Igbo Wikimedians User Group's 2023 Activities

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The Igbo Wikimedians community started the new year in a pleasant way. The community celebrated Wikipedia @22 alongside other Wikimedians. Survey was sent out to community members to receive feedbacks about Wikipedia Day 2023. The responses gathered from the survey for Wikipedia @22 feedbacks and goodwill messages for the Igbo community can be found here. Other 2023 activities are summarized below.


Igbo Wikimedians User Group Annual General Meeting - 27/01/2023[edit]

It's a new year and we are happy to start the year with our General Meeting; a forum where we all meet to know how far we have come and to throw some insight on our 2023 activities. We welcome all new members and enjoin them to attend. Let's get together and make 2023 greater.The meeting is slated to hold on:

  • Friday 27th January 2023
  • Venue: Online
  • Time: 6pm - 7pm (WAT)


Participants are to sign their names here. Kindly sign under the last person's name below, type in this code #~~~~

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Campaigns/International events[edit]

  1. Wiki Loves Folklore
  2. WikiForHumanRights 2023 in the Igbo Community
  3. International Youth Day 2023 in the Igbo Community
  4. Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos In Igbo Community 2023 (WPWPIG)
  5. Shesaid 2023 in the Igbo Community

Learning Webinars[edit]

  1. Introduction to Wikisource with Sateep Gill
  2. Crowdsourcing biodiversity on Inaturalist and using GitHub to create biodiversity stubs on Igbo Wikipedia -Agnes Abah
  3. Reading Wikipedia offline on mobile with Benedict Udehb
  4. Conference Experience Sharing Session -Panelists

1ST Half Internal Grant Projects[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2023 in the Igbo Community, 1 March-30/03/2023[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa is a photographic, video and audio contest organized annually by Wiki Loves Africa. Every year the contest has a special theme. The 2023 theme is Climate and Weather. All files uploaded to commons should capture Climate or Weather. The Igbo community will participate and encourage her members to upload quality images. To promote community participation, An online session titled An Introduction to Wiki Loves Africa 2023 was organized on the 19th Feb. 2023 to introduce members to the contest basics.

Ig Wiki Fan Club, Alvan 2023 Meetup and Edith-a-ton – 04/04/2023[edit]

The essence of this project is solely to re-unite with the Igbo Wiki Fan Club, Alvan members and also to recruit new members to the community. This project encompasses the 2023 Meetup and Edith-a-ton for the Fan Club. And also to plan ahead on how to carry out an inclusive project within the fan club.

At the end of the event, a total of 17 Editors successfully registered - 7 new participants and 10 old participants. Few people were blocked. As at the time of this report being 10th April, 2023 9:00 (WAT) the sum of 25 Articles have Created; 26 Articles were Edited and a total of 26 Edits were recorded.

Comprehensive information can be found on the event dashboard.

World Poetry Day 2023 in the Igbo Community 26/04/2023[edit]

The sole purpose of this project was aimed at celebrating the World Poetry Day 2023 in the Igbo Community. This program was held at Awka, Anambra State. Participants engaged in editing and translating articles on poetry and poets both on the Wikipedia and Wikidata platforms.

At the conclusion of the event, we recorded a total of 24 Editors New and Old members who successfully joined the dashboard. We experienced issues on 2 members who got their IP address blocked. We also recorded the following input: 156 Articles were created, 412 Articles were edited and also 614 Total Edits.

More information on this project can be found on the dashboard.

Translation of English Wikipedia to Igbo Wikipedia, 4/5/2023[edit]

At the conclusion of the event, we recorded a total of 24 editors New and old editors who successfully joined the dashboard. We also recorded the following input:143 articles created, 150 articles edited and a total of160 edits as at 5/5/2023. More information on this project can be found on the https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Igbo_Wikimedia_User_Group/Translation_in_Igbo_Wikipedia_(May_2023)?enroll=bnwzaofy At last, I organized a contest for the 13 new participants on that same day at the Faculty of Management Science and the 3 luck winners were given a gift voucher. Proposed outcome =100 Achieved outcome = 143 Number of participants (New=13) Number of participants (Old =11)

African Cultural Items Translation, 9/5/2023[edit]

