been able to use the event to introduce the basic knowledge of Wikipedia to students and academics

Progress towards targets and goals


Project metrics

Project metrics Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Wikipedia 15 Celebration: To establish a long term relationship with academic institution in Nigeria and to create awareness about Wikimedia projects and how contents get to Wikipedia. We were to establish a long term relationship with Fountain University, Osogbo,Osun State, where the event took place and we also organise workhop and edit-a-thorn with the students of the school. The institution agreed to support future Wikimedia projects/events in Nigeria.
To boost support for Wikimedia projects and the affiliate of the WMF, the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria With the success of this event, additional four tertiary Institutions had indicated their interest to partner with for Wikimedia projects in Nigeria.Namely, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State University, Adekunle Ajasin University, and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
To at least 40 new articles to encyclopedia 121 articles were and one featured image were added to Wikipedia We are happy to surpass the proposed number of new articles
To increase number of contributors to Wikipedia Three (3) active editors from Nigeria were added to Wikipedia We earlier proposed that at least 10 new editors will continue to edit at the end of the event, however with the challenges mentioned above only three are still editing till date.
To increase number of community members in Nigeria The Wikimedia User Grouped Nigeria has increase from five membership to over 30 members

across the country.

To increase Reach Over hundred people attended wikipedia15 celebration at Fountain Univeristy see

Global Metrics


We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees. In addition to the measures of success for your specific program (in above section), please use the table below to let us know how your project contributed to the Global Metrics. We know that not all projects will have results for each type of metric, so feel free to put "0" where necessary.

  1. Next to each required metric, list the actual outcome achieved through this project.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome. For example, if you were funded for an edit-a-thon which resulted in 0 new images, your explanation might be "This project focused solely on participation and articles written/improved, the goal was not to collect images."

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 3 The active editors involved include User:Olaniyan Olushola
User:Jamie Tubers
2. # of new editors 3 The new editors added include User:en:Amunique
3. # of individuals involved Over 30 individual involved , this numbers exclude the number of participants at the event.
4a. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 1 feature Image
4b. # of new images/media uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Optional) 51 Images
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 121
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects
Learning question
Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?



What impact did this project have on WMF's mission and the strategic priorities?

Option A: How did you increase participation in one or more Wikimedia projects? We launched a writing contest tagged "Wiki Loves Nigeria" with over 30 participants creating 121 Nigeria related articles on English Wikipdia

Option B: How did you improve quality on one or more Wikimedia projects?

Option C: How did you increase the reach (readership) of one or more Wikimedia projects?

Reporting and documentation of expenditures


This section describes the grant's use of funds


Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grants at wikimedia dot org, according to the guidelines here? Answer "Yes" or "No".


Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Food Amala Per person 5.00 2000 10000 10000 NGN
2 Certificate Certificate of Participation Per person 20.00 500 10000 10000 NGN
3 Transportation Local transport for Volunteers for Pre-event visit( Workshop day1) Per person 5 1000 5000 5000 NGN
4 Food Food ( Workshop day1) Per person 40 10000 40000 40000 NGN
5 Food & Beverages Tea /Coffee ( Workshop day1) Per person 40 100.00 4000 4000 NGN
6 Internet facilities Internet data ( Workshop day1) 5000 5000 NGN
7 Food Fried rice and chicken (pre-event) per person 3 2000 6000 6000 NGN
8 Hotel accommodation Hotel accommodation for Wikimedians for 3 Wikimedians 2 10000 20000 20000 NGN
9 Transportation Local transport for Volunteers for Pre-event visit (Workshop Day2) per person 5 1000 5000 5000 NGN
10 Food Food (workshop day 2) Per person 40 1000 40000 40000 NGN
11 Beverages Tea/Coffee (Workshop day 2) Per person 40 100 4000 4000 NGN
12 Internet facilities Internet data (workshop day 2) 5000 5000 NGN
13 Merchandise T-Shirt for Wikipedia15 Per person 10 2000 20000 200000 NGN
14 Merchandise Biro Per person 100 30 3000 3000 NGN
15 Merchandise USB flash drive Per person 100 100 10000 10000 NGN
16 Merchandise Wrist band Per person 100 100 10000 10000 NGN
17 Merchandise Customizing T-Shirt Per person 10 500 5000 5000 NGN
18 Merchandise Customizing T-Shirt Per person 100 20 2000 2000 NGN
19 Merchandise Customizing Wrist band per person 100 30 3000 3000 NGN
20 Merchandise Customizing Flash drive per person 100 30 3000 3000 NGN
21 Travel scholarship Travel Scholarship for experience Wikimedia outside Lagos per person 3 10000 30000 30000 NGN
22 Hotel accommodation Hotel Accommodation -5 persons for 2 night (Shared accommmodation) per person 2 15000 30000 30000 NGN
23 Food Event food per person 40 1000 40000 400000 NGN
24 Food Wiki 15 cake 1 1 1 15,000 15,000 NGN
25 Beverages coffee/tea per person 40 100 4000 4000 NGN
26 Internet facilities Internet data 1 1 1 5000 5000 NGN
27 Awards Airtime for 1st Winner (Air time Voucher) Per person 1 1 14,000 14,000 NGN
28 Awards Airtime for 1st Winner (Air time Voucher) Per person 1 1 10,000 10,000 NGN
29 Awards Airtime for 1st Winner (Air time Voucher) Per person 1 1 6,000 6,000 NGN

PLACEHOLDER TEXT. SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT Grants:Index/Create financial report.
Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
368,913.37 NGN 1,851.51 USD
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
368,913.37 NGN 1,851.51 USD
Total amount spent on this project
365,000.00 NGN 1,834.17 USD
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
365,000.00 NGN 1,834.17 USD
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Remaining funds

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NGN 3913.37 USD 19.67
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