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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WikiActivate for 9-5 Workers (ID: 22394641)

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statusNot funded
WikiActivate for 9-5 Workers
proposed start date2024-01-13
proposed end date2024-01-27
budget (local currency)1865000 NGN
budget (USD)2369.54 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• chukydyk
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)


Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

WikiActivate for 9-5 Workers

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-01-13 - 2024-01-27

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Let's Connect Peer Learning Program

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

This year WikiActivate is focusing on working class individuals of both government and Private Organisation. I have attended and organised many Wiki events and noticed that most 9-5 workers who are always busy with work or studies are don’t have time to attend. Many of which has given up in volunteering including Wikimedia Projects Indeed, it feels exhausting to hustle between work and some of these programmes as there are confliction of time. I made enquires with some leaders of both the Igbo Wikimedia User Group, Wikimedia User group Nigerian and Hausa Wikimedia User groups and they confirmed that most members of these groups are working class persons and students. I have seen efforts made by different Wikimedia campaigns and programmes to encourage people of different orientations and work status to participate in Wiki projects but there is no such effort to encourage and bring in 9-5 workers. This leaves a gap as ideas, opinion and concept differs between these class of people. Since Wikipedia strives to be very inclusive, there is the need to encourage more working class citizens to participate in Wikimedia Projects.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

I intend to mobilize 9-5 workers of both government workers and Private organizations and hold a meeting where we will talk about volunteering for free knowledge with Wikimedia Foundation. They will also be trained in the different projects of Wikimedia (Such as Wikipedia, WikiCommons and Wikiquote) and be guided to do their first editing in each of these projects. On inviting them, I will work with organizations that I belong and have many workers including the Christian Youth Organization of my church Holy Family Catholic Church, Life Camp Abuja and Workers Association of Efab City Abuja. I will circulate the flyer among the members of these associations and other target locations including staff of Ministries and Agencies. I have discussed this with these associations and they are happy to encourage members to participate. I am confident that these forums will be an excellent platform to invite the target audience. The meeting/training/competition will emphasize on why volunteering for Wikimedia is an excellent way to give back to the community. The trainings will be in phase to enable proper assimilation and to awaken and sustain their interest in Volunteering to the Wiki projects. After the training on basic norms of Wikipedia, the training will continue on Wikipedia projects including English Wikipedia, Wikiquote and Wiki commons. After each training, there will be edit a thon and competition that will concentrate on edits to improve contents on the project trained on and not to create new contents. Throughout this process, the participants will be guided by experienced editors. After the series of edit a thon and competition, we will encourage participants to continue editing and to participate in other programmes.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

User: Chukydyk - will conduct the training on English Wikipedia. He will also lead other Wikipedians who will support the participants in their first edit in English Wikipedia. He is a volunteer Project lead for Wiki-activate, Wiki-Interact and Wiki-Santa where he trained new editors and existing ones on writing and editing Wikipedia articles, Wiki-commons etc. He also coordinated Wiki-lockdown during the pandemic. He participated in wikindaba 2019 as an ad-hoc committee member. User: Mercyjamb123: She is a dedicate Wikipadian who have knowledge of the Foundation and the Wikimedia Movement. She contributes on Igbowikipadia, Wikiquote and Wiki Commons User: Inor4mr is a Librarian and an active Wikipadian Contributor. She has background in Business Administration, experience in entrepreneurship and project management. She is experienced in Wikiquote and Wikipedia. User: Oby Ezeilo - will conduct the training on wiki commons. She will also lead other Wikipedians that will support participants in their first edit in wiki commons. she is a test Wiki Administrator of Igbo Wiktionary. She participated in Wikindaba 2019. She is a graduate of Wikipedia Education Project Management Course conducted by the Education Greenhouse programme. She is also certified by WMF as a trainer of the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom. She had conducted several trainings and recruited so many editors into the Wiki Family. She has volunteered to conduct this training. User: Udeb - will conduct the training on Wikidata. He will also lead other Wikipedians who will support the participants in carrying out their first edit in Wikidata. Benedict Nnaemeka Udeh, is a Metallurgical and Materials Engineer. He is a programmer. He is extremely passionate about community growth, technology trends and data driven world. He is currently the Wikidata Hub coordinator for the Igbo Wikimedians User_Group in Nigeria. She has volunteered to do this training.

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? (required)

Target participants are 9-5 workers, some who are volunteers already and new ones from Nigeria, I will reach them via Organizational groups, social media, WhatsApp groups and Africa email list as well. In retaining new participants, We will add them in Wikiactivate community Whatsapp and Telegram group

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

I have discussed with all the proposed trainers and they have all agreed to volunteer to conduct the training. I have also informed some communities in the following link: African Wikipadian Digest mail list, Wikiactivate Social Media handle, https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Socioeconomic Status

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Socioeconomic status

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

We look forward to Learn from the quality of Knowledge and experience these Workers will contribute to the Wikipedia by volunteering to Wikimedia Projects

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 25 Number of expected participants
Number of editors 15 Number of editors who will attend the trainings and carry out edits
Number of organizers 4 Number of Organizers to help in the activities of the Project
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 70
Wikimedia Commons 100
Wikidata 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)


Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

1865000 NGN

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

2369.54 USD

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