At the conclusion of the event, we recorded a total of 31 editors New and old editors who successfully joined the dashboard. We also recorded the following input:3 articles created, 279 articles edited and a total of 576 edits(176 labels added, 4 interwiki links added, 218 descriptions added, and 107 aliases added as at 10/5/2023. More information on this project can be found on dashboard At last, we organized a contest for all the participants on that same day at the Nigerian Book Foundation hall and we had 8 lucky winners.(3 old members and 5 new members and the lucky winners were given gift vouchers. Proposed outcome =200 Achieved outcome = 576 Number of participants (New=5) Number of participants (Old =26)

Awareness Creation on Digitizing Igbo Language Through Active Participation. 1/5/2023[edit]

The apex and trigger for this project officially aimed at increasing the daily insight and language loyalty of people as Igbos and of people as Igbo language speakers. More than once, there has been frantic calls and jeers with regards to how the Igbo language is at the verge of becoming non-existent and non-functional with passing time. These concerns triggered my decision to participate and see this event come to light. The programme was held at Adeniji Jones, Ikeja Lagos. Participants engaged in editing and creation of articles on general Igbo language functions and basic usage. Conclusively, a total of 132 edits were made, 62 articles were edited, and 20 articles created. There was a total of 12 editors while 4 editors had their IP addresses blocked. We had new guests who showed good encouragement and support towards language revitalization and appreciated the efforts put in. More information on the outcome of the event dashboard can be found here

Enriching Igbo Wikiquote in the Igbo Community 05/05/2023[edit]

The sole purpose of this project was aimed at Creating articles on Women all around the world in different spheres of life. This program was held at Awka, Anambra State. Participants engaged in editing and translating articles on Women from the English Wikiquote to Igbo Wikiquote. A contest was also organized with gift vouchers being rewarded to the top 5 editors.

At the conclusion of the event, we recorded a total of 23 Editors New and Old members who successfully joined the dashboard. We also recorded the following input: 153 Articles were created, 156 Articles were edited and also 222 Total Edits.

More information on this project can be found on the dashboard.

World Book and Copyright Day, 2023 18/05/2023[edit]

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote and encourage the enjoyment of books and reading. It is celebrated annually all over the world, on 23 April. This year's celebration of "Indigenous Languages" is a call to recognize the importance of preserving and promoting the use of native languages in literature and storytelling. The Ig Wiki Librarians Hub, encouraged her members to participate in Celebrating the Importance of Indigenous Languages in Literature and Storytelling.

After the World Book Day 2023 event, the impact was significant with new members joining and engaging in book translation for the first time. Participants actively read the synopses of books on various genres and translated them into the Igbo language, contributing to the preservation and revitalization of the language. The event resulted in the creation of more than 160 new articles and the editing of 280 articles, and a total of 477 edits. Additionally, there were 177 revisions made to Wikidata, further enhancing the knowledge base in Igbo. This collective effort not only promoted language preservation but also empowered participants to actively contribute to their culture and community. See event dashboard for more details.

This event was coordinated by Olugold and Kingsley Nkem

Learn more: World Book Day 2023 in the Igbo community.

Improving The Igbo Wiktionary,12/05/2023[edit]

The Wiktionary as one of the tools in preserving the Igbo language.This became my concern as many definitions on the Igbo Wiktionary do not define or describe the words,and many were not properly created,some lacking photos and pronunciation audio. It was as a result of these that community members were called on to help improve the Igbo Wiktionary, promoting the Digitization of the Igbo language. The event was held on 12th May 2023 at Dunhill Restaurant Okpuno Awka Anambra State where 33 participants joined the event and contributed to the Igbo Wiktionary. The event took one week for it's completion and 651 total edits were achieved ,97 new words were created especially the Igbo numerals. The event was impactful as it thought many Editors and new participants how to create new words, how to improve by adding audio, photos and word examples, corrections were made on the already existing words, giving them good Igbo definitions and description.The Event Dashboard will give clear view of the Contributions made.

