Grants:Project/Rapid/Africa Wiki Challenge in Nigeria

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Major Lyte/Africa Wiki Challenge in Nigeria
The project aims to support the Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 global campaign with a similar national campaign in Nigeria to improve and contribute to Wikipedia the beauty of Africa roots from the consolidation of rich cultures and the sundry of diverse lifestyles in Nigeria.

Nigerians culture and Africans culture as a whole are underrepresented on the internet.

The theme of the AWC 2022 campaign is "Projecting African Culture". This project aims at not only projecting Africa’s culture as a whole but also to serve as an inspiration to document our own story.
targetWikipedia, Wikidata and WikiCommons
start date25th May
end date30th June
budget (local currency)828,000 NGN
budget (USD)2,000 USD
granteeMajor Lyte

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. Add or improve existing local content about festivals, recipes of food, culture, local landmarks, rituals and rites among others in Nigeria on Wikipedia, Wikidata and WikiCommons. We seek to do this by organizing a local version of the campaign in Nigeria.
  2. Join the Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 in increasing the visibility/readability of Wikipedia articles related to the theme "Projecting African Culture".
  3. Recruiting and Introducing new editors to Wikipedia, Wikidata and WikiCommons.

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?

The local version of the Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 seeks to hold a series of edit-a-thons

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.

The Ilorin Wikimedia Hub members have been notified on the official WhatsApp page, see here.

I have also notified the WikiProject Nigeria, see 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.

Prospect participants of our local edit-a-thon would be reached out to through Emails, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, phone calls and physical gatherings.

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

Yes, We have experienced users to lead the event. Major Lyte and James Moore200 will lead the event.

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

Yes! The participants have laptops and smart phones which can be used during the edit-a-thons. We will be providing unlimited fast-speed internet at the event hall. Most of our community members have the skill to edit Wikipedia. However, we will be introducing new editors to participate in the edit-a-thon.

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

We will use our WhatsApp group for the participants to talk and share ideas. We will also send out Google form seeking for feedbacks from the participants. We would also have short meetup with participants to discuss their experience during the campaign. We will also set up a support system to encourage new editors.

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

This is the second edition of the Africa Wiki Challenge and my community members were unable to participate in contributing to the first edition of the campaign. So, this is an avenue for my community members to contribute to the free knowledge platform.


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

We are happy to be applying for this grant, and this is an opportunity to participate in the local version of the AWC 2022 campaign. We seek to accomplish the following;

  1. Number of events= 2
  2. Number of participants= 25
  3. Number of new editors= 15
  4. Number of articles created or improved= 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)= 20


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).

  • Major Lyte is an experienced Wikimedia Editor. He has participated and won in various Wikimedia community projects. He organized Wikidata for Tourism and Wikidata for Media Personalities in Nigeria. He will be coordinating the local campaign.
  • James Moore200 - (Communications and Publicity) - He is an experienced Wikimedian and he has won various prizes both in the local and global level. He would be in-charge of drawing out strategic communications and making sure everything goes on as planned. He will be handling media promotions for the contest and a co-trainer.

No, we won't be receiving any fund from somewhere else.

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

  • Event Hall/Conference = $135 x 2 = $270
  • Refreshments (Breakfast and lunch) = $8/person x 2events × 25 participants = $400
  • Transportation fee for Organizers in Ilorin = $70
  • Roll-up banner = $75
  • Branded AWC T-shirts for AWC awareness in Nigeria = $100
  • Zoom = $20 x 2 = $40
  • Rentals = $70
  • Prizes = $300 (1st-5th position)
  • Internet subscription (during and after events for evaluation, jury, and report writing) = $420
  • Branding & Fliers = $80
  • PPE = $60
  • Bank Charges = $45
  • Contingencies (Airtime for communication and others) = $80

Total = 2,000 USD; 828,000 NGN ( Oanda rate)


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