Grants:Project/Rapid/Igbo Wikimedians User Group/Asọmpi Ederede Otu Narị/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? We met some of our goals and we’re really excited about 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
Number of participants - 30 19 After the training on how to edit on Igbo Wikipedia, we realized some people still encountered difficulties trying to edit. Some said they became very occupied. The outcome of this can be found on the contest page (Igbo Wikipedia 100 Articles Challenge)
Number of articles - 100 315 We came to a conclusion that people become more motivated when there’s a contest with prize attached to it. In as much as it’s voluntary, the spirit of getting the prize was the ultimate aim. The overall outcome can be found on the contest page: Igbo Wikipedia 100 Articles Challenge


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 contest was a well deserved one. The desired outcome in terms of number of articles was overwhelming. We didn’t believe that within that short period, we’ll be able to get such number of articles. We’re excited that the number of articles in Igbo Wikipedia has reached and exceeded the 2000 milestone and we’re bent on working to get more.

  • What did not work so well?

We didn’t meet up with the desired number of participants but we’ve learnt that it’s not by number but by efforts. We also realized that even after the training on how to translate on Igbo Wikipedia, new people still couldn’t handle it. We went ahead to create a powerpoint format on how to translate on Igbo Wikipedia and uploaded it to Google Drive for anyone to access it.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Next time we’ll give more time for the contest and also have series of trainings or videos uploaded.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

  • Internet subscription (For the team members, during the project and post-project for report writing): $370
  • Zoom Meeting subscription: $149.90
  • Branding and Social media promotion: $200
  • Airtime for communication: $92.207
  • Logistics to dispatch prizes: $113.896
  • Prizes: $544.662

Total: $1,470.665

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? $5.705

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? We’re highly excited about this project. It taught us a lot of lessons even though it was just for a short while and seeing that Igbo Wikipedia articles have reached and exceeded 2000 is amazing. We’ll add more contests to our calendar in the next year.