Grants:Project/Rapid/T Cells/Training for viewers of Yoruba Wikipedia Promotion Video

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T Cells/Training for viewers of Yoruba Wikipedia Promotion Video
Between 20th of March - 25th of March 2021, I launched a promotional video for the Yoruba Wikipedia funded by this rapid grant (see the report). We tried a new experiment: We provided a Google form for viewers who might be interested in joining the Yoruba Wikipedia as a strategy to use the video to recruit new editors. A total of 26 people completed the form for the training. I plan to organize a two-days training for these viewers
targetYoruba Wikipedia
start date4th of May 2021
start year2021
end date20th of May 2021
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 371,584
budget (USD)USD 978.23
grant typeorganization
granteeT Cells
organization (if applicable)• Yoruba Wikimedians User Group

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: connect the viewers of the Yoruba Wikipedia promotion video with Wikipedia
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content on Yoruba 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?

Series of training

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.

  • Yoruba Wikipedia community notified. See link Yes check.svg Done
  • Notified in Yoruba Wikimedians official WhatsApp group -Yes check.svg Done

You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

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.

  • The participants already completed a Google form for the training. I will communicate with them via email, WhatsApp and phone calls

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?


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

There would be mentorship after the training.

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 - 25
  3. Number of new editors - 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 10


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).

Expense Budget (USD)
Zoom Webinar hosting and internet router 100
Internet for trainers and mentors 200
Gift items for trainers 100
phone calls 50
Gift cards for 3 best participants 200
Courier service for delivery of prizes 55
Transportation for prize(s) processing (Taxi to Bank, Shoprite and United Parcel Service Nig. Ltd and back home) 78.23
Bank charges 30
Banner design for social media 65
Contingency and miscellaneous expenses 50
Total USD 978.23


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I am happy that we are giving chances to the high numbers of people who are interested and willing to contribute to Yorùbá WP, and also join Yorùbá Wikimedians User Group having watched the short Yorùbá Wikipedia documentary video launched by User:T Cells to create awareness for the local language Wikipedia on Facebook and Twitter. This shows that many people are willing to contribute their expertise to the free knowledge space, but they are not aware of it's existence. It is awesome to see the video yielding a positive result already. However, it would be more sane to utilise this opportunity to retain this people by training them on technical know-how of Yorùbá Wikipedia and further double the learning chances for the existing contributors as well.Agbalagba TC 12:08, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support for User:T Cells and the rest of the group. Kunokuno (talk · contribs) 11:37, 12 April 2021