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Wiki Fan CLub, NIJ/WikiJournalism
The proposal aims at providing visibility for the Nigerian journalists on the internet with a focus on Wikipedia.The project is an extension of the success of the last Wikipedia training at the institution.
targetWikipedia, commons and Wikiata
start date18th August
start year2021
end date25th August 30 November
end year2021
budget (local currency)751,170
budget (USD)1832.42
grant typeindividual
granteeAkin ojonij
contact(s)• ojimea222(_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. Recruit new editors from the students of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content about Nigerian journalists

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

  • We plan to identify Wikipedia articles about Nigerian journalist and improve them with texts and images ( where necessary). Also, we will identify names of notable Nigerian journalists that are not yet created on Wikipedia.

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

Two days training and one Week virtual editathon

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 members of the Wiki Fan Club at the institution and they are so happy to be involved in it.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
There is an existing Whats-app group for internal communication among the existing members and also we will use the institution internal communication channels for awareness to new members. For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

The group whatsapp for Wiki Fan CLub at NIJ
The discussion page of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

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

I will adopt the same approach for the last event by working with some members of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria for the event.

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

Yes, the group comprises the experienced and newbies.
So, we will engage more experience members for the larger to support the event.

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

We have an existing Whatsapp group for communication among the group members.

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:

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:

  1. Number of events: 2 events
  2. Number of participants: 25 participants
  3. Number of new editors: 20 participants
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 10
  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).

Olaniyan Olushola- Expeienced Wikimedian and project coordinator
T Cells- Experienced Wikimedian and project coordinator
Akin Ojo- Event organizer
NIJ will provide the venue for the training.

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

Refreshment( Light Break +Lunch+Soft Drinks+Water) - ( USD13/person) USD13by50 ( 2days) =USD 650
Internet modem-USD67.76
Alternative Power (should incase there is disruption in energy supply)- 40.54x2= 81.08
Public Address System: 40.54x2=81.08
Hands Sanitiser for each participant 2.63x25=65.75
Customised Face Masks: 2.63x25= 65.75
Printing (2xDrop Banner (USD 27), Rollup Banner(USD81)+Flyers(USD50))- USD158
Graphics design: 13USD
Camera rentage for two days (65USDX2) - USD130
Participants Pack ( Biros, Folders, Wrist bands, stickers) 25X 4.50USD- USD135
Wikipedia Customised Shirts for 5 Organizers ( USD13.5 x5)- USD 67.5
Internet Stipend for Students ( 25X 8.10)= 202.50
Local Travels for facilitators- ( USD10X2)- USD 20
Contingency-USD 50
Bank Charges- USD45
Total= 1832.42


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