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Egiebizzy/Wikidata of Nigeria Festivals
Nigeria is a country with diverse ethnic groups and culture. Some festivals in Nigeria dates back before the arrival of major religions. Interestingly, A query run on Wikidata Query Service (WQS) returns only 5 results. I want to organize an editathon to add and improve this content. My target group are National Youth Service Corp(NYSC) members posted to Lagos State to serve that I have been engaging on Wikimedia project. As a past president of this group of fresh University and Polytechnic graduates, I plan to further use this training and editathon to introduce them to Wikidata.
start date1 August
start year2021
end date1 September
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 635,492
budget (USD)USD 1,547
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• egiebizzy(_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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content on Nigeria festivals on Wikidata
  4. Introduce Wikidata to NYSC members posted to Lagos State.

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 2 series of editathon/trainings

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 WUGN here

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.

I will let them know through WhatsApp group created for Serving Corp members in each Local Government of the State. I will also post on the Notice board at the state secretariat and on facebook.

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

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

Yes, some of the participants have laptops or smartphones. All the participants are computer literate.

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

I will engage them through WhatsApp groups. I will assign every 5 to a breakout whatsapp group where they will be assigned to a mentor(an experienced Wikimedian). I will equally encourage them to follow @WikidataNigeria on twitter where tips will be dropped on editing Wikidata.

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?

I will train new participants on editing before starting each 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: 2
  2. Number of participants: 25
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


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).

  • laptop and smartphone.
  • Egiebizzy (coordinator): I will be coordinating the event
DonKevin (facilitator): is an experienced Wikidata editor with good knowledge of SPARQL. He will facilitate the event.
Pingponging (facilitator): is an experienced Wikimedian that has been involved in organizing other Wikidata events both online and offline. He will also facilitate the event.

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

  • Space Rental: $150 x 2 events = $300
  • Food and Drinks: $10 x 25 X 2 events = $500
  • Camera rental: $25 x 2 events = $50
  • Router hire: $25 x 2 events = $50
  • Data subscription on router: $50 x 2 events = $100
  • Digital Banner: $50
  • Branded Nose Mask: $1 x 25 = $25
  • Pocket Size hand Sanitizers: $1 x 25 = $25
  • Certificate of Participation: $1 x 25 = $25
  • Branded Shirts for organizers and top 3 contributors: $12 x 6 = $72
  • Gift voucher for top 3 contributor: $100 (first: $50, Second:$30, third:$20)
  • Branded souvenirs for all participants and organizers: $8 x 25 = $200
  • Contingency:$50

Total = $1,547


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