Improving Nigerian Orphanages on Wikidata,12/05/2023[edit]

Nigerian Orphanages is one of our drives to improve Nigerian contents and increase Wikidata's participation in our community. The project focuses on training all interested persons on how to add content on Wikidata but most importantly, this project is an edit-a-thon/trainig project targeted at improving/increasing the number of Nigerian Orphanages on wikidata's database as well as recruit and engage editors. The event was held online from 12th May 2023 being the first day of training and 15th May being the second day. During the course of our training session which lasted for two days, we recorded a total of 26 participants of which 12 were new members introduced into the Wikimedia community, while 14 were already existing members although most were not active contributors. 205 new items were created and 206 items were edited We had a total of 27 registered participants on the dashboard and 19 participants made contributions. We had prizes for the top 10 contributors. Below is the link to the outreach Dashboard https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/igbo_wikimedians_user_group/Nigerian_Orphanages/home

Edit-a-thon on Notable Business Men from South East Nigeria, 6/5/2023 - 30/06/2023[edit]

This event aims at editing/improving contents of Igbo Wikipedia and also teaching new and interested participants how to edit Wikipedia/article translation from English to Igbo on Wikipedia. This event is proposed to be held in Enugu Nigeria and target participants is anyone who is interested. It was started off by creating awareness on the proposed event and the creation of a Whatsapp group where the interested participants joined to get more information and guidance in the event. The first meeting was held online before a physical meeting where participants where brought into the wiki fold and guided on translating articles on Wikipedia. The first meeting had 13 people in attendance with 11 new participants. Proposed outcome =100 Achieved outcome = 105 Number of participants (New=12) Here is the link to the dashboard... https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Igbo_Wikimedians_Usergroup/Notable_Business_Men_in_South_east_Nigeria_Edit-a-thon/home

Updating Nigeria Ministers on Wikidata, 6/06/2023[edit]

The main aim of this project was to update Nigerian ministers on wikidata for easy query and usage. The event was held on the 1st of May 2023 at Plateau State Polytechnic with 30 participants in attendance.

Contest was organized with gift vouchers awarded to the top 3 editors at the end. 19 participants joined the event dashboard and contributed. The contest lasted for a month to its completion and over 2600 total edits were achieved. The event was impactful as many Editors(all new participants) learned how to create new items and improve existing items by adding qualifiers, corrections were also made to the existing items that were necessary. The Event Dashboard... for more insight on the project.

IG Wiki Fan Club UNN 2023 First Meet Up[edit]

IG Wiki Fan Club UNN hosted their first meet up of the year on 20-05-2023. We had 23 new volunteer that joined us, 8 existing editors and 5 blocked new volunteers upon creating an account. Participants were introduced to Igbo Wikipedia on how to translate English Wikipedia articles to Igbo. It spanned for a week after the training where 100 articles were translated.There were prizes for top contributors and consolation prize for others. The event was impactful to me as an organizer and to the participants.

Participants translated loads of African Folklore in Igbo Language. We had the opportunity to make available different African country folklore in Igbo Language. Here is the link to the dashboard https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/UNN_IG_Wiki_Fan_Club/2023_First_Meet_Up_and_Edit-a-thon/students/overview

Improving Visibility of Authors and Books in Libraries using Wikidata, 16th - 21st of June, 2023[edit]

The event, held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Main Library, (known as Prof. Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library) was the first of its kind aimed at exposing librarians to current trends in open source, specifically utilizing Wikidata as a tool to enhance the visibility of library collections. By the end of the event, a total of 54 items were created,and 1.08k Wikidata revisions. The participants were thrilled to learn how librarians could contribute their expertise to Wikidata. Amongst those in attendance at the event were prominent individuals such as Prof. Stella Anasi, the University Librarian. Additionally, key personnel from various departments were present, including Joy Onwumbiko, the Head of Cataloguing Department, Dr. Hope Chikaodi, the Head of Circulation Department, and Mrs. Kelechi Okafor from the Circulation Unit. Other notable participants included Ndanwu Angela, the Head of Serials Department, as well as existing and dedicated members of the hub, namely Ikekanmma Nnamdi, Ubah Chisom, Jennifer, Korie, Nwosu Favour, Adimora Miracle, and many more. Their presence contributed to the success and engagement of the event. See dashboard for more details. This event was coordinated by Olugold and Kingsley Nkem.

