Grants:Project/Rapid/Oby Ezeilo/Igbo Wiktionary edit a thon with secondary school teachers in Abuja

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Oby Ezeilo/Igbo Wiktionary Edit-a-thon
The aim of this project is to bring volunteers together to contribute to the Igbo Language Wiktionary Platform. The aspiration will be targeted at bringing the platform out of its current Incubation status in other to enable free knowledge sharing.
targetIgbo Wiktionary
start dateMay 10
end dateAugust 9
budget (local currency)709,920
budget (USD)1,972
grant typeIndividual
granteeOby Ezeilo
contact(s)• oby.ezeilo(_AT_)

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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: Massive campaign to recruit Igbo language editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors: Increase the editing skill set of existing editors
  3. Add or improve content: Significantly add and improve content on the Igbo Language Wiktionary platform

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 planning a series of 4 editathons over 4 months.

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 discussions. Face to face discussions with existing Igbo Language editors that existing editors in the Igbo Wikimedians User Group, there are 6 editors that are elated about the project and have commited to contribute to the success. 3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

We have 10 existing Igbo Language editors. They include:

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them? Yes they have Personal Computers and Smartphones which will be used at the venue for the training.

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

  • WhatsApp Group
  • Mailing List
  • Face to face mentoring

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? When scaled the impact will be relevant and measurable.


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

  1. Number of events: 4
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 12
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


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). 4 Igbo Language Wikimedians will be involved in the project design, implementation and management.

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

  1. Venue = $220 x 4 = $880
  2. Food and drink = $200 x 4 events = $800
  3. Internet access: $48 x 4 events = $192
  4. Miscellaneous supplies (name tags, printing cheatsheets, etc.) = $100

Total = 1,972 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This is a great step to enable us get the Igbo Wiktionary out of the Incubator and enable people use it. Tochiprecious (talk) 07:44, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I believe this will help recruit volunteer educationist to Igbo Wikimedia projects. Uzoma 08:04, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • It is timely, relevant and impactful. Blossom Ozurumba (talk) 10:51, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • its projects like this that helps in creating more awareness and in turn promotes the Igbo language and that's why i'm endorsing this project Udehb (talk) 00:11, 10 March 2019 (UTC)