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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Clean Africa Photo Walk & Training (ID: 21884101)

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statusNot funded
Clean Africa Photo Walk & Training
proposed start date2022-08-01
proposed end date2023-05-29
grant start date2022-08-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-05-29T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1800000 NGN
budget (USD)4820 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Damy399
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.

Wikimedia fan club, University of Ilorin

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Clean Africa Photo Walk & Training

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.

A fact is African cities are known to be dirty or less hygienic according to the world standard. In some countries like Nigeria, the streets are littered due to the absence of effective environmental laws and poor social awareness. A dirty environment has deleterious effects on the health of the people and enables the transmission of certain diseases. This project is important because there is need for social awareness and reorientation on less hygienic practices.

Through this project, we hope to reach the youth and use them as agents of environmental sustainability and also create awareness on Wikimedia Commons simultaneously.

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

1. Creating social awareness: I believe that social awareness is a far greater tool than fines to promote clean environments

2. Involve members of University clubs that are passionate about environmental sustainability
3. Carrying out an health outreach in partnership with medical students and doctors. Health outreaches often catch the attention of Nigerians
4. Giving a walk through to interested participants on how to use Wikimedia Commons
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. Photowalks: This activity will involve a series of photo tours before/during/after cleaning a particular location in a city. To do this, we will work with a professional to teach photography. We hope to engage at least 50 people.

2. A Wikimedia Commons edit-a-thong to train people in using Wikimedia Commons while also exposing them to Wikimedia in general.
3. Building the Clean Africa community. We would also work on building our community and liaising with other existing group on environmental sustainability. We hope this leads to a sustained partnership with Wikimedia
4. Outreaches. Carrying out of outreaches in schools and community to help young people know the importance of a clean Africa
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.

Wiki Loves Africa

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

ADAMA E. (Consultant) is a professional photographer to train participants Vacancies:

1. Doctors and other health professionals for the outreaches
2. Graphic designer for social media awareness
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, Socioeconomic Status, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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.

Language: Captions for Wikimedia Commons in languages other than English Geography: focusing on content from Nigeria Topics considered to be of impact: environmental sustainability Socioeconomic status: Content from countries with lower socioeconomic status

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, Climate Change and sustainability

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

Gender Identity, Age

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?

At the end of this project, we shall contribute to the Wikimedia Commons, High quality imagery and stimulate their interest in becoming an active user. This will also get the word out about Wikimedia Commons.

Recommending University fan clubs to university students

I shall keep close content through participants via WhatsApp, Twitter and occasionally by emails. Those in universities will be kept updated about student fan clubs

No prior experience in Wikimedia Commons is required to participate

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

We will not collect information like religion or ethnicity before asking participants to sign up Participants will agree to no tribalism or religious discrimination before registration

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.

As a member of the University of Ilorin fan club, other members will be informed and encouraged to participate

We plan to provide information to the public via the project's website, Twitter and Nairaland

We will try to get a news blog to cover the event

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, Identify Topics for Impact

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

If I have create the change I want, I would like to learn

1. How effective discussions on social media and online are as regards a clean environment
2. How many users stay committed to Wikimedia Commons
3. Basic data such as gender and average age of participants
4. How long it takes for the society becomes cleaner
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
Strengthened local University Wikimedia communities Increase in number of sign ups in university fan clubs 18
Increase in new contributors to Commons Increase in number of new users of Wikimedia Commons after photo walk and photography training 40
Build and engage a community Build and engage a new community passionate about environmental sustainability and Public health 60
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants The number of participants in all activities 150
Number of editors The number of editors in all activities 50
Number of organizers The number of organisers= 9

A doctor, a photographer, organiser for Commons trainig and volunteers

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.

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.

Program & events dashboard Event metrics Wiki loves competition tools

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1800000 NGN

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

4820 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).