Learn more: Improving Visibility of Authors and Books in Libraries using Wikidata

LAUNCHING OF IG WIKI HUB ENUGU, 20th January, 2023[edit]

The event was organized to officially inaugurate the Igbo Wikimedians in Enugu Igbo Wikimedians User Group and also officially open the IG Wiki Hub Enugu. This inauguration is in alignment with Wikimedia Foundation Movement Strategy of promoting equity and inclusion.

The event Launching of IG Wiki Hub Enugu which held at National Energy Research Center University of Nigeria, Nsukka was the first of its kind in Enugu state. The launching had 39 participants in attendance including the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba who was there to give his good will message. The Head of Department, Igbo Linguistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Director Institute of Igbo studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka were represented. The participants were put through some of the fundamentals of Wikimedia Foundation, Movement strategy, Wikipedia Policies and Guidelines and the Five Pillars. It was an exciting moment for the participants as they were made to understand the importance of contributing to Wikimedia projects particularly with respect to promoting Igbo Language and Culture.

Wikidata of female professors to mark the International Women's Day, 2023, 8-22nd March 2023[edit]

The event which held at National Energy Research Center, University of Nigeria, Nsukka focused on training participants on the fundamentals of editing both on Wikipedia and Wikidata and creating wiki data entries for female professors in Nigeria to celebrate the International Women’s Day [IWD] 2023. The program was targeted at bridging the gender gap in Wikimedia as well as addressing the geographical underrepresentation of Nigeria and indeed Africa in Wikimedia projects. Participants created wikidata for female professors in Nigeria as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day, 2023. Because we got some new editors, we took the participants through the basic knowledge about Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Projects.

Even though some of the participants has been contributing to Wikimedia projects, this was the first time the participants were introduced to Wikidata. The event had 18 editors and 23 participants in attendance. There were participants who could not edit because they had no android or smart phone and no laptop. We created 21 items, edited 31 items, had 319 edits, 43 references, 26 common upload and 923 views. Creating Wikidata for female Professors was very exciting for the participants as they learnt that such action could help to reduce the gender and geographic gap in Wikimedia. The link to the dashboard https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Equity_Watch_Initiative/Wikidata_of_female_professors_to_mark_the_International_Women's_Day,_2023

Wikidata Training and Wikidata for notable Personalities in Enugu State, 4th May, 2023[edit]

This event was organized to train the members of IG Wiki Hub Enugu on how to create Wikidata as well as how to describe Wikidata in Igbo language. In addition, there was a Wikidata event for notable personalities in Enugu state to reduce the information gap that exist in Wikipedia and as well as promote inclusivity in Wikimedia projects. The event which was held at National Energy Research Center University of Nigeria, Nsukka had 23 participants in attendance. Twenty nine items were created, Forty one items were edited, three hundred forty eight edits were recorded, twenty five references added, 15.8k item views and one common upload. Two persons (a male and a female) with special needs participated. See the link to the dashboard https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/IG_Wikimedians_User_Group/IG_WIKI_HUB_ENUGU_WIKIDATA_EDIT-A-THON_FOR_NOTABLE_PERSONALITIES_IN_ENUGU

IG and E-Win Digital Skills Acquisition for Transformation and Empowerment, 10th June, 2023[edit]

Equity Watch Initiative (E-WIN) partnered with Igbo Wikimedians User Group Nigeria in the maiden edition of her digital skill acquisition program for young people in Nsukka, Enugu state IG and E-Win Digital Skills Acquisition for Transformation and Empowerment. The event was geared towards raising awareness about Wikimedia projects as well as increasing the digital capacity of the young people and empowering them to contribute to Wikimedia projects. This project was conceived owing to the fact that digital skills are central in effective participation in Wikimedia projects. The idea came in a bid to sensitize both students and staff about Wikimedia as well as empower them to learn how they can contribute. It was a one-day sanitization program that was to create awareness about Wikimedia and sensitize participants on the need to improve their digital skills. This was targeted at enhancing increased participation and contribution to Wikimedia projects in Enugu state. The event which focused on introducing participants to different Wikimedia projects and different digital skills including Basic ICT skills, Graphic design, Photography and photo editing, Cinematography and Video editing had the Co-Found of Igbo Wikimedians User Group Tochiprecious and the Co-Found of IG Wiki Hub Enugu Dr. Chiemezie Atama with about 200 participants in attendance. Tochiprecious who was a guest speaker in the event took time to educate participants about Wikimedia Foundation, Movement strategy, Wikipedia Policies and Guidelines and the Five Pillars. She leveraged the presentation to explain how participants engagements and contribution in Wikimedia projects can help in promoting Igbo Language and Culture. The event had some experts in the digital world who were invited to raise awareness about the importance of digital skills.

