Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/ Plagiarism Awareness Initiative (ID: 22579056)

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statusNot funded
Plagiarism Awareness Initiative
proposed start date2024-06-08
proposed end date2024-08-10
budget (local currency)5035000 NGN
budget (USD)3357.16 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• chukydyk
organization (if applicable)• WikiActivate

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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)

-Dike Chukwuma (User: chukydyk) Project Lead: Responsible for the overall project implementation, evaluation and reporting

  • Ramatu Abdulrasheed Haliru (User: Inyor4mr)

Program Assistant – Oversees ongoing projects

  • Ubah Chisom Mercy (User: Mercyjamb123)

Outreach Coordinator

  • Godstime Elijah (user: Godstime Elijah)

Responsible for the execution of the Group’s communication, activities and strategies

  • Adimora Miracle (user: Adimora chidinm)

WikiActivate Campus Coordinator

  • Salako Lukman Olamilekan (user: Royalesignature)

Program developer and assist in evaluating contests

  • Ibekeme Merit Kosisochukwu (user: Meritkosy)


Main Proposal[edit]

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

Plagiarism Awareness Initiative

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

2024-06-08 - 2024-08-10

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

International (more than one country across continents or regions) This will be an International Awareness because it involves every Wikipedia enthusiasts and editors both old and new

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)

In light of the prevalent issues surrounding plagiarism worldwide, there is an urgent necessity to raise awareness, provide training, and educate both existing and new editors on Wikimedia platforms regarding the organization's stance on plagiarism. Our initiative aims to address this need through a multifaceted approach. We intend to organize both physical and online events, including an edit-a-thon, to launch the campaign. The edit-a-thon will serve as a platform for participants to contribute to Wikimedia projects while simultaneously receiving guidance on identifying and avoiding plagiarism.

Additionally, online training sessions will be conducted to reach a broader audience, ensuring that individuals who cannot attend physical events are still equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Furthermore, we will introduce participants to Plagiarism tools such as Turnitin, Grammarly and Copyscape which are widely used in academic institutions with vast database of academic content and internet sources.

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.

• Plagiarism Outreach Campaigns: Launch plagiarism awareness campaigns within the Wikipedia community to raise awareness about the importance of originality and proper attribution. Use social media, newsletters, and other communication channels to promote these campaigns and encourage participation.

  • Workshops and Training Sessions: We will organize workshops or training sessions for contributors to educate them about plagiarism, Universal Code of Conduct proper, citation practices, and Wikipedia's policies on sourcing and attribution. Provide examples of acceptable and unacceptable practices to illustrate the importance of originality and proper attribution.


  • Plagiarism Detection Tools: Introduce contributors to plagiarism detection tools such as as Turnitin, Grammarly and Copyscapm e and resources that can help them identify potential instances of plagiarism in Wikipedia articles. Demonstrate how these tools can be used to ensure the integrity of the content.
  • Facilitated discussions - We plan to organize general discussions on the Universal code of Conduct and movement strategy, bring the community up to date on the current movement charter discussions and share all other relevant information with them.
  • Peer Review and Feedback: We will encourage peer review and feedback among contributors to promote accountability and ensure that articles adhere to Wikipedia's content policies, including those related to plagiarism. Provide constructive feedback on sourcing and attribution to help contributors improve their work.
  • Community Guidelines and Resources: Create or curate a set of community guidelines and resources specifically focused on plagiarism awareness and prevention within Wikipedia projects. Make these resources easily accessible to contributors and provide support for those seeking guidance on proper citation practices.
  • Collaborative Editing Exercises: Organize collaborative editing exercises where contributors work together to improve articles while adhering to Wikipedia's policies on plagiarism and citation. Emphasize the value of collaboration in maintaining the integrity of Wikipedia's content.
  • Recognition and Rewards: We will recognize and reward contributors who demonstrate a commitment to upholding Wikipedia's standards of article integrity and void of plagiarism practices. Highlight their contributions as positive examples for others to emulate.

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.

-Ramatu Abdulrasheed Haliru (User: Inyor4mr) : 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.

  • Ubah Chisom Mercy (User: Mercyjamb123): Outreach Coordinator: Responsible for the execution of the Group’s communication, activities and strategies
  • Godstime Elijah (user: Godstime Elijah): Organizing, coordinating the logistics and strategic unit.
  • Adimora Miracle (user: Adimora chidinm) :WikiActivate Campus Coordinator
  • Salako Lukman Olamilekan (user: Royalesignature) :Helps in the development of programs and Helps in evaluating contests. He is an enthusiastic Wikipedia contributor with a fervent passion for history, government institutions, and research. His contributions encompass content creation, meticulous copyediting, and rigorous reference validation
  • Ibekeme Merit Kosisochukwu (user: Meritkosy): Actively conducts trainings and Assists in contests preparation
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)

The target participants for our activities include:

  • Existing Wikipedia editors: Educating current editors on plagiarism guidelines and best practices helps ensure that they understand the importance of original content and how to avoid plagiarism while contributing to Wikipedia.
  • New Wikipedia editors: Providing training and awareness sessions for individuals who are new to editing Wikipedia helps establish a foundation of knowledge regarding plagiarism policies and encourages them to contribute original content from the outset.
  • Academic institutions: Collaborating with universities, colleges, and schools to raise awareness of plagiarism issues on Wikipedia can help educate students and faculty members about ethical writing practices and the consequences of plagiarism in an online context.
  • Content creators and writers: Professionals and individuals who create content for websites, blogs, and other online platforms can benefit from awareness campaigns on plagiarism, as the principles of originality and attribution are relevant across various digital mediums.
  • Wikimedia community members: Engaging with members of the broader Wikimedia community, including administrators, moderators, and volunteers, helps foster a culture of integrity and accountability within the platform and encourages active participation in combating plagiarism.

By targeting these diverse groups of participants, Wikipedia plagiarism awareness initiatives can effectively promote ethical writing practices, enhance the quality of content on the platform, and uphold the integrity of Wikimedia projects.

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.

We facilitated virtual meetings with WikiActivate members to deliberate on the project concept. These meetings provided a platform to assess its alignment with community objectives and its potential impact to uphold the integrity of Wikimedia projects.

We have also informed some communities in the following link:

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)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

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)

Digital Access

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

Identify Topics for Impact

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

We plan to evaluate the impact of Plagiarism in Nigeria Wikimedia space and understand how we can create more awareness on the issue surrounding in our rounds of awareness

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 30 Number of expected participants
Number of editors 20 Number of editors who are expected to contribute
Number of organizers 8 This includes persons involved in implementing activities such as coordinators, trainers, advisors, facilitators, publicity leaders and speakers
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 80
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Both new and improved articles

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


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Report Documented report on the facilitated discussion 1
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)

We will use the Outreach 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)

5035000 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.

3357.16 USD

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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.
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  • 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).