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Initializing Ibibio
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-02-28
grant start date2023-02-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-02-28T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)886880 NGN
budget (USD)2000 USD
amount recommended (USD)2000
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Nnadigoodluck
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.

Ibibio Group, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Initializing Ibibio

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.

This project proposal will enable us the non recognized Ibibio Group (in the process of applying for official status) to introduce Wikimedia projects to Ibibio native speakers who will in turn contribute by creating and translating articles to Ibibio language on Ibibio Wikipedia on Incubator.

Ibibio is a language spoken in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states of Nigeria and has up to 10,000,000 native speakers.

Those recruited will also be open to learning digital skills such as the ability to find information online, information they can use to develop the content they will create.

The project is to recruit and train participants who will become active volunteers and contributors in order to fasten the chances of getting our own domain to increase the visibility of Ibibio language on the internet.

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

We are going to recruit 24 new participants in the edit-a-thon.

A good number of the participants we expect to recruit will probably be conversant with the English Wikipedia, but might not be exposed to the fact that they can actually contribute to Ibibio Wikipedia on Incubator which is their first language.

After training the editors, we are going to assign articles to each of them and use outreach dashboard to track their contributions.

We are also going to give prizes as a form of motivation to top 5 editors who will partake in the edit-a-thon to secure an effective and successful project.

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

The project will be a 2-day in-person edit-a-thon.

Articles will be created, improved and translated on Ibibio Wikipedia on Incubator by the participants.

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?

Nnadigoodluck- Founder of Ibibio Group and Organizer and Coordinator of the project. I will be training the participants in the edit-a-thon.

Clarissagum- Experienced Wikimedian, Co-founder of Ibibio Group and Co-organizer of the project. She will assist in training the participants.

Ima-Obong Okon- Communication specialist (off-wiki).

Edidiong- Photographer (off-wiki).

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, 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 project will seek to bridge the content gap by creating and translating articles ranging from Biography of living persons, women, culture, geography, technology etc in Ibibio language. Accessing articles in Ibibio language will attempt to address systems of racial bias and inequality with the goal of creating a more inclusive, representative future for free knowledge to achieve the Wikimedia 2030 movement strategy.

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 , Open Technology, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, 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?

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 will be youths based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria who are Ibibio native speakers.

The participants will be recruited through online and offline/physical recruitment processes to actualize our project. We are going to make use of social media promotion targeted at only people living in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria to recruit the participants. Participants who will be engaged before the edit-a-thon will be sent an online form in order to collect their data for registration.

On the day of the project, we are going to teach the participants step-by-step and make sure they get everything about Wikimedia projects and how to contribute effectively, we will start by teaching them how to register an account, Wikimedia policies and guidelines and how to use all the Wikimedia editing tools available to them for a hitch-free volunteering. We will also teach them how to create articles and add references to Ibibio Wikipedia on incubator.

When the event is over, the participants are going to join our group Ibibio Group, get added to our WhatsApp group, follow our social media pages. The participants will be receiving updates from us and follow-up will also be conducted through one-on-one engagement, listening to the participants challenges, guiding and answering their questions as the case may be.

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

The Friendly Space Policy for Wikimedia events will be adopted and the link shared with the participants during the online registration process. It will also be shared with all the attendees at the venue of the edit-a-thon. We are going to make sure that safe and equitable environment is provided for the participants.

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 notified Wikimedia User Group Nigeria as can be seen here and Ibibio Group as can be seen here.

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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn how many Ibibio native speakers are aware they can contribute to Wikipedia and what we can do to assist them in contributing more. I hope to learn what I can do better next time when we meet in a setting like this again.

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
Recruiting and training new editors Recruiting and training participants who will become active volunteers and contributors in order to fasten the chances of getting our own domain to increase the visibility of Ibibio language on the internet 24
Creation, improvement and translation of articles Articles on Ibibio Wikipedia on Incubator will be created, improved and translated by the participants 75
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants This is the total number of participants that will be in attendance during the 2 days edit-a-thon 24
Number of editors This is the total number of editors that will edit on Ibibio Wikipedia on Incubator during the edit-a-thon 24
Number of organizers 2 organizers, 1 communication specialist and 1 photographer 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Incubator Create, improve and translate articles on Ibibio Wikipedia on Incubator 75
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.

We will use Outreach dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

886880 NGN

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

2000 USD

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


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