IG Wiki Hub Enugu Wikimedia Inclusivity edit and Translate a thon, 29th June, 2023[edit]

Wikipedia is one of the most widely accessed sources of information on the internet with a significant impact on public knowledge and understanding. By contributing articles on disability, people with disabilities and those that have expertise in the field can share their knowledge and experiences. However, why there are articles exciting on disabilities in English Wikipedia only a few has been translated into Igbo language. In a bid to contribute to a more inclusive contents, IG Wiki Hub Enugu in partnership with Equity Watch Initiative (E-WIN) organized edit/translate -a thon focusing on contributing/translating existing articles on disabilities from English to Igbo Wikipedia and deliberately engaging people with disabilities in Wikimedia projects to make the space more inclusive. Outcome to be updated at the end of the event (Still running).

UNN IG Wiki Fan September training and Edit-a-thon on Human Rights category[edit]

It was a training organized as a follow up for WPWP in adding images to articles. Desired result was achieved and the participants were glad to see the level of their growth in translating Wikipedia articles. Here is the dashboard link for more details https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/UNN_Wiki_Fan_Club/Edit-a-thon_on_Human_Rights_related_articles/students/overview. Thanks to the Igbo Wikimedians User Group for their constant support.

Wiki Loves Africa in the Igbo Community[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that relates to that year's theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes. Each year's theme is chosen by the community to be a universal, visually-rich and culturally-specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).

The theme for Wiki Loves Africa 2023 was Weather and Climate.

Start date: 1st March 2023

End date: 20th april 2023

Click here to see details about the project and the winners of WLA 2023 in the Igbo community.

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos In Igbo Community 2023 (WPWPIG)[edit]

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos WPWP is an international contest that runs every July 1st to August 31st.

WPWPIG (Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in Igbo Community) is a competition aimed at adding pictures to Wikipedia articles that needed photos . The primary aim of the WPWP Campaign is to promote the use of digital media files collected via various advocacy programs, photowalks, GLAM projects and contests including international photography contests organized by the community.

Start date: July 21st, 2023

End date: August 21st, 2023

Click here to see details and the winners of the contest.

IG UNN Wiki Fan Club WPWP 2023[edit]

This was a project carried out by the IG Wiki Fan Club UNN with the aim of adding pictures to Igbo Wikipedia articles that has no pictures in them. The tool that was designed to make the project easier for participants is toolforge. There were a total of 13 participants. The fan club organized her training a day after the general group training and opening of contest. In the spirit of competition, membersoofthe generalgroup exhausted the articles. We couldn't reach our project goal because the tool didn't provide enough Igbo articles that had no pictures. Also, because of copyright, we couldn't just download pictures online and upload on Commons. Here is the link to the dashboard https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/UNN_IG_Wiki_Fan_Club/UNN_IG_Wiki_Fan_Club_WPWP_2023/home. It was an interactive session for participants with new learnings.

Shutterbugs Photo Training Project - IG WIKI-COMMONS HUB[edit]

The shutterbugs photo training project is a project of the IG Wiki Commons Hub. The project is aimed at training selected hub/community members on how to capture and edit photos that meets up with the Wikimedia Commons standard using mobile phones.

The project is conceptualized and executed by Wilson Oluoha. Ogali Hilary, Frankincense Diala with administrative assistance from Ojogbue Stephanie. Together, they constitute members of the project team.

The photo training will last for 9 weeks. Each week having a theme and activity to be carried out by the participants. Details of the training is available here.

Description Translation Project - IG WIKI-COMMONS HUB[edit]

This project aims to improve the index capacity of the Igbo language on Wikimedia Commons by introducing Igbo language translations to photos about Africa stored on Wikimedia Commons. We will be adopting a contest format and the project will be a continuum. This round of the contest will focus on adding Igbo language captions to photos submitted into Commons category of Wiki Loves Africa

Click here to see details of the project.

