Grants:Project/Rapid/Lordgentual/1Lib1Ref Cross River

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Lordgentual/1Lib1Ref Cross River
This contest is aimed at improving existing wikipedia articles that lack verifiable sources with properly cited verifiable source. It is also an avenue to introduce many people residing in Cross river (especially NYSC youth corps member) to wikipedia as many of them do not know they can edit Wikipedia. Wikipedia is really lacking visibility presence in Cross River and this contest would bridge that gap.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateFebruary 19th
end dateMarch 19
budget (local currency)#526,205
budget (USD)$1275
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• dfmopeoluwa(_AT_)

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors
  4. Increase Wikipedia views in Cross River

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The contest is focused on adding verifiable sources to Wikipedia articles that are lacking verifiable sources. Majority of the participants are NYSC youth corpers currently serving in Cross- River, this is an avenue of promoting Wikipedia to them and also the residents of Cross River, many of which do not know that they can edit Wikipedia articles. This contest is important to my community as it would recruit many of the editors to the community.

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.

Yes, I have dropped a notification on the talk page of WUGN

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? 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.

Participants would be notified by WhatsApp and Facebook platforms. The Nysc corps member would also be notified during their CDS and clearance meetings.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The contest would be judged through a point based system. Points would be awarded for each quality sources added to each articles. Prize would be awarded to the winners after the contest. Outreach dashboard would also be used to track metrics

5. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

6. 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:


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

This project would improve the visibility of Wikipedia in Cross River State. Many of the residents in the state currently have no idea that they can edit Wikipedia and this contest would drive their enthusiasm high as they would be making quality edits and their contribution would actually matter. Since it is quite easy and they would rarely have their edits reversed, I feel this is a good way of promoting editing of Wikipedia to them. There would be two trainings for the participants in order for the to have the skills needed to make useful contributions


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

  1. Number of events: 2 training events for the participants
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 25
  4. Number of articles created or improved: at least 100
  5. Increase in page views


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).

I have informed the local inspectors for the Cross river NYSC corp members and they have agreed to provide support by making sure their corp members participate fully in this contest.
  1. Lordgentual - (Lead organiser): Experienced Wikimedian who anchored the WPWP for Cross River corpers. He was also part of the initial contributors to the establishment of Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU).
  2. B.Korlah - (Facilitator): An experience Wikimedian who hosted WikiFestival and was once a president for Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU). He would be one of the facilitator for the contest.
  3. Timmylegend - (Advisor) Experienced Wikimedian who hosted Nigeria Expedition and Explore Nigeria

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

  1. Gift voucher for top (3) participants = $300
  2. Hall rental for the training= $100
  3. Food and drinks for 30 participants = $10 *30 = $300
  4. Internet support for participants for the contest = $250
  5. Internet support for organizers = $50
  6. Covid 19 PPE (nose masks and sanitizers) for the participants during the training= $50
  7. Banners for promotion = $50
  8. Branded hood for organizers(3 local inspectors inclusive)= $15 *5= $75
  9. Branded tops for top participants= $10 *5= $50
  10. Miscellenous(bank charges etc)= $50
  11. Total = $1275


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. Strong support Strong support Timmylegend (talk) 06:06, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
  2. Strong support Strong support A project to add verifiable sources to Wikipedia articles is a brilliant one coupled with the fact that it will further promote the Wikimedia Project (Wikipedia) in Cross Rivers B.Korlah (talk) 17:50, 18 January 2022 (UTC)