Grants:Project/Rapid/Onyinye Onuoha/Wikipedia Igbo Men and Women Edit-a-thon, Anambra hub/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


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

The focus of the project was on increasing editing skillset for existing Igbo language editors, recruit new editors, teach literate Igbos how to edit, and translate Igbo Wikipedia as well as involve them in a weekly challenge to add content. In respect to the above, I can say YES the project goals were met, and I am delighted with the outcome.


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

2 series of online training was organized. Please visit our project documentation page for details

Target Outcome Achieved Outcome Explanation
Number of Events(2) Number of Events(3) 2 training sessions and a mentoring session.
Number of Participants(50) Number of Participants (33) We had 17 participants during our first training and 16 participants during our second training. So we had a total of 33 participants including the ones that were logged out due to network connectivity problem.
Number of New Editors(10) Number of New Editors (12) We exceeded the number of new editors targeted for the training.
Number of Repeat Participants(15) Number of Repeat Participants (14) Most of the participants were at both first and second training session.
Number of articles created/edited (50) Number of articles created(31) Number of articles edited (42) All these were achieved during our training session and 2weeks Edit a-thon Challenge. You can find the documentation for the training here.
Total edits(153)


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?

1. The online webinar was a success. 2. The idea motivating participants to join early by giving the first three people to join a gift of data token worked. It made participants join the session early. 3. Two weeks challenge was also a success because it gave room for participants to add content in a competitive spirit.

  • What did not work so well?

During the online training, some participants had internet connectivity problem which made them be on and off during the training. It frustrated people and discouraged them after several try. We complimented by providing the recorded session on our project page.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Having a more extended training period (i.e. longer event days), especially on How to edit and translate on Wikipedia. 2.extending challenge period, thus, this will ensure that more contents will be added and it might attract more participants.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

The grant received for the project= N483,998NGN.

  • Zoom Pro Subscription= N5,846.10
  • Miscellaneous and logistics (Digital Flyers, Airtime

for phone calls on the coordination of the project and the
follow-up of participants, etc.)= N97,000

  • Internet Access for the project = N156,000
  • Weekly Internet Access for the first 3 participants in

1st and 2nd Training sessions(N10,500×6)= N63,000

  • Prizes for the contest

1st Position= N70,000

2nd Position= N50,000

3rd Position= N20,000

4th Position= N16,000

Total= N477,846.1

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

N6,151.9 We will use it on a similar project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?