Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Lockdown/Report

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This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes we met our goals to a large extent. We hosted 3 series of edit-a thon/Training and we had a mix of new and old editors, though participants sometimes faced poor internet connection in their various locations, we encourage them to go through the sessions on the Telegram group so as to follow up when they have a better internet connection


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 3 3 series of events was achieved Telegram platform was used for tutorials and Google meet was used for a practical sessions
Number of participants 50+ 61 participants registered and joined the Telegram group

22 Participants registered on the dashboard

46 registered through the online form while 15 joined the Telegram directly from the link.

Link Registered:

Number of new editors 50% of participant 11 participants were new editors From the Dashboard [[1]]
Number of of articles created or improved 150 17 articles created and 98 articles where edited/Improved From the Dashboard [[2]]
Number of repeat participants 11 Participants From the Dashboard [[3]]


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?

The event was done with assistance and collaboration of my team members, they supported and made sure we had a successful online event. We as well followed up participants to guide and encourage them to take part in the event

  • What did not work so well?

Poor internet connections in various participant locations which made it difficult for some of them to follow up in real time.

  • What would you do differently next time?

We will provide a backup plan for technical issues such as making a recorded video for participants to go through, when they are back online


Grant funds spent[edit]

Documentation of expenditures has been received by WMF.

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

No. Expenses Explanation Amount ($) Amount (Naira)
1. Graphic design Design of Posters and flyers and certificate 154.28 59,400
2. Online advertising campaign Social media campaign- Facebook and Twitter promotions 311.68 120,000
3. Communication Airtime for Communication between organizers, Reminder calls and SMS to Participants 51.94 20,000
4. Internet Subscription Internet Support for participants for the 3 events and Internet used for training 467.53 180,000
5. Gift Cards First Prize N57,000
Second Prize N26,000
Third Prize N20,000
148.05 103,000
6. Contingency and miscellaneous expenses T-Shirts and Printing 129.87 50,000
7. Transportation Transportation for dispatching of t-shirts & Gifts to qualified participants 23.63 9,100
Total: $1406.45 541,500

Exchange Rate:N385/$1

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? NO

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? It was a nice experience for me, I was excited to share my knowledge with the participants and would love to continue contributing to grow more Wikipedians as I look forward to WikiLockdown 2.0