Grants:Project/Rapid/Gungbe on

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Misteld/Gungbe on
After the success recorded by WikiActivate Gungbe, I would like to lead the work on the translation at translatewiki. I observed that most participant could not get involved in the Wikimedia project because they could not fully grasp the interface. Being the lead translator for gungbe on translatewiki, I would like to engage other literate native speakers to translate more messages on translatewiki.
start date10 November
end date20 December
budget (local currency)NGN 764,401
budget (USD)$1,862
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• misimawuy(_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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Translate content on

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?

4 series of events.

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 WUGN 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.

I will inform them through our facebook group page

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


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

Yes, participant have laptop devices and where any participant does not have one, rented laptops will be provided.

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

I will enagage through an existing WhatsApp page and facebook page where we will continue to discuss the progress of our translations.

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:

Yes, but the events are for less than 10 persons.

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
  2. Number of participants: 9
  3. Number of new editors: 2
  4. Number of messages translated on translatewiki: 1,000+
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): NA


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).

User:Misteld: I will be leading the event. I am a native speaker with an extensive knowledge of gungbe.
User:Samatics: He is an experienced Wikimedian and also a native speaker. He initiated the translation of gungbe on translatewiki and he is a top translator there. He will facilitate the events and assist in reviewing and translation.
User:Gadarawamo: He is a native speaker and also one of the translator of gungbe on translatewiki. He will help in facilitating and coordinating the events.

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

  • Space Rental: $150 x 4 = $600
  • Food and Refreshment: $12 x 9 x 4 = $432
  • Universal Router Rental: $25 x 4 = $100
  • Internet subscription on router:$30 x 4 = $120
  • Laptop rental: $25 x 4 = $100
  • Transportation for facilitators: $15 x 4 x 3 = $180
  • Branded Souvenirs for all participants: $20 x 9 = $180
  • Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipments(liqid soaps, nose mask, hand sanitizers): $100
  • Contingency: $50
  • Total = $1,862


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