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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.



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

Yes to some extent we did even though we were met with obstacles including blocked IP which affected almost all the participants. But beyond the goals, it provided a homely and relax setup for queers to contribute and learn about Wikipedia.



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

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of events: 1 We had about 2 separated events We had 2 unique separate event in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.
Number of participants: 30 We had about 20 participants Due to the discrete and safety of the event for queers, some couldn't make it
Number of new editors: 80% We had over 80% of new editors as majority of the queer participants were new. Most participants were new
Number of of articles created or improved: 200 about 20 We couldn't achieve this has almost all the IP of the participants were blocked already nd so this affected contributions.

Some of the pictures from the event:



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 participants were very excited about the initiative as it gave them a sense of belonging.
  • It created more awareness about contributing to Wikipedia for queers in Nigeria.
  • Having the meetup in a garden proved very effective as participants felt so relaxed.
  • What did not work so well?
  • Most participants were not able to contribute or create account as it was recorded that there IP's has been blocked on long range.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • To reach out to an admin before the event and ensured that it is fixed, we have also reached out to some senior contributors from Africa for help.



Grant funds spent


Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

This is the budget breakdown for the Project

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Total Cost of campaign
(Sumtotal :NGN610,000 (USD 2,000)) 410
1 Foods and drinks 30 x 2days 6,000 360,000 585.36 This covered cost of food, drinks and tea break for participants, volunteer team and facilitators for the two days.
2 Internet 1 52,100 52,100 127.07 This covered the cost of 156gb data value of internet.
3 Local transport for facilitators 2 40,000 80,000 195.12 This covered the cost of transportation for the campaign coordinator and facilitator within Lagos.
4 Branded Nose Mask and hand sanitizers 35 2,460 86,100 210 This covered the cost of personal protective gadgets so to comply with Covid19 regulations.
5 Participants Pack (Biros, book, pamphlet) 30 1,500 45,000 109.75 This covered the cost of souvenir packs which include Biro, book and Wikipedia branded pamphlet for the participants.
6 Media coverage 1 25,000 25,000 60.97 This covered the cost for online coverage.
7 Certificate of participation 30 2,050 61,500 150 This covered the cost of certificates for all the participants.
8 Communication and Graphics (digital Banners and flyers) - 41,000 41,000 100 This covered the cost for digital flyers and communications.
9 Contingency 1 22,000 22,000 53.6 This covered the cost for bank charges, phone calls and printings.
Grand Total: Sumtotal :NGN 772,700 (USD 1,884.63)

Remaining funds


Do you have any remaining grant funds?

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of US$95.36 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Hadassahlove/WikiForHumanRights on LGBT in Nigeria 2022.
Yes, 95.36 USD is left and will like to use it for my next project if granted.

Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?