Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Art+Feminism Outreach and Edit a thon in Anambra State ,Nigeria (ID: 22054777)

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Art+Feminism Outreach and Edit a thon in Anambra State ,Nigeria
proposed start date2023-03-25
proposed end date2023-04-25
budget (local currency)2250000 NGN
budget (USD)4938.77 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Akwugo
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.


Iwuala Lucy


Timzy D'Great

Senator Choko



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,

Igbo Wikimedians User group,

Art+Feminism User group,

Wikimedia Anambra Network

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Art+Feminism Outreach and Edit a thon in Anambra State ,Nigeria

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.

The Importance of these project is to bring to the Anambra Wikimedians Network and the people of Anambra a project on the Visibility of Women in various works especially Women in Arts.Having assessed my community,Women are among the underrepresented people and are the less contributors in the Network and Art+Feminism is a group with the aim of increasing Gender(Women) and Art Visibility.We want to build a network that contribute to addressing Women digital gap.This Project plan to create contents about Women on Wikipedia and it's Sisters projects, increase the interest of more female contributors within the community and beyond and source new contributors, thereby bridging the gender gap and promoting diversity through editing/creating, translating articles about Women on Wikipedia and also improving the existing ones.This improvements will involve adding references, photos, creating wikidata items,adding quotes about Women on Wikiquote. The project will also involve language Visibility i.e Creating,translating and improving articles,quotes,photo description and items about Women to Igbo language or other African languages like the Swahili. We will focus on increasing the visibility of Women who edit Wikimedia projects, training participants both male and female on the basics of editing Wikipedia including other Wikimedia projects.The Challenge we plan solving are to bridge the gender gap, increase awareness, improve Users experience, contribute to knowledge equity, bridge content gap, Increase the knowledge about Wikimedia as an avenue to widen access to open knowledge and ways for it accessibility, Contribute to language visibility and Improve Users media and information literacy skills.We will organize Editathons and Contests after the trainings to increase contents which is one of the relevant Strategy in achieving the visibility of Women online and Offline. We will also Celebrate Women's Day in Anambra State.

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

We will apply these strategies to achieve the Visibility of Women a. Outreach: we will start by creating awareness in the cities of Anambra, introducing the open knowledge movement to them. Also there will be outreach on the social media.

b.Recruit New Editors:We will source new editors Who will continue to contribute to Wikimedia projects.

c.Safety:We will invest a welcoming environment that addresses harassment so as to properly guide and follow up the new comers.

d. Training: we will train participants on basics of editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.A training involving experienced editors and newcomers shared in groups.This method will help them identify gaps on Content and Gender and take boldness to fill them.

e. Capacity/Knowledge building:We will build the knowledge of the participants recruited on how to access and engage in the Wikimedia platforms.

f. Edit-a-thons: We will organize Edit a thons for practicals to access our participants.We will open a dashboard for assessing participants participation.

g. Constant Mentorship: We will continue with attending to questions from the participants whichever area that has been an issue both online and Offline.

Meet-Ups: We will not end the training,we will organize meet ups after the trainings and Edit-a-thon. We will also send resources as guidelines because supports increases retention.

With these approaches we will achieve and build strong Wikimedians and Wikimedia Networks in the states
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

a. Creating Awareness :In a week before the training we will go for awareness on Arts and Feminism..We will create awareness on the need for Women Visibility. Through this we will recruit New members.

Training:We will give Vivid training on five pillars of Wikipedia especially the issue of NPOV ,editing, adding Citations, creating Contents and use of some tools to source information about Women on the first day. The second day will be on other Wikimedia projects and recap on Editing Wikipedia.Participants having learnt how they can fill the gap will increase articles about Women.We will List Articles that needs improvement.

Edit a thon The Edit a thon will commence on the 4th day and Last throughout the month with follow up. participants having identified the gap to fill, will contribute to the sum of human knowledge,thereby filling gender, content and language gap. We will try as much as possible to engage participants in the practical aspect of Wikimedia .

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.


