Grants:Project/Rapid/User Mrnyben1313/Addressing Systemic bias against Nigeria Radio stations on Wikipedia

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Mrnyben1313/Addressing Systemic bias against Nigeria Radio stations on Wikipedia
13 February is a date proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.

This project is designed to bridge the content gaps existing on Wikipedia about Nigerian radio stations.

Wikimedia Commons
start dateFebruary 26th 8 March
end dateFebruary 28th 8 April 30 April 30 June 31 August 15 November
budget (local currency)NGN 634,102.69
budget (USD)USD 1681.97
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• babatundeasaolu(_AT_)

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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 from student of National Broadcast Academy ( NBA)
  2. Add or improve content on Nigerian radio stations

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?

I plan to organize two series of training sessions and one edit-a-thon

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.

I have contacted National Broadcast Academy an arm of Federal radio Corporation of Nigerian to serve as institutional partner for this project.
I have notified Wikimedia community in Nigeria about this training to seek the support of members of the community in organizing the event via its meta page

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

Yes, i have contacted experienced Wikimedians in Nigeria community and they have shown interest in supporting the program. Some of the contacted Wikimedians are:
  1. User: Olaniyan Olushola
  2. User: T Cells
  3. User: Kaizenify

4. 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 of National Broadcast Academy of Nigeria who are newbies, they do not currently have skills needed to participate and contribute high quality contents. So, with guidance from myself and the experienced Wikimedians listed above we will provide the necessary support needed to mentor and train the target audience to contribute high quality contents.

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

I will create a whatApp group to engage, monitor activities of the participants and also help in address likely editing issues that might arise after the event.

6. 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:

The event will be organized as an in person event, i therefore share below the risk assessment sheet for the event:

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

Yes, there are other information that i would like to share with you below:

Problem statement[edit]

There is a systemic bias against the Nigeria radio station on Wikipedia with less than 7% of the current radio stations (400+) in the country covered on Wikipedia.

Knowledge Gap[edit]

I have added a link below to showcase the list of available and non available radio stations in Nigeria on Wikipedia.

Mode of event[edit]

The event will be organized as an in person event, i therefore share below the risk assessment sheet for the event:


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

  1. Number of events: 3
  2. Number of participants: At least 25
  3. Number of new editors: 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events):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).

The National Broadcast Academy will provide venue for the event.
List of organizers of the event and their roles
S/n Organiser Role Remarks
1. User:Mrnyben1313 Coordinator and Principal Organiser
2. User:Olaniyan Olushola co-Facilitator and Mentor
3. User:T Cells co-Facilitator and Mentor
4 User: Kaizenify co-Facilitator and Mentor
5 National Broadcast Academy ( NBA) Technical Partner

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

Caption text
Items Unit Rate Total ( Naira) USD
Food and Drinks, Tea and Biscuits for 25 participants per day (75ppl) 75 4600 345,000 915.22
Internet( 15Gby3)=75 for 3days (15G=NGN15000) 3 15000 45000 119.36
Public Address System 3 15000 45000 119.36
Alternative Power Supply 3 10000 300000 79.58
Local Transport for 4 facilitators 4 10000 400000 106.10
Prizes for WInners of edit a thon
  1. Gift item worth NGN50500 for the Winner
  2. Gift item worth NGN37300 for the 1st runner up
  3. Gift item worth of NGN25300 for the 2nd runner up
1 113100 113100 300
Wikipedia T. Shirts for Facilitators 4 4000 16000 42.44
Total 634102.69 634102.69 1681.97


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