Grants:Project/Rapid/Bilijin/Semester Funding for Wikimedia Fan Club Unilorin Meetups and Editathons in the 2020/2021 Rain Semester

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Bilijin/Semester Funding for Wikimedia Fan Club Unilorin Meetups and Edithatons in the 2020/2021 Rain Semester
This grant will facilitate the recruitment and training of new and existing editors at the Wikimedia Fan Club Unilorin during the 2020/2021 rain semester.
targetWikipedia, Commons and Wikidata
start date25 August
start year2021
end date30 October November 21
end year2021
budget (local currency)₦548500
budget (USD)$1,333.33
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• alabibolaji78(_AT_)

Review your report

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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

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?

2 trainings and 2 editathons

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 Wikimedia User Group Nigeria 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.

Participants will be informed of the editathons and trainings through the club's WhatsApp group as well as its Instagram and Facebook pages.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.

Godstime Elijah

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

Participants are excpected to bring their mobile phones and/or PCs and we will support them with internet connection. Participants who are not skilled will be trained and engaged by the experienced Wikimedia editors on the team.

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

During the event, participants will be asked to provide their phone numbers and emails. After the event, they will be added to the club's WhatsApp group and feedback forms will be sent to their mails.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

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


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 events
  2. Number of participants: 50
  3. Number of new editors: 15
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 120
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 25


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).

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

  • Food and drinks - ₦1500 * 40 * 4 = ₦240000 | $583.250
  • Swag for organizers and top participants
  1. T-shirts - ₦3000 * 7 = ₦21000 | $51.0344
  2. Hoodies - ₦5000 * 5 = ₦25000 | $60.7552
  3. Umbrellas - ₦3000 * 12 = ₦36000 | $87.4875
  • Jotters for participants - ₦540 * 50 = ₦27000 | $65.6156
  • Internet - ₦20000 * 4 = ₦80000 | $194.417
  • Camera rental - ₦10000 * 4 = ₦40000 | $97.2083
  • Projector rental - ₦4000 * 4 = ₦16000 | $38.8833
  • Roll up banner - ₦25000 | $60.7552
  • Awards to recognize past Leaders of the Club - ₦4500 * 3 = ₦13500 | $32.8166
  • Contingency Funds - ₦25000 | $60.7552

Total - ₦548500 | 1,333.33


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