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Eukoha/Photowalk at South East Nigeria
I am a professional documentary photographer with over 500 quality images from around Nigeria and recently was a grantee to Photowalk at Ogun and Oyo states project which was very successful as this prompted this new grant to document the southern eastern part of Nigeria. After the success of the last project, i was invited by some south eastern photographers as they want to start contributing to wiki commons aswell. So this project is aimed at primarily taking freely licensed high quality photographs of municipalities and associated landmarks in the south eastern part of Nigeria which hold great historical landmarks in the history of Nigeria and which most dont have pictures on Wikipedia yet and also organizing a workshop for the region photographers on how to contribute to Wiki commons.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia and Igbo WIkipedia
start dateFebruary 22
end dateApril 2
budget (local currency)760,000
budget (USD)2,000
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• emekaukoha39@gmail.com

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal


Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. To increase contents on Wikimedia Commons
  2. To recruit professional photographers for Wikimedia Commons
  3. To improve contents on English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Igbo Wikipedia and Hausa Wikipedia
  4. Recruit new editors
  5. Engage existing editors
  6. To create awareness about Wikimedia projects

Project Plan




1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

8 different photowalk each day across the states and 5 photographers.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The focus will be on monuments, architectural buildings, nature reserves, and other landmarks which has articles on Wikipedia but no pictures, they include but not limited to: Enyimba International Stadium, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Federal Government College Enugu, Godfrey Okoye University, Sam Mbakwe Airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, University of Nigeria, Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology, Polo Park Mall, Ebonyi State University

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

There will be an online edit a thon immediately after the photowalks to upload the images on Wikimedia commons at the hotel and also add it to corresponding Wikipedia articles. There will also be a mini workshop for south eastern photographers on how to upload to wiki commons.

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

Yes, all of the participants will be professional photographer

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

This project will further provide more images about the south eastern part of Nigeria which have not be well documented in the past. The states include Abia, Anamabra, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo states and this will also create awareness of Wiki commons to other professional photographers.



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:

  1. If atleast 5 professional photographers participated
  2. If atleast 800 photos were uploaded to wiki commons
  3. If at least 20% of the images collected are used



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).

  • Professional Camera and experienced editor.
  • Eukoha Professional photographer and project lead
  • Kaizenify, professional photographer and experienced Wikipedian
  • Headofheads, Professional photographer and winner of Wiki Loves Earth 2019 Nigeria contest.
  • Lightshot1 Professional photographer and south eastern contact

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


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Transportation for photographers 1 300,000 300,000 789.47 This is the cost of the car (and fuel)to be hire which will convey the photographers inter state and within for the 8 days.
2 Food and drinks 5(*8) 3,000 120,000 315.78 This will cover the feeding and refreshment for the 8 days during the photowalk for the 5 photographers.
3 Branded T-Shirts 5 3,000 15,000 39.51 This is important for identification and uniformity as it will also help for access during the photowalk.
4 Data allowance during the upload session 5 5,000 25,000 65.79 This is the cost of data for each of the 5 photographers to upload their various images.
5 Accommodation 3(*7) 13,000 273,000 718.42 This is cost of accommodation for 7 nights with 2 photographers sharing a room making 3 rooms.
6 Contingency cost 1 27,000 27,000 71.05 For calls, bank charges or any logistics cost.
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 760,000 (USD 2,000)



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