Grants:Project/Rapid/Nigeria Markets on Wikidata

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Samatics/Nigeria Markets on Wikidata
Markets in Nigeria offer a broad and diverse range of new, second-hand goods, products and merchandise for consumers. A query on Wikidata for markets in Nigeria returns just 1 result. I plan to organize trainings and editathons to improve these contents on Wikidata. I will be using this training and editathon to introduce Wikidata to a community of editors who are majorly teachers and students in Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria and have an existing Whatsapp group. They were introduced to Wikipedia during the Wikipedia 20 Celebration. This project is aimed to introduce and solidify their interest in another Wikimedia project.
start dateAugust 1
start year2021
end dateSeptember 1
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 626,455
budget (USD)USD 1,525
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• 9jasam(_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. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content on Nigeria Markets on Wikidata
  4. Promote the development of structured data by utilizing Wikidata among teachers and students in Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria.

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?

Series of trainings and editathons

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.

I have informed the WUGN community discussion page here

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.

WhatsApp group already exist for most of the participants expected while new ones will be informed on facebook and twitter or through personal interaction.

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

Samatics, Wikitician, Biowikician

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

Yes, participants have smartphones while some have both laptops and phones.

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

WhatsApp will be used to continue engagement even after the event and I will also organise a 40 minutes free zoom meeting every other weekend to give more tips on editing Wikidata.

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:

Risk assesment

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

New editors will be trained on editing and creating items on Wikidata and the skills of existing editors will be improved.


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: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 5
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 20


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).

  • laptop and Smartphone.
  • User:Samatics (coordinator): I am an experienced Wikimedian with excellent skill in writing SPARQL and editing Wikidata. I will be cordinating the event.
User:Wikitician (facilitator): Is an experienced Wikipedian and Wikidator editor who has participated and contributed in several projects. He will help on logistics and assist in supervising participants editing during the event.
User:Biowikician (facilitator): Is an experienced Wikipedian and Wikidata editor. He will assist on planning the event. He will also facilitate the event.

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

  • Space Rental: $200 x 2 events = $400
  • Food and Drinks: $10 x 30 X 2 events = $600
  • Router rental: $25 x 2 events = $50
  • Data subscription on router: $50 x 2 events = $100
  • Branded Shirts for organizers: $15 x 3 = $45
  • Branded nose mask: $1 x 30 = $30
  • Gift voucher for top 3 contributors: $90
  • Souvenirs for all participants and organizers: $7 x 30 = $210

Total = $1,525


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