Grants:Project/Rapid/Semmy1960/WikiBlogger

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Semmy1960/WikiBlogger
In the internet era, blogging is a Major business among Nigerian youths. Over 90% of this group engages in blogging. This project aims at teaching Nigerian bloggers the act of a Neutral Point of view (NPOV) and an encyclopedic way of writing.
targetWikipedia and Commons
start date15th August
start year2021
end date30th August 5 October
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 806,427.00
budget (USD)USD1957.78
grant typeplease specify whether this grant is for an individual, group, or organization
granteeSemmy1960
contact(s)• semilo99@gmail.com
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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 through training of Nigerian blogers
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or Improve about notable Nigerian bloggers

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

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

  • The plan is to identify Nigerian bloggers who are interested in this project through the Nigeria Association of Bloggers.
  • Organize 1-Day Wikipedia training
  • Host an edit-a-ton to edit articles about blogging in Nigeria and also nitable Nigerian bloggers.
  • There will be followup mentoring program


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

I plan to organise One-training and One-editathon

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 concluded arrangement with the leadership of the Nigerian Association of Bloggers on how to host the event.

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've been communicating with the members of the Nigerian Bloggers through their internal communication platform.
I have notfied Nigerian community about the project https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria

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 plan to engage experience Wikimedians from the Wikimedia community in Nigeria such as

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

No, the participants are new to Wikipedia but they are skillful in writing and content creation.
Expected participants must have at least a working device

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

Create a Whatsapp/Telegram group or their any other means of communication that could be comfortable to the community.

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:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DYrzp0PgFUDAo-gKtEuAZSDjSCEgIkY22p_praRUbZ4/edit?usp=sharing

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Impact[edit]

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=25
  3. Number of new editors= 15
  4. Number of of articles created or improved=15
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)=10

Resources[edit]

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).

Semny1960. I am a Journalist, event organizer, blogger and edit Wikipedia. I am a member of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and a student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism ( NIJ).I participated in some of the Wikipedia events at the institution and it has spurred my mind to contribute more to the sum of open knowledge. 
Olaniyan Olushola: Exeperienced Wikimedia, Project Coordinator
T Cells:Exeperienced Wikimedia, Project Coordinator

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

Event Hall ( 2-day event) - 2xUSD131.39=$263.78
Refreshment( Tea, Bisiscuits and Lunch) (25x13by2days)- USD650
Customised Face Masks: 2.63x25= 65.75
Hands Sanitiser for each participant 2.63x25=65.75
Printing (2xDrop Banner (USD 27), Rollup Banner(USD81)+Flyers(USD50))- USD158
Graphics design: 13USD
Alternative Power (should incase there is disruption in energy supply)- 40.54x2= 81.08
Camera rentage for two days (65USDX2) - USD130
Participants Pack (Pen,Wrist bands, keyholder etc)-25X 4.50USD- USD135
Wikipedia Customised Shirts for 5 Organizers ( USD13.5 x5)- USD 67.5
Internet Support for Bloggers to encourage ( Post training) ( 25X 8.10)= 202.50
Local Travels for facilitators- ( USD10X3)- USD 30
Contingency-USD 50
Bank Charges- USD45
Total= 1957.36

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