Grants:Project/Rapid/1Lib1Ref Edit-a-thon Sessions at University of Ilorin

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Timmylegend/1Lib1Ref at University of Ilorin
we will be joining together around the world to make Wikipedia more reliable. You can participate in #1Lib1Ref by simply adding a citation to Wikipedia's content.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateJanuary 15
end dateApril 30
budget (local currency)N400,000
budget (USD)$1100.52
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• isaacoloruntimilehin(_AT_)

Review your report

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are doing a series of 5 editathons at the University of llorin during the period under review

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We have an active whatsapp group where we engage each other and share information about club's upcoming activities. We will also be pasting notices around campus. We will also be posting digital flyers on the school's various WhatsApp groups.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes, I'm a reasonably experienced Wikipedian with over a year experience in contributing to Wikipedia and I've attended a workshop where Asaf Bartov was the trainer and a regional conference (Wiki Indaba 2019).

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, we expect all participants to have a mobile phone,computer device and at least basic computer knowledge.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will send a post-event questionnaire and invite them to our support group

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 5 events
  2. Number of participants: 40 participants
  3. Number of new editors: 10 editors
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 100 articles
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) : 40 participants


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Food & drinks =N1500 | 3.28 USD/meeting x 40 people x 5 edit-a-thons = N300,000 | $825.39
  • Internet = N5000 x 5 edit-a-thons= N25,000 | $68.78
  • Swag: To be shared amongst participants periodically to identify with the Wikimedia project, serve as incentives, encourage participation and attract others to the wikimedia movement.
  1. Wikipedia branded notebooks= N500 x 50 = N25,000 | $68.78
  2. Stickers= N5,000 | $13.76
  • Others
  1. Roll up banner (for publicity) = N30,000 | $82.54
  2. Contingency funds (stationeries, printouts, calls, SMS units etc. ) = N15000 | $41.27

Total: N400,000 | $1100.52


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This grant would enable volunteer editors to contribute to open source knowledge, to make wikipedia more reliable through imputing relevant references on articles. ReoMartins (talk) 15:50, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  • This importance of getting this grant cannot be understated as it will enable the recruitment and training of new editors.Elnino898 (talk) 14:37, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  • If this grant is approved it would serve as a means to organize edit-a-thons where Wikimedia editors in Unilorin can come together to improve the references on Wikipedia articles. Bilijin (talk) 13:47, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Providing this grant will help in contributing to the goals of the wikimedia community as new editors will be trained and the knowledge & skills of existing Editors sharpened.Sunnyjoe 035 (talk) 15:26, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  • This grant would greatly help improve editing amongst editors in Unilorin. It would also serve as a medium to bring together editors together by organizing edit-a-thon

Teemah 24 (talk) 14:21, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

  • This grant would enable volunteer editors to contribute to open source knowledge, to make wikipedia more reliable through imputing relevant references on articles.Pheritenom (talk) 00:02, 2 December 2019 (UTC)