Grants:Project/Rapid/Hadassahlove/WikiForHumanRights on LGBT in Nigeria/Report

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?



Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
2 Number of events We had 2 events The event was hosted in Lagos and Abuja
50 Number of participants we had a total of 38 participants Lagos edition had 26 participants while Abuja had 12 participants as its the first edition and so participants was discrete
95% Number of new editors 100% new participants was recorded All of the participants were new to Wikipedia.
200 Number of of articles created or improved We had good number of edits. 9 new Wikipedia was created and over 100 edits made.

Link to the program dashboard where the metrics of the campaign can be found here

Some of the pictures from the event:

The Lagos edition

Abuja edition


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
  • The partnership with Bisi Alimi Foundation proved very effective as they provided participants and venue to use.
  • Having speakers and support from the Wikimedia LGBT+ usergrpup proved very useful.
  • The participants were excited about the event as it was indeed a knowledge bridge for them.
  • The funds arrived promptly and was effectively used.
  • The environment used was very conducive and very helpful.
  • Ayokanmi breakdown of the training was very useful and simple for the participants to assimilate.
  • What did not work so well?
  • The one day training wasn't enough as it didn't offer enough time for the participants to effectively use the training.
  • We couldn't accommodate all the participants that showed interest because of the COVID19 regulations and yet some confirmed participants didnt show up.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • Make sure the training is atleast 2-days.
  • Make sure each participants fully confirm before the training or be swapped.


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Foods and drinks 60 5,000 3000,000 810.81 The participants are grateful for the meals after a long day of learning as it was really needed
2 Internet 1 85,355 85,355 230.68 The spectranet internet purchased proved very useful and excite the participants.
3 Customized shirts 6 4,000 24,000 64.86 The shirts for top contributors was very useful and increased the morale of he participants.
4 Local transport for facilitators traveling 2 65,000 130,000 351.35 This was needed for air travel to Abuja for Ayokanmi and I and also road travels.
5 Branded Nose Mask and hand sanitizers 50 1,500 75,000 202.7 This was important due to the realities of things as a result of the pandemic and proved very useful.
6 Participants Pack (Biros, book, pamphlet) 50 1,200 60,000 162.16 This is like a souvenir for each participants and proved useful.
7 Media coverage - 50,000 50,000 135.13 This is the cost of online banner and promotions
8 Contingency - - 15,645 42.28 Calls, bank charges, logistics, paper printout etc...
- TOTAL EXPENDITURE - - 740,000 2,000

Grant funds spent[edit]

A total of 740,000 Nigerian naira (2,000 USD) was spent

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

.No, i dont

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  • More pictures from the event can be found here