Grants:Project/Rapid/Igbo Wikimedians User Group/Monthly Meetup/2018 Mid Year/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


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

Yes! We met our goals, community members socialized, new editors were recruited, existing editors increased their skills and we added to content in Igbo Wikipedia and Wiktionary, as well as in Wikimedia Commons.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
25 participants 54 participants The participants are the total number of people that attended the six meetups.
Six meetups. Six meetups We organized six meetups, please click on the links below for details.
  1. First meetup, 20th October 2018.
  2. Second meetup, 8th December 2018.
  3. Third meetup, 26th January 2019.
  4. Fourth meetup, 20th March 2019.
  5. Fifth meetup, 13th April 2019
  6. Sixth meetup, 1st June 2019.
Number of new editors. 8 Users This is the number of people that edited any of the Wikimedia projects for the first time during the meetups
Targeted number of active editors involved = 4 Number of active editors involved = 6 Existing active editors (5+ edits per month) involved at any capacity (planning, executing, participating) during the project duration
Number of articles edited in Igbo Wikipedia, Igbo test Wiktionary and commons. 23 articles. For details of articles edited please click on the different meetup pages.


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?

Incorporating social activities that are peculiar to Igbo culture made our meetups fun. Also, the idea of having Wiki news where we get our members acquainted with essential things happening in Wikimedia worked well because it kept them abrased with current activities in Wikimedia.

  • What did not work so well?

Having 20 participants for each meetup was not achieved, maybe this was very ambitious.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Nothing precisely, maybe we will explore accommodating online participation of community members not physically present.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Item Description Per Event Number of Events Total NGN Total USD
Space rental 45,000 X6 270,000 749
Food and Drinks 45,000 X6 270,000 749
Miscellaneous and Logistics(stipend for culture journalists during the User Group launch ceremony, Gift voucher, Presentation screen, stationaries, graphic design for banner, flex banner, and Internet) 181,104 502
TOTAL 721,184 2000
amount requested 721,184 2000

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? No

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? This project was a huge success as it really helped us to build our User group community in Abuja.