Grants:Project/Rapid/Rapid/2022 Wiki Hackathon in Kwara State

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Favourdare123/2022 Wiki Hackathon in Kwara State
2022 Wiki Hackathon in Kwara State is aimed at joining this year's three-day Hackathon event. It will also make a invite to developers community within Kwara State. It's aimed at giving support to our participants both physically and virtually.
start dateApril 10th
end dateMay 25th
budget (local currency)1,574,720 NGN
budget (USD)4,144 USD
grant typeIndividual

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Project Goal[edit]

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

The goal for this project is to bring the technical community in Kwara State to the Hackathon 2022 thereby introducing them to the Wikimedia Technical community. The focus is to:

  1. Engage Developers within Kwara State, Nigeria
  2. Invite community members to participate in technical aspects of the Wikimedia Movement.
  3. Join to participate in the global 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon.
  4. Recruit new editors inviting them to participate in a local pre-hackathon workshop and the Wikimedia Hackathon 2022.
  5. Invite at least 5 developers from MalHub: A tech community based in Kwara State.
  6. Introduce participants to some Wikimedia tools.
  7. Train participants on different Wikidata tools such as Quickstatements and ‘Mix n Match’.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

We would organize pre hackathon meetups so participants would be prepared for the Hackathon properly.

Click on the link to see how we would spend our time doing the Hackathon.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

I have notified the Ilorin Wikimedia Hub members on the official page, see here. I have also notified the WikiProject Nigeria, see here.

We are targeting a specific audience because they are in line with the technical activities that the global 2022 hackathon are based upon.

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Create Wikipedia awareness.
Recruit new members.
Equip new and existing editors with needed skills.

Follow up would be through a refresher training, creating a telegram group to coordinate and assist participants after the training.

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:

Yes, see it here


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

  1. Number of total participants= 30
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable)= 50
  3. Number of items created or improved (if applicable)= 50
  4. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable)= 50


What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Favourdare123 is an active Wikimedian with experience in event organization, logistics and event facilitation. He has won various prizes at the local community contests. He has taken part of more than 20 meet ups and also join in organising different trainings and Edit-a-thons with the co-fellow organisers for this project.
  • Major Lyte is a back end developer and also an experienced Wikimedian. He has led several programs in the Wikimedia movement in Nigeria.
  • James Popoola who is one of the core team organising the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon. He will be facilitating during the events.
  • Partnership with the I4G in Ilorin. I4G is a community for front end developers, back end developers and full stack developers in Kwara State.
  • Partnership with the DSC in Kwara State. Developers Students Club is a community of student developers that aim at expanding the reach of technology in their locality.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • Refreshments(breakfast and lunch): 12 × 3 × 30= $720
  • Scholarship: 60/$ × 30= $1,800
  • Event space: 200 × 3/days= $600
  • Administrative charge= $250
  • Data for team members= $250
  • Rentals (camera & project)= $85
  • Roll up banner= $74
  • Digital Designs= $150
  • Local transport= $60
  • PPE= $30
  • Contingency= $80
  • Bank charges= $45

Total= 4,144 USD; 1,574,720 NGN