Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves SDGs Nigeria/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves SDGs Nigeria.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
  • You are welcome to Email rapidgrants at wikimedia dot org at any time if you have questions or concerns about this report.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes, we were able to meet our goals. We were able recruit new editors, engaged existing editors, added and also improved SDGs' related content about Nigeria to Wikipedia and WikiData. Trained selected SDGs' crusaders in Nigeria on how to contribute to Wikipedia and Wikidata. 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 event: 3 events 3 One training and two edit-a-thon were organised as planned.
Number of Participants: 25 participants 33, 26 and 23 participants respectively We exceeded our target as there were over 120 registered participants which was five times what we planned. We invited 40 of them to participate in the events with follow ups.
Number of new editors: 20 37 We exceeded our target.
Number of articles created or improved: 100, 500 Wikidata and Link 50 articles to Wikidata 367 articles created, 1,012 articles edited, 540 references added. We exceeded our targets, participants were excited and willing to contribute. We also had Catalan (editors) volunteers who helped in translating Nigerian articles relating to SDGs.
Number of repeat participants (for project that include series of events): 25 - We unable to have the same 25 number of Participants to attend the three evets.


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?

Two of the reasons the three event went well were: All participants always look forward to the next meetings because there was different facet of Wikipedia to learn. Besides, We had an enabling environment with air conditioned against the usual heat of North Central Nigeria where the events took place. In addition, new editors informed their friends about the event which made the target of new and retaining editors possible. Amidst the new editors, over 45% of them were winners of the gift vouchers for top editors.

  • What did not work so well?

During the event some of the participants were students of different universities who came to represent their organisations as delegate. Some had test during that time which could not make them really contribute during the edit-a-thon. Secondly, we were supported with free Zoom subscription that could accommodate participants who were not in the state where the event took place but due to delay of some of guest speakers we had to stop the zoom as we could not follow the order of event as planned. The bureaucracy of some of our partners was also one of the major challenges.

  • What would you do differently next time?

In subsequent Wiki Loves SDGs Nigeria Edit a thon, we will ensure we choose date that has enough time to reach partners, hear from them and also make all needed resources available.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

  • Conference Room/Hall (3days) = $389.61
  • Refreshments (Tea break, and lunch) 3 Days = $443.90
  • Banner = $65
  • Souvenirs for participants & facilitators (Jotters, pen, stickers) = 247.80
  • Internet Subscription (During the project, post-project and for report writing) = $200
  • Shirts (12 T-Shirts for key facilitators and participants) = $62.34
  • Hand Sanitizer = $14.81
  • Rental = $88.31
  • Airtime for communication = $25
  • Branding and certificate for participants = $30.13
  • Prizes for Top Editors = $116.88
  • Contingency = $95.58
  • Total- $1,779.36; NGN 685,053.6

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Yes: $20.64; NGN 7,946.4; will be used for subsequent project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? Anything else you want to share about your project?

Metrics from the events can be seen here dashboard

Metrics from the events can be seen here commons category

Pictures from the events