Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Kaizenify/Black Climate Rights edit a thon

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Comments from WMF[edit]

Hello Kaizenify, thank you for submitting this grant request! I have reviewed it and have one question regarding the grant type.

  • I noted that you are applying for this grant as an individual. However, you, Olaniyan Olushola, and Mahveotm are all members of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, and the activities described in this grant are intended for the Nigerian community. Is there a reason you are applying for this grant as an individual and not on behalf of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria?

Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 06:58, 25 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you so much DSaroyan (WMF); I put up the grant as an individual mainly because the project was initiated as a result of the viral media sensation of Vanessa Nakate which in thus allowed me to create a Wikipedia profile for her and other black activist on an individual level. And so I felt the need to do more by involving the larger community(which include Olaniyan Olushola and Marveotm since I can’t do it on my own) so it can aswell train others and also create and improve Wikipedia pages. And the proposed Wikipedia page to be created during the edit a thon are not just from Nigeria but also from different part of Africa. But ofcourse I can change it to Organization grant if it best fit the description. Thank once again and best regards. Kaizenify (talk) 07:23, 25 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Kaizenify, thank you for your response. Given that the leadership involved in this project is from the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, we kindly ask you to update the proposal to a Group type so to receive the funds on behalf of the User Group. Thanks, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 17:04, 26 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you DSaroyan (WMF); I have updated the project proposal to reflect group immediately. Thanks Kaizenify (talk) 17:18, 26 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Hello Kaizenify, thank you for making the requested changes! I am approving your grant request. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 05:48, 27 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Request for an Extention due to COVID19 pandemic[edit]

@DSaroyan (WMF): Apologies for the late update. This is to inform you that the continuation of this project has been affected by the effect of COVID 19 in Nigeria. We, therefore, request for an extension to the project until when the situation is improved..Wikimedia Nigeria (talk)

Hello again, Wikimedia Nigeria! Does October 1, 2020 work as a new grant end date? Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 16:14, 27 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
thank you @DSaroyan (WMF): Yes, we can work with this date if however there is any new development we will reach out to you. Thanks Wikimedia Nigeria (talk) 12:07, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Request approved[edit]

Hello Wikimedia Nigeria, thanks for clarifying the suggested end date. I am approving your request; the new end date for your grant is October 1, 2020 with the report due date on November 1, 2020. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 12:49, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Request for an in-person meeting[edit]

Thank you DSaroyan (WMF) for the work you are doing in the movement.In Furtherance to the release of the Risk Assessment Tool and Guideline of the WMF and the decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria to relax the lockdown in the country. At the moment, the government has approved a maximum of 50 people in a place. Having run the tool with all the related control, we are glad to inform you that we are requesting for approval of our in-person training of 25 people ( including facilitators).

If permitted, we are planning to host the editathon on 24 September 2020.Wikimedia Nigeria (talk) 17:10, 17 September 2020 (UTC).[reply]

Hello Wikimedia Nigeria, thanks for completing the Risk Assessment Tool and posting your request. I have reviewed both and I'm happy to approve your request. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 10:35, 18 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]