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Tyap Wikimedians Community Grant 2024-2025
start date2024-07-012024-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2025-06-302025-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)23929187 USD
amount recommended (local currency)23929187 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Tyap Wikimedians Organisation

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Tyap Wikimedians Organisation
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)
Wikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
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)
Tyap Wikimedians Community Grant 2024-2025
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)
Please find the link to the Annual Plan here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ocZEnghKUJUJRYryrV2-6qrWDRTXmWEd/edit
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)

Here are our programs, approaches, and strategies encompassing many initiatives. These are aligned programs based on the Wikimedia Foundation 2030 Movement Strategies:

1. Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement:

a. Wiki Audio Walk: Aimed at increasing content from underrepresented language communities, such as the Tyap language-speaking communities. This involves recording words, phrases, and sentences of different Tyap language variants and related Nenzit languages for uploading on Wikimedia Commons.

b. Tyap Wiki Bootcamp: A bootcamp for Tyap-speaking people to immerse themselves in editing, recording words, and creating Wikipedia articles and Wiktionary entries in Tyap and English. This bootcamp will be organized in collaboration with the Tyap Language Development Board (TLDB).

c. Wiki Loves X Campaigns: Participation in Wiki Loves Folklore, and Wiki Loves Africa to take images from underrepresented areas of the Central Nigerian Plateau for publishing on Wikimedia Commons.

2. Improve User Experience:

a. Friendly Working Space: Establishing a dedicated working space with necessary equipment for Wikimedia organization staff and community members.

b. Equipment for Programs: Providing necessary recording devices, smartphones, laptops, cameras, and other equipment required for program activities.

3. Coordinate Across Stakeholders:

a. Tyap Wikimedia Outreaches: Creating hubs in different Tyap-speaking towns, conducting edit-a-thons, and attending regional festivities to publicize the organization and gain support.

b. Tyap Wikimedia Outreach Follow-ups and Edit-a-thons: Providing in-person retraining for members from newly established hubs to enhance their editing skills.

c. Collaborative Wiktionary Editing: Collaborating with other Wikimedia affiliates to edit each other's languages in their respective Wiktionaries.

d. Wukintyap Office Hour: Dedicated time for volunteers to discuss and improve their understanding of the Wikimedia movement.

4. Investing in Skills and Leadership Development:

a. Staff Retreat: Retraining and gathering ideas from staff (paid and volunteering) to enhance organizational progress.

b. End-of-the-Year Get Together (Community Meetup): Organizing a relaxed gathering to appreciate contributors and engage in Wikimedia activities.

c. Micro-grants Program: Providing funds to community members and hubs for community-building projects.

NB: The program has been aligned with the Wikimedia Foundation 2030 Movement Strategies by focusing on community growth, content expansion, outreach, engagement, capacity building, and support. The specific focus on the Tyap language has been removed to align with the broader movement strategies.

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 Yes
Gender and diversity No
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other Yes


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

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Documenting or incubating languages on Wikimedia projects, Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues
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 microgrants and other financial support to community members , Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Other
Other programs and activities if any: - Wikipedia Outreach and Collaboration
  • Wiktionary Outreach and Collaboration

Other categories

- Language development

  • Community bonding
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Tyap Wikimedians User Group currently has a strength of the following staff 1. Levi Kambai Timothy - User:Kambai Akau - (ROLE: Executive Director) - salaried staff 2. Friday Kuyet Musa - User:Friday musa (ROLE: Project manager) - salaried staff 3. Linda Bello - User:Bello Lydia - (ROLE: Secretary) - volunteer staff 4. Vacant/recruiting in progress - (ROLE: Communications expert) - volunteer staff

GOVERNING BOARD The responsibility of ensuring that the implementation of the annual plan works lies with the entire members of the Board of the TWU, namely: 1. Levi Kambai Timothy - User:Kambai Akau - (ROLE: Chairman) 2. Zwandien Bobai - User:Zbobai - (ROLE: Assistant Chairman) 3. Friday Kuyet Musa - User:Friday musa - (ROLE: Financial Secretary) 3. Linda Bello - User:Bello Lydia - (ROLE: Secretary) 4. Didam Valentine Michael - User:Valtino44 - (ROLE: Board Member) 6. Dorothy Katyak Habila - User:Dorothy Habila - (ROLE: Board Member) 7. Mashan Genesis Kambai - User:Genesis shan - (ROLE: Board of Advisors)

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)

Yes. We will be working with both internal and external partners.

