Grants:Project/Rapid/Timmylegend/Nigeria Expedition

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Timmylegend/Nigeria Expedition
A project to promote travel information and tourism in Nigeria by improving existing and create new articles about cities, villages, geographical areas/regions, churches, monasteries, buildings, schools on the English Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.
targetEnglish Wikivoyage and English Wikipedia
start dateMay 1st
end dateDecember 31st
budget (local currency)NGN 585,990
budget (USD)1,530
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.

  1. Add or improve content.
  2. Recruit new editors.
  3. Engage existing editors.
  4. To promote the use and contributions to Wikivoyage by Nigerians.
  5. To create new and improve existing content (Wikipedia and Wikivoyage articles on African travel, geographic information, sports, cultural and tourist sites.
  6. To partner with organizations and bodies involved in African culture, travel and tourism towards showcasing, generating and promoting free knowledge about African culture, travel and tourism.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

There exists a huge gap about African destinations on Wikivoyage and Wikipedia without any significant attempt at carrying out a complete overhaul and improvement. We are attempting to bridge the knowledge gap on travel information on the African continent and within African countries on Wikivoyage and Wikipedia. Our overall goal is to reduce the knowledge gap of travel information available on the English Wikivoyage and Wikipedia for Nigerian destinations (States, Cities and Towns) and highlighting the tourism potential in the various destinations. We also intend to update and improve the quality of existing articles, and position the English Wikivoyage as a reliable travel advisory for traveling in Nigeria. This is in line with the Wikimedia movement 2030 strategy recommendation of identifying topics for impact, and the following initiatives: list of high-impact topics, bridging content gaps and content initiatives in underrepresented communities

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We will share with the Wikimedia community in Nigeria as well as the Wikimedia Fan Clubs in various Universities. We will also share this project on our social media pages to encourage participation by using paid promotions to reach a wider number of people.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The contest will be judge all the entries through a point based system on quality and quantity for pictures added, articles improved and created.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

5. 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:


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

This is a pilot project to improve the use of Wikivoyage in Nigeria and also encourage regular contributions by editors.


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

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants: 60
  2. Number of articles created or improved (Wikivoyage): 150
  3. Number of articles created or improved (Wikipedia): 100


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).

  • Timmylegend - (Project and Campaign Lead) - I am an experienced Wikipedian, and the current lead of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin. I have organised various campaigns at the University of Ilorin Wikimedia community such as 1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Africa, and Wikipedia pages wanting photos. I was a participant at Wiki Indaba 2019 conference. I will be facilitating the creation of instructional videos/materials, virtual meetings and selection of speakers/trainers on virtual training workshops for new members.
  • Haylad - (Coordinator) - He has previously led the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin, organized multiple meetups and Wiki loves Africa photo walks/event at the University Club in Ilorin and Ado-Ekiti in 2019 and 2020 respectively. He will be in charge of recruiting and onboarding new members during the process.
  • Bilijin - (Panelist) - She is an experienced Wikimedian with a knack for prudence, she and her team will be in charge of result collation and disclosure of Winners. She is a board member (Vice Chair) of the Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.
  • James Moore200 - (Communications and Publicity) - He is an experienced Wikimedian and a winner of the Wiki Loves SDGs 2020, organized by project everyone. He is highly skilled in social media engagements, publicity, and strategic communications.
  • Godstime Elijah - (Logistics) - He is an experienced Wikimedian and will be responsible for facilitating the delivery of prizes to the Winners.

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


  • Internet subscription (For the team members, during the project and post-project for report writing): $250
  • Website, Branding and Social media promotion: $300
  • Online meeting platform subscription: $100 ($25 X 4 months)
  • Internet support to active participants: $300 ($15 X 20 participants)
  • Airtime for communication: $100
  • Shirts for organizers and winners: $80 ($10 X 8)


  • 1st prize: Shopping Voucher: $200
  • 2nd prize: Shopping Voucher : $100
  • 3rd prize: Shopping Voucher : $100

Total: $1,530

  • Exchange rate - 1 US Dollar equals 383 Nigerian Naira.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support: I think this is a great endeavor, and I look forward to assisting with copy edits and edits for style as needed. Wikivoyage is very weak in its coverage of the vast African continent and Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and 6th most populous in the world, so it's very important for the worldwide project of Wikimedia to strengthen its coverage of the country as much as possible. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:56, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. I fully agree with Ikan Kekek. I'll add that coverage of Nigeria on Wikipedia is weak too, and I think this sounds like a good way to improve coverage on both sites. Mx. Granger (talk) 17:41, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Our coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, is generally weak, and as the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria certainly deserves better coverage. We need to strengthen our coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa as a global travel guide, and this is a great first step for us to embark on the road to doing so. The dog2 (talk) 22:04, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Developing a core group of African contributors will help correct the bias of Wikipedia and Wikivoyage toward Developed World subjects and perspectives to help these projects become truly global. Ground Zero (talk) 03:11, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. This will be a big step towards improving coverage of the Global South on Wikimedian projects. Gizza (talkvoy) 01:05, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - our Nigerian content definitely needs improvement. SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000)