Grants:Project/Rapid/Kambai Akau/A Hatch-Tyap-Wikipedia In-person Training Event

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Kambai Akau/a Hatch-Tyap-Wikipedia In-person Training Event
Having been in the Incubator for over half a year after its application to have its own domain on December 3, 2020, we the main translators have decided to take the Tyap Wikipedia project to the people in the form of training the much people we can at a time to become editors and not feel afraid of translating Wikimedia articles, most especially, translating into their own mother tongue, Tyap, to increase speakers' excitement of going online to learn and contribute knowledge in a more familiar language. Tyap is a Nigerian language spoken in the central part of the country, with over 250,000 native speakers and unaccounted number of L2 and L3 speakers and when considered one and same with Jju (a close mutually intelligible language with a separate ISO Code), would have close to a million L1 speakers.
targetIncubator, Translatewiki, Wikipedia, Wikidata
start date9 October
end date17 October 30 October
budget (local currency)778,700 NGN
budget (USD)1,895 USD
grant typeIndividual
granteeKambai Akau
contact(s)• camylevsky(_AT_)

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Project Goal[edit]

For the event, A Hatch-Tyap-Wikipedia In-person Training Event, we aim to:

  1. Recruit new editors: from those present in the events and afterwards
  2. Activate the Tyap Language Wikimedia User Community
  3. Teach existing editors more editing skills
  4. Add or improve content in the Tyap Wikipedia Incubator
  5. Translate MediaWiki messages on Translatewiki
  6. Add or improve content in English Wikipedia
  7. Create more awareness about Wikimedia

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We intend to hold a two-day event in two series. Each series being a week apart.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

The Nigerian Wikimedia User Community, as well as the Incubator Community have been informed via community talk pages. The event would also be published on social media, on a to-be created Tyap Wikipedia community group on Facebook, Telegram and WhatsApp.


3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

There are Tyap language social media groups, especially on WhatsApp and Facebook where the target population would be reached. Already, there is a Tyap Wikipedia group on Telegram with at least 15 members. The target is to reach at least 34 new active editors at this stage, and create a Tyap Wikimedia Community in the process. With these outlets, we are good to go.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

We have three known editors, not all experienced equally, but experienced enough to edit and write articles and capable enough to lead the events. Viz:

  1. Kambai Akau
  2. Zwandien Bobai
  3. Stephen Kalat Jonathan

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

We would support participants with a Wifi connection to connect their browsing devices which they would be advised to come with, to. There would also be a brochure containing basic editing commands and an English-Tyap lexicon to be printed on hard copy, which shall be handed to them to aid their translation work.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

The social media groups would be used as they are already being used, to maintain correspondence. Their phone lines would be reached on voice calls to encourage them and the Tyap Wikimedians User Group on MetaWiki when approved would be of immerse help to linking us altogether.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Yes. We are running a in-person events. The link to the Risk Assessment Tool spreadsheet is here below:

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project would go a long way in encouraging new and aspiring editors to come in an contribute their own quota to a minority endangered language like Tyap, and could challenge other minority languages of Nigeria to protect their dying heritage.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 2
  2. Number of participants: 20 (per event)
  3. Number of new editors: 34
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 40-120
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 3


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

We have the human resource, translation aid and mentoring skill to offer. We have no where else where we receive donations for the meantime being. We are still struggling to establish our presence at the moment.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Financing is the key resource we need. Below is our budget:
. Food and drink = ₦1,000 X 20 people X 2 days X 2 events = ₦80,000
. Transportation
  • Local transport for organizers: ₦5,000 X 3 persons X 2 events = ₦30,000
  • Reimbursement of attendees: ₦6,000 X 20 people X 2 event = ₦240,000
. Facility, equipment and materials (two-day length)
  • Venue rental: ₦10,000 X 2 events = ₦20,000
  • Rental equipment
  • Camera hiring: ₦20,000 X 2 events = ₦40,000
  • Wifi hotspot/router hiring = ₦10,000 X 2 events = ₦20,000
  • Electricity (Generator hiring) = ₦5,000 X 2 events = ₦10,000
  • Fueling: ₦2,000 X 2 events = ₦4,000
  • Sound (Microphones, amplifier, etc): ₦6,000 X 2 events = ₦12,000
  • Projector hiring: ₦10,000 X 2 events = ₦20,000
  • Chairs = 20 plastic chairs X ₦200 X 2 events = ₦8,000
  • Tables = 3 plastic tables X ₦200 X 2 events = ₦1,200
  • Banner: ₦5,000
. Health & Safety
  • Branded nose masks: ₦3,000 X 20 persons X 2 events = ₦12,000
  • Hand sanitizers (pocket-sized): ₦500 X 20 persons X 2 events = ₦20,000
  • Hand wash detergent = ₦500
  • Digital pyrometer hiring = ₦1,000 (2 days) X 2 events = ₦2,000
. Offline brochure (hard copy) publishing:
  • Original copy = ₦50 X 100 pages = ₦5,000
  • Photocopying = ₦20 X 100 pages X 20 copies X 2 events = ₦80,000
  • Binding = ₦100 X 20 brochures X 2 events = ₦4,000
. Gift items
  • Data subscription = ₦20,000 X 2 events = ₦40,000
  • Branded T-shirts for organizers and exceptional volunteer contributors = ₦2,000 X 10 persons = ₦20,000
  • Branded caps for organizers and exceptional volunteer contributors = ₦1,500 X 10 persons = ₦15,000
. Correspondence (airtime) before and after events: ₦5,000 X 3 persons X 2 events = ₦30,000
. Miscellaneous = ₦60,000

TOTAL: ₦778,700 (~$1,890)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

I support this project. It is going to enhance Tyap native speakers' writing and reading in the Language. When the grant is granted, it means many more editors shall be recruited and in no distant time, our dream of getting a domain on Wikipedia should have been realised. Zbobai (talk) 20:10, 12 August 2021 (UTC)