  • In our collaborative Wiktionary Project, we shall work with a yet-to-be-decided-on Wikimedia User Group to translate items on their language in the Tyap Wiktionary and ours in their Wiktionary. This would be similar to the Tyap-English-Romanian Wikipedias editing pilot project we undertook between September and December 2023.
  • In our Wiki Audio Walk project, we plan to collaborate with the Hausa Wikimedians User Group which is undertaking a similar project to promote our languages through audio recordings.
  • In our Tyap Wiki Bootcamp program, we aim to work closely with the Tyap Language Development Board to provide us with useful guidance and literary materials on the Tyap language we may use to support participants get immersed in both the Tyap language and Wikimedia editing within the program duration.
13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Manage Internal Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt, Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact, 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 209 Participants from the
  • Wiki Audio Walk = 9 (8 people x 1 event + 1 guide)
  • Tyap Wiki Bootcamp = 13 (12 people x 1 event + 1 guest from TLDB per event)
  • Wiki Loves X = 18 (8 people x 2 events + 1 guide per event)
  • Tyap Wikimedia Outreaches and follow up edit-a-thons = 65 (65 people x 1 outreach)
  • Wikidata = 34 (30 people + 1 cake baker + 2 cooks + 1 TV cameraman)
  • Collaborative Wiktionary Editing = 20 (10 editors from Tyap WUG + 10 editors from collaborating Wiki UG)
  • Meetup = 50 participants
Number of all editors 106 Existing and new editors from the:
  • Wiki Audio Walk = 8 (8 people x 1 event)
  • Tyap Wiki Bootcamp = 12 (12 people x 1 event)
  • Wiki Loves X = 16 (8 people x 2 events)
  • Tyap Wikimedia Outreaches and follow up edit-a-thons = 40 (40 people x 1 outreach)
  • Wikidata = 15 (15 people)
  • Collaborative Wiktionary Editing = 15 (10 editors from Tyap WUG + 5 editors from collaborating Wiki UG)

New editors from the:

  • Tyap Wiki Bootcamp = 8 (8 people x 1 event)
  • Wiki Loves X = 4 (2 people x 2 events)
  • Tyap Wikimedia Outreaches and follow up edit-a-thons = 40 (40 people x 1 outreach)
  • Wikidata = 5 (5 people)

Number of retained editors from the:

  • Tyap Wiki Bootcamp = 30 (10 people x 3 events)
  • Wiki Loves X = 20 (5 people x 4 events)
  • Tyap Wikimedia Outreaches and follow up edit-a-thons = 120 (40 people x 3 outreaches)
  • Wikidata = 5 (5 people)
Number of new editors 57
Number of retained editors 30
Number of all organizers 15 - 7 original organizers
  • 2 organizers from Zonkwa Tyap Wikimedians Outreach
  • 1 each from Audio Walk and Wikidata
  • 2 from Wiki Loves X
Number of new organizers 5
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 130 1000
Wikimedia Commons 2590 3000
Wikidata 1030 2000
Wiktionary 730 1000
Wikimedia Incubator 200 200
Translatewiki 100 100
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

- Wiki Audio Walk (Commons) = 400 audio files

  • Tyap Wiki Bootcamp = Wp: 80, Wk: 80, Commons: 40 files, Wd: 80
  • Wiki Loves X (Commons) = 2,000 files
  • Wikidata = 900
  • Collaborative Wiktionary Editing = 600
  • Incubator (Tyap Wikimedia Outreach and follow-up edit-a-thon)= at least 200 new articles in the Jju Wikipedia we hope to begin, Wp: 50, Wk:50, Commons: 50 files, Wd: 50

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)

- Sales of membership form at ₦500 per copy to at least, 57 anticipated new members of the group.

  • Anticipating donation of at least ₦20,000.
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)
23929187 USD
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. 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.

This proposal covers two paid staff (Executive Director and Project Manager).
19.2. 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.

Annual Hours:

Full-time employees = 2,080 + 2,080 = 4,180 hours

Full-time FTE = 2.0 Total FTE = 2.0

Please find a link to this and information on the staffing here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AZGJ-0Zj_LJ-C6hxFmSW-IIFsb-rk4mcuNkMQxmjvmA/edit?usp=sharing

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. 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 contractor costs 8365855 USD
Operational costs 960000 USD
Programmatic costs 14603332 USD
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


Additional information[edit]

22. 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)

The budget excludes a bank fee (management fee) of 10% of the entire budget. The overall has the sum of NGN 23,929,187 (USD 15,000). All conversions are as of when the budget was initially submitted on 3 March 2024.

Again, this budget does not include the management fee of 10% (i.e., NGN 2,392,918.7 or USD 1,500).

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