Grants:Project/Rapid/Abuja Photo walk 2019

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statusNot Funded
Africommunity tech development centre / Abuja Photo Walk 2019
start date06/06/2019
end date08/20/2019
budget (local currency)715166.20
budget (USD)1990
grant typeIt's an organization
non-profit statusYes
organization (if applicable)• Africommunity Technology Development Centre
website (if applicable)•

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


Project Plan Activities Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions: 1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk? We will organize 4 photo walks over a period of one month. We expect at most 15 people to attend each walk and expect them to come to multiple walks.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority? The walks will focus on documenting the monuments in Abuja, capital of Nigeria. These monuments are an important representation of the city's cultural diversity, its artists, topography. The photo walk will also take photos of key sites, buildings of historic important. Currently there are a very little coverage Abuja monuments that are on Commons and there are fewer articles with photo documentary that has a comprehensive coverage of Abuja monuments and the artists that created them on Wikipedia. We have created a list of the major monuments in Abuja below and others will be captured as we do the walk. • Abuja National Mosque. Mosque. ... • Ministry of Defence - Ship House. Building. ... • CBN Headquarters. ... • Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. ... • Ecowas Secretariat. ... • Transcorp Hilton Hotel. ... • Mama Africa Arts and Craft Village. ... • Abuja Airplane House. • ZUMA ROCK • ASO ROCK • MAITAMA AMUSEMENT PARK • CHAD BASIN NATIONAL PARK • MILLENNIUM PARK • DURBAN STREET NEIGHBORHOOD PARK • MAGIC LAND AMUSEMENT PARK ABUJA • SARIUS PALMETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN • SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTER • ABUJA ARTS AND CRAFTS VILLAGE • JULIUS BERGER WATER FRONT PARK • JABI LAKE • HILLTOP LIFE CAMP • IBB GOLF COURSE • NATIONAL CHILDREN’S PARK AND ZOO • GURARA FALLS • Eagle Square • SUENO LOUNGE • ZIMBABWE • silverbird Cinemas Abuja • HOTELS IN ABUJA • Sheraton Abuja Hotel • Transcorp Hilton Abuja • Grand Ibro Hotel • Bolton White Hotel Abuja • Fraser Suites • Rockview Hotel Abuja • The Nordic Villa • Hotel De Bently • Reiz Continental Hotel • Sheraton Hotel & Towers • Tranquil Mews Hotel • . Denis Hotel • Grand Cubana Hotels • Quo Vadis Hotel • Stonehedge Hotel • University of Abuja • Africa Institues of Science & Technology • National Open University Of Nigeria. • Veritas University • Nigeria Turkish Nile Univeristy • Baze University. • ABUJA PARKS & GARDENS • National Assembly • Abuja city gate • Federal Secretariat • Wuse Market • Holy Trinity Catholic Church • Berger Junction (Roundabout): • NICON Junction • NIGERIAN TELEVISION AUTHORITY (NTA) • FEDERAL RADIO CORPORATION OF NIGERIA (FRCN) • NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION (NBC) NATIONAL PENSION COMMISSION (PENCOM)

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects? Participants will select 5 monuments they would like to write about throughout the month. After each walk, participants will be encouraged to upload their photos and work on their articles. The event organizers will follow-up with participants throughout the week to see if they have questions, need help finding resources, and if they are making progress on their articles. After the last photo walk, we will organize an editathon to finish uploading any photos and continue working on articles. The goal is to get each article to at least a start class.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them? Participants will be required to bring their own cameras. We will have two digital SLR cameras available for participants to use if they do not have a camera or want to use a better quality one.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? We have received a lot of interest in this event on the photo walk, I am already in igbo Wikimedia group page and group members will participate in the photowalk and new members will be recruited to wikemedia. We will create a photowalk Wikimedia group well as on creating the Abuja Wikimedians Facebook page . We have established a partnership with the Abuja based CarePhoto for a photography technical support and awareness about the event to their members. We will gather email addresses from participants and follow-up with them afterwards. We will continue to check-in on their user talk pages and will invite them to future events if this is successful. Impact How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please add specific targets (numbers) to the following measures of success and feel free to add more: 1. Number of participants: 15 participants and 2 event organizers 2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 500 photos 3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 25% of total number of photos uploaded (~500) 4. Number of articles created or improved: 50 articles We will be following up with participants to help them keep editing and improving their articles over the next several months. We hope that these walks create a group of people that are both interested in photography and contributing to Wikimedia projects. Our goal is to have this be the beginning of a series of themed photo walks in Abuja and participants Resources 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). We have two project organizers: Dike Clement: Dike has a deep knowledge of key monuments in Abuja. He will prioritize which monuments, key building and notable sites we will visit and will map out each walk to maximize the group's time. We have secured the support from a Igbo Wikimedia Group which I am path of and she will help in photo E-ditathon and with technical support in uploading the photos in Wikemedia portal. monitor new uploads and provide online guidance to participants that are new to editing: Below are current Igbowikemedia user group that will provide further technical support during the Abuja Photo 2019 Walk Editathon

Oby Ezeilo, Uzoma Ozurumba, Tochi Precious

Gundu Terso: Gundu is the Founder of Carephoto, is a professional photographer He will provide an overview of best practices for photographing monuments at the beginning of each walk and will help participants with photography questions as needed. • We will secure venue for the editathon for four events . What resources do you need? For your funding request, list each expense and include a total amount. • Rent for two DSLR Nikon cameras: 2 Canon Rebel cameras * $50/camera = $100 • Refreshment stop for each walk: 10 people * 4 walks * $5/person = $200 • Transportation for each walk for 10 people *$20 per person*10 * 4 walk = $800 • Refreshment for editathon: 10 people * $10/person*4 times = $400 • Internet access for uploading of works  : 600 contents = =$40 • Customized T-Shirt for the group : each T-Shirt cost $ 5*10 people =$50 • Venue for Abuja Photo editathon = $100 x 4 =$400

        Total     = 1990 USD 


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