Grants:Project/Rapid/SuperSwift/Semester Funding for Meetups in 2nd Semester 2018/2019 Session, Wikimedia Fan Club, Ekiti State University

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SuperSwift/Semester Funding for Meetups in 2nd Semester 2018/2019 Session, Wikimedia Fan Club, Ekiti State University, Nigeria
Wikimedia Fan Club, Ekiti State University, is a hub for students and staff of the Ekiti State University with the aim of contributing to the Wikimedia projects. Following our launching, we are requesting funds for our second semester activities which includes workshops, edit-a-thons, and outreaches with faculty and students on campus to get others involved with Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons
start date20 December 2018 12 January
end date30 April 2019
budget (local currency)612,700
budget (USD)2000
grant typeindividual

Please see the sample Meeting application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  • Socialize with community members
  • Recruit new editors
  • Increase skills for existing editors
  • Add or improve content
  • 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.
  • Reaching out to more women to join Wikimedia, especially Nigerian languages wikipedia like 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?
    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 and also on academic disciplines especially those relating to Nigeria, the society and generally make the effort to improve the Wikimedia projects.
    At each meet-up, we will focus on specific activity, which would have been decided and concluded on 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 will also provide the opportunities to discuss, strategize and brainstorm around issues relating to Wikimedia projects.
  2. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
    Being a member of the Wikimedia Fan Club at the University of Ibadan, I've seen new editors being recruited from such events. Also, editors are better trained to create better contents on Wikimedia projects
  3. How will you let participants know about the meeting?
    A whatsapp group is already in place with about 40 members. Fliers will also be used to spread publicity as well as social media pages.
  4. 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
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


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. Number of total participants - 35 per event
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event - 5
  3. Number of estimated participants at meetings - 35
  4. Number of meetings - 6
  5. Number of total new members - 35 participants who have never contributed to Wikimedia
  6. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable) - 60 new articles and more than 1000 edits(primarily through edit-a-thons)
  7. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - More than 60 images.
  8. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects - 10


s/n Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) X 6 Meetups (NGN) Total (USD) Note
1 Refreshment 35 800 28,000 168,000,000 550.82
2 Internet subscription 20,000 20,000 120,000 393.44
3 Projector rental 5,000 5,000 30,000 98.36 for display during all training sessions
4 Generator rental & fueling 9,000 9,000 54,000 59.02 there is no electricity in the campus
5 Travel to and fro 10,000 10,000 60,000 196.72 I do not base in Ado-Ekiti so I will be travelling from Ibadan to Ado-Ekiti for all the meetups
6 Hotel Accommodation 1 night 10,000 10,000 60,000 196.72 hotel accommodation for me as I do not live in Ado-Ekiti
7 Feeding 3,000 3,000 18,000 98.36 my feeding during my stay in Ado-Ekiti before travelling back to Ibadan
8 Contingency 15,000 15,000 102,700 91.81 fliers, calls, texts, movement of materials, emergency refreshments (this was an issue at the launch)
9 Total 66,000 100,000 612,700 2000


  • Let's mmake this happen Pat-Bassey Charles (talk) 06:54, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I totally support this. We need to learn to start contributing. But what if the turnout is more than 35, so that what happened at the launch will not repeat itself. This is great Sir AyomideAlex (talk) 17:09, 3 January 2019 (UTC)