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Wikidata10th Birthday Celebration Nsukka Graduates. It is going to be edit-a-thon for female graduates from Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria.
proposed start date2022-10-15
proposed end date2022-11-15
budget (local currency)2140050 NGN
budget (USD)5000 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Ngozi Stella Udechukwu
organization (if applicable)• Consolation City Organization

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Ngozi Stella Udechukwu

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

User: Chimaroke2022 User: Ngozi Osadebe


Consolation City Organization

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.

Wikipedia Nigeria User Group, and Enugu hub.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata10th Birthday Celebration Nsukka Graduates. It is going to be edit-a-thon for female graduates from Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria.

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.

1. This is Wikidata's 10th Birthday Celebration 2022 Grant Proposal. The aim is to recruit new editors to Wikidata and dedicate it to the 10th Wikidata Birthday Celebration on October 29. 2022. Many graduates in my community are not aware of Wikidata. It is going to be an awareness program. It will also empower them with the knowledge of Wikipedia opportunities that will produce many wiki data contributors and data creation. This will also contribute to the general vision of Wikipedia, which is to contribute to open knowledge. It will bring the graduates of the Nsukka Community into visibility in the Wikimedia community and its world space.

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

We will organize an introduction to Wikipedia Editing Basics events, the First day for the essentials, and day two on editing articles, adding pictures, uploading videos, etc. After, one week of revision, we will gather for another two days for practical editing. We will also organize meet-ups to ensure that the participants can now develop independently. It is going to work because we will create awareness about the events among the graduates of the Nsukka community. Many are wasting their time, watching movies because no one has engaged them properly with things that will make them creative and not consumers.

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

First of all, I will create a dashboard for the event. Open it for participants to register for the events. Do enough publicity about the event. I will also publish it in all the user groups that I am part of. Secondly, Organize edit-at-thon, meet-ups, and follow up on the participants to ensure that there is a maximum impact. I will ensure that the events are covered and sent to event organizers of Wikidata's 10th Birthday 2022 celebration as a goodwill message.

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.

1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism

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

Yes, I have. Superlative Campaign for Excellence is a team of University Staff that has compiled a series of teachings to ensure that Students in the University develop character and graduate with excellence. The members are the paid staff of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Moreover, we have Dr. Ngozi Osadebe, who is a Leader of Enugu User Group or hub in Southeastern Nigeria. She is a paid Librarian and also very conversant with Wikidata.

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) , Geography

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.

In Nsukka where the University of Nigeria is situated, there is a serious knowledge gap between the contribution of females to knowledge and that of the male folks. We will ensure that the females are enrolled to open them up to contribute to the content on the things that concern them. Age is also an issue, most female youths are not aware that there are opportunities in Wikipedia that can make them relevant in the world of knowledge. Also where people live affects their access to knowledge.

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, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Socioeconomic status, Age, 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?

Graduates are my target participants from the Nsukka community, Enugu State, Nigeria. I will engage the participants through social media like Facebook, and WhatsApp, face to face contact before and after the activities. In fact, I am already in contact with many youths via my youth empowerment program, titled Superlative Campaign for Excellence. We have even written a book which we are distributing to them to bridge this knowledge gap. Therefore, having come in contact with Wikipedia, I discovered that there are a lot of things that will engage the youth if they are aware of them in Wikipedia like covering their culture and uploading it to Wikipedia thereby making their culture visible to others, photographing cultural events and monument buildings that can be displayed on the Wikipedia for research purposes, which other people in the world do not know about. From time to time, we will be meeting to embark on a wiki project that will promote our culture and environment. We will as well keep in touch via WhatsApp, etc. if this project is supported. We will give the best-performed participants incentives that will encourage them to bring others.

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

A very conducive space will be rented, and internet access will be available to every participant, those that do not have laptops, we will rent laptops for them, and everybody will be allowed to contribute, ask questions, share benefits from the program, and will be given refreshment, etc. Before we start, the friendly policy will be made known to everyone to ensure that no one is abused or insulted. Security will be put in place to ensure the safety of every participant.

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 discussed this with Dr. Ngozi Osadebe, who is the leader of the Enugu User Group (hub). It is also announced at the Nigeria User Group hub. The relevant parties are aware of the event.

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?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
Our target groups are not the same.
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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. We would want many young female graduates to be part of editors on Wikipedia, and contributors to open knowledge on the things that will make their culture visible to the world space.

2. Redirect the attention of the female graduates to usefulness by engaging them in many Wiki projects that will fill a lot of gaps in their lives.
3. Recruiting many editors will help to sustain the vision of Wikipedia.
4. We will have more vibrant graduates that will be exposed to different Wiki projects.
5. We will be organizing events, contests, and so on.
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
Wikidata10th Birthday 2022 Two days Birthday Celebration Edit-a-thon 50
10th Wikidata Birthday 2022 Meet-up Events, There will be two days of meet-up events to ensure that the participants can now contribute to open knowledge. 50
Follow up on the Participants There will be constant follow-up with the participants, organizing wiki projects and ensuring that more articles are created. 50
Editing Articles At least 40 articles will be edited and contributions made to celebrate the contribution of Wikidata in the 10th Birthday Celebration of Wikidata 2022. 50
New Articles Will be created Efforts should be made to create more articles that will fill the gender gap in knowledge among female graduates in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. 50
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants There will be 50 participants in the program. 50
Number of editors New 30 editors will be recruited. 30
Number of organizers There will be six facilitators to ensure the success of the event. 6
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons Images, photos, videos, etc. will be added 20
Wikidata There will be contributions to the database, structural programs, etc. 10
Wikisource There will be the addition of content, references, etc. 30
Wikibooks We will introduce the participant to how Wikidata can allow the addition of books to Wikipedia. 5
Wikiquote Notable quotes from notable people will be sourced and also added to Wikidata. 20
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

Since our major aim is to create awareness among the graduates of Nsukka on what is happening to Wikipedia, time and funding may limit us in trying to meet up with all the areas of Wikipedia. However, we assure you that we must definitely touch those areas and try our best to meet up with the targets within our limited time and resources. Also, this is the birthday celebration of Wikidata and we will devote more time to sharing the progress Wikidata has made since its inception on October 29th, 2012.

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.

We will use evaluation, to check if our target is been met. The dashboard will also assist us. Please, needs better knowledge about this tool. Thank you.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

2140050 NGN

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

5000 USD

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


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