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Train the Trainers Nigeria Program

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Train the Trainer Program
Train the Trainers Nigeria (TTTNG) is an iniatiative of the Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria to groom leaders and members of the various Wikimedia Nigeria's hubs/clubs in Nigeria.
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Cross secton of the participants during the Train the Trainers Nigeria/Abuja

Train the Trainers Nigeria or TTTNG is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom leadership skills, Wikimedia projects refreshing training, and build soft skill sets among the Nigeria Wikimedia community members. The first iteration of TTTNG was held in Innov8 Hub, Abuja, in 28th June 2022. .


The program includes—

  1. interactive training run by experienced Wikimedians and professional consultants on how to conduct outreach in an effective manner – training on presentation skills, audience engagement, public speaking etc.
  2. sharing of best practices from across the movement.
  3. Wikipedia policy discussions.
  4. crisp talks on FOSS, Openness, Social Media, Copyright, Creative Commons, WikiShootMe.
  5. production sprints.
  6. networking with Wikimedians from other Nigerian language communities.
  7. idea lab sessions for collaborative project ideas on Wikimedia projects.
  8. goal setting
  9. (possible) field trip with a learning objective

Why WUGN is conducting this Program?[edit]

One of the participants showing her excitement after the program in Abuja

Based on an internal needs assessment exercise undertaken by WUGN, it has been realized that:

  • bulk of the leaders in hubs and clubs cant dont have enough experinece on-wiki.
  • there is a lot of potential to do outreach in Nigeria but it is hampered by community member's lack of time, lack of availability of support material and/or ability to do outreach.
  • though many Nigerian Wikimedia community members have a desire to undertake offline outreach they seldom receive support and guidance.
  • there is a need to further build the capacity of interested community members to conduct effective outreach sessions.

Thus WUGN launched the Wikipedia Train-the-Trainers Nigeria (TTTNG) programme with an aim to support and groom leadership skills in the community members who are interested to conduct Wikipedia outreach sessions in their own cities/languages and to spread the word about the Nigerian Wikipedias.

Selection criterion[edit]

WUGN will conduct this program in about 5 states in Nigeria representing the different geo-graphical zone.

  1. YesY The applicant should have made minimum 200 edits at the time of application and should have been a Wikimedian for at least 6 months. Newbie Wikimedians who are active for at lest 6 months will also be considered.
  2. YesY The applicant should have created a minimum of 3 new articles on Wikipedia or should have digitized 50 pages on Wikisource.
  3. YesY Motivation of the candidate to be a part of the program.
  4. YesY Community-nominated Wikimedian/s will have advantage over self-nominations.

Expectations from you[edit]

We are glad to have you come for this program. We believe that you will take the learning from this program back to your community and help spread the word about OUR WIKIPEDIA to as many people as possible :) WUGN will be extremely happy if YOU CAN

  • Take lead in translating Wikimedia outreach documents like presentations, banners, FAQ in to your language for your community
  • Give a small talk/presentation about your experience and learning from this Program
  • Share ideas and tips you picked from the program with your friends and language community members
  • Write a small report sharing your experience of being in this Program
  • Tell us What worked :) and What did not Work :( in this programme

What's in it for you?[edit]

By joining this program, you'll—

  1. get general training and presentation skills which you can apply not only during Wikipedia workshops, but also during delivering personal and professional talks.
  2. receive detailed feedback about your presentation and training skills from professional consultants.
  3. help design a training program that serves Wikimedia community in the long term.
  4. share your skills with others.
  5. meet fellow Wikimedia editors and have fun.