Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/African Wiki Choral (ID: 22148247)

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statusNot funded
African Wiki Choral
proposed start date2023-07-29
proposed end date2023-08-31
budget (local currency)2276050 NGN
budget (USD)4939.64 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Onyinyeonuoha
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.

Onyinyeonuoha Anthony Okoli Kingigwilo Oby Ezeilo



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.

Igbo User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

African Wiki Choral

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.

Are you searching for an online free African hymns or music ? Are you looking for African arrangement or media file? If so, WikiAfrica Choral is for you. WikiAfrica Choral is an online hymn and worship music database for African music lovers, hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike. It is a repository of hymns and music where one can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.

Music is food for the soul, it helps to cure depression and mental alleviation. Creating AfricanWiki Choral will help to get African music, hymns, chants, folks, dramatic music, sofas, staffs, dynamics, notations, sacred music , harmony etc that are going into extinction into open source platform.

Creating African Wiki Choral will help choirsters, musicians and musicologists to contribute free materials to Wikipedia platform.

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

We intend to follow these steps for the success of this project;

1. There will be 3 physical training of choirsters, musicians and musicologists.
2. Edit a ton
3. Contest
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. There will be 3 physical training for choirsters, musicians and musicologists- This plan to teach the participants how to contribute to the platform.

2. Edit a ton- This will enable them practice what they learnt.
3. This will make them to contribute more while struggling to win the prizes.
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?

Onyinyeonuoha- The founder of Wiki Loves Names. She is also the Documentation Specialist for EduWiki Outreach Collaborator Team and a member of Wikimedians Igbo User Group. Onyinye is a volunteer, she is not a paid staff. Certified Education Green House Program and a member of EduWiki Conference Committee 2023.

Aokoli3- A Co-founder AfricanWiki Choral, a music director and also a member of Igbo User Group

Kingigwilo- A music director and a member of Igbo User Group

Oby Ezeilo- She is a choir mistress and a member of Igbo User Group .Obiageli Ezeilo

   Co Founder Igbo Wikimedia User Group
   Certified Trainer Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom
   Certified Education Green House Program
   Founder Igbo Wiki Fan Club Nnamdi Azikiwe University
   Founder Wiki Club Federal Government Girls College Bwari Abuja
   Program Co-ordinator Wikimedia Nigeria User Group Abuja Network
   Project Facilitator
   Wiki vibrance Nigeria
   CEO Igbo Language and Culture Institute
   I have carried out different community outreach, trainings and Edit a thon
   Juror for during the decolonization of the internet organized by User group Nigeria in partnership with Gothe institute
   Founding member and Movement Charter Ambassador for Wiki for senior citizens
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, 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.

This will help to restore African music that are going into extinction, promote African culture and music and enrich Wikimedia platform. It will be a repository of African music, hymns, chants, folks and dramatic music.

At the end of this project there will be : An increase in the content in Igbo hymns, chants etc attract contributors to contribute to Igbo Chorals. There will be an increase awareness of Wikimedia and it's sister’s projects to the new members.

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 , Advocacy, Open Technology, 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, 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?

For the maiden edition, we are targeting Igbo Choirsters in South- Eastern part of Nigeria to motivate knowledgeable individuals to contribute Igbo music, chants, hymns etc that is becoming outdated to Wikipedia platform.

We will spread out information to all choir groups, our hubs and fan clubs with e-flyer through our various channels of communication eg facebook, twitter, linkedin, whatsaap platforms and emails, face- to - face and word of mouth. Also, we will advertise this on our social media channels.

A whatsapp group will be created prior to the training where prospective contributors will be added, and after the training for further mentoring.

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

Having 3 physical training is a way to ensure equitable contribution. This will enable those who have digital skills and those who don't to be on the same page.

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.

Prior to drafting of this proposal, we had a meeting with the stakeholders in Igbo Wikimedians User Group the choir organizations and briefed them on this project.

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, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

Will this project be sustainable?

How will this training be a success?

Will the participant feel comfortable and contribute actively to AfricanWiki Choral?

How many chorals will be added?

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
Number of Event There will be 3 physical trainings for choirsters, musicians and musicologists 3
Participanting Institution These includes Onitsha Archdiocesan Choir, regional choir, deanary choir, pentecostal and Anglican communication chior 4
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants The total number of participants is expected to be 40, all of them are new participants. 20
Number of editors All participants are expected to contribute to AfricanWiki Choral platform 20
Number of organizers rs There are four organizers from IG Wiki; Achukwu Onyinye Jane - Facilitator/Team Lead, Anthony Okoli- Facilitor, Ikenna Igwilo- Technical support, Oby Ezeilo- Technical support 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

100 chorals will be added to Wikipedia platform.

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.

We will use Outreach Dashboard to track the metrics

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

2276050 NGN

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

4939.64 USD

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

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).