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Ugwulebo/ Wiki Awareness at Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic
This project is born out of the need to strengthen the Wikimedia Community in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State, by recruiting, training and mentoring interested members of Staff and Students of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt. This project will also create the opportunity to fill the existing content gap about the culture of the different ethnic groups in Rivers State.
targetEnglish Wikipedia; Wikimedia commons
start date1st June
end date30th June
budget (local currency)NGN 944,625.5
budget (USD)USD 2,275
grant typeIndividual
granteeUgwulebo
contact(s)• ugwulebojeremiah616(_AT_)gmail.com


Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal

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

  1. Recruit new editors for the Wikimedia community in Rivers State
  2. Build a community of Wikimedia editors at Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic
  3. Increase skills for existing editors
  4. Add or improve local content about the culture of the different ethnic groups in Rivers State on the English Wikipedia

Project Plan

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Activities

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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 plan to organize series of Wikipedia training to equip the new members on how to contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
We equally plan to organize an edit-a-thon to enable the trained editors practice some of the skills developed during the 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.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have informed the Wikimedia community about this project via its
  1. discussion page at Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

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.

I have identified some potentials participants for this training.
Information about the Wikipedia training and edit-a-thon will be disseminated using fliers and social media channels.
The participants will be onboarded in a WhatsApp group to ease communication in the community before, during and after the event.

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

Yes.
* Ugwulebo will lead this project. He has experience in coordinating Wikimedia events. He coordinated the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at the University of Port Harcourt. He, alongside Omorodion1, also Championed the Wikiactivate Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Project.
* Omorodion1 will join this project. He is an experienced Wikimedian Facilitator and project manager. He has facilitated and organized several Wikimedia related events in Nigeria, including the Open Semester Training for staff and students of Samuel Adegboyega University project, and Photowalk at Edo State project. He is the co-organizer and facilitator of the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at the University of Port Harcourt and Wikiactivate Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Project.

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

The participants are students and staff of the Polytechnic and they use Laptops and other digital devices for their daily academic activities. So yes, the participants have the equipment needed to participate in the project.
The participants currently do not have the necessary Wiki skills needed to contribute high quality content, hence, the need for the training before the edit-a-thon.

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

I plan to create Whatsapp group for communication
I will create outreach dashboard for assigning of tasks and tracking of participants` contribution during the event.
Recruited volunteers will be admitted to the Wikimedia community in Rivers State. They will also be linked to their respective indigenous language Wikimedia groups.

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

The project will help increase active membership in the Wikimedia community in Rivers State.

Impact

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

  1. Number of events: One training + One Edit-a-thon
  2. Number of participants: 40
  3. Number of new editors: 25
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 50+
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of event

Resources

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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 experienced Wikimedians such as:
Ugwulebo project coordinator
Omorodion1, experienced Wikimedia facilitator, mentor and project manager

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

Event Space: USD 150 X 2 = USD 300
Food and drinks: (USD 13X40) for 2days = USD 1,040
Internet Bundle/data (for organizers and participants during training) = USD 80
Communication and Graphics (graphic designs, printing of fliers and printing of 2 drop banner) = USD 70
Nose Masks and Hand sanitizer for participants and organizers = USD 50
Local transport for facilitators = USD 50
Accommodation for Facilitators = USD 25/ per night X 2 X 1 night = USD 50
5 Branded shirts (for 2 organizers and 3 Most Active Participants) (USD 15X5)= USD 75
Souvenirs (Jotters, Pens, Stickers) for participants: (USD 9X40) = USD 360
Child Care Support = USD 50
Data support for participants to encourage editing after training = USD 100
Miscellaneous (Inclusive of Bank charges and unforeseen logistics) = USD 50

Total= USD 2,275; NGN 944,625.5

(Exchange rate = 415.22 per dollar as at 4th April, 2022 (oanda))

Endorsements

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