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Reports:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Report/Peterebube1977/Wikipedia and Wikidata Awareness and Training in Ohafia Local Government Area Abia State

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes,We have made substantial progress in introducing the youths of ohafia local Government to Wikipedia and Wikidata. It was a great success.



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

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
20 participants 20 attended the physical Training but 54 joined the dashboard Our goal was successfully achieved through early invitations and the prompt initiation of the edit-a-thon
150 Created (25), Edited/Improved (300) & total edits (1.24K) added We attained our target as intended, with a majority of participants actively participating in the online training. The edit-a-thon served as our means of achieving the project goals.



The Wiki username of participants should be listed below

The Wiki Username of the participants can be found on the editors section of the Outreach Dashboard (https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia/Wikipedia_and_Wikidata_Awareness_and_Training_in_Ohafia_Lo_(Thursday)/home)



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?
The training sessions focused on open knowledge were remarkably successful. Participants exhibited high levels of engagement, displaying attentiveness and a strong commitment to adhering to the provided guidelines. The training sessions were enriched with interactive demonstrations that facilitated a robust exchange of questions and answers, contributing to a productive learning environment.
  • What did not work so well?
One notable challenge we encountered was a the technical glitches and shortage power of electricity supply due to the low budget event hall.
  • What would you do differently next time?
In planning future events, we intend to implement strategies aimed at mitigating the issue of low event attendance. Specifically, we will carefully select event dates that align more favorably with participants' academic schedules, thus increasing the likelihood of higher in-person turnout. Moreover, we will explore innovative methods to boost online and physical participation and engagement to compensate for potential limitations in physical attendance, ensuring the success and inclusivity of our knowledge-sharing endeavors.



Grant funds spent


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

  • Hall: ₦30,000
  • Food and Refreshments for both participants and facilitators: ₦1,500*22= ₦33,500
  • Souvenirs for best 3 participants: ₦1500*3= ₦4500
  • Transportation for facilitators/organizers and Airtime for communication : ₦2000*2= ₦4,000
  • prize for top 6 contributors :₦30,000
  • Contingency: ₦10,500
  • TOTAL AMOUNT=₦112,000.00

Grants fund sheet


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


Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No,all funds were exhausted during the course of the project.

Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?

It's important to emphasize that there is, indeed, a rising enthusiasm and interest among young individuals to become more engaged in the Wikimedia movement. This heightened interest can be attributed largely to the unique recognition and appreciation of hard work and commitment by the facilitators. I'm also looking forward to host another impactful project to bridge significant content gap.