Grants:Project/Rapid/SPURG Art + Feminism edit-a-thon

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SPURG Art and Feminism English Wikipedia edit-a-thon
To equip University female staff and postgraduate students with the skill to contribute meaningful content to Wikipedia in areas relating to women and higher education.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateMay 1
end dateMay 31
budget (local currency)NGN1,616.900
budget (USD)USD 3,885.49
grant typeA group. This grant is being requested by a research group in the University of Nigeria.
non-profit statusSPURG is a non-profit organization.
organization (if applicable)• Surplus People in the Universities Research Group (SPURG), University of Nigeria, Nsukka
website (if applicable)•

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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
  4. Create awareness among university staff and post graduate students on the need to contribute to Wikipedia

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 doing two trainings and two edit-a-thons

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.

This project has been announced at the Nigerian Wikimedia user group (

It has also been announced at the Nigerian Wikimedia Community WhatsApp Platform and the Art and Feminism events platform ( 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 have been organizing Wikipedia events since 2017, I maintain a WhatsApp platform for participants where we discuss our work in Wikipedia. I will notify participants through this platform. I will also publicize the event through the University staff mail and website.

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

I have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the project, Myself User:Ngozi osadebe,my friends User:Ezinne Njoku and User: Beatrice Ewa are members of the Surplus People in the Universities Research Group and are available to ensure that the project is successful. My regional Ambassador Zita Ursular aND Mohammed Sadat User:Masssly are always available to join us from remote and to answer our queries.

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

Yes participants have the skills and equipment to participate and contribute high quality content. Our participants are university lecturers and postgraduate students who are used to research. These set of people require minimal training to contribute high quality content. Many of these people have their personal computers. Moreover, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, our venue for the event has well equipped computer laboratories for our use at minimal cost. Internet router belonging to Wikimedia Foundation but domiciled at Nnamdi Azikiwe Library is available for our use.

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

After the event, participants will be engaged through meet-ups and our existing WhatsApp platform.

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:

We will be running an in-person event. Below is the link to our risk assessment tool

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? This project is one of the off shoots of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library Art and Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon that lasted from 2017 - 2021.


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

  1. Number of events 4 (2 trainings and two edit-a-thons).
  2. Number of participants 30
  3. Number of new editors 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 30
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 30


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).

We have well equipped computer laboratories at Nnamdi Azikiwe Library which we can use. University Electric power connection and internet connectivity are available for our use. The Nnamdi Azikiwe Library has a stand by generator which we can use incase of electric power outage. MTN Internet router, Epson projector machine & screen and Public Address System belonging to Wikimedia Foundation but domiciled at Nnamdi Azikiwe Library are also available for our use. This project is being organized by Surplus People in the Universities Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Research group has experienced Wikimedians such as Ngozi Osadebe User: Ngozi osadebe, User:Ezinne Njoku and User: Beatrice Ewa. These three people are facilitators of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library edit-a-thon 2017-2021 and Let's make Wikipedia edit-a-thon inclusive 2021. The Research Group will receive no other support for this event.

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

S/n Items Details Unit cost Quantity Total cost
1 Internet bundle This is to serve as a standby incase of disruptions in the University Internet connection during the events 40,000 - 40,000
2. A hired bus To convey participants from outside Nsukka 25,000 4 100,000
3. Diesel To power the University Library Electricity generating plant incase of power outage during the programs 750 100 75,000
4. Flex Banner For publicity 10,000 2 20,000
5. Souvenir To be given to all participants as encouragement for participating 8,000 36 288,000
6. Prizes For the best three new article creators & editors ; and the first three old participants to enroll in the program. By old participants, we mean people who have been participating in Art and Feminism edit-a-thon in the University over the years. Art and Feminism edit-a-thon started at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2017 with myself as the organizer. 10,000 9 90,000
7. Certificates To serve as evidence of participation for the participants 500 30 15,000
8. Childcare To look after the children while the mothers engage in the event 10,000 4 40,000
9. Hand sanitizers As a precaution against COVID-19 1000 4 4,000
10. Face mask ,, 500 36 18,000
11. Toiletries Liquid soap, Toilet Tissue, Disinfectant and Odor control. This will be used in the toilets. 1000,2400,1000.1000 respectively i each 6,400
12. Launch To be used during the two days of Training and two days of the main editing event. 2,500 48 people (made up of 30 participants, 2 ICT staff for technical assistance, 2 childcare attendants, 2 cleaners and about 12 children) x4days 480,000
13. Meat pie To serve as tea break during the events 600 48people x 4days 115,200
14. Bottled water To be used during trainings and the main editing event 1500 15 22,500
15. Malt Drink To be served alongside lunch during the trainings and the main events 4,750 8 38,000
16. Cocoa cola drink For children waiting for their mothers during trainings and the main editing events 2,500 4 10,000
17. Honorarium to the Library For permission to use the Library Space for training and edit-a-thon 25,000 4 100,000
18 Transportation for purchases To purchase items - 20,000 20,000
19. Cleaners 2 People to tidy up the event arena each day 5,000X2 4 40,000
20. Honorarium to ICT Staff 2 ICT staff that will offer technical assistant 10,000 X 2 4 80,000
21 TP Link 8 port switch To be used to extend Internet LAN connection to the venue for faster internet network 15 1 15
Total - - - NGN 1616,900 USD 3885.49 OANDO April 12, 2022-


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  1. -—M@sssly 08:18, 16 March 2022 (UTC)