Grants:Project/NGA-IG/ Wiki Education for Igbo language educationists and Students in Nigeria

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Wiki Education for Igbo language educationists and Students in Nigeria
summaryThis project is a series of training and workshops for Igbo language educationists and their students in higher educational institutions in Nigeria; to increase their participation in content creation and the use of Igbo Wikipedia as online educational resources.
targetIgbo Wikipedia
amountplease add the amount you are requesting (USD)
contact• ndewo(_AT_)
organization• Igbo Wikimedians User Group
this project needs...
created on21:51, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

To solve the problem of low participation of Igbo language educationists and students in the creation and use of Igbo Wikipedia as an online educational resource in Nigeria.

What is your solution to this problem?[edit]

For the problem, you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

We will solve this problem by organising a well-planned training and workshop series for three higher educational institutions, focusing on Igbo language department educationists and students. The training and workshop will teach them how to edit Igbo Wikipedia and use it as an educational resource. It will also involve them in content creation in a creative and fun way.

Project goals[edit]

What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

  • Increase number of educationists and students editing Igbo Wikipedia
  • Improve existing content in Igbo Wikipedia
  • Increase the content in Igbo Wikipedia

Project impact[edit]

How will you know if you have met your goals?[edit]

For each of your goals, we’d like you to answer the following questions:

  1. During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
  2. Once your project is over, how will it continue to positively impact the Wikimedia community or projects? (These are your outcomes.)

For each of your answers, think about how you will capture this information. Will you capture it with a survey? With a story? Will you measure it with a number? Remember, if you plan to measure a number, you will need to set a numeric target in your proposal (i.e. 45 people, 10 articles, 100 scanned documents). Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

1. We will organise:

  • Series of training and workshops

Two modules each for the teachers and students in the three higher educational institutions.

  • A contest to add content in each school

The trained teachers will be assigned to students to supervise them to write assigned articles about the Igbo language and culture in Igbo Wikipedia and the best group will win the contest)
2. At the end of this project:

  • We will have more OER in Igbo Wikipedia
  • More Igbo language educationists who can edit Igbo Wikipedia and teach students how to.
  • Educationist and students who will join the Igbo community

Do you have any goals around participation or content?[edit]

Are any of your goals related to increasing participation within the Wikimedia movement, or increasing/improving the content on Wikimedia projects? If so, we ask that you look through these three metrics, and include any that are relevant to your project. Please set a numeric target against the metrics, if applicable.

  • Number of content pages created or improved, across all Wikimedia projects = 90
  • Number of Training and workshops= 12 (four in each school)
  • Number of contests = 3 (one each school)

Project plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing? What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?
We will spend our time:
1. Project planning
The project planning will include:

  • Contacting the schools
  • Correspondence with the contact persons to finalise the event space, dates and time for training.
  • Develop the modules for Teachers and Students
  • Setup project page in Project dashboard and meta.
  • Create awareness to recruit volunteers from our community to help
  • Create online flyers for the project and post them our social media platforms
  • Send a program schedule checklist to the schools to sort out everything needed for training.
  • Develop survey forms for participants feedback, evaluations and follow up

2.Training and Facilitation
3.Project analysis and evaluation
4.Report writing and result sharing

At the end of the project, we would have:

  • Successfully trained educationists and students in three institutions
  • Improved and added OER in the Igbo Wikipedia
  • Created awareness about Igbo Wikipedia
  • Recruited more editors

We will follow up through:

  • Add them to Mailing lists
  • Creat Whatsapp groups
  • Add them to Wikimedia social media groups


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Community engagement[edit]

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Get involved[edit]


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