Grants:Project/Rapid/Atchrimiade/Building French Wikimedia Community in Nigeria

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Atchrimiade/Building French Wikimedia Community in Nigeria
This project is aimed at training French lecturers, undergraduate and Postgraduate students at Osun State University about Wikipedia project editing so they can possess the necessary skill needed to contribute high quality content to the French Wikipedia. The project will help close the content gap about Nigeria culture, people, cities and towns etc in the French Wikipedia. This will be a pilot project aimed at building a French Wikimedia community in Nigeria.
targetFrench Wikipedia, English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start dateJune 15th
end dateJuly 15th
budget (local currency)NGN 862,511.52
budget (USD)USD 2,080
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• valere1186(_AT_)

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 for the Wikimedia community in Nigeria
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Create Awareness of Wikipedia Project Editing among French Lecturers and Students in Nigeria
  4. Add or improve Content on French Wikipedia
  5. Create a French Wikimedia Community in Nigeria
  6. Build a community of Wikimedians at Osun State University.

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?

One Physical Training and an Edit-a-thon

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.

  1. I have informed the Wikimedia community in Nigeria about this project via its

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.

Information about the Wikipedia training and edit-a-thon will be disseminated using fliers and social media channels. The information will also be shared on the whatsapp group of the staff and students.
The participants will be onboarded in a WhatsApp group to ease communication before, during and after the event.

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

* Atchrimiade will lead this project. He has participated in several Wikimedia porjects in Nigeria, including the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at Samuel Adegboyega University project
* Omorodion1 will join this project. He is an experienced Wikimedian Facilitator and Project Manager. He has facilitated and organized several Wikimedia related events in Nigeria, including the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at Samuel Adegboyega University project, Photowalk at Edo State, Wiki and Open Access Week Celebration at Ambrose Alli University and Wiki Train the Trainer Workshop for Edo Librarians. He is the co-organizer and facilitator of the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at the University of Port Harcourt, as well as the WikiActivate Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.

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

The participants have the equipment and basic digital skills needed to participate in the training and ultimately contribute high quality content. However, the participants do not, as yet, have the necessary Wiki skills needed to contribute high quality content, hence, the need for this training.

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

Newly recruited participants will be admitted to a Whatsapp group where we will continue to train and mentor them.

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

This is the first of its kind in Nigeria. This project will provide the opportunity to recruit Nigerian French speakers to the Wikimedia Community and this will have a priceless impact on the entire Wikimedia Community.


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

  1. If at least One Physical Training and One Edit-a-thon is organized
  2. If at least 30 persons participate in the events
  3. If at least 25 New Editors are recruited
  4. If at least 50 articles are created or improved


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).

Atchrimiade project lead
Omorodion1 experienced Wikimedia Facilitator, Mentor and project manager

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

Event Space: (USD 180X2) = USD 360
Food and drinks: (USD 13X30) for 2days = USD 780
Internet Bundle/data (for organizers and participants during training) = USD 80
Communication and Graphics (graphic designs, printing of fliers and printing of 2 drop banner) = USD 70
Nose Masks and Hand sanitizer for participants and organizers = USD 50
Local transport for facilitators = USD 50
Accommodation for Facilitators = USD 25/ per night X 2 X 1 night = USD 50
6 Branded shirts (for 2 organizers and 4 Most Active Participants) (USD 15X6)= USD 90
Souvenirs (Jotters, Pens, Stickers) for participants: (USD 9X30) = USD 270
Child Care Support = USD 80
Certificate for Participants = USD 50
Data support for participants to encourage editing after training = USD 100
Miscellaneous (Inclusive of Bank charges and unforeseen logistics) = USD 50

Total= USD 2,080; NGN 862,511.52

(Exchange rate = 414.669 per dollar as at 13th April, 2022 (oanda))


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