Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Architects / Architectural Animation (ID: 21986405)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves Architects / Architectural Animation
proposed start date2023-01-02
proposed end date2023-02-02
grant start date2023-01-02T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-02-02T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)766000 NGN
budget (USD)1798.94 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Adeshina Abdulsamad Olajide
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Adeshina Abdulsamad Olajide

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

OTim75 Naturespoet



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.

Wiki Loves Architects / Architectural Animation

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.

(Wiki Loves Architects / Architectural Animation) First of it all among Wikipedia event which will be held in Osun State. This project is aimed at bringing people/Architects into Wikimedia community.

This edit-a-thon is aimed at organizing a practical session for the new Wikimedians to put what they have learnt into practice.

The distinct aim of this project is to provide free knowledge about Architects and Architectural structures, cultural buildings and historical landmarks, with the objectives of promoting conscious awareness of the environment by providing information about these structures on Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons. The project will also improve the knowledge of aborigines and give them a new view of Wikimedia project as platform that gives genuine information about things and activities around them and also engage them in contributing to free knowledge.

In addition, this project will exposure and help them acquire numerous digital and research skills that will enable them to contribute massively to Wikimedia project, and development of Architectural works in Osun State.

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

Recruit new editors and increase existing editors skills. This project will contribute to information on historical buildings, notable structures and landmarks on Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons.

  • It help increase the awareness of Wikimedia projects
  • It will show Architects how important it is to make their work visible on open source and how it can help in contributing to free knowledge
  • It will help to increase the number of contributors to Wikimedia projects
• It will help to increase the number of architectural animation and pictorial representation on Wikimedia Common
• The contest will help to establish a long term relation with the people/Architects of Osun State Adding or improving local content on English Wikipedia, Wikidata & Wikicommons.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

The activities we will be developing includes: We will organize two (2) in-person events to keep in touch with all participants.

These events will consist of Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon for new editors and existing editors, and a photo walk to historical and notable places in Osun state for information on historical buildings, notable structures and landmarks.

There will be hands-on keyboard training where the new editors will be given the avenue to practice what they have learnt.

We will create an outreach dashboard where we will assign articles to participants and also monitor their activities.

We will create a WhatsApp group where participants will be mentored after the events.

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

Wiki Loves Architects / Architectural Animation
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Adeshina Abdulsamad Olajide: Project lead. has been actively involved in Wikimedia movement, in facilitating, volunteering, recruitment and retention. he has mentored more than 15 editors who are not only active in Wikimedia but also drive the Wikimedia movement.

OTim75: Facilitator. He is an experienced Wikimedia Editor and he co-organized the Wikidata For Tourism in Nigeria. He has participated and won various prizes at different contest in the Wikimedia community such as WPWPNG 2021 and Explore Nigeria contest among others.

Naturespoet: is an experienced Wikimedia Editor, and the winner of Nigerian Novels and Novelist 2022 (Best Editor). He will be in charge of communications and publicity.

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, 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.

Osun State is home to several of Nigeria's most famous landmarks, of which they are not included on the Wiki platform due to the fact that aborigines were not given the opportunity to contribute to the free knowledge platform. The project will create awareness and information about historical structures for the people of Osun State and it Architects and show them the importance of protecting historical structures, monuments and artifacts.

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

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


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?

Osun state Aborigines and architects are the audience. Participants will be communicated via different social media channels and physical gatherings. A WhatsApp follow-up group will be created to further engage them. The group will provide them with tips on creating, editing, and retrieving Wikidata items.

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

All participants will be enlightened about the Wikimedia friendly space policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

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 Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.

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, Manage Internal Knowledge, 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 I'm able to equip more new editors and engaged the existing ones productively with more items and articles to create and improved.

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 Events Number of edit-a-thon to be held. 2
Number of articles Number of articles to be created or improved 150
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants 20
Number of editors Total number of editors
Number of organizers Adeshina Abdulsamad Olajide Project Coordinator.

OTim75 will be in charge of trainings. Naturespoet will be in charge of communication

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons Number of items to be added and improved 100
Wikidata Number of items to be added and improved 100
Wikipedia Number of items to be added and improved 150
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.

Outreach dashboard to evaluate participation during the edit-a-thon.

Wikimedia Hashtag Tools

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

766000 NGN

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

1798.94 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.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • 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).