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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/A Tyap Wiktionary Enrichment In-person Training Workshop 2 (ID: 21990169)

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A Tyap Wiktionary Enrichment In-person Training Workshop 2
proposed start date2023-02-04
proposed end date2023-02-12
budget (local currency)1130000 NGN
budget (USD)2593.58 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Kambai Akau
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Kambai Akau

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Bello Lydia, Friday musa, Steve Kally, Valtino44, Zbobai



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Yes, Tyap Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

A Tyap Wiktionary Enrichment In-person Training Workshop 2

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

TELEGRAM: Tyap Wikimedians User Group: t.me/tyaplanguagewiki FACEBOOK: TYAP WIKIMEDIANS USER GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/wikityap WHATSAPP: TYAP WIKIMEDIANS UG: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JfV4Vm3smFhAIRJRBvF61Y

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

After the first Tyap Wiktionary enrichment event, held between April 23-24 and April 30-May 1, 2022, we were able to get editors to edit the Tyap Wiktionary, presently in the Wikimedia Incubator. The number of edits in the Wt/kcg Category are encouraging, but more needs to be done regarding teaching already-existing editors one-on-one, a better way or better ways of editing the site and also recruit more Wiktionary editors to edit the site. This necessitated the thoughts of having a second event to increase the tempo of activities and ensure continuity of the efforts already made to have come thus far.

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

Having noticed that what is actually needed to get event participants afire after an event, is actually a follow-up of what had already been done and one-on-one contact being a necessary tool also, I have come to the conclusion that re-organizing a second in-person event like this would be better off than holding an online event which would definitely not attract as much participants as needed. Again, the template which I designed for the editing of entries in the Tyap Wiktionary in the Incubator would be rearranged to allow for [a] more realistic pattern[s]. The old strategy of communicating with aspiring and old participants via social media still remains as it is still quite effective.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?
  • Advertising the event on social media.
  • Creating incentives for highest editors (text, audio and imageries) during the event; like giving a free branded T-shirt and cap to highest editors and other gift items.
  • Providing transport reimbursements for attendees.
  • Creating awareness about Wikimedia Foundation and what it stands for.
4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Not applicable

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

Yes, I do. They are all members of the Tyap Wikimedians User Group. At the moment, they are volunteers. These are their user names and roles:

1. Zbobai - Assistant Director
2. Bello Lydia - Secretary
3. Friday musa - Financial Secretary
4. Valtino44 - Events, Meetups and Grants Coordinator
5. Steve Kally - IT, Communications and Outreach Coordinator
6. 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, Geography, Language, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

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

The words to be added to the Tyap Wiktionary are those which have not been there before. This is a way of adding knowledge about the Tyap language to the international community at large. Also, the audio to be recorded and images to be added would bring more understanding about what these words to be added mean even to one not well grounded in the language.

7. 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.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Socioeconomic status, Age, Digital Access

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

The target participants are people with some knowledge of Tyap language and use of communication gadgets like mobile phones and computers. The youths are more likely to come to mind here. However, age is not a determining factor. Our social media handles, most especially Telegram and WhatsApp serve as our primary communication channels with all participants who usually get added to our group on the day of the event and remain a part of the group except of they choose not to, anymore.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

I created a set of rules for participants in our social media handles and dropped a link to the Wikimedia Foundation Friendly Space Policy there in and encouraged members to respect one another. During events, I try to let participants know that they are equally capable of editing like any other human and should not be afraid to edit for whatever reason. The Covid-19 protocols are also as much as possible, observed during in-person gatherings.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

My community's representatives, who are mainly the members of the board of the Tyap Wikimedia User Group and I have a private chat group where we discuss our strategies and what to go for at what time. However, when we have agreed to whatever we planned, we put it out for the other members of the community to see where necessary, and our grants proposals on the Tyap Wikimedians User Group page on Meta-Wiki. Here is the link to the projects sub-page of our user group: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tyap_Wikimedians_User_Group/Projects

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


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

The Tyap Language Development Board. This group is the official body in-charge of developing works in the Tyap language. If our works must go in synergy towards achieving a common goal, which is developing, preserving and promoting the use of Tyap language, then, there would be need to share ideas. The are working on a Tyap language dictionary which we need to ensure that our work get streamlined with theirs. They do not have the financial muscle to sponsor our works, but have knowledge to give, as most of them are advanced in age and experience.

14. 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, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn how best to retain existing editors and recruit more of them into Wikimedia Foundation projects as volunteers. I also hope to learn more about Tyap language from different participants and also how to best teach newbies how to edit with ease.

16. 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 spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Experience How was your experience like, participating in the event? 1
Skills What new skills did you learn from the event? Name them. 2
Fun part What part of the event did you enjoy the most? 3
New words What Tyap words did you learn about for the first time and their meanings, during the event? 4
Sustenance Would you like to continue editing even after the event? If yes, why? If no, why not? 5
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We hope to get as much as 10 to 20 new participants, completely new to Wikimedia events, another 10 to 20 returning participants, previously part of any past WMF event. as well as between 5 to 10 participants online. 50
Number of editors We hope to get as much as 10 to 20 new editors, completely new to Wikimedia events, another 10 to 20 returning editors, previously part of any past WMF event. as well as between 2 to 5 editors online. 45
Number of organizers As previously mentioned, there are five organizers working with me in this project. In addition, however, we would have the cameraman and others who would be involved in organizing the venue. 10
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Incubator To create and/or improve between 80 to 200 entries. 200
Wikimedia Commons Upload at 20 to 40 audio sounds and use or upload at least, 20 images. 60
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

How early the event commences, the number of editors expected, the service network strength and the speed of editing could affect the above metrics.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

I think I would need a support for this.

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1130000 NGN

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

2593.58 USD

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


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


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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).