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Reports:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Report/Osun Wikimedia Network/ Wikipedia Event

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Goals

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes, the project went well. The Osun Wikimedia Network held a physical meet-up among the network volunteers and new editors curious about contributing to the Wikimedia project while focusing on the existing Wikipedia articles.

The two-days physical program introduced the ways and methods they can use to add their knowledge quota and support the Wikimedia mission. The meet-up centered on improving their knowledge and editing skills on Wikipedia. The training session supports editors to connect with other Wikimedians to foster inclusion, build and strengthen the volunteer engagement, and improve their abilities. Newbies were welcomed, and we supported them with all the information needed to edit Wikipedia and also create information on Wikipedia.


Outcome

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Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
30 35 the total number of participants expected was exceeded. However, most of the participant where unable to create an account due to IP blocking.
50 26 editors were unable to contribute effectively due to IP block


Participants

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The Wiki username of participants should be listed below

  1. A E WORLD
  2. BigDareLibrary
  3. FavouriteTREASURE
  4. Kaisha33
  5. KingTINO
  6. LightPens
  7. Lovetho25
  8. Modede123
  9. Ojotosin
  10. OTim75
  11. Praise03
  12. Preciouspearl9
  13. Rare Grace
  14. Riocyborg
  15. Royalesignature
  16. Starheroine
  17. SweetMotun
  18. TheGirlMichelle
  19. Tianacooks
  20. Tiphe28
  21. ToluT15
  22. ToriahGrace001
  23. Wittygirlwrites


Learning

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Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
  • What did not work so well?
  • What would you do differently next time?

We decided that welcoming new editors is crucial for maintaining and expanding Wikimedia's reach and accuracy in our community. By creating clear and concise tutorials that explain the editing process in simple terms, catering to both tech-savvy and beginner audiences. By actively engaging in online and offline community outreach where potential editors might be present, offering workshops, Q&A sessions, or mentorship programmes. By sharing inspiring stories of how new editors have made valuable contributions to Wikipedia, showcasing the positive impact they can have. By providing support that will foster a welcoming and supportive community for new editors, where they can ask questions, seek help, and receive constructive feedback. By making these efforts, we can attract a wider range of individuals to become Wikipedia editors and ensure that the encyclopedia remains a valuable resource for all.

More information can be found on the Meta page. The edits can be tracked on the dashboard. The pictures from the event can be accessed from the wiki common link.


Finances

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  • Venue rental=40,000
  • T-shirts for facilitators 5000(2) = 10,000
  • Food for refreshments (Breakfast and launch) - 2,500(32) = 80,000
  • Projector/Screen Rentals= 15,000
  • Sound system=10,000
  • T-fare for Facilitators 5000(2)= N10,000
  • Communication and Graphics - N15,000
  • Logistics =15,000
  • Contingency =N10,000
  • Total= 205,000

Grant funds spent

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Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • The stipulated amount was used to carry out the project.

Grants fund sheet

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Your budget should be transferred to this google sheets and a copy added here or sent via mail to grant@wikimedia.org.ng. The first worksheet named Application is your budget while the second worksheet named Report is for your expenses

Remaining funds

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Do you have any remaining grant funds? N/A


Anything else

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Anything else you want to share about your project? More meetups by the network will bring the contributors/participants closer to the community and also give them a free space to contribute, discuss the challenges they are facing, and give them basic knowledge on how to be a better representation of the community and also a Wikipedian who contributes in his/her local content for a better representation.