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African Women In Education
proposed start date2023-05-17
proposed end date2023-06-22
grant start date2023-05-17T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-06-22T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)691440 NGN
budget (USD)1500 USD
amount recommended (USD)1500
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Ebubechukwu1
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.

Ayodelerance and Dammy Kaka



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.

wikimedia user group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

African Women In Education

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.

African Women Educationists have long been inspirational figures in championing the cause of girl education in Africa.There exists numerous notable and remarkable quotes from African Women that specializes in the field of Education ranging from African Women that are primary and secondary school teachers, principals, lecturers, educational counsellors, rectors and vice chancellors.These notable and remarkable quotes from this African Women educationist has helped to break the barriers across Africa to enable young girls reach their full academic potential as girl education is a vital way of transforming lives, not just for the girl herself but for her family and the community too and the world at large.These inspiring quotes from African Women educators have not been fully and properly documented on wikiquote.

Through this project we hope to engage and train , individuals,new and existing Wikimedian editors on how to effectively create and improve Wikiquote articles, documenting this powerful and inspiring quotes of these prominent African Women educators to ensure that their quotes are appropriately acknowledged,preserved and documented as this will immensely bridge the content gap about the notable and remarkable quotes from African Women educators, giving the world access to the notable and remarkable quotes from African Women educators that often go unheard.

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

1.. Creating Awareness About the Event: To inform both existing and aspiring Wikimedian editors, we will be creating and sharing E-flyers across designated social media platforms. This will serve as a forum to generate interest in and bring awareness about the upcoming event.

2. Organizing One Physical Event and Edit a thon: Through this physical event, participants will have the opportunity to become experienced and versatile Wikimedian editors, understanding the basic editing skills and principles of wikiquote. Furthermore, equipping them with the very unique art and act of contributing to Wikiquote.
3.Organizing a Virtual Webinar and Edit a Thon: We are inviting a highly experienced female academia, educationist and activist to share her knowledge and experience about how notable quotes from African women have helped to foster girl education in Africa. This session will provide a platform for participants to ask questions and engage in a dynamic conversation with the invited guest, as this will help to raise greater awareness about gender gap diversity.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. Creating Awareness: Before the event begins, we will be sharing and distributing e-flyers to new and existing Wikimedian editors across the designated social media platforms. An online registration form will be shared to collect relevant data - including participant emails - to enable easy registration for the event. We will also be sending out mail reminders to registered participants before the event to ensure they don't miss out.

2. Edit a thon Day (Physical Training/Main Day): The day will be broken down into multiple sessions.The first will be the Introductory session where new editors will create new Wikipedian account and the participants will learn the general basic editing skills on Wikiquote which includes searching and retrieval of information on Wikiquote .The Main Session will focus on training participants with the use of projector and slides on how to make Wikiquote entries about the notable quotes from African Women educators.The last session will involve the edit a thon session, during this session participants will be actively involved in making wikiquote entries related to African Women educators.
3.Edit a thon Day 2 (Virtual Webinar):The webinar will be broken down into two sessions. During the first/Main session will be inviting an expert and a well experienced African female educator to speak and provide powerful insight into how well these quotes can help and has helped young girls reach their full academic potential. The second session will involve engaging participants who were unavailable for the physical event, training them on how to effectively make Wikiquote entries towards the desired goal of the project. The day will rounded off with an edit a thon to solidify their knowledge.
4.Contest: The event will end with an Online contest on Wikiquote. The top 5 contributors will be awarded gift vouchers as this will serve as a medium to motivate them and encourage wider engagement and participation in other and future wiki events.
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?

Ebubechukwu1(Project Lead): I am an experienced Wikimedian editor, with over 8000 edit contributions. I have co-facilitated major online and physical training on Wikipedia and its sister projects, such as Wiki Glam Lagos, the Wikipedia Awareness for youth service corps in Abuja and Reading Wikipedia in Classroom Lagos. I have also won several Wikimedian contests and participated in Wikiquote events, such as the SheSaid event in Nigeria and Women in Kwara.

Dammy Kaka (Co-facilitator): He is an experienced Wikimedian editor and trainer, with an impressive contributions on Wikiquote. He was one of the facilitators and trainers at Wikilove SDG Tour and SheSaid event in Nigeria as a trainer. He will be providing his support and assistance to co-facilitate this event.

Ayodelerance (Communications and Logistics): He is an experienced Wikimedian editor and trainer, with a vast and impressive contributions on Wikiquote. He was part of the trainers at Reading Wikipedia in Classroom Lagos. He will be providing his support and assistance in communications and logistics for this event.

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, 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 project will help bridge the gap in knowledge about remarkable quotes from African Women educators, promoting gender gap diversity. By bridging this gap, it will immensely benefit students, educators, and professionals alike, empowering them to gain a better understanding of African Women's contributions to the field of education.

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

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

Gender Identity, 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 participants of this event are individuals, youths, students, and existing Nigerian Wikimedians editors.

Before the event, we will be sharing and distributing e-flyers to the designated platform of the target participants and sending out an online registration form as a medium to recruit new editors and participants for the event.

During the event, my team and I will be actively involved in training and equipping participants in the very art and act of contributing to Wikiquote entries related to African Women educationists. We will carefully monitor and guide the editing activities of the new editors to ensure that the standards of editing Wikiquote are not vandalized or jeopardized.

After the event, we will be working to ensure the sustainability of the participants by having them join as community members of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. This will keep them posted and foster participation in future and other wiki events and projects. Additionally, participants will be added to a WhatsApp group for follow ups, questions, and feedbacks.

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

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCOC all through the project activities and also enlighten all participants about it.

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 informed the Nigeria Wikimedian User group about my project proposal African Women in Education and below is the link. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria#African_Women_In_Education

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, Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We hope to learn how the project has impacted the Wikimedia movement

We also hope to understand more about the project that can equip and help to building the knowledge platform.

We hope to learn more about how to contribute to Wikiquote as a Wikimedia sister project.

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 articles Number of Articles to be created and improved on Wikiquote 200
Number of participants Number of New and Existing editors 40
Physical training Number of participants expected to be present at the physical training 40
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of Participants :40

Number of New Editors: 25 Number of Existing Editors: 15

Number of editors Number of New and Existing Editors :40 40
Number of organizers 1 Project lead

2 team members

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikiquote Number of articles to be created and improved 200
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 Xtool

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

691440 NGN

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

1500 USD

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


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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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  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).