Grants:Project/Rapid/Udehb/wikidata hospitals/Report

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

The project focused on increasing wikidata participation, recruiting new editors, increasing skills for existing editors, but most importantly Add or improve the number of Nigerian hospitals in wikidata. And in that regard, I can boldly say YES the project goals were met, and I am happy with the outcome.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of Events (5) Number of Events (5) A 5 days live sessions on zoom was done and videos of each session recorded and posted on the project page.
Number of participants(15) Number of participants(15+) we had more than 20 participants including those that were logged out during our live sessions due to poor internet connections. On an average, we had about 19 participants per event
Number of new editors(3+) Number of new editors(8+) We exceeded the number of new editors targeted for the training.
Number of items created or improved(50+) Number of items created(90+) 94 items created, 143 items edited, 1800 total edits. details of this can be found here.


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

1. Running the challenge concurrently with the training as well as having a weekly task for participants was a great idea as it gave room for participants to add content in a competitive spirit as well as ask questions where and whenever they get stuck. This was instrumental in improving participants engagements with the project.

2. Also subsidizing internet subscription for all participants was a huge motivation which ensured the repeat of participants to all the events.

3. Recording each of the training live sessions and posting it on our project page was a great idea, as it was helpful in combating the network challenges some of our participants where experiencing during the sessions. it was also helpful as it serves as reference for participants who missed the previous session or needed a reminder of the previous session.

  • What did not work so well?

1. Introducing "How to query wikidata using SPAQL programming language" was a bit of a challenge because most of the participants had little to no knowledge of SPAQL programming.

2. some of the participants that joined the project at the later part of it felt there was no need joining the challenge as they felt they were already late to be amongst the top 3 editors.

  • What would you do differently next time?

1. Aside from the prices for the top 3 editors, having a gift/souvenir such as branded T-shirts, branded mugs, etc. for all active participants (i.e participants that adds content/make edits) will encourage even the participants joining the project at the later part, to making edits. The souvenir will also serve as a reminder of the project to the participants. Thereby encouraging participants to continue adding content/making edits even after the project.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

The grant for the project received: 1,161.06 USD = 440,793 NGN

Flyers : 55,000 NGN = 144.87 USD

Zoom : 14.99 * 2 = 29.98 USD = 11,381.77 NGN

Internet access for both admin and participants:
Event Day number of people present internet amount
day 1 22 77,000 NGN = 202.82 USD
day 2 20 70,000 NGN = 184.38 USD
day 3 17 59,500 NGN = 156.73 USD
day 4 16 56,000 NGN = 147.51 USD
day 5 19 66,500 NGN = 175.16 USD
total 329,000 NGN = 866.6 USD

Prizes – 1st place 15,000 NGN gift-card = 39.51 USD,

2nd place 12,000 NGN gift-card = 31.61 USD,

3rd place 10,000 Naira gift-card = 26.34 USD

Total money spent: 432,381.77 NGN = 1,138.91 USD

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Remaining funds = 440,793 NGN - 432,381.77 NGN = 8,411.23 NGN


Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Each time I complete projects like this, I always seem to learn something new. Gaining more experience on event management, improving on my collaboration skills as well as my facilitation skills. It was indeed a huge learning experience.