Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Introduction to Wikibooks in Nigeria (ID: 21973525)

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statusNot funded
Introduction to Wikibooks in Nigeria
proposed start date2022-11-15
proposed end date2022-12-15
budget (local currency)1017160 NGN
budget (USD)2360 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
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 Alexander achie004



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 Wikibooks 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.

I and my team members carried out a qualitative online survey answered by existing Nigerian Wikimedian editors on how often they made use of wikibooks and contribute to it .The responses is as shown on this link. . The responses shows that only few Nigerian editors know how to contribute to Wikibooks. This project is targeted at laying a solid foundation for the widespread adoption and use of wikibooks in Nigeria and also bridging the content gap about Nigeria's history, Cultures,arts, festival and languages on Wikibooks.After my research, this aforementioned categories do not exist on Wikibooks and the few that existed needs to be improved greatly.Wikibooks as an open source for free knowledge should have more content on this areas.

1. 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. Bridging content gap on Nigerian language is one of our goal for this project.

2. History: Nigerian is a country with lots of interesting history but this histories are not fully documented and also lack content about them on Wikibooks. We hope to also bridge the content gap on Nigerian history.
3.Arts, Culture and Religion : This area also lack quality articles and documentation about them on Wikibooks, we see these projects as a way to actively contributing to the free knowledge goal of the Wikimedia foundation.

Through this proposal we hope to engage new and existing editors to enable them acquire digital and researching skills that would allow them contribute massively by creating and Improving existing articles about Nigeria's history,arts, festival and languages on Wikibooks.

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

1. Creating awareness about Wikibooks: Many of the participants maybe familiar with editing on Wikipedia but only few are aware of wikibooks and thus enhancing the need for this approach.

2.Advocate for Open learning: we hope that educating and training participants about editing on Wikibooks, we can empower them to become advocate for the incorporation of wikibooks editing into course work as part of a larger commitment to open learning.
3. Organizing two physical meet ups and one virtual online follow up training with an edit a thon: This training would enable the participants to become experienced editors, understanding Wikibooks core content and policies, editing principles,creating and Improving existing articles about Nigeria on Wikibooks.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. Sensitization and awareness: a week before the commencement of the event,there would an Online outreach where we will distribute and share e-flyers across all social media platforms.Within this week an online registration form would be passed across to these social media platforms to collect relevant data for participants that would be available for the physical training.

2.Edit a thon Day 1 ( first week) Physical training : Introduction to Wikibooks .The participants will learn the general editing principles, basic skills like searching , retrieving and using information on Wikibooks.The training will basically focus on training participants by volunteer experienced editors on how to make their first edit, improve and create existing articles about Nigeria.
3. Edit a thon Day 2 (first week) online training: This would serve as a medium to train participants who were unavailable for the physical training, also for those available for the physical training to learn more , solidify their knowledge and also share their experiences and challenges encountered so that we can address any difficulty the participants might have faced while contributing to Wikibooks.
4. Edit a thon 3 (third week) physical training: It will serve as a special forum to retrain,recall and guide participants on what they have learnt from the previously held physical and online training and how they can successfully make impactful and meaningful edits and create quality articles on Wikibooks.

We will also train them on how to continue participating actively in the Wikimedia movement as this is very important to guarantee wider engagement and interest in the movement.

5.Contest: The event would end with an Online contest on Wikibooks, as this would help solidify their knowledge.where top contributors would be awarded prizes and certificate issued to them as incentives to motivate them at the end of the event after which we will document all contribution made by 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?

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

User: Sylvesterchukwu04 (project lead and Organizer) : I am an experienced editor on Wikibooks with over 70 articles created on Wikibooks.I am currently a reviewer on Wikibooks

User:Kingaustin07(Online facilitator): He is an experienced editor on wikibooks .He would be incharge of assisting us in this project by providing his technical support under volunteer capacity.He will be the anchor the online training sessions.

User: Alexander achie004 (Communications and Logistics) He is an experienced Wikibooks editor, He will be the one to create new wikipedian account for new editors.He would be the one to communicate necessary and vital information across our social media platforms and messaging channels.

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.

The content of this proposal will help prioritize bridging the content gap by creating and Improving articles about Nigeria's history, cultures , arts, festival and languages, documenting them on Wikibooks and by promoting knowledge equity aligned with the Wikimedia movement strategies because it will immensely increase the range of free knowledge content on Wikibooks that would stay relevant in our changing world.

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, 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?

The target participants will be New and existing Nigerian Wikimedian editors .

Before the Event: Adequate information will be passed through various social media platforms and messaging channels of Nigerian students and existing Nigerian Wikimedian editors to inform , remind and give regular updates as regards the commencement of the event. E flyers would be shared and distributed across all messaging channels.An Online registration form would be passed across to the various designated Platform and messaging channels.

During the event: the organising team members will be enthusiastically involved in facilitating the two physical and one online training event to make sure each and every participants get the very act and art of contributing to Wikibooks.

After the event: To ensure sustainability, New participants will Join as members of the Wikimedia User group Nigeria,as this will keep them updated and encourage participation during other wiki projects.Participants will be added to existing messaging channels for follow up and questions. This participants will be invited for upcoming and future projects.

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?
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 Wikibooks 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 250
Number of participants Number of participating editors both New and returning editors 50
Physical training Number of participants expected to attend the physical training 40
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 250
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.

1. Outreach dashboard: to collect editors data and activities

2.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.

1017160 NGN

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

2360 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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