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omorodion1/Open Semester Training for staff and students of Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
This is to initiate, identify and build a group of members of the Wikimedia community in Edo state that will coordinate and help fill the Knowledge gap around contents relating to Edo people, their history and culture on Wikipedia and its sisters projects, through planning and organizing of series of training, edit-a-thon and subsequently GLAM in partnership with the relevant institutions in Edo state.
targetEnglish Wikipedia

Wikimedia commons

start date15th June
end date15th July
budget (local currency)NGN 723000
budget (USD)USD1917.77
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• okuonghaeo(_AT_)yahoo.com

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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 in Edo State for the Wikimedia community in Benin city as a working group for the proposed Wikimedia related activities to bridge the identified knowledge gap around Edo contents on Wikipedia and sister projects.
  2. Add or improve content to bridge the identified knowledge gap around Edo cultural contents on Wikipedia and sister projects.

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 on series of trainings to equip the new members on how to contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects
We plan to organize an edit-a-thon to practice some of the knowledge imparted during the training.

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 notified the school authority about this project and they are excited about it.
I have identified staff and students that will pioneer the training at the institution.
I have informed the Wikimedia community about this project via its
  1. [ https://chat.whatsapp.com/DzyNJFryYIU44gq3RzU9nw%7C whatsapp group]
  2. [ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria%7C discussion page at Wikimedia User Group Nigeria]
Information about the training and edith-a-ton will also be shared on different social media platforms.

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.

Participants will be communicated via social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp and also via the university webmail
The participants will be onboarded in a WhatsApp group to ease communication in the community before, during and after the event.

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

Yes. Two experienced Wikimedia editors will join me in this project. They are:
Olaniyan Olushola
T Cell

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

The participants are newbies, so do not have the required skills. I have therefore engaged experienced Wikimedians from Wikimedia Nigeria to help fill this gap.

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

I plan to create Whatsapp group for communication
I will create dashboard for assigning of assignment to participants of the event.

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:


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


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

  1. Number of events: One training + One Edith-a-ton
  2. Number of participants 30
  3. Number of new editors 25
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 20
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events):10


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).

Olaniyan Olushola, experienced Wikimedia facilitator with over 6 years experience. He’s the project manager of Visible Project Africa and many other related Wiki-project
User: T Cells: T Cells He’s an experienced Wikimedian, the project coordinator of the international WPWP.

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

Venue: NGN 100,000.00X2= NGN 200,000
Food and drinks: (NGN5,000.00X30) for 2days= NGN 300,000
Internet Bundle: 45 Gigabyte= {NGN23,000.00
Communication and Graphics= NGN30,000.00
Branded Nose Masks: NGN1000X30= NGN30,000
Hand sanitizer for 30 participants: NGN500X30=NGN15,000.00
Branded Shirts for 3 organizers + 2 most active participants ( NGN1000X5)=NGN5,000.00
Certificate of participation= NGN1000.00X30=NGN30,000.00
Transportation of Facilitators: 2X10,000=NGN 20,000.00
Miscellaneous: NGN20,000.00
Data provision for participant after the event: NGN50,000.00
Total=NGN 723000 USD1917.77


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support This will ensure more visibility for content related to the culture and people of Edo State on Wikipedia. It's also a way to invite more people into the fold.Ptinphusmia (talk) 20:49, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support This will help create and promote visibility for Wikipedia articles that are centered around Edo people and their culture. This project is of great relevance to the people of Edo, Nigeria, and the African community at large because it will provide international recognition for the Edo-speaking people.

Bukky658 (talk) 18:43, 16 April 2021 (UTC)