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Rights of the the girl child in African Context.
proposed start date2023-03-15
proposed end date2023-03-31
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Ezimoo
organization (if applicable)• Literacy for Sustainable Living Nigeria

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Ezimoo Ngozi osadebe Amakanne


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.

Yes, I am a member of Wikimedia Nigeria User group and unrecognized Wikimedia group in University of Nigeria Nsukka

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Rights of the the girl child in African Context.

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 Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Beni Republic, Mali, Cameroun, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Niger Republic, Tanzania, Morocco, Libya, Rwanda, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bisua, Congo

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.

Despite the fact that the universal human right declaration apply equally to all sexes, for ages, girls and women have been discriminated and marginalized in various aspects of their lives in different societies. However, 1979 convention on human right explicitly emphasized the protection of the rights of women and girls on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Apart from the protection of the girl child, this proposal is still emphasizing that in recognizing and keeping the rights of girl-child, cultural information in different regions will be provided to governments and regions. The public should also be educated on the importance of girls in the society and why societies should not deny girls the right to proper education, good health care, proper nutrition, opportunity to share family inheritance with male members of the family and right to wear decent clothes. Honouring and keeping these rights will empower many girl-child.

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

. This will be achieved by liaising with department of social sciences,

postgraduate students and 

some university women to join in creating contents on the rights of the girl-child on Wikipedia. However, invitation will be sent to these groups or personal visits to discuss the program

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

writing letters to different groups Sending e-mails, WhatsApp messages, phone calls; Fixing of venues and fixing time that will suit everyone Hiring of equipment and any necessary resources

Training of participants
Main activities
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. Ngozi Osadebe - facilitator in Nnamdi Azikiwe library, Enugu, UNN

Ezinne Njoku  - facilitator in Nnamdi Azikiwe library, UNN 

Beatrice Ewa - Facitator in Nnamdi Azikiwe library, UNN Chimuanya Pearl Ngele - Lecturer in University of Nigeria,Nsukka (UNN) John Ugoji ICT personnel in federal college of education , Ehamufu, Enugu State.

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, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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.

Most information on the girl-child on Wikipedia are written by foreign authors, who have little or no knowledge of the cultural background in African context. This work aims to provide information on Africans using African stories written by African authors.

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Human Rights, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Disabilities

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 are postgraduate students from the faculty of social science. Among them are two women with disabilities. All the participants are from the University of Nigeria community. Before the progrmme, participants will be engaged in WhatsApp discussion, emails and phone calls. The main activities will will engage participants on a two-days training, followed by another two days of main edit-a-thon activities. There will be a post-edit-a-thon discussion on the success and challenges of the programme.

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

Participants will go on first names policy, no titles will be used. participants will be free to ask questions any time

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.

Oral discussions have been carried out with some members of the Wiki community through physical meetings. Telephone calls, WhatSapp messages and e-mails have been sent to members of my Wiki community

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.

Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

What motivate people to answer to the call to edit Wikipedia What impact has the programme on your ability/skill to editing Wikipedia How can the knowledge contribute to your community on the rights of the girl-child. What are the major challenges in doing the editing work How can you assess the overall programme - successful or not?

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
Motivation People are variously motivated to engage in different activities. Post activities' discussions will sought answer to what motivated people to answer the call to edit Wikipedia. In addition to this, questionnaire will be drawn to sample the factors that motivate people to answer the call to edit Wikipedia. 20
Ability/Skill The programme will like to find out how it has impacted on participants' ability or skill to edit Wikipedia. It is only the participants who can answer this question. About 15 participants will be engaged on one-on-one interview 15
knowledge Contribution Participants should be able to explain how they can contribute knowledge gained from the programme to their community development with regards to rights of girl-child. Two focus group discussions with about 10 participants each will be held. 20
Challenges The post activity discussions will identify some of the challenges the organizers and participants encountered while preparing and during the editing programme. A focus group discussion will be held to answer this question.About twenty participants will be involved. 20
Assessment The organizers will like to know how successful the programme has been. It is the participants' contribution and the dashboard that will determine the extent of success. This will involve the use of questionairre and focus group discussion and will involve 20 participants. 20
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 37 participants which is made up of 30 editors, 2 technical assistants; 2 cleaners and 2 baby-sitters and 1 security gaurd 37
Number of editors 30 editors derived from faculty of social Science postgraduate students, including 2 visually impaired students. 30
Number of organizers 7 organizers 7
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia New contents created 10

Existing content improved 60

Wikidata Create Wikidata entries for African books on Human Rights 100
Wikimedia Commons New photographs uploaded 20

Existing pictures merged with related articles 10

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.

I will use Wikipedia out reach 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.

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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