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statusNot funded
NaijaCoder Summer Intensives
start date2024-08-01
end date2025-08-01
budget (local currency)15000 USD
amount requested (USD)15000 USD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundundefined round
organization (if applicable)NaijaCoder, Inc.

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
NaijaCoder, Inc.
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Nonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
NaijaCoder Summer Intensives
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

One of the major programs of NaijaCoder, Inc. is the Naijacoder summer intensive camp. The program teaches low-income students in Nigeria the basic math and logic of computer programming, and provides additional resources to apply to colleges and universities abroad. NaijaCoder instills a passion for computer science by not only providing the how but also the why of programming, and applications to real world problems. NaijaCoder strengthens the resumes of its students, and provides access to invaluable resources that its students are able to attend universities abroad, further diversify computer science education, and better provide for themselves and loved ones. NaijaCoder hosted its first in-person successful summer intensive in Abuja, Nigeria in August 2023. Students with no background in computer science were able to successfully implement and write simple to semi-complex algorithms after only two weeks of learning. The intensive also had guest lecturers from Cornell, Harvard, GIEVA, and EducationUSA who spoke about electrical engineering, coding and climate change, and resources for applying to colleges and universities abroad. All of NaijaCoder is provided to students free of charge, with lunch provided each day and free access to computers, wifi, and stable electricity at the school. NaijaCoder is applying for a grant for its 2024 iteration, and will use the funds to increase its class size and provide subsidies for students’ travel costs. As NaijaCoder expands and matures, different levels of curriculum will be offered, so that returning students can continue advancing their skills, and new students can begin with the basics. See our social medias for more information: https://twitter.com/naijacoderorg, https://www.instagram.com/naijacoder/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/naijacoder/

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM No
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests No
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Wiki Camp, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Secondary school students, Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors
Other groups if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Fomenting female leadership within the movement (either staff, members or boards)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
Please see http://naijacoder.org that includes past programs with calendar and syllabuses. The syllabus (with timeline) for the past 2023 program is available here: https://naijacoder.org/summer2023/files/syllabus.html. However, planning for the 2024 summer camp has already begun.
11. Describe your team. (required)

All team members are volunteers. For now, none of us are salaried but we have full-time jobs that pay us. Here are brief bios of key members of the team:

1) Daniel Alabi Daniel Alabi, Ph.D., (http://alabidan.me) is a Junior Fellow of the Simons Society of Fellows and a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. He earned his S.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University where he studied theoretical computer science and before that obtained his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science from Carleton College where he was a Kellogg International Scholar. Between starting graduate school at Harvard, he was a Kernel Engineer in the Distributed Systems Team at MongoDB. He is passionate about teaching and democratizing access to computer science education.

2) Alida Monaco Alida is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy and a current Climate Change & Sustainability Analyst with ICF International. Alida has deep experience in applying her coding skills to climate and sustainability issues, having published a paper in the Journal for Sustainable Finance & Investment. Alida is passionate about increasing coding education access as a tool for students to address real world issues. She was an instructor for NaijaCoder in 2023.

3) Philip Adama Abel Philip is a Senior Software Engineer at Twilio. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT and Georgia Tech respectively. He has organized and run coding camps twice in Nigeria, where over fifty students have benefitted for free. Philip grew up and completed highschool in Nigeria. He seeks to improve the quality of education and life of Nigerian students through programs that teach them adaptable, industry-relevant skills such as coding/programming.

4) Tolu Alabi Tolu is the CEO of Cleva, a fintech start-up. She is also the founder and managing operator of Next In Line, an NGO that empowers Nigerian youths through summer Basketball training camps. Tolu has significant experience organizing youth empowerment programmes in Nigeria and brings concrete logistical and process-management experience to NaijaCoder. She earned dual degrees in Computer Science and Math at Grinnell College, and has an MBA from Stanford Business School.

5) Lekan Afuye Lekan is currently a co-founder of EchoIcs, a hardware startup focused on developing flexible wireless integrated circuits. He completed his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University in 2022. He is passionate about improving access to education through technology. Lekan has been involved in organizing a mathematics quiz competition between high schools in Accra Ghana and was previously involved in an ed-tech startup in Nigeria.

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

For the 2023 summer program, we partnered with the following organizations: 1) EducationUSA (affiliated with U.S. Embassies): A staff member from EducationUSA in the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria gave a presentation at the NaijaCoder 2023 summer program. The presentation was about how to apply to universities in the U.S. 2) GIEVA (Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association) International: This is the international representative for SAT and ACT in Nigeria. They sent staff to give a presentation to the students in our program. The presentation was about volunteer resources and application materials for applying to Canadian and U.S. colleges.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 60 For the 2024 program, we're aiming for about 50 students and 10 instructors. The instructors and students can be involved in content creation and editing for wikimedia-related projects.
Number of all editors N/A N/A
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers N/A N/A
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 5 22
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Given sparse details about articles related to Nigeria, we hope to add to wikipedia pages related to Nigerian education and research, our main expertise. We can also create new pages about NaijaCoder.

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)

We will run a gofundme.

16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
15000 USD
19. What is the total requested amount in US dollars? (required)
15000 USD
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency) Amount USD
Year 1 N/A USD N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD N/A USD
20. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
20.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

20.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

20.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
21. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contactor costs 0 USD
Operational costs 15000 USD
Programmatic costs 15000 USD
22. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information[edit]

23. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

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