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

Akwugo -Project lead and Organizer Who will be facilitating on Editing the Igbo and the English Wikipedia.She is an Experienced Wikimedian who loves Contributing to access to open knowledge.

Ngostary2k- She is a certified Librarian and the President Wikimedia Anambra Network.She will be the Facilitating on Editing Wikipedia and Wikidata.She is a Certified Wikimedia Trainer of Reading wikipedia in the Classroom and a WikiAfLibs Alumni. She is an experienced Wikimedian. She belongs to Nigerian Wikimedia Group; Ig Wikimedia User Group, GLAM. Ngozi is passionate about adding reliable and verifiable sources on Wikipedia.

Iwuala Lucy- The team leader -Ig Wiki fan Club,Alvan Ikoku College of Education. She is the Facilitator 3 facilitating the Wikimedia Commons.She loves contributing to the digitization of indigenous languages.

Ennydavids: A volunteer Wikimedian , Igbo Wikimedians User group and Wikimedia User group Nigeria and the Facilitator 4 who will facilitate on wikiquote and help in training Equipments.

Timzy D'Great: A Wikimedian experienced both in the English and Igbo Wikimedia projects he will facilitate on the Igbo wikiquote and assist in the English Wikipedia training.A Member of the Igbo Wikimedians User group, Wikimedia User group Nigeria and one of the project lead of Anambra Network.

Senate Choko:A volunteer Wikimedian that will assist on Project Administrations like creating account and how to navigate with mobile phone.He is a member of the Igbo Wikimedians User group, Wikimedia User group Nigeria.

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, Language, Socioeconomic Status, Sexual Orientation, 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 projects will address knowledge inequity by creating reliable contents about Women in Arts and improve the existing ones.This will be achieved by training participants to identify these gaps, develop contents about Women and also develop wikipedia contents in languages other than English.

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, Advocacy, Human Rights, Public Policy

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, 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 are students and Staffs from the Anambra State University Igbariam,Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Teachers from Redeemers College Awka,Staffs from the State judiciary and It is open for anyone interested in Arts and Visibility of Women.

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

We will create safe and Welcoming Environment.We will always abide by the Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policy. We will explain these and inform participants before we start any event. We will also distribute copies of the Safe and Brave Policy of Art+Feminism the Universal code of conduct

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.

The President Anambra Network is one of the Wikimedians organizing this project and I have informed the Wikimedia Anambra Network on their Discussion page The Igbo Wikimedians User group Discussion page

On Art+Feminism Discussion page

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

The knowledge on how the Igbo/Anambra community understands issues surrounding Arts, gender, and Feminism.

Evaluate their impact on Arts, Gender and Feminism.

Also see how engaged they will become joining Art+Feminism to Increase the Visibility of Women, gender and Arts. .Volunteer Motivations and excitement.

How do we best understand participants to meet their need.

What best way to encourage new comers to contribute.

How do we subdue burnout.

What are the ways Contributors will like to be involved.

What are the best strategy to encourage female contributors and ways to build their skills in their busy schedules.

What has been the barriers holding women down in contributing and how to increase participation and retention.

What is the best approach to Volunteer Retention.

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
Sensitization/Awareness The total number of Events 5
Training The total number of participants that attendend the training 50
Users The total number of New comers who joined the Movement 20
Participation The total number of New and old who learnt and were able to edit Wikimedia projects 50
Outcome The results achieved after the edit a thon 250
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants #New participants 20
  1. Returning participants 30
Number of editors #New editors 20

Returning editors 36

Number of organizers Organizers 6:

Coordinators 2 Planners 2 Program managers

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles improved/Created 120
Wikimedia Commons Number of Work improved/created 30
Wikidata Number of articles improved/ Created 80
Wikiquote Number of articles improved/created 20
N/A N/A 20
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.

The Wikimidia Foundation dashboard and xtool ,we will also use the Wikimedia Hashtag tool and the New project tracker.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

2250000 NGN

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

4938.77 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.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • 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.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • 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).