Grants:Project/Rapid/Zend2020/WikiEmbrace

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Zend2020/WikiEmbrace
It is a project to grant access and inclusion to people living with disabilities PLWD in SW and North Central Nigeria. We are looking at embracing them into the Movement as a whole not limiting it to editing or edithatons but assisting in maximizing opportunities in the Wikimedia Movement.
targetWikiProject Accessibility EN Wikipedia
start date1st July
start year2021
end date15th August
end year2021
budget (local currency)760,000 Naira
budget (USD)2,000 dollars
grant typeZend2020
granteeZend2020
contact(s)• gbemiadepojuesho(_AT_)gmail.com
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Project Goal[edit]

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

  • Social Inclusion of new editors who are empowered with new skills.
  • PLWDs getting relevant skills in todays world is the springboard we aim to launch from this project. Haven undergone a research in the community, PLWD's are often conscripted with skills that will either leave then still disadvantaged ,poor and overlooked eg Soapmaking as against digital skills or skills that are transferable anywhere in the world. Not that instance mentioned is bad in itself but most of the circumstances they find themselves in often restricts movement which is one core thing needed in the production and sale of soap.
  • I also want to create a relationship with PLWDs Organizations in Nigeria.
  • Create articles of notable people PLWDS
  • Highlight and improve articles of PLWDS

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

I will start coordinating a meet up with participants where they will be introduced to the Wikimedia Movement.I and my partners who are experienced Wikimedians teach them how to edit starting Wikipedia, the rules that apply .Conduct a practical session with a mini edithathon improving articles of champions of PLWD and PLWD who have achieved notability. This occurs in Lagos and Ilorin concurrently

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria#Community_Notification

They know by the notification in the User group discussion page and social media channels. I will send out messages to those who hardly check those channels.I am targeting a specific group because i will like to bridge the gap of social inclusion of PLWD in Wikimedia Movement particularly in Nigeria the two venue are also strategic and pivotal in the thrust of reaching PLWD in the West and North.

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Introduced Wikimedia to new audience

Included a new set people into Movement and the User Group Opened up opportunities and prospects to PLWD beyond the scope of their physical space Instilled a sense of well being and dignity into new entrants of Movement. We will keep in touch with a WhatsApp group/Telegram and through our partner organisation

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:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12gfuDIwe9z4tWj1NeyjiSuiUM49Plx4nAw928XgdFMQ/edit?usp=sharing

Impact[edit]

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:

  1. Two events
  2. Number of total participants 50
  3. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable) 200
  4. Number of new editors 95%
  5. Number of repeat and new members 80%

Resources[edit]

What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Zend2020 Event Organizer
  • DADI Disability Awareness Development Initiative
  • Olaniyan OlusholaAn Experienced Wikimedian,Facilitator and Adviser
  • James Moore200An Experienced Wikimedia Editor and Facilitator
  • Toluwalase Johnson A Wikimedian with experience working with PLWD
  • Participants to be provided by the partnering organization.
  • Board room to be provided by the partnering organization for lunch break

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What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense: |+ Budget Breakdown |-

  • Hall Rental x2 venues = $330
  • Food and Drinks - 2x$200 = $400 ( The event will take place in 2 places and we plan to accommodate 25 person per event)
  • Rollup Banner = $66
  • Branded T-Shirts = $80
  • Internet (during and after the Project for report writing) = $187
  • Local travels- 50X6 = $300 ( local travel for the team members that will involve in the training)
  • Sourvenirs (Jotters, Pen and Pamphlets; some in braille) = $250
  • Branded Nose Masks- 50pcs (PPE) = $80
  • Hand Sanitizer for two events = $20
  • Airtime for Communication = $22
  • Rental (Projector and Camera) = $75
  • Certificate of Participation for 50 people $2.4x50= $120
  • Contingency = $70

Total = $2,000

Endorsements[edit]

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I endorse this project because it will embrace PWDs and also get them involved in the movement. Thank you Zend2020 for thinking in this direction. I believe this will be a great opportunity for them to explore and learn beyond four walls of a class room.James Moore200 (talk) 05:44, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Wooow! What an initiative!!! I endorse this project as it is a leap in a very right direction, Great thinking! B.Korlah (talk) 06:55, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I endorse this project because this is a great initiative that echoes including and practices it. Also, it allows more persons with disabilities to contribute and add value to the Wikipedia family and the society at large Toluwalase Johnson (talk) 11:15, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Great initiative of which I would gladly love to see come to fruition. Godstime Elijah (talk) 11:50, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I endorse this project because it is valuable to Nigeria, especially the new Wikimedians to be birthed in the community of the PWDs who need such interventions to support and empower them to contribute more actively towards National Development. I commend Zend2020 for this initiative. Carolynseaman 11:41, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support A noble initiative Will be happy to participate in this.Oby Ezeilo (talk) 16:18, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Ptinphusmia (talk) 16:35, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I appreciate the effort invested into the design of this project and i am so glad to learn about it. -Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 06:28, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support The idea of inclusion captured here for me makes it worthwhile and really needed as it will go a long way to create more access to information for people living with disabilities; kudos. Kaizenify (talk) 17:14, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Great Idea. This project will go a long way to encourage and empower PLWD in Nigeria Chukydyk (talk) 14:37, 16 June 2021 (UTC)