Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Igbo Wikimedians User Group Simple Annual Grant 2022

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Igbo Wikimedians User Group Simple Annual Grant 2022
start date2022-01-012022-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2022-12-312022-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)27738109.87 NGN
amount requested (USD)67560 USD
amount recommended (USD)67560
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 1
applicant and people related to proposal1. Tochiprecious
2. Blossom Ozurumba
organization (if applicable)Igbo Wikimedia Organization
Midpoint Learning Report 
Final Learning Report

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Applicant details[edit]

Wikimedia username(s):

1. Tochiprecious
2. Blossom Ozurumba


Igbo Wikimedia Organization

G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?


H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?


M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.


Additional information[edit]

R. Where will this proposal be implemented?


S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:


S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.



1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

Igbo Wikimedians User Group is a group of Wikimedians that are committed to working on various wiki projects related to Igbo language and culture. We aim to share free knowledge especially in Igbo Language to make it accessible to people who would not be able to on a normal day.

2. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important?

From our experience with our first sAPG, we're trying to help bridge the content gap, recruit/empower more Igbo language knowledge producers and share free knowledge in Igbo language to enable easy access for people who would otherwise not be able to on a normal day.

3. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

We hope to achieve this through content creation projects (edit a thons, writing contest/competitions, photo contests, wiki campaigns, culture promotion), community development projects (improving our mentorship program which we titled 'adopt a User', make individual grants available to community members with creative project ideas that align with the community objectives), partnership with both wiki communities in Nigeria and abroad. Partnership with local organizations.

4. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. Introduce Wikimedia projects to more Igbo people that are literate in the Igbo language at any level.

2. Maintain and grow the Igbo Wiki community worldwide.
3. Mentor and improve skills of community members
4. Work towards the growth and development of other Igbo language Wikimedia projects.
5. Promotion of topics related to Igbo language, culture and community.
6. Cooperate with local authorities, organizations and individuals to promote free knowledge through Wikimedia projects

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      


5.1 If yes, 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?


6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

7. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes we do.

1. Tochiprecious - Program Co-ordinator
2. Udehb - Assistant program co-ordinator
3. Communication's coordinator - vacant position

8. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

9. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Human Rights, Diversity

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

Our participants, depending on the project are: young adults and adults who speak and write Igbo language at any level. We hope to retain them through mentorships to help them identify their most preferred projects to work on, constant engagement with activities, open them up to opportunities where they can also improve their skills.

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

As we discussed with the UCoC team during our last meeting, we intend to select a representative from our group who would be in charge of the UCoC and friendly space policy and handle all challenges that may arise

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?


13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

We do not have a link at the but we have had a meeting with the Wikimedia Nigeria Community to work together in projects. We are also in talks with Wikiwomen in Red to work together on gender based projects.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?


14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

We would be working together with PEA initiative. They would be mobilizing their participants for outreaches and we support with data, refreshments and/or transportation.

15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

Like we did for our current grant, we would increase our impact and scope by scaling to other project and also identifying other enthusiastic and devoted members to work with.

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

n/a (GA completed this question, as this was not included in the application form when grantee submitted)

17. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

19. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

1. What activities are people more interested in?

2. What makes participants more interested and willing to continue.
3. What do we have to do to get more youths and universities involved?

20. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target

Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities 1000 people reached through social media publications 1000
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability 2 partnerships 2
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participants - 70

Returning participants - 30

Number of editors N/A N/A
Number of organizers N/A N/A
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia 200 N/A
Wikidata Add 500 Wikidata items and lexemes 600
Wiktionary Definitions added and improved 400
Wikiquote Increase the number of new quotes on Igbo Wikiquotes in the incubator by 100. 100

21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

Mediawiki. We would keep translating the translatewiki interface for all Igbo wiki platforms. At least 100 additional translations

22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

outreach dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

27738109.87 NGN

23.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

67560 USD

23.3 Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

Podcast on Igbo Language Proverbs, Idioms, and Phrases aimed at adding content to Igbo language Wikiquote = 5,000.00

Content Creation 1 year = 10,000.00 Culture promotion = 2,000.00 Community Development = 14,500.00 IG Wikidata Hub Projects 1 year = 5,000.00 Operational expenses = 5,060.00 Salaries - 1 years = 26,000.00

Total = $67,560

Below is the link to our budget.

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.


Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final Message[edit]

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We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.