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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia & Wikidata Training for Undergraduates Studying Medicine and Other Health Courses at University of Ilorin (ID: 22375873)

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Wikipedia & Wikidata Training for Undergraduates Studying Medicine and Other Health Courses at University of Ilorin
proposed start date2024-01-15
proposed end date2024-10-15
budget (local currency)1060000 NGN
budget (USD)1371.48 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• damy399
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)

I'm a group leader of an informal Wikimedia group.

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

Member, Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin Team Lead Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin, College of Health Sciences Campus

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia & Wikidata Training for Undergraduates Studying Medicine and Other Health Courses at University of Ilorin

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

2024-01-15 - 2024-10-15

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)

Wikimedia Hackathon

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)

Through this project I am trying to introduce individuals with a medical background to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Most students in my college (College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin) do not know how to edit Wikimedia projects.

As a member of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin (a different campus from my college), I have always been asked by school mates how WIkipedia can be edited. A number of individuals have expressed this interest over and over again.. This project was born out of this need.

When medical students and students studying health courses are able to edit wikimedia projects, they are able to contribute and preserve medical knowledge. For instance, understanding how to use wikidata will help in research work which will eventually improve the health and lives of Africans and the world at large.

In the teaching hospital where I train, even though WIkimedia is used to obtain information, most doctors, other health professionals and avid researchers cannot edit or contribute to wikipedia and other projects.
When future health professionals acquire editing skills, they are able to contribute information to the medical aspect of Wikimedia projects especially. Also when health professionals edit medical articles themselves, they are more likely to present more accurate information that is without ambiguity compared to when it is edited by someone with no medical/health background
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.

1. Organizing trainings for new editors

2. Organizing an edit-a-thon
3. Making an edit ladder

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.

Damy399- Editor for 4 years (Project Lead) Favourdare123- President, Wikimedia fan club, University of Ilorin (Lead Trainer) Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin

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)

Students and staff of University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences

I will engage participants before the activities through digital flyers, physical banners, WhatsApp messsages and broadcasts and word of mouth. I'll also collaborate with our student association to get the word out

Participants will be engaged after the activities through WhatsApp

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 discussed with Favour123, the president of Wikimedia Fan Club explaining the need for this project and also requesting training from him and experienced members of the club. I have also spoken to existing editors on my campus and they are very excited and can't wait for the project to start. I have informed the leadership of our student association and they are ready to support the publicity of this project,

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)


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)

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

1. How medical undergraduates and doctors perspective about wikipedia have changed after the training?

2. Were we effective in making people feel welcome, safe, not intimidated?
3. What are the challenges we face and how to prevent them subsequently?
4. How many people are continuing to edit after the events/activities?
5. Do new editors have the skills needed?
6. What motivates editors to continue to edit after activities?
7. Did the new organiser develop the skills and have the time and motivation needed to continue to participate as organizers?
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 40
Number of editors 40 New editors: 33 Returning editors: 7
Number of organizers 5
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 40
Wikimedia Commons 40
Wikidata 80
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)

Programs and events dashboard

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)

1060000 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.

1371.48 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).