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Jonywikis/Activating Gungbe Wikiquote
Activating Gungbe Wikiquote is a series of training and editathons that is aimed at recruiting editors, improving the skills of existing editors and showing them the basic editing techniques in developing the Gungbe Wikiquote project in incubator for it to get a subdomain.
start date1 June
end date30 June
budget (local currency)NGN 1,081,881
budget (USD)USD 2,606
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• jsewedo1(_AT_)gmail.com

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

Project Goal


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




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?

4 Series of editathons/trainings

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have informed the Gungbe Wikimedians User Group here

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

I will let them know by announcing through Gungbe Facebook group page and WhatsApp status. I will also inform local speakers through the use of traditional town criers in communities where gungbe is spoken.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT


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

Yes, participants have either Smartphone, tablet or laptop and are local speakers.

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

New participants will be encouraged to join the Gungbe facebook group page and added to WhatsApp group. Daily editing tips will be given on the WhatsApp group and questions will be answered when posted by participants. On a weekly basis, the best Wikiquote page will be posted on the WhatsApp and Facebook to encourage others to continue contributing.

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

Here are samples of gungbe Wikiquote articles to be created:
Nancy Reagan,
Oló Azerbaijaninu lẹ tọn lẹ,
George H. W. Bush



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

  1. Number of events: 4
  2. Number of participants: 20
  3. Number of new editors: 5
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 40
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)



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).

Jonywikis, I have experience in organizing wikimedia events, a gungbe editor and I will be the project lead and coordinator.
Samatics, is an experienced wikimedian with excellent training skill. He will help to facilitate the event.
Ydamilola, is an experienced gungbe editor that will help to facilitae the event and assist in logistics and project management.

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

  • Space rental: USD 150 x 4 events = USD 600
  • Food and Refreshment: USD 15 x 20 x 4 events = USD 1,200
  • Internet/Data Subscription on participants devices: USD 8 x 20 = USD 160
  • Universal Router rental: USD 25 x 4 = USD 100
  • Internet Subscription on Router: USD 100
  • Gift prize for top 3 contributors: USD 100
  • Souvenir packs for all participants: USD 10 x 20 = USD 200
  • Local transport for facilitators: USD 8 x 3 x 4 events = USD 96
  • Miscellaneous: USD 50

Total = 2,606



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