Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki-Quote:Stay Motivated (ID: 21916650)

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statusNot funded
Wiki-Quote: Stay Motivated
proposed start date2022-08-01
proposed end date2022-08-31
budget (local currency)1303569.04 NGN
budget (USD)3129 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Edriiic
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.

Wikimedia Nigeria User Group, African and Proud Non-profit Initiative

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki-Quote: Stay Motivated

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 aims to bridge the content gap on Wiki-Quotes relating to Nigerian prominent entrepreneurs and professionals. This project will engage new and current members of my local community in creating or improving Wikiquote entries related to prominent Nigerian entrepreneurs and professionals people while learning from their journey and being self-motivated.

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

From public research, people learn a lot from what they read and see, and also an individual mindset plays an important role in their day-to-day activities, with this project, participants will be exposed to researching about prominent professionals and entrepreneurs, which will enable them to learn from their success story while elevating their horizon, mindset and staying motivated.

A physical edit-a-thon accompanied by the weekly online session that focuses on creating and improving articles on Wikiquotes will be done. This event will bring together Nigerians with different backgrounds, professions, and mindsets to write and improve the content on Wikiquotes in relation to notable Nigerian professionals and entrepreneurs.

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

A physical edit-a-thon accompanied by the weekly online session that focuses on creating and improving articles on Wikiquotes will be done. The physical edit-a-thon training will be interactive and networking forward, while the Weekly online sessions will be for addressing issues experienced by participants while editing, the online session will also include a talk session done by a max of two individuals per session talking about their entrepreneurial, profession or school experience.

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?

Semmy1960 - Experienced Wikipedians will be involved in the execution of the project. She is part of the 2022 participants for the trainer of trainer for the Reading Wikipedia in Classroom.

Kwalaw - She recently started editing on the Wikimedia project, and she has good professional experience. She will contribute to this project with her professional network and skills.

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, Age (regency), Socioeconomic Status, 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.

Content about Nigerian notable entrepreneurs and professionals is lacking on Wikiquote, this project aims to bridge that contact gap, while also indulging participants in capacity-building on entrepreneurial leadership which will be useful knowledge that can be practiced in any workforce they find themselves in.

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, Diversity

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

Geographic , 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?

New participants mostly young working professionals, new graduates, postgraduate students, and a few undergraduate students are the target audience and exciting Wikimedia editors will also be invited to participate in the project through publications, and announcements on social media to inform users of the public willing to participate in the event.

Participants will be onboarded to the project via WhatsApp to engage/mentor participants on issues related to content created during the project. The WhatsApp community created during the project will still be active and participants engaged after the events Participants will also be added to the Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation mailing list for smooth communication of future projects through the mailing list

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

At the start of every project, we make it important to put out a set of rules such as anti-bullying while also creating an inclusive society. Every participant can easily reach out to the facilitator if they ever have an altercation with anyone during the event, and we handle such situations immediately by giving constructive feedback, while also making every person involved know their feelings are valid.

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.

After making the announcement on Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, some people reached out to me, and I have spoken to some community members to bring their suggestions to the project which they gladly did. And I have support from the community members.

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, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn from participants and connect with more diverse people, working with the Wikimedia Foundation has enabled me to meet people from different walks of life while promoting global free knowledge, and I see this project as one that will increase the scope, as this involves working with young professionals, and as a recent graduate myself, I find this very helpful for a new graduate, and I would have appreciated it if during my time as a fresh graduate I saw a program that connected me with professionals or entrepreneurs to learn from their mistakes and see how they handle problems they encounter during their own journey.

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
Physical and Online Sessions When two edit-a-thon and weekly online sessions during the project have been organized. The two physical events, and weekly online sessions every week for a month (total of 4 online sessions) 6
Participants When at least 40 people participate will attend the physical event, and we estimate over 50 participants for the online session (more people tend to join for online sessions due to logistics and availability attending the physical event) 50
Articels Created/Improved If at least 100 articles are created/improved or Wikiquotes 100
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants The target of this project is to get 40 participants that will come for the physical event, while more participants can join for the online session during our Weekly session online. 40
Number of editors We estimate a total number of 50 editors, most times we see a large influx of participants for the online session who also wants to contribute. But for the physical event, we are planning to see 40 participants so as to enable us to utilize training with a workable audience physically. 50
Number of organizers I, Richard, my co-facilitator Kolawole, and the communication lead for African and Proud, Lawretta will be involved in the project implementation. 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikiquote At least 100 articles will be created/improved during the project 100
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

At least 100 articles will be created/improved on Wikiquotes.

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.

The Outreach dashboard will be used in measuring the metrics. The link which will be created to track the contributions during the event will be shared with participants before the start of the project for them to join and have their activities tracked.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1303569.04 NGN

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

3129 USD

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

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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).