Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Info tourism and Wellness, Oyo state. (ID: 22111401)

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statusNot funded
Info tourism and Wellness, Oyo state.
proposed start date2023-05-13
proposed end date2023-06-30
budget (local currency)1330240 NGN
budget (USD)2773.9 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• OTim75
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.

Major Lyte Favourdare123



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.

Yes Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Info tourism and Wellness, Oyo state.

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.

Oyo State is home to several of Nigeria's most famous landmarks and traditions, of which they are not included on the Wiki platforms due to the fact that aborigines were not given the opportunity to contribute to the knowledge platform, so this will be an opportunity for them to contribute.

The distinct goal of this project is to provide free knowledge about the people of Oyo state, their activities, and cultural heritage. Upon completion of our previous project in Osun State, we discovered the need to create an avenue where aborigines or native of a particular tribe will write about themselves in order to curb misinformation about their tribe and environment on Wiki platforms.

The objective is to promote conscious awareness of the environment and culture, and to foster a new dimension of view of tourism as an activity that enhances human wellness, exposure, happiness, cultural integration, conflict settlement, and economic advantages, among others.

This project aims not only to create awareness and information about tourism but also to promote the importance of protecting historical sites, monuments, and artifacts. It will provide detailed information about them and give a sense of their significance. Moreover, the project will emphasize the sustainability of tourism as an activity that needs to be approached as a way of life among Nigerians especially the people of Oyo State. It aims to refine and maintain the activity to perform its full potential in human lives and in building a better human community.

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

By bringing this opportunity to the Oyo state aborigines, the project will provide a platform for natives to contribute to the global knowledge in respect to their tourism and its activities in Oyo State. Volunteer editors would be trained and taught the basics of editing Wikimedia projects. This will not only help to bridge the gap between aborigines and the Wikimedia community but also create a stronger sense of community awareness within Oyo State. A contest would also be held immediately after the training days to facilitate and further promote the objectives of the project.

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

We will organize three (3) events; one photowalk and two physical training and edit-a-thon. These events will consist of training on how to edit Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons. The photowalk will be to showcase the traditions and historical heritage of Oyo state on Wiki Commons. The training and edit-a-thon will improve the skill of the natives in contributing to the wiki platform.

There will be hands-on keyboard training where the new editors will be given the avenue to practice what they have learnt. We will create an outreach dashboard where we will assign articles to participants and also monitor their activities.

A WhatsApp group will be created where participants will be mentored after the events which will serve as a follow up on each participants improvement.

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?

OTim75 Project Coordinator. He is an experienced Wikimedia Editor, he organized the Info-tourism and wellness project in Osun State and he co-organized the Wikidata For Tourism in Nigeria. He has participated and won various prizes at different contest in the Wikimedia community such as WPWPNG 2021 and Explore Nigeria contest among others.

Major Lyte is an experienced Wikimedia Editor. He has participated and won in various Wikimedia community projects. He has also organized various contests such as Wikidata for media personalities and Wikidata for Tourism in Nigeria. He will be facilitating training on Wikidata.

Favourdare123 is an experienced Wikimedia Editor. He will be in charge of communications and publicity.

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.

Oyo State is home to several of Nigeria’s traditions and landmarks of which they are not included on the Wiki platform due to the fact that aborigines were not allowed to contribute to the free knowledge platform, so this will be an opportunity for them to contribute.

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 , Diversity

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

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Socioeconomic status

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?

Oyo state aborigines are the audience. Participants will be communicated via different social media channels and physical gatherings. A WhatsApp follow-up group will be created to further engage them. The group will provide them with tips on creating, editing, and retrieving Wikidata items.

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

All participants will be enlightened about the Wikimedia friendly space policy and 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.

I have informed the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.

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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope I'm able to equip more new editors and engaged the existing ones productively by Introducing participants to Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons and train them on how to edit these projects.

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 events Number of edit-a-thon to be held. 3
Number of articles Number of articles to be created or improved. 350
Number of repeated participants Number of repeated participants 15
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants= 5 Number of new participants= 25 30
Number of editors Total number of editors 30
Number of organizers OTim75 Project Coordinator.

Major Lyte will be in charge of trainings. Favourdare123 will be in charge of communications and publicity.

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles to be created and improved 150
Wikimedia Commons Number of articles to be created and improved 100
Wikidata Number of articles to be created and improved 80
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 tool Wikimedia Hashtag 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.

1330240 NGN

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

2773.9 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.


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  • 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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