Grants:Project/Rapid/Tochi Precious/Wikipedia Nigerian Women in Politics Edit-a-thon

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Tochi Precious/Igbo Wikipedia Nigerian Women in Politics Editathon
The essence of the Wikipedia Nigerian Women in Politics Editathon is to bridge

the Gender Gap and also improve/increase the number of Articles on the Igbo Language Platform through translations of Articles on Nigerian Women

Politicians into Igbo Language.
targetIgbo Wikipedia
start dateJune 30
start year2018
end dateOctober 27
end year2018
budget (local currency)648,000
budget (USD)1800
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• tochiprecious2(_AT_)

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. To recruit new Igbo Language Editors through out the Campaigns
  2. Increase skills for existing editors: Increase the editing skill set of new editors andexisting editors that participated in Wikipedia Igbo Women Edit-a-thon Project
  3. Add or improve content: currently, there are less than 1500 Articles on the Igbo Wikipedia platform. This will help increase the number of Articles especially on Nigerian Women in Politics on the Igbo Language Wikipedia Platform.
  4. The Project will also give existing Editors who are motivated to edit through editathons the opportunity to do so.

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? We are planning a series of 5 edit-a-thons over 5 months.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. We will use Social Media to call for new volunteers that would be trained. Offline Discussions and Meetings with existing Igbo Language Editors and some new prospects have been done. They are looking forward to the project.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

We have 4 existing Igbo Language editors. They include

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them? Participants already have Personal Computers. They will be provided with Internet data that will be used during the editathon.

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

  • WhatsApp Group
  • Face to face mentoring

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? project? This Project is really necessary to help bridge the Gender Gap on Wikipedia with focus on translating the number of Articles on Nigerian Women in Politics into Igbo Language.


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

  1. Number of events: 5
  2. Number of participants: 10 (minimum number of Participants expected per Event)
  3. Number of new editors: 15
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


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). We have 4 experienced Igbo Language Wikimedians who will be involved in the, implementation and management of this Project.

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

  1. Food and drink = $210 x 5 Events = $1050
  2. Space Rental = $125 x 5 Events = $625
  3. Internet for Editors = $20 x 5 Events = $100
  4. Tshirts for Participants = $12.5 x 2 = $25
  5. Miscellaneous supplies (name tags, printing cheat sheets, etc.)

Total = 1800 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I support this project because it will boost the number of beautiful and factual articles written in Igbo Language about the Igbo Women. Oby Ezeilo (talk) 07:45, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • This project will:-
  1. Increase content about women in Igbo Wikipedia
  2. Increase awareness about Igbo Wikipedia
  3. Help improve editing skills of Wikimedians Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 08:36, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • The project will not only improve the quantity and quality of content but will also seek to close the existing gender gap in Wikipedia. Blossom Ozurumba (talk) 08:48, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I have known Tochi Precious since 2017. She is a passionate and hard working person. I endorse her for this grant to carry on the project Nigerian Women in Politics Editathon. GodwinPaya (talk) 13:51, 11 May 2018 (UTC)


  • Volunteer I will contribute to the success of the project by volunteering my time and resources. Blossom Ozurumba (talk) 08:49, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I will volunteer my time and any other thing necessary. Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 09:47, 10 May 2018 (UTC)