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statusnot funded
WikiActivate For Women
This Project will focus on creating and improving content on Nigerian women who are notable in their various industries using Wikipedia existing and new editors.
targetWikipedia English, WikiCommons and Wikidata
start date5th February
end date26th February
budget (local currency)800,138
budget (USD)1,936
contact(s)• chukydyk6@gmail.com

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: This project is targeted at recruiting more female editors from different age and social background to work together.
  2. Increase skills for existing editors: The newly recruited editors will be mentored and work with experienced editors in the edit a thon. This will obviously enhance the skill of all the participants.
  3. Add or improve content: The project's most important objective is to add new content and improve existing information on Nigerian women in various industries in English Wikipedia.

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 plan to organize 3 training during this project. It is going to be an offline training which will obey all the COVID19 rules in Nigeria. We will also make use of our online platform (Telegram) to follow up and answer questions from participants.

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.

Mailing List: african-wikimedians-owner@lists.wikimedia.org

We have an already existing WikiActivate Telegram group where we will inform existing wikipedians and we will also run a Facebook and Twitter ad to notify new interested participant
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.

Telegram group


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

Gbemisola Esho

Dike Chukwuma
Oby Ezeilo

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

On our physical events we will ensure that participants are assisted with Data subscription to enable them practice, also we are looking at a venue that will assist or hire us laptops for the event.

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

We will continue engaging participants through emails and updates relating to Wikipedia on the our telegram group

7. 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:

WikiActivate For Women Risk Assessment

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


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
Number of events 3
Number of participants 20
Number of of articles created or improved 40+
Number of new editors 5+


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 participants will come with their laptops and we will hire some laptops incase some doesn't have We also have experiences Wikimedians including myself who will help in the organisation, planning and execution of the project

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

No. Expenses Explanation Amount ($)
1. Hall Rental For 3 events 450
2. Food and Drinks estimated 20 participants - 3x20x$7 420

3. Communication Airtime for Communication between organizers, Reminder calls and SMS to Participants 25
4. Internet Subscription Internet Support for participants for the 3 events and Internet used for training 180
5. Gift Cards First Prize $120
Second Prize $70
Third Prize $50
6. Rollup Banner 60
7. Nose Masks and Hand Sanitizers 60pcs (PPE) for the participant in the event 80
8. Souvenirs Note pad and stationaries Note pad and stationaries 150
9. Rental (Projector and Camera) 75
10. Designs Design of Posters, flyers and Certificates 86
11. Local travels local travel for the team members that will involve in the training 200
12. Contingency and miscellaneous expenses 50
Total: $1,936


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  • Strong support Strong support Great proposal for women empowerment. Kunokuno (talk) 14:15, 14 January 2022 (UTC)