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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2021-22 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.



Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes, I met my goals and I am happy with the project outcome.



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

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
One Physical event and an Edit-a-thon One Physical event and an Edit-a-thon The goal for this project was achieved in terms of the number of events to be organized. This include an in-person training and edit-a-thon.
40 participants 46 participants The project targeted 40 participants for the training and edit-a-thon. However, a total of 46 persons participated in the event. This therefore implies that the organizers exceeded the total number for this project. You can find the list of the participants here
25 New editors recruited over 30 new editors recruited The organizers exceeded the target for the number of new editors to be recruited. In fact, over 80% of the total participants were newbies and they were trained and participated in the edit-a-thon. You can see the usernames of the newly recruited Wikimedians here
50 Articles created or Improved 90 Articles Created or Improved At the time this report is being compiled, about 90 Wikipedia articles have been created or improved in the English Wikipedia. More articles are still going to be created or improved by the participants in the coming weeks. See the dashboard summary here



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?
The participants were keen and interested in learning Wikipedia editing and this made the training easy. A good number of the participants also had good knowledge of climate and environmental issues in Nigeria, thus, making it easy to identify articles to edit. Furthermore, the availability of experienced Wikimedians and refreshment during the project execution ensured success was achieved in all areas of the project.
  • What did not work so well?
We encountered IP block issues which made it difficult for some of the participants to create their Wikipedia Username.
  • What would you do differently next time?
I would guide potential new volunteers to create their Wikipedia Usernames before the date of the training and/or edit-a-thon so we can avoid the challenge we experienced in this project.



Grant funds spent


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

Event Space = USD 300
Food and drinks = USD 1,040
Internet Bundle/data (for organizers and participants during training) = USD 100
Communication and Graphics (graphic designs, printing of fliers and printing of 2 drop banner) = USD 70
Nose Masks and Hand sanitizer for participants and organizers = USD 50
Local transport for facilitators = USD 35
Accommodation for Facilitators = USD 25/ per night X 2 X 1 night = USD 50
Branded shirts = USD 75
Souvenirs (Jotters, Pens, Stickers) for participants: = USD 360
Certificate of participation (for participants) = USD 50
Data support for participants to encourage editing after training = USD 100
Photography = USD 30
Total= USD 2,260

Remaining funds


Do you have any remaining grant funds?

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of US$55 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Community_Fund/Rapid_Fund/Edo_History_Write-a-thon:Filling_the_Wikipedia_Content_Gap_(ID:_21913873).
Yes, USD 55.

Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?