Grants:Project/Rapid/African Day 2022 Celebration

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African Day 2022 Celebration
Africa Day is celebrated every 25th May of each year. The significance of the day can't be overemphasized as it points to the past struggles that the continent has been through and victory it has attained both regionally and continentally.

This is an opportunity to celebrate African diversity and success, and to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the African continent.

The African continent is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area.[1] Around 2,000 different languages are spoken in Africa and each of them have different dialects while Arabic is the language that is most widely spoken in the African continent.

The focus of this event would be to encourage African languages like, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Twi, Swahili to mention a few among the African communities.

Being a first of it's kind we hope to have a more structured highlights of ways to make the day more memorable as other Africa Day unfolds.
targetWikipedia, WikiCommon, Wikiquote and Wikidata
start dateMay 20
end dateJune 20
budget (local currency)1,051,080 NGN
budget (USD)$2,766

Project Goal[edit]

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

  1. Translating of English Contents to African languages like, Twi, Dagbani, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa
  2. Engage existing users
  3. Celebrate the African Day as passionate Africans

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • We are targeting a specific audience because one of the goals of the project is to commemorate the African Day and there is a need for a proper representation of the Africans by the Africans. This approach is aimed at solving African problems by Africans.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

I have notified the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria on their user talk page, see here.

I have also notified the African Wikimedians through the mailing list.

I have also notified the Open Foundation West Africa (OFWA) through the WhatsApp platform.

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • The participants from the celebration would have translated some of the Wikipedia articles from English to other African Languages like Twi, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Dagbani, etc
  • After the event, we will conduct a survey to determine the challenges of participants and also get their personal feedbacks. We will follow-up with them through mails and other means of communication.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

  1. Number of total participants = 30
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable) = 100
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) = 50
  4. Number of Wikidata Items = 50
  5. Number of Wikiquote of Africans = 50


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

  • Profayobami is the project lead for this project. He has assisted in coordinating Wikimedia events in Ibadan, Ilorin and Lagos. He is passionate about Africa, it's history and culture of the people of Africa.
  • Godstime Elijah is an experienced Wikimedian and facilitator of different Wikimedian events.
  • Favourdare123 is an active Wikimedian with experience in event organization, logistics and event facilitation. He has won various prizes at the local community contests. He has taken part of more than 20 meet ups and also join in organising different trainings and Edit-a-thons with the co-fellow organisers for this project. He is an experienced Wikimedia Editor. He will be in charge of communications and publicity
  • James Popoola is an experienced Wikimedian. He will be facilitating during the African Day Commemoration event.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • Event space: 180 × 2/days= $360
  • Refreshments (breakfast and lunch): 12 × 2 × 34= $816
  • Roll up banner = $70
  • Rentals (camera) = $80
  • Zoom subscription= $25
  • Data for online participants= $200
  • Data for project and post projects for report writing = $300
  • Administrative charge (logistics, airtime for communication = $150
  • Digital Designs = $125
  • Local transport= $30 x4 = $120
  • Hand sanitizer & Nosemasks = $50


  • 1st - 3rd Prizes ($150, $100, $50
  • Consolation Prizes $25 x 2 = $50
  • Prizes Total = $350
  • Contingency= $75
  • Bank charges= $45

Total= $2,766: 1,051,080 NGN