Grants:Project/Rapid/James Moore200/Ilorin Wikimedia Hub Trainings and Edit-A-Thon/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 Recruited New Members, Trained new editors how to edit Wikimedia Projects, Equipped existing members about Wikimedia Projects, Socailized with community members, Organised an Edit-a-thon, Taught the participants the use of Wikidata to create link-data and Discussed strategic plans for the hub.


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 event: 2 training and Edit-a-Thon 3 Organized two workshops and an edit-a-thon.
Number of Participants: 25 participants We exceeded our target outcome, about 40 people participated in the training and edit-a-thon In total we had more the number of participants who joined the program.
Number of new editors: 5 Over 10 We doubled the number of new editors.
Number of articles created or improved: 80 Articles,50 Wikidata Items. 170 Articles Created, 700 Articles Edited, Added over 70 Citations. We exceeded our targets, participants were excited and willing to contribute.


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 conducive environment helped us to achieve some part of our goals. We sent out SMS to keep everyone in touch. Followed up on each participant. Gave Data Scholarship for active participants. Everyone, especially the newbies enjoyed the ambience which made them to invite other people.

  • What did not work so well?

Network didn't work so well. So we had to resolve to sending data to each participants. It's a rainy season, the rain also contributed to some of our major challenges on the first day especially. In spite of it members turn-ups was indeed encouraging.

Besides, in the grant, the number of food for participants was lesser by five. Instead of budgeting for 25 people, only 20 people feeding was covered which really challenged us as there was high number than expected. check here

  • What would you do differently next time?

First, I would like to do a form of awareness for youth within Kwara State. Second, organizing the event during weekend promise to have more impact and turn-ups from participants unlike weekdays. Third, the Event hall used was limited with time allocation, we couldn't have enough time as it was in a new environment for me and the new participants especially.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Conference Room/Hall = $159
Refreshments = $300
Branding = $85
Souvenirs for participants & facilitators = $200
Internet Subscription = $300
Local Transportation = $75
Nosemasks and Hand Sanitizer = $20
Rental = $90
Airtime for communication = $30
Prizes for Top 5 Editors = $200
Contingencies = $80
Total- $1,539 ; NGN 633,329.28

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, all funds for this grant was spent as proposed and approved.

Anything else[edit]

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Metrics from the events can be seen here dashboard

Pictures from the events