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Kwara State University Wikimedia Fan Club/ Kwara community Movement Charter Ambassador program communication and translation
This program is aimed at creating more awareness for the Kwara community and engaging the community with translations of Movement Charter related pages to yoruba language. This sensitization will create more knowledge of Movement Charter among Wikimedians in Kwara State,get their thoughts and feedbacks on the Movement Charter Preamble, Values & Principles,as well as the Roles & Responsibilities, whilst contributi g to ongoing discussions regarding the movement charter draft.
targetThis program will target Wikimedians in Kwara State and there will be Yoruba language translations of Movement Charter contents on Meta-Wiki as well as hosting of community conversations about Movement Charter and the ways that it will affect their work.
start date28th November
start year2022
end date30th December
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN 1,172,566 using oanda conversion
budget (USD)2650 USD
grant typeGroup
granteeLinason Blessing
contact(s)• Blessingsarmantha@gmail.com• mariam.gobir@kwasu.edu.ng
organization (if applicable)• Movement Charter Ambassador- Kwara State University Wikimedia Fan Club

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
This program is aimed at Equity in decision making by involving the wikimedian community in Kwara State in the disscussion pertaining to the Movement Charter: to ensure they are fully engaged in conversations about the governance of the movement and translate the Movement Charter into Yoruba Language for better understanding of the contents by the community.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
We intend to work on this project from 28th November to 30th December and have our reports ready 30 days after.
Where will your project activities be happening?
Our project activities will be happening in the North Central Region of Nigeria (Kwara State)in an Hybrid format to ensure that all our community members have an opportunity to participate in this discussion regardless of their attendance choice. The aim is to make sure that everyone is truly included and we have also discovered overtime that People engage better offline.
  • 2 in-person meet-up in Ilorin.
  • 1 online meet up for community members who are not able to join the physical conversation.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
This project will be carried out under theWikimedia Fan Club Kwara State University in collaboration with the Yoruba Wikimedia Community with the whilst taking lessons from MC facilitators and other MC Ambassador's for better coordination of the project.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
The specific aim is to create a better understanding of Movememt Charter to the Kwara Wikimedia community members by translating the Movement Charter into the community local language (Yoruba) and hosting series of conversation about the movement charter so as to give room for their involvement and contributions in the process.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
This grant is aligned with the MC Ambassadors Grant Program.

Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
  • Translations: the following documents and pages will be translated
    • Movement Charter content pages
    • Reports pages
    • Forms / Survey translations
    • Conversation events pages
    • Announcements
  • Community Engagement:
    • Outreach: While we are working on translations, we will make sure to reach out to the community members and inform them about the upcoming engagements.
    • MCDC community workshop: We will host an initial physical 90 minute workshop. This workshop will be about sharing the details of the Movement Charter with our community members. We will share practical examples of why their contribution to the Movement Charter discussions is important.
    • MCDC Community online workshop: We will host an initial 90 minute workshop for those who were not able to attend the intiatial in-person workshop.
    • MCDC community conversation: We will host another physical 90 minute conversation session with our community members to discuss a shared plan and approach for how we engage in Movement Charter discussions.

Share: Share the learnings from this work with Wikimedians in Kwara by collecting feedback, recommendations from our members and writing a report using Meta and the MS Forum for wider impact.

How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
The community will be updated via various existing community chats/communication channels. A dedicated whatsapp group will be created for MC conversation to ensure instant follow-up with discussions and get more recommendations e ven after the community conversation. The Community members will also be updated about the shared outcomes, feedbacks, and translations achieved.
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
  1. Bukola James (User:Bukky658)-Facilitator 1 project lead; will be responsible for facilitating the community conversations and preparing conversation slides and videos.
  2. Isaac Oluruntimilehin (User: TimmyLegend): Facilitator 2; will also be responsible for facilitating the community online workshop and preparing conversation slides and videos.
  3. Praise Olatunde (User:Olatunde Praise Akora) and Obayemi Peace Boluwatife (User:ObaPeace) : responsible for translating the Movement Charter content pages, forms/surveys, and report pages into Yoruba with support from the Yoruba community.
  4. Rhoda James (User:James Rhoda)- Communication assistant; sending reminders, sharing links and information to the communities and MC whatsapp conversation group, sending emails, making social media posts, among others.Online and offline meeting moderator, creating conversation event pages, drafting reports, and other online duties.

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
We will be implementing the Friendly space policies and the Universal code of Conduct for this project.
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
We will subscribe to the Zoom pro package to enable effective MCDC online workshop.
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
The translation will be done in Yoruba language by experience translators who are volunteers from the Kwara State University Wikimedia Fan Club and Unilorin Wikimedia Fan Club. They will translate the Movement Charter content pages, forms/survey, and report pages.
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • ...Yes, We will

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

Expected participants: 50 + 5 project team members = 55 participants

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning):$200
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing):$200
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):$200
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials):$300
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting):$50
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion):$250
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities):$10*35=$350
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space):2 in-person events =$100*2=$200
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting):$100*2 events =$200
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during the 2 in-person activities): $10*55= $550
  • Other(Miscellenous and bank charges):$150


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. Mijesty (talk) 22:08, 22 November 2022 (UTC) This project will increase the inclusion and sense of belonging of the yoruba community and also increase the quality of translated contents on the Yoruba Wikipedia, also it will enable the Yoruba speakers to read Wikipedia contents with comprehension and also act as an awareness to the people in this community about Wikipedia.
  2. Strong support Strong support This project would help Wikimedians at Kwara State University to have an understanding of the Movement Charter and it's relevance to the movement, while also enabling them to learn about it in their local language. Timmylegend (talk) 11:06, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
  3. Strong support Strong support This project will bring about inclusiveness and it will also grow the Yoruba community too. It will project to the world that Wikipedia is for everybody irrespective of one's language. Ibjaja055 (talk) 07:05, 27 November 2022 (UTC)