Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Advancing Wikimedia Projects in Gungbe Language:Gungbe Wikiquotes, Gungbe Wiktionary and Wikidata (ID: 21883232)

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Advancing Wikimedia Projects in Gungbe Language: Gungbe Wikiquotes, Gungbe Wiktionary and Wikidata
proposed start date2022-07-15
proposed end date2022-09-15
grant start date2022-07-15T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-08-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)2066964.48 NGN
budget (USD)4984 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Samatics
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.




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.

Gungbe Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Advancing Wikimedia Projects in Gungbe Language: Gungbe Wikiquotes, Gungbe Wiktionary and Wikidata

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.

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

Although Africa is rich in quotes and proverbs, no active Wikiquotes exist in West African Languages and just 1 (Afrikaans) in Africa Language. Having trained and retrained editors in activating gungbe Wikipedia and gungbe Wiktionary and actualising the creation of these subdomains, I am following similar approach in activating the Gungbe Wikiquotes thus leaving a template for other African Languages to follow. In addition, participants engagement is required in Gungbe Wiktionary and Wikidata to reinforce the knowledge gained in previous project abnd to create more contents and introduce new participants to Wikimedia projects.

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

Trainings/Editathon: I will organize a total of 8 series of trainings and editathons. This method has been effective in actualizing the creation of Gungbe Wikipedia and Gungbe Wiktionary subdomains. I will equally assign other repeat participants to new participants to encourage them in contributing.

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

Trainings/Editathons: I will organize 4 series of trainings and editathons on contributing to Gungbe Wikiquotes in incubator. I will organize 2 series of Trainings and editathons on contributing to Gungbe Wiktionary (the subdomain is approved and being created and should be fully ready by the start of this project). I will equally organize 2 trainings and editathons on contributing Gungbe lexemes on Wikidata.

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?

1. Samatics: I will be leading the event and act as one of the facilitator. I developed the templates and trainings on gungbe Wiktionary and I have developed the pathway for gungbe Wikiquotes and I already have experience on creating this contents in incubator.

2. Ydamilola: She will act as the project manager and also facilitate the events. As the only female faciliator and experienced gungbe editor, she was instrumental in making the gungbe Wiktionary a reality. She has experience in contributing to Wikidata. She took a facilitating session in a previous event to display her level of understanding. She will serve as a source of inspiration to expected female participants at the events.
3. Jamex18: As a gungbe speaker and experienced gungbe editor, He will assist on Communications and Logistics. He will also serve as one of the facilitator.
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.

Geography, Language, 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.

Creating contents in Gungbe Wikiquotes will help Gungbe language to have a voice in tapping from the rich African quotes and proverbs. Thus becoming one of the very few African language to have an active Wikiquotes. Contributing to Wiktionary and Wikidatqa will help to reinforce the knowlege of existing editiors nad introduce new users to Wikimedia projects.

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.


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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

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 paarticipants are gungbe speakers in Nigeria. Since this is a series of trainings and editathon, I will continue to engage the participants from my previous events by sending out articles to translate. For new participants, I will add them to the created WhatsApp group and continue to share editing tips with them. I will organize a google meet to address participants questions after the event.

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

I will share the policy online and offline with the expected participants. Before each event, a brief discussion of the policy will take place. I will also provide a dedicated organizer's contact and venue security contact with participants.

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.

I have had discussions with the members of Gungbe Wikimedians User Group on WhatsApp and Google meet informing them of my intention in carying out this project. I will invite new users from various gungbe facebook groups. I have also posted a notification on the discusssion page of Gungbe Wikimedians User Group.,_Gungbe_Wiktionary_and_Wikidata

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.

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. Does providing childcare support encourage more women to participate in Wikimedia events in gungbe language?

2. Which Wikimedia project in gungbe language is easier for participants to be introduced to: Wikiquote, Wiktionary or Wikidata?
3. How many Wikiquotes pages can be created in 4 events?
4. How many Wiktionary pages can be created in 2 events?
5. How many Wikidata lexemes can be created in 2 events?
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
Does providing childcare support encourage more women to participate in Wikimedia events? Number of women that participate in the events 5
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participant: 10

Returning participant: 20

Number of editors New editors: 5

Returning editors: 10

Number of organizers Number of organizers 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Incubator Number of Gungbe Wikiquotes pages created 100
Wiktionary Number of Gungbe Wiktionary words created 100
Wikidata Number of Gungbe Lexeme created on Wikidata 100
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


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.

Outreach Dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

2066964.48 NGN

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

4984 USD

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

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