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Jonywikis/SPARQL and Wikidata Training at FCE(Technical), Akoka
I participated in the SPARQL and Wikidata training at LASU and I have been participating in other Wikimedia projects since then. From what I learned at the event I have been able to train some of my friends and I have encouraged some of them to contribute to Wikidata. This project is aimed at inviting the facilitators of the event to come support me in replicating what was done in LASU. I am using this event to introduce students of Federal College of Education(Technical), FCE(Tech), Akoka, Lagos to Wikidata and SPARQL.
start date1 September
start year2021
end date30 October
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 811,666
budget (USD)USD 1,975
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• jsewedo1(_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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

Day 1(Introduction)
Time Activity Facilitators
10:00AM - 10:45AM Registration All
10:45AM - 11:15AM Opening remark Jonywikis (Project lead)
11:15AM-11:45AM Introductions All
11:50AM - 12:45 Introduction to Wikidata DonKevin
12:45 Noon - 1:30 Break (Tea break) All
Technical Session 1
1:30PM - 2:30PM What is SPARQL DonKevin
2:30PM - 3:30PM Getting data from Wikidata Samatics
3:30PM - 4:00PM Lunch
Technical Session 2
4:00PM - 4:30PM Surfing Wikidata Jonywikis
4:30PM - 5:00PM Questions & Answers All
5:00PM - 5:30PM Votes of thanks Samatics
Day 2 (Hands-on practical)
10:00AM - 1:00PM Contributing to Wikidata All participants
1:00PM - 1:30PM Tea Break All participants
1:30PM - 4:00PM Wikidata query All participants
4:00PM - 4:30PM General discussions All participants
4:00PM - 5:00PM Votes of thanks Jonywikis

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

2 series of Trainings/editathons

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 inform The Wikimedia User Group Nigeria through this link.

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.

I will announce through the notice boards on campus, WhatsApp and Facebook.

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


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

Participants have mobile phones and laptops and are already computer literate.

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

I will create a WhatsApp group where I will be giving participants editing tips and information on editathons to participate in.

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: 2
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 20
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 20


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).

Jonywikis (organizer)
DonKevin (facilitator)
Samatics (facilitator)

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

  • Space rental: USD 200 x 2 = USD 400
  • Food and drinks: USD 12 x 30 x 2 events = USD 720
  • Certificate of participation: USD 1 x 30 = USD 30
  • Camera rental: USD 25
  • Pocket Hand Sanitizer: USD 1 x 30 = USD 30
  • Branded nose mask: USD 2 x 30 = USD 60
  • Branded Shirt for organizers and top 3 participants: USD 15 x 6 = USD 90
  • Universal router rental: USD 30 x 2 = USD 60
  • Communication and Graphics (digital Banners and flyers): USD 120
  • Internet subscription on router: USD 120
  • Local transport for organizers: USD 20 x 3 = USD 60
  • Participant packs (folder, Wrist bands, pen, Wikidata cheatsheet, stickers) = USD 7 x 30 = USD 210
  • Miscellaneous: USD 50

Total: USD 1,975


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