Grants:Project/Rapid/Macdanpets/Yoruba Wikipedia Translation-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?

Yes, we met some of our goals but we are not really happy about how the project went. The COVID-19 pandemic was disruptive to this project on many counts.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
If two events are organized Two events were organized Two events were organized with more than 30 participants altogether
If at least 30 people participate More than 30 people participated in the two events In spite of the disruption caused by the pandemic, more than 30 people participated in the two events
If at least 10 Yoruba language expert editors are recruited A total of 5 Yoruba language editors were recruited. A total of 5 Yoruba language editors were recruited. Of the 5 experts, two were Yoruba language students, one Yoruba language broadcasters , a publisher of a Yoruba online newspaper and a radio presenter (yo:User: Atewolara, yo:user:Rinwa75, yo:user:Egemoji, yo:user:Rianat Lawal, & yo:user: Adegoke95)
If at least 100 articles are translated or improved A total of 50 articles were created. Some of the articles created are We could not meet this goals as many participants were new editors and more time were spent putting them through on how 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?
  1. The approval of project end date extension by the WMF.
  2. Internt was fairly good
  3. The list of lockdown by the Lagos State Government worked well
  • What did not work so well?
  1. The restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What would you do differently next time?
  1. A few people joined online but there was no internet data support for them. In the future, we will make provision for internet data support for people and ask them to join online.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

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.
  • Yes. A total of NGN 4,473.65 (USD 11.69)

Expenses documentation[edit]

Date Time City Vendor/receiver Items Amount Currency Purchase Purpose of purchase Receipt status
21st Nov. 2020 10:00 AM WAT Lagos, Nigeria Yemi Legend Food 170,000 NGN Food as refreshments Food and drinks for participants Receipts were provided by this vendor
21st Nov. 2020 & 8th May 2021 10:00 AM WAT Lagos, Nigeria See Hope Hall & De Santoess Venue 200,000 NGN Venue for the two events Venue for the two events (1 November 2020 and 8 May 2021) Receipts were provided by this vendor
20th Nov. 2020 9:00 AM WAT Lagos, Nigeria Commercial buses Transportation for facilitators 60,000 NGN Transportation for facilitators Round-trip transportation for facilitators from their various location to the venue Receipts were not provided
15th Nov. 2020 1:10 PM WAT Lagos, Nigeria Refreshments Pre-event meeting expenses 20,000 NGN Refreshments Refreshments for meeting participants Receipt was not provided by the vendors
15th Nov. 2020 3:00 PM WAT Lagos, Nigeria Local recharge card vendors Recharge cards for phone calls & internet 80,000 NGN Wifi, recharge cards for phone calls & internet for event and mentors Recharge cards for phone calls before and during the programs for coordination of activities and internet services at the event center Receipts was provided by this vendor
17th Nov. 2020 1:00 PM WAT Lagos, Nigeria AD-Monseg Enterprises Printing expenses 73,000 NGN Printing of certificates, banner, shirts Printing of certificates for participants, banner for event and shirts Receipt was provided by this vendor

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on this project is disruptive but we are glad that it's now fair compare to the year 2020.