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Introduction to Wikibook in Nigeria
proposed start date2022-11-15
proposed end date2022-12-15
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Sylvesterchukwu04
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.

Kingaustin07 and 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.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Introduction to Wikibook in 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 Wikimedia foundation has a lot sister projects aside wikipedia in which Wikibooks is one them. All sister projects are focused on the goal of giving free knowledge on All area of information for the access of Every Internet user.

1.This project is targeted at bridging the content gap about Nigeria on Wikibooks,after my research on contents and articles available on Wikibooks , It is discovered that contents on Nigerian history, culture, arts, languages and religion have no content on Wikibooks .Wikibooks as a textbook reference an open source for free knowledge distribution should have more than enough contents about the aforementioned categories lacking contents. I believe this change will contribute massively and effectively to the free knowledge movement of the Wikimedia foundation.

I. Languages: Nigeria has over 250 recognised languages and from my research only Yoruba language has a little content about it which is not fully complete. With other languages not having articles about them. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Yoruba Bridging content gap on Nigerian language is one of our goal for this project II. History: Nigerian is a country with lots of history but lack content about them on Wikibooks. We hope to also bridge that content gap on that. III. Arts, Culture and Religion also lack articles about them on Wikibooks, we see these projects as a way to actively contributing to the free knowledge goal of the Wikimedia foundation.

2.This change is important because new and existing editors will understand how to become users of wikibooks as a major tool for textbook references in carrying out assessments and projects for school curriculum not only to be users of wikibooks but also contributors who will explore and expand the range of free knowledge contents to Wikibooks which would stay relevant in our changing world.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

1.Our major approach is to create an awareness on the existence of Wikibooks as one of Wikimedia's sister project in Nigeria,This is because existing editors expand only the range of free knowledge by editing only on Wikipedia,Wikicommons and wikidata leaving out Wikibooks and as such new and existing editors would be encouraged in contributing to free knowledge on Wikibooks.

2.Also,one of key approach is to train new and existing editors on how to effectively make impactful edits on Wikibooks and also guiding the editors on how to prevent IP blockages and also preventing them from being blocked while editing on Wikibooks.
3.We will also have an in person physical Meetup and online trainings as a way effecting our strategies to brings these changes in action. During the physical meetup, new and existing editors will be trained by highly experienced Wikibooks editors which will enable them to learn how to make quality research and edit, create and improve articles about Nigeria's history, science development, geography governmental systems, language and religion.
4.We will be having one physical training and two online/virtual training spanning up to a month, where new editors and existing editors would make their first basic edit on Wikibooks and also to further demystify the problems and challenges encountered by the editors while editing and also touching other areas required for success of the edit a thon.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1.One in-person physical training will be followed by another two days online training.

2. Edit-a-thon will follow where participants can practicalize all they have learnt during the training and there will be some form of motivation to participants with highest number of edits. Certificates will also be given out to participants.
3. Follow-up on all active partcipants to see how well they are improving on the skills gained during the project.
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?

All the team members are volunteers and experienced editors they will be supporting me for the success of the project.

User Kingaustin07 is an experienced editor will be my co facilitors for the project. He will be in charge of helping with training the editors during the in person and will also take some online sessions training.

User Favourdare123 will be in charge of communication and registration of editors and sharing information to participants . He will also be in charge of logistics.

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, 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 address the knowledge inequity about Nigeria on Wikibooks, the lots of knowledge about Nigeria that people do not have free access to on the Internet especially about some Nigerian poems, Novel, language, festivals and history. Wikibooks as a free textbook of E learning will serve as a tool for that. So this project significantly want to address that content gap about Nigeria on Wikibooks to extend and greatly give representation of knowledge about Nigeria.

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

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


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?

Our target audience are returning and new editors in the movement from the Nigerian communities. We will communicate with our participants through mail, our social media channels and other designated platforms for faster and easier communication more accessible to our participants. We will have a post evaluation after the global edit a thon contest, and keep the designated medium of communication active on telegram and our social media platforms event after the contest to keep the engaged in the community

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, explaining my goals to be achieved by this project Below is the link


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?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
We have the full support from our community that will be involved in this project, because there is no other proposals with the same goal objective after reaching out to the community, through the user page link, through their support we see our objectives and knowledge gap being achieved through our objectives and meet our impact goal for this project.
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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

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

2.We also hope to learn how the project has been a tool to create knowledge about Wiki books to editors new to the wiki sister projects and how they can actively contribute.
3.We also hope to understand more about the project that can equip and help to building the knowledge platform.
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 Wikibooks 300
Number of participants Number of participating editors both New and returning editors 50
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participating editors 50
Number of editors Number of New editors 20

Number of returning editors 30

Number of organizers 1 Project lead

2 team members

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikibooks Number of Articles to be created and improved on wikibooks 300
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

Not Available

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 to collect editors data and activities Xtool to track users edit /contributions

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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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