Grants:Project/Rapid/Semester Funding for Meetups in Rain Semester 2018/2019 Session, Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ibadan

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Wikimedia Fan Club University of Ibadan, is a hub for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff of University of Ibadan with the aim of contributing to Wikimedia and its related projects. Following our launching, we are requesting funds for our second/rain semester activities which includes weekly workshops, edit-a-thons, and outreaches with faculty and students on campus to get others involved with Wikipedia and its sister projects
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Commons, Wikidata, Meta
start dateMarch 21
end dateMay 23
budget (local currency)NGN 479,995
budget (USD)USD 1573.75
grant typeindividual

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. With our monthly meet-ups, we hope to increase the skills of current editors; help upcoming editors hon their skills and also to create a platform for socializing among community members within the club. And also, to:

  • Recruit new members for the club who will be editors for Wikipedia.
  • Educate students and faculty on how to utilize and edit Wikipedia.
  • Collaboratively improve the quality of Wikimedia project content through edit-a-thons.
  • Take advantage of the diversity of academic disciplines to create and improve contents across a wide array of topics
  • Create workshops, educational programs, etc.
  • Support and engage in any Wikimedia-oriented online event/challenge.
  • Outreaching to more women to join Wikimedia, especially Nigerian languages, e.g. Yoruba, Igbo, etc.
  • Fill the Nigerian/African content gap on the different Wikimedia projects.

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community?
    As stated above, the goal of our meetings is basically to engage and train new and existing editors; help close some content gaps and improve articles relating to our geographic location on academic disciplines, the society and generally make the effort to improve the Wikimedia s.
    At each meet-up, we will focus on specific activity, which we would have decided on through our social media platforms. This physical meet-up is envisaged to give room for editors to come together and sharpen each other, i.e. share ideas and expertise and if anyone encounters any challenge, then together we will fix them. It opportunities to discuss, strategize and brainstorm around issues relating Wikimedia s. Our meet-ups, during one of which we had a road-walk, has attracted many new members into the community.
  1. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
    This community has had 6 physical meet-ups since inception in 2017. Also, we have an active Whatsapp group through which trainings have been successfully carried out. We engage in discussions, tackle tasks, and handle any challenges encountered by any editor on any Wikimedia and this have yielded positive results. Out of about 40 people that created a Wikimedia account through the Whatsapp group, the following have had significant edits across Wikimedia s:

These editors are new and their activity is steady. We can do more in our university's youthful society.

  1. How will you let participants know about the meeting?
    We have always engaged in the use of our social media platforms, the WhatsApp and Facebook being the major ones, to reach out to one another. These has always yielded positive results as these platforms has been resorted to by many for help anytime it is needed.
  2. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?
    After each meeting, any new community member will be added to the WhatsApp group. And if there is any member facing any challenge in editing, such a member would have been informed of the readiness of the other members to help tackle the challenges
  3. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this ?
    Our user group has been organizing meetings and events for over a year. However, resources have been a challenge. It is believed that with more resources, better planning could be made. Being a mainly student community, more resources will help us to provide regular training, editing, and create social activities that will ultimately support our growing community. Regular events, that can help build a real sense of communal awareness can be organised with more resources and also meet the needs of our more experienced editors.


Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some Global Metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

  1. If 3 sessions were held
  2. If Number of total participants for the three sessions is 30
  3. If at least 10 new members/editors participate in/attend the sessions on each occasion
  4. If at least 20 new photos are contributed to to Wikimedia Commons
  5. If at least 10 new articles are created at each event in the English Wikipedia
  6. If at least 5 articles in Nigerian languages are created in each session


This is the estimated budget for three meetups:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Refreshment 30 1000 30000 295.08 The cost of refreshment per meeting is 98.36. For a total of 3 meetings, it would cost USD 295.08
2 Internet Data 3 10000 30000 98.36
3 Swag 30 30000 90000 295.08 This is for swags, customized T-shirt
4 Wikipedia branded Lapel pins 50 1000 50000 163.93
5 Wikipedia branded notebooks 50 500 25000 81.97
6 Certificate 50 500 25000 81.97
7 Fliers (Wiki Needs You) 35000 35000 114.75 This is to be distributed for students on campus to create awareness
8 Rollup Banner 1 35000 35000 114.75
9 Smile Internet broadband 1 30000 30000 98.36
7 Coordinator's travel support 1 20000 20000 65.57
10 Contigencies 1 50000 50000 163.93
Total (without contingency cost): NGN 429,995 (USD 1409.82)
Contingency cost: NGN 50000 (USD 163.93)
Grand Total: NGN 479,995 (USD 1573.75)


  • Comment: I'll be fully involved in the WikiData training that will be holding next month, I believe Adeola, Medi and other executives will be able to organize and ensure the other two meetings will be a success. Pinging the foundational members of Wikimedia UG Nigeria for inputs (@T Cells: and @Olaniyan Olushola:). I'm fine with whatever decision or refinement that needs to be done with the proposed budget by Adeola. HandsomeBoy (talk) 22:03, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thanks for the notification HandsomeBoy. I am endosing this request as this project is required to keep the club running. I think the budget needs to be broken down and tablated so that it can be clearer. I'll review and help with formatting and the budget table over the weekend. Regards. T Cells (talk) 20:51, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the formatting sir, grateful.HandsomeBoy (talk) 18:58, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your support, the club appreciates you all. Adefanike (talk) 10:31, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support This is necessary for the sustainability of the club seeing the wonderful impacts, fan clubs established around Nigeria institutions has caused. This is necessary to sustain the impacts. Kaizenify (talk) 18:52, 9 February 2019 (UTC)