Grants:Project/Rapid/Yoruba Wikimedians User Group/Wikipedia 20th Anniversary

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Yoruba Wikimedians User Group/Wikipedia 20th Anniversary
Wikipedia turns 20 on 15 January 2021. On this day, the Yoruba Wikimedia Community will be celebrating the anniversary with a workshop on capacity building, cake-cutting and video production to promote Yoruba language Wikipedia. Lack of awareness is one of the major challenges facing the Yoruba language Wikipedia and other African language Wikipedia. We plan to use this opportunity to promote and create awareness for the Yoruba Wikipedia.
targetYoruba Wikipedia
start date15th January 2020
end date15th March 2021
budget (local currency)760,000
budget (USD)2000
grant typeGroup
organization (if applicable)Yoruba Wikimedians User Group
website (if applicable)YWUG Website
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Project Plan[edit]


  1. What kind of event(s) or activities are you planning to hold for your Wikipedia 20 event? Please let us know if these events include a meetup, edit-a-thons, workshops, photowalks, contests, or any kind of campaign.
    Meetup & workshop
    Online Awareness Campaign
Morning Session
Time Activity Facilitators
10:00AM - 10:30AM Registration All
10:30AM - 11:00AM Opening remark User:Agbalagba (President, Yoruba Wikimedians User Group)
11:00AM-11:30AM Introductions All
11:30AM - 12:00 Introduction to Wikipedia & Yoruba Wikipedia User:Agbalagba
12:00 Noon - 12:30 Break All
Technical Session 1
12:30PM - 1:00PM Wikipedia account creation User:Kaizenify
1:00pm -1:30PM Diacritical marks configuration/settings and usage User:T Cells
1:30PM - 2:30PM NPOV User:Macdanpets
2:30PM - 3:00PM Lunch
Technical Session 2
3:00PM - 4:00PM Content Translation Tool User:Agbalagba
4:00PM - 4:30PM Questions & Answers Moderator:User:Sowoletoyin
4:30PM - 5:30PM Cake-cutting, Celebration and photographs All participants
  1. If participants will be contributing to Wikimedia projects (such as in an edit-a-thon), do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? (If you are not doing this kind of event, please write N/A or leave the section below blank)
    Yes, we have experienced Wikimedia editors to facilitate it. They include User:Agbalagba, User:T Cells (sysop), User:Macdanpets
  2. If participants will be contributing to Wikimedia projects (such as in an edit-a-thon), do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them? (If you are not doing this kind of event, please write N/A or leave the section below blank)
    Yes, they have the equipment or skills needed to participate
  3. How will you promote and let participants know about your Wikipedia 20 event? Please describe or link to the spaces you will be using to inform your community about your activities. Please note there are resources available to support your communications for Wikipedia 20 events.
    Yoruba Wikimedians mailing list
  4. How will you keep participants engaged after the event is over? How will you be sharing photos, videos, or other content from your activities after they are completed?
    Photos, videos, or other content from our event would be published on Wikimedia Commons and shared on social media platforms
  5. 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:
    See the risk assessment report
  6. Please confirm below that you have listed your event on the WP20 page on Meta-wiki.
    Wikipedia 20/Events/Lagos, Nigeria
  7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
The event would include a meetup, capacity building, cake-cutting. A video about a brief history of Wikipedia and the Yoruba Wikipedia and the years of work that has been put into developing the encyclopedia would be featured with some celebrities wishing Wikipedia a happy anniversary.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project: \ This project would be considered successful if

  1. at least 25 people participate:
  2. at least 10 new people participate:
  3. at least 5 people help organize the event:
  4. If at least 20 articles created or improved (if applicable):
  5. If at least one awareness video is produced and viewed by at least 10,000 people

If you are organizing a meetup or event without any contributions to celebrate Wikipedia 20, we request that you ask participants to complete a brief survey to understand their experience and impact of your event. This survey will not request any personally identifying information. Will you be able to collect this information either during or after your event? (If you are not doing this kind of event, please write N/A or leave the section below blank)


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). We have the following resources

  1. Experienced editors: User:Agbalagba, User:T Cells (sysop), User:Macdanpets
    Training materials
    Devices including laptops

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


Exchange in local currency is based on the

S/N Item Quantity Unit Cost (NGN) Total cost (NGN) Total cost (USD) Notes
1st Day - Conference
1 Conference Room/Hall 1 120,000 120,000 315.79 A conference hall for a full day for the event
2 Internet 1 20,000 20,000 53 This is for alternative internet at the event venue
3 Refreshments (Coffee breaks, Lunch with drinks) 30 5,000 150,000 394.74 Refreshments (Coffee breaks, Lunch with drinks for participants and facilitators
4 Birthday Cake 1 20,000 20,000 53 Wikipedia 20 Birthday Cake
5 Stationary - - 50,000 132 Wikipedia 20 branded jotters, stickers, pens, etc.
6 Conference tags 30 700 21,000 55.26 Tags for participants and facilitators
7 DJ 1 30,000 30,000 80
8 T-Shirts 10 3,000 30,000 80 Wikipedia 20 branded T-shirts for some key organizers and participants.
9 DSLR Camera Rental 1 20,000 20,000 53 One camera will be rented to cover the event
10 Awareness video production 1 250,000 250,000 657.90 Awareness video production
11 Contingency and miscellany 1 50,000 50,000 132 unforeseen expenses


Endorsements are not needed for events related to Wikipedia 20. Community members are welcome to provide feedback or questions on the talk page.