Wikidata and Books in FUPRE library 04/08/2023[edit]

The event marked a significant milestone at the FUPRE library, being the first of its kind. The library staff demonstrated remarkable enthusiasm in their participation, making valuable contributions to Wikidata. Their vibrant engagement and keen interest served as a motivating factor for the entire initiative. In fact, their eagerness was so pronounced that they expressed a desire for more events of a similar nature in the future.

The event spanned both physical and virtual sessions, with an initial in-person gathering followed by a week-long continuous online engagement. Up until 08/11/2023, the tracking dashboard has documented achievements of participants: a total of 174 new items were successfully created, accompanied by a total edit of 2.5k performed by a dedicated group of 21 editors. See dashboard for more details. This event was coordinated by Olugold and Anyaegbumercy

Learn more: Wikidata + Books in FUPRE Library

2nd Half Internal Grant Projects[edit]


Visibility of Igbo Language in Scholarly Articles and Research is a Wikidata project that is aimed at updating and improving the Wikidata by creating items on various entities in Igbo language which are located in scholarly articles research published in journals. The goal is to increase the use of entities in Igbo language on Wikidata.

The project was carried out on 6th November, 2023. The participants were taught how to create Wikidata items on various entities in Igbo language which are published in journals as scholarly articles and research.

After the training, the participants were assigned some scholarly articles to create items on them.

We had a total of 36 participants, 4 new participants and 32 old participants.

A total of *1,790* *edits* were made and *116 items* were created . The details of the project can be found on the outreach dashboard.

This event was coordinated by PassionateLibrarian


ONE ITEM, ONE IMAGE is Wikidata project that is aimed at updating and improving the visuals of Wikidata items by adding at least one relevant images to the Wikidata item. The goal is to increase the use of Wikimedia Commons images on Wikidata and also to give Wikidata items visual identity.

The project started on 17th October, 2023 with an online webinar on Google meet where participants were thought how to use wikidata free Image search tool to search for images and add them to the Wikidata item.

After the webinar a contest was held for a week, participants used the free image search tool to add images to wikidata items.

We had a total of 37 participants, 5 new participants and 32 old participants.

A total of 13,800 images were added to Wikidata items that was not having images.

The details of the project can be found on the on the meta page and outreach dashboard.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in the Igbo Community 15/09/2023[edit]

In order to encourage the active participation of the community members in the Global Campaign in the Wikimedia Community, the Igbo Wikimedians Community for the first time, participated in 2023 Wiki Loves Monuments Campaign to help documenting and preserving the Igbo Cultural heritage and monument sites.

With the Meta Page that contains various useful and vital information for the benefits of the participants, the project ran from 15th - 30th September, 2023. At the end of the project, a total of 781 uploads from 41 participants were captured on the Program Dashboard.

Further information pertaining to the project can also be found on the project Meta Page

This project was coordinated by Iwuala Lucy with a Jury Team headed by Ceslause.

Awareness on Wikimedia projects by NAU Academia Wiki Fan Club[edit]

Our IG Wiki event tagged "Language Wikipedia training and awareness by NAU Academia Wiki Fan Club" which held in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State was a success with about 49 members in attendance. The event took place on the 30th of Oct. 2023 and ended on the 31st of Oct. 2023 with a virtual meeting. We had 5 facilitators and 8 experienced Wikimedians on site to train the participants and manage the event. New editors were trained on how to translate English Wikipedia articles to Igbo language on Igbo Wikipedia, with emphasis focused on women around the world. Other Wikimedia sister projects were also introduced for future training.

Firstly, we began with exposure of what wikimedia is all about to the new participants who attended and was helped in creating a wikimedia account for them to be able to contribute to wikimedia space. After the creation of account we dived into one of wikimedia feature which is the (ig Wikipedia),where we taught them on how to translate from English Wikipedia to Igbo Wikipedia and we are glad to say that everyone who was present at the event made lot of edit( translated articles on ig Wikipedia).

