Grants talk:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Awareness and Training in Federal college of Education (Technical). (ID: 22069143)

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Endorsment from Ngostary2k (talk)[edit]

--Ngostary2k (talk) 15:43, 21 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

  1. This is a very good project that supports movement strategy on inclusion and creation of Wikimedia awareness. I support this activity. Ngostary2k (talk) 15:43, 21 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsement from Omorodion1 (talk)[edit]

This is a well-timed project that could potentially impact the academic community in Nigeria, with respect to contributing content to the world largest online encyclopedia. I therefore strongly endorse this project as it will ultimately help reduce the content and contributor gaps in Wikipedia. Omorodion1 (talk) 17:10, 21 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]


This project is strategically positioned to recruit more librarians and library students in training from an under-represented region to contribute to the open knowledge projects. Experiences from this first implementation will go a long way in spurring more participation among librarians in northern Nigeria. Atibrarian (talk) 21:04, 21 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsment from Ngozi osadebe (talk)[edit]

Strong support.

Only a few librarians in Nigeria participate in Wikipedia projects. Many cannot understand the reasons why they should volunteer for a project that is outside their work schedule and have no contribution to their professional progression. This project is timely as it will create awareness among librarians on the need to participate in Wikipedia projects, especially #1lib1ref. None participation of many librarians in Wikimedia projects may account for the lack of information on African countries on Wikimedia. This project if approved will help in closing this gap.--Ngozi osadebe (talk) 15:22, 28 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Strong Support AfricanLibrarian (talk)[edit]

Nigeria has a population of more than 200million people and is roughly divided into Southern and Northern Nigeria with the former being more visible in the Wikimedia projects and movement. This project will be used to reach out to mainly underrepresented groups in Northern Nigeria who have more than 100 ethnic groups and who are rarely recognized outside of the three major tribes in the country. They need to gain skills to tell their stories by themselves too. The librarians among them will be trained to address knowledge gaps and hopefully, they too will train others in their user communities who come to the library to seek for information. d

Strategically, this project will feed into training for the 1Lib1Ref campaign and highlight the importance of having accurate information on Wikimedia projects. AfricanLibrarian (talk)