Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Igboanude/Igbo Language Wiktionary Editathon/2019

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Hello, Igboanude, as well as Oby Ezeilo, Blossom Ozurumba, and Uzoma Ozurumba; thank you for your work on this grant request. We have the following questions:

  1. Why is this initiative being submitted as an individual grant request rather than as a group request from the Igbo Wikimedians User Group?
  2. What is the relationship between this grant request and the grant request for the Wiktionary edit-a-thon for civil servants? Bear in mind that we cannot fund multiple grant requests for the same initiative.

Considering that both requests are coming from the same group, we recommend that you work as a group to consolidate both into a single grant request. Regards, MMontes (WMF) (talk) 00:30, 6 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello MMontes (WMF), Let me state that the proposals are coming from two different individuals, Igboanude and Obihoja . while Igboanude a retiree, is a member of the Igbo Wikimedia User Group Obihoja a civil servant, is not a member. Considering that the two proposals will provide a good awareness avenue for the two social classes, the retirees and the federal civil servants, i believe that the two proposals could run hand in hand. It will also add more content in the wiktionary platform.--Oby Ezeilo (talk) 12:05, 9 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello MMontes (WMF)

I applied for Igbo Wiktionary Edit a Thon as an individual not as a group because I intended to use the opportunity to bring in some of my colleagues to join and contribute in Wikimedia. I am a retired teacher. when I was teaching, I also though in Igbo Language. some of my colleagues and myself, as retirees, do have enough time to volunteer for the foundation. that is why I proposed this project. this is also why it is not a group project. however I also intended to use experienced editors from my Igbo Wikimedia User Group to plan, guide and join in the project.

this proposal is not sent by Oby Ezeilo. however I intend to user her and other members of the group in the project. I also just realized that Obihoja also proposed a project. while the two proposals appear to be on the same Igbo Wiktionary, I just realized that his targeted audience is difference from mine. I am happy that he also applied, which to me, shows that there is a lot of interest now in Igbo Wiktionary and with many of us contributing to its content, the Wiktionary will soon be released from incubation. I will be glad to work with Obihoja whether in my project or in his project as we both have the same goal --Igboanude (talk) 13:03, 9 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Igboanude: Please accept my apologies-- the dates for this event have long passed and we were slow to respond to your proposal due limitations in our staffing. I will be putting this back into draft, as the scheduled dates have passed. If you would still like seek funding for the event through Rapid Grants, please adjust the dates for the event, and you can apply starting on Feb. 1st as the current month is reserved for proposals related to Art+Feminism. Please keep in mind we cannot fund events that have already taken place. If you do decide to resubmit this proposal with new dates, I would interested in hearing what specific impact Igbo Wiktionary has for your audience or local community. In the future, because the Igbo Wiktionary community is very small, I would request that you coordinate with other community members before submitting a proposal to see where you can work together on funding requests, rather than making multiple, individual requests. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:58, 13 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
@I JethroBT (WMF): thanks for your advice and support. we have decided that Obihoja will apply to do the edit a thon this month. Many other members of the Igbo wiktionary community and myself will participate in the programme. Igboanude (talk) 11:13, 2 February 2020 (UTC)Reply