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Celebrating International World Women’s day an with Editathon
International World Women’s day is an annual event,celebrated globally on the 8th of March .

In Nigeria, women related contents are underrepresented on Wikipedia. hows that the platform has 5 thousand Plus contents on Nigerian Women.

As at the last national censor, Nigerian population was put at 190million . This figure comprises a contentious figure of 55% women. In absolute term, Nigeria has an estimated 100million of its population as female. If the statistics is right, It shows that there is urgent need to address the gap. Meanwhile, on the issue of Wikidata, though the figure shows might not be correct because there might be data from Wikipedia that were properly fed into it. The project will also plan to address it.
targetEnglish, Yoruba, Wikidata, Igbo
start dateMarch 06
start year2019
end dateMarch 08
end year2019
budget (local currency)610000 NGN
budget (USD)2000
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• preciousayara(_AT_)
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Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

  1. Recruit new female editors
  2. Rejuvenate existing female editors in Benin City
  3. Add and improve content related to women
  4. Initiate Wiki fan Club in Benin City

Project Plan[edit]

The project is designed to address two key problems:

  • Increase and Improve Nigerian female related contents on WIkipedia
  • Training and recruitment of New female Wikpedians
  • Advocacy: Explore the possibility of connecting with female Wikipedians in Benin City


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?

We will organize a three day event in Benin City. An event slated be the first of its kind in Benin city. Schedule of the event is as follows:

  • Day 1 Introduction to Wikipedia for new recruits and a refresher training on editing Wikipedia for already existing editors.
  • Day 2 Introduction to Wikidata
  • Day 3 Celebration of International World Women’s Day / Editathon

At the end of the training, we will create an online platform for post event monitoring of participants. The participants for the event will be mentored to form Benin city's Wiki Women's Fan Club.

Ser.No. Place Dates Trainer
1 Introduction to Wikipedia March 6th, 2019 Preciousayara
2 Wikidata for Beginner March 7th, 2019 Experienced Wikipedian
3 Celebration of International World Women’s day March 8th Preciousayara

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We will inform the community via multiple platforms-
  • Various WhatsApp groups
  • Mailing lists
  • Social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and local news papers

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

  • User: Olaniyan Shola,
  • User: HandsomeBoy,
  • User: JamieTubers or any available experienced editors in Nigeria.

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

Participants expected for the event will be blend of Newbies and slightly experienced Wikipedians ( if any). While, many of them may not have equipment we will ensure that all participants for the event will be mandated to come to the event with their laptops. We can provide desktop for the very few that show interest but without equipment.

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

Over 90% Nigerians are on WhatsApp. Therefore during the training we will ensure that applicants registered with their WhatsApp lines. The lines alongside that of the facilitators will be used to create a WhatsApp group for mentorship.
The participants will be kept in touch after event though email, social media like Facebook

6. 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 - 3
  2. Number of participants - 50 women between 18 - 35
  3. Number of new editors - 20 women between 18 - 35
  4. Number of articles created or improved - 30


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.

Here is the summary budget for the program
Proposed budget
Ser.No Detail Amount in NGN
1 Venue for three day 210000
2 Refreshment ( Meal+tea biscuit) for 30 participants 180000
3 WIFI 20gig 25000
4 Return ticket for invited Wikipedian 60000
5 Accommodation for 4 days 60000
7 Cake 25000
8 banner 10000
9 T-Shirt for 10ppl 30000
9 Miscellaneous 10000
Total 610000

Exchange rate 305NGN/USD


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