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|grantee= Onyinyeonuoha |contact= |project= Onyinyeonuoha/Wiki Loves Names |affiliate= NGA/IG |summary= This is a 2 series of training for Igbo Indigenous members at Wikimedia Igbo User Group, Nigeria, the maiden edition will take place on 17th and 24th of July, 2022. This is designed to motivate knowledgeable individuals to contribute Igbo ancient names that is becoming outdated to Wikitionary. Igbos attach a lot of importance to the names they bear; both individual names and names of their communities. There are varied reasons for this. The names are so valued that in case of community names, any attempt to change it without the agreement of the entire community always led to crisis. Most names are derived from their forefathers, rivers/streams, deities, hills, markets and other landmarks while families and individuals usually take their names after family members, market days and known heroes and heroines, among other important institutions.

In the olden days, Igbo people named their children after the four market days of Eke, Orie, Afor and Nkwo. That is why there are such names as Mgboafo, Mgborie, Nwanyinkwo, Mgbeke, Nkwomma, for women, while the men were named Okonkwo, Okoli, Okeke, Okafor Nwafor, Nweke, among others. In addition, families name their children to symbolise their experiences in life or circumstances surrounding the birth of such children, deceased family members, time or place of birth.There are over thousands of Igbo names not captured anywhere especially the ancient names and they are going into extinction,most of the young generation youths are not aware of the names and this will be worst if the it is not captured now- what data are we going to present to the generations unborn? We intend to close the gap between the ancient names and the younger generation and in the same time solve the problem of low participation of Igbo language contributors in the use of Igbo Wikitionary as an online educational resource and creation of contents in Igbo Wikitionary platform. |target=Igbo Wikitionary |start_date= July 17 |start_year= 2022 |end_date= July 24 |end_year=2022 |amount_local=637,200 NGN |amount=$1,180 |grant_type= Individual

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Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

1. Increase skills for existing editors:

Increase the editing skill set of existing Igbo language editors.

2. Recruit new editors:

Teach literate Igbos how to create Igbo Wikitionary and involve them in challenge to add contents.

3. Add contents on the Igbo Language Wikitionary platform.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings? We are planning 2 pieces of training over a month focused on teaching people on how to create Wikitionary online, after the training, we will organise an edith-a-thon challenge that will reward highest editors with data token and gifts.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. We will spread out information to all our hubs and fan clubs with e-flyer through our various channels of communication eg facebook, twitter, linkedin a, whatsaap platforms and emails. Also, we will advertise this on our social media channels.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? I, Onyinyeonuoha and Ceslause will facilitate the sessions. I will also lead as the event organiser as I am skilled in that field. They are as follows: • Onyinyeonuoha

Support and training will be provided by User: Onyinyeonuoha and Ceslause

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high-quality content? If not, how will you support them? They have the necessary computer devices for the project and we will be providing data tokens for online participants that show enough commitment.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)? We will add them to our Whatsapp group for editathon participants to talk and share ideas. A mailing list will be created and a support system set up to encourage new recruits.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? This is an experimental project


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of pieces of training: 2
  2. Number of participants: 50 in total
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  1. 2 experienced Wikimedians who will attend the training and help in practical training
  2. Event organiser and Facilitator

Onyinye Onuoha

3.Technical support from the User Group

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

1. Prices for weekly winners of the edit-a-thon challenge = $400

2. Zoom Pro subscription for the project = $30

3. Data subsidy for facilitator for pre, during and post event = $500

4. Miscellaneous (for Digital fliers, etc) and logistics = $250

5. Venue fee/Fuel:$48.19

6. Hiring of Projector - $36.14

7. Refreshments for participants $6.02 each person * 20=$120.4

8. Data for the participants= $50

9. Photography= $50

10. Transport reimbursement for offline participants: $2.41 x 20= $48.2

11. Transport Logistics/feeding for the Facilitator =$25

12. Admin fee:$50

Total = $1,180 USD


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How This Project Adds Value to the Community[edit]

This project supports the global goals for education (SDG 4) and the wikimedia strategic direction by ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education that promote lifelong learning opportunities and skills that all learners acquire the knowledge needed to promote sustainable development and sustainable human development through the provision of Open Educational Resources (OER) infrastructures, promotion of a cultural diversity and it's contribution to sustainable development. This is an opportunity to teach students essential 21st century skills that most will use in their careers and personal lives. Wikitionary is a valuable public resource.

At the end of this project there will be : An increase in the content in Igbo Wikitionary Improve existing content in Igbo Wikitionary An increase number of contributors editing Igbo Wikitionary An increase awareness of Wikimedia and it's sister’s projects.

However, we are determined to explore online way of organising training and learn from it.