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Project summary[edit]

Briefly summarize your project proposal.

  • Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons awareness in NIJ aims to increase awareness of Wikimedia commons and Wikipedia among NIJ Wiki fan club members.

Wikimedia Project[edit]

Please state the Wikimedia project your project will focus majorly on (e.g. English Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc). It is advisable to focus on one Wikimedia project, but a maximum of two projects is allowed.

  • English Wikipedia, Wikimedia commons

Contact person and Location[edit]

Please state the contact details of the contact person(s) for this project including email(s) and location. For more than one contact person, indicate same details for everyone

  • Full name: Adebayo Oluwaseyifunmi Mary
  • Email address: oluseyimary01@gmail.com
  • Address: Ikeja, Lagos
  • Location of Project: Ikeja, Lagos

Project class[edit]

Please state if you are applying as an individual or a network/club

  • Fanclub

Timeline of activities[edit]

Please state the timeline of your activities, and include the start and end date for your project

  • 3rd July 2024 - 10th July 2024

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. Feel free to add or delete goals as required by your project.

  1. recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content
  3. improve and create Wikipedia article

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?

A series of 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.

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.

We will inform the community about this event through our social media platforms to create awareness about the training.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals. (NOTE: all experienced Wikimedia editors MUST endorse your proposal as proof of availability)
For example: User:Kaizenify


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

Our participants have internet-connectable devices like smartphones and laptops. These devices will help them to actively participate in the training session.

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

We plan to engage the participants after the events through our Whatsapp group chat. They will be able to connect with each other by attending periodic virtual training sessions.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This awareness is not just for our community alone but also those that what to join the community.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets (only those applicable to your project):

  1. Number of events -2
  2. Number of participants -20
  3. Number of new editors -15
  4. Number of of articles created -50 Wikipedia article and 50 Wikimedia commons
  5. Number of of articles improved -100
  6. Number of of images uploaded -20
  7. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) -

Metrics tracking[edit]

How do you plan to track your project metrics? (do not create a metrics dashboard until your project has been approved for funding) Outreach dashboard


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).

This event is organized by the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) Fan Club, and we have executive members who will be performing special roles at the event.

User: Semilo1960 Trainer User: Queen Seyi Gold Project Lead User: Rumellavee Communication

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

- Refreshment for 2 physical training (2,500*50): 125,000 - Appreciating prizes for 3 highest editor after training (1st:20,000, 2nd:15,000, 3rd:10,000): NGN 45,000 Weekly data for participants (20 students for 4 weeks): 30,000 Banner Graphics and social media: NGN 22,000 Photography (2 days) (7,000*2): NGN 14,000 Energy budget cost: NGN 7,000 Project Lead (transport fare and data): NGN 20,000 Trainer (transport fare and data): NGN 20,000 Miscellaneous: NGN 15,000 Total = NGN 298,000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

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