Grants:Project/Rapid/Nnamdi Azikiwe Library 2020 Wikipedia A+F edit-a-thon

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Nnamdi Azikiwe Library 2020 A+F Wikipedia edit-a-thon.
To contribute article on notable Women in Wikipedia.
targetArt and Feminism, English Wikipedia
start dateMarch 15, 2020
end dateMarch 20,2020
budget (local currency)NGN695,800 (Oanda Jan 17, 2020)
budget (USD)$1,930.19.(Oanda Jan 17, 2020) This grant is being requested by an organisation.
grant typeNnamdi Azikiwe Library
non-profit statusNnamdi Azikiwe Library is a non-profit organisation.
granteeNgozi osadebe
  • Dr. Ngozi Osadebe. ngozi.osadebe(_AT_);
  • Prof. Chinwe Ezeani. chinwe.ezeani(_AT_)
  • Mrs Ezinne Njoku. and
  • Miss Delight Udochukwu.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Library/ 2020 A+F Wikipedia edit-a-thon
organization (if applicable)• Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
website (if applicable)• Nnamdi Azikiwe Library is a non-profit organisation. It is an academic library. An academic library is a library attached to an institution of higher learning.

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

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

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 are doing two edit-a-thons and series of trainings.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community

We are going to publicise the event at the University website, library face book page, University radio (Lion FM) and Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria (FRCN), a federal radio station covering the whole of Eastern Nigeria where University of Nigeria is located. We will also publicise the program through posters, handbills and our existing edit-a-thon editors WhatsApp group platform.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes. Our facilitators have acquired enough experience. Two of them have been facilitators since 2017 and the other two since 2018. Moreover experienced editors like Mohammed Sadat ( User: Masssly) happily joins us remotely through Skype. Mr Olaniyan Olusholu will also join us this time through the same means..

4. 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 the equipment and skill to contribute high quality content. Our participants are University lecturers who use computer technology everyday for their research. So, they have the skill to work in online environment. In the university, almost every academic staff has a laptop computer. The University Library also has three computer laboratories containing two thousand, three hundred and eighty computers. Both Local Area and Wide Area Internet Networks exist in the University. There is electricity and the University Library has a stand- by electric power generator. Furthermore, MTN Internet router, Projector screen and machine (Epson), Splinter, Public Address System, VGA cables belonging to Wikimedia Foundation but domiciled in the library for use during edit-a-thons are available

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

Already, there is an existing WhatsApp group platform for our participants. New members join the group as they come. Moreover, the library is planning to open a separate face book page for our editors.

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

Yes. There is need for remuneration for our participants. Our participants are University Lecturers and post graduate students who operate under tight schedule. A little remuneration will go a long way in encouraging them, It will also be good to have prizes for repeat or returning participants (people who have been editing with us over the past years), best article editors and creators.


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 50
  3. Number of new editors 35
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 30


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 following resources:

Skilled editors

Good Library Space

2, 380 laptop computers domiciled in the Library

Internet Connectivity (Both LAN and Wan)

MTN Internet Router, Projector Machine and Screen, Public Address System, VGA cable and Splinter

Standby Generator


The person organising this project is the University Librarian, Prof. Chinwe Ezeani represented by Dr Ngozi Osadebe, Miss Delight Udochukwu and Mrs Ezinne Njoku. These people act as Facilitators to the project.

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

Resources we need. Unit Price (NGN) Quantity Total
Lunch for 50 participants and three facilitators 2500 53 132,500
Tea break for 50 participants and three facilitators 1000 53,000 53,000
Drinks (Water 10pkts) 700 10 7000
,,           (Malt) 3,700 8 29,600
A3 size Poster 50 42,000
Handbill 150 32,000
Internet Data 20,000
Flex banner 8,000 2 16,000
Childcare 10,000 2 (days) 20,000
Diesel (for backup) 20 20,000
Bus to convey participants form outside Nsukka 20,000
Writing Pads for Participants 550 60 33,000
Publicity (Lion FM) 15,000
Publicity (FRCN) 42,000
Prizes for 3 best editors 5,000 3 15,000
Prizes for 3 best article creators 10,000 3 30,000
Prizes for 7 first repeat participants to enroll 5,000 7 35,000
Certificates for participants 400 53 21, 200
Accommodation and feeding for participants from outside Enugu State 15, 000 5 75,000
Total NGN658,300.
$1,797.9 (Oanda, March 9, 2020)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support Librarians are unique assets to Wikimedia projects. T CellsTalk 11:27, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
  • This is an opportunity to support a growing community that have demonstrated the zeal to become one of the forces to reckon with in Nigeria community. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 17:13, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Celestinesucess (talk) 19:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support —M@sssly 20:41, 10 February 2020 (UTC)