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Literacy for Sustainable Living Nigeria Art and Feminism English Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2023
proposed start date2023-04-17
proposed end date2023-05-17
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Ngozi osadebe
organization (if applicable)• Literacy for Sustainable Living Nigeria

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Ngozi osadebe

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Ngozi osadebe Ezimoo Beatrice ewa


Literacy for Sustainable Living Nigeria

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.

We are members of the Art and Feminism group and an unrecognized Wikimedia group based at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Literacy for Sustainable Living Nigeria Art and Feminism English Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2023

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.

Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Kenya etc

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.

Gender-based violence occurs in Nigeria on daily bases. There are many publications on it from Nigerian authors as can be seen from google scholar. Unfortunately, gender-based violence in Nigeria has no coverage in Wikipedia, one of the most visited sites on the internet. A search on it using Petscan yielded zero results. Though there are topics such as violence against women, violence against men, gender-related violence, etc these articles treated the topic in generality, as such failed to threaten the topic in any cultural contest. It is important that articles on issues such as gender-based violence are written in the cultural context in which they occur to attract and retain the attention of their audience. It is therefore important that articles on gender-based violence in Nigeria are made available to Nigerian readers. Nigeria is the largest country in Africa with diverse geography and hundreds of languages. it is important that information on Nigeria is made available for Nigerian readers.

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

1. Invite the Postgraduate students of the Faculty of Social Sciences of my university to a discussion on the absence of articles on Gender-based violence in Nigeria on Wikipedia.

2. Sell the idea of contributing content on Gender-based violence to Wikipedia to them by highlighting the importance of having the articles on Wikipedia.
3. Invite all the people that bought the idea to contribute content to Wikipedia on gender-based violence to a meeting to discuss procedures for implementing the idea.
4. Share responsibilities among the participants (who does what for the implementation of the idea)
5. Generate topic lists with which participants can work
6. Set up the dashboard to monitor contributions
7. Decide on a method of capturing participants' data
8. Decide on a method of equipping the participants with the skill to contribute high-quality content
9. Decide on a method of capturing learning
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1.Send a letter of invite to would be participants.

2. Hold a meeting with collaborators and participants to brainstorm on the project
3.Prepare a pre-training and post-training data gathering instrument
4. Organize training for the participants
5.Generate topic list which participants will work on
5. Share responsibilities among 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.


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

Yes. I have the team that is required to implement the proposal. User: Beatrice Ewa is a volunteer Wikimedian. She has participated and acted as a facilitator in all Wikipedia projects done in the university of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Beatrice Ewa works as a library officer at UNN. User: Ezimoo is a volunteer Wikimedia. She is a senior librarian at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She acts as a facilitator in all Wikimedia projects in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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

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 focus on improving content on gender based violence in Nigeria. More attention will be paid to articles published by Nigerians, in Nigerian journals. People from all gender identities will participate in the project because gender based violence affects everybody.

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, Human Rights

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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?

My target participants are post graduate students of the faculty of social sciences, university of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Faculty of the Social Sciences include department of Sociology and anthropology, public administration and local government, social work,. the students from these departments are will situated to participate in this project because their discipline deal more with human beings, how they live and relate with each other. Before the activities, I add the participants to the existing Whatsapp platform of UNN Wikipedians. All information relating to the program will be share through the WhatsApp group. The WhatsApp platform will become the official communication channel of the group during and after the activities. The students can be reached through their class representatives and the university mailing list. It is likely that among the would be participants are people without personal computers and people having special needs. Arrangements will be made with the University Library to provide computers at minimized cost to students without personal computers. Screen readers will be installed in some of the library computer to enable students with visual disabilities to participate in the program. For easy access to students on wheel chair, the computer laboratory at the University library basement will serve as the venue.

The Wikipedia training manual available at ........... will be used for the training. Before the main editing activity, I, user: Ngozi osadebe will generate a topic list with which participants can work with and set up the dashboard to capture individuals contribution to the project.

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

Summary of the Wikipedia safe space policy and the universal code of conduct will be made and pasted at strategic positions within the venue. As in all our activities, participants will be referred to with their first names only. Use of titles will be minimize at the venue to ensure that nobody feels intimidated to contribute to discussions. The University medical team and campus security department will be notified to station some staff in the venue to handle emergencies should any occur.

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.

This proposal is a collaborative project of the Literacy for Sustainable Living Nigeria, (An NGO) and Wikimedians in Federal Universities in South East Nigeria. These include Wikipedians in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The call to participate in this project was placed ON the WikiLibrarians WhatsApp platform.

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, Ensure Equity in Decision-making

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. How do I attract and retain participants in the Art and Feminism Wikimedia campaign?

2. What is the participants perception of the program?
3. What are the challenges the participants encountered in the program?
4. What is the likelihood that the participants will recommend participants for the art and feminism campaign.
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
Invitation The wording of an events invite can attract of dissuade people form attending the event. it is therefore important that the wordings of a letter of invite is delicious to the ear and the physical appearance of the invite material attractive to the eyes. it will therefore be proper to learn how the letter of invite attacted participants attention to the program. 10
Number of new editors Participants who are joining the UNN Wikimedians for the first time. 50
number of article created or improved N/A N/A
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants
Number of editors
Number of organizers
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.

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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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).