An Edit-a-thon contest was held and top editors were rewarded with gift vouchers. This event had about 72 Wikipedia articles translated with 11 commons uploads 👏👏. Articles were translated in ìgbo, Hausa and Nigerian pidgin. We had about 51 registered editors on the event dashboard and the Meta page

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The event was coordinated by Obuezie

Mapping out Nigerian marketplaces and cemeteries[edit]

The main aim/goal of this project was to improve/reform Nigerian marketplaces and cemeteries on wikidata for the use of easy query. The event was held online with 35 participants in attendance.

Contest was organized with gift vouchers awarded to the top 5 editors and 5 consolation prizes at the end. 33 participants joined the event dashboard and contributed. The contest lasted 7 days to its completion and over 4,092 total edits were achieved. The event was impactful as many Editors(both the old and the new participants) learned how to create new items and improve existing items, corrections were also made to the existing items that were necessary.

The EventDashboard and metapage for more insight on the project.

The project was organized/coordinated by Accuratecy051 and Albertoblaq. During the course of this project Obedmakolo was mentored.

Igbo Wiktionary 2.0[edit]

Documenting the Igbo Alphabet and Numerals.

The Wiktionary is a collaborative project in describing and defining the words of a language and a tool in preserving and promoting Igbo language digitally. This project aimed at documenting the Igbo sound system and it's numerals, giving it online visibility and to also create free educational contents especially for language researchers. This initiative was after the previous Igbo Wiktionary training,we see the need to document the Igbo numerals and Alphabets on the Igbo Wiktionary. We had Virtual and in-person sessions to train participants on how to document and describe words, involving how to use the lingua libre tool for audio pronunciation. The Project recorded a total number of 34 participants in the online and offline sessions, participants were taught how to create, describe, upload and add informations on the Igbo Wiktionary. At the end we documented the Igbo Alphabet from A - Z and the Igbo Numerals with their linking and pronunciations. The word list here was compiled during the project, total of 221 new Words were created and many were edited/improved, see the dashboard. The Igbo numerals documentation is a work in progress and I suggest continuance of this initiatives to improve the Igbo Wiktionary. The project was coordinated by Akwugo and Emilliana

Creating Wikimedia awareness at Orlu[edit]

This project is the first Igbo Wikimedia User Group presence in the Orlu senatorial zone of Imo state, Nigeria. The project took place at Imo state college of health and management sciences, Amaigbo, among the students and lecturers of Public health department. The provost welcomed us and merged him to Igbo Wikimedia User Group. The Lecturer is of the igbo department and I created a username for him. The event was carried out on the 26th of October, 2023 and at 10:00 am the workshop kick started with an opening prayer. The facilitator ( Onwuka Glory) introduced the programme of the event and continued with creating usernames for the students. She went on with the introduction of Wikimedia Foundation and it's sister's projects. There were (42)Participants, but (35)Participants legitimately registered for the training. Onwuka Glory introduced the project's focus, translation and the process of transition. We translated Articles from English language to ịgbo. The participants were taught on the rudiments of translation, what data box entails. The facilitators engaged them on group training and later on individualized training. After the initial training the first successful published translator emerged and he received the events' first translator gift reward. The participants were refreshed with foods and drinks. All participants, the facilitators inclusive went outside for photo shots. Attached herein is the outreach dashboard for the event https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Igbo_Wikimedians_User_Group/Creating_Igbo_Wikipedia_Awareness_at_Orlu The event came to a close with prayers, with admonition at about 4:00 pm. This project was coordinated and organized out by me Onwuka Glory

Wikimedian Awareness in Ikwerre community 09/11/2023[edit]

With a clear focus on empowering women digital Literacy through cultural documentation, this project is carried out to introduce and establish a Wikimedia presence in the Ikwerre Community using the Wikimedia Commons as the project. This project is implemented in two folds (online and In-person). The online session was first held on 29th of October 2023. This is implemented first to pique the participants curiousity while preparing them for the in-person event which focuses on guiding the participants on Wikimedia Account/Username Creation, introduction to the Commons and a step-by-step guide on uploading on the Wikimedia Commons which was carried out on 11th November 2023.

With these hands-on training, the participants were tasked to Upload photos that captures the Ikwerre culture.

At the end of the project, 11 participants successfully registered on the Dashboard, and as at 21st November 2023 a total of 60 uploads were recorded as captured on the dashboard Event dashboard

This project was coordinated by Sylvaline39 and Co-facilitated by Iwuala Lucy and Juliegwen