Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria/Adopt a school series

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The Wikipedia in Nigeria: Adopt School Series project has been conceptualized by (username:Olaniyan Olushola) and Kayode Yussuf (Username:Kayusyussuf)

Project aims[edit]

This project aims to train and nurture young editors using Wiki tools by way of monitoring scheme.

Target Audience[edit]

  • High school students
  • Their computer teachers
  • Their language teachers

Project expected actions[edit]

We intend teaching our Target Audience on how to edit Wikipedia, create websites using Mozilla and to understand the Creative Commons Licenses


The program will cover duration of 5 Weeks per school

Maiden Edition[edit]

The maiden Edition of this series starts today, 20th of May, 2015 at Alimosho Grammar School, Lagos Nigeria.

Budget for 20days[edit]

  1. Generator ( N5,000.00 per day) N100,000.00
  2. WIFI ( N10,000 for 2 Weeks) N 20,000.00
  3. Projector ( N5,000.00 per day) N100,000.00
  4. Transport Fare for Facilitators ( N20,000.00)
  5. Banner and Flyers ( N35,000.00) N35,000.00
  6. Total N275,000.00

List of User ID for Wikipedia from this program[edit]

  1. Dupsy123
  2. Raji Oladipupo
  3. Soetan Olashubomi
  4. Kuyoro Samuel
  5. Pelemu Oluwafemi
  6. Abiodun Victor Olamilekan
  7. Aladejare Jousha
  8. Marvelous Makimde
  9. James Justin Okama
  10. Ogonna Edith
  11. Davidokon
  12. Preciousuwadia
  13. RamonTaiwoEniola
  14. NgoziNwankwo
  15. Phemmy Olaniyi
  16. AdisaEmmauel
  17. Toba Oluwafunmilayo
  18. Abraham_Lucky
  19. Blessing ola
  20. Dave mark
  21. tizzycaro
  22. Angelbaby102
  23. Okon David
  24. Blessing Sunday Umoh
  25. Jogodoh
  26. Chi-Chi
  27. Godwin Destiny
  28. Victor Victoria Glory
  29. Monica Lewen Skid
  30. Joshua Alice
  31. Olademeji Temitope
  32. Elizabeth Segun
  33. Shofela Deborah

Team Members[edit]

  1. Olaniyan Olushola
  2. Kayode Yussuf Kayusyussuf
  3. Osiyale Babatunde
  4. Tayo Fagbohun
  5. Rahman Oyebanji

Project Activities[edit]

This project will hold once in a week for five weeks. The school will nominate students who will partake of the training and this same number of students will be maintained all through the training.

Some of the school teachers too will be invited to join the training, especially the computer science and language teachers.

The participants will be trained on how to edit and create new Wikipedia articles. They will also learn how to create simple websites using Mozilla Webmaker tools and finally,understanding Creative Common Licenses.

The teachers (especially computer science and language teachers) will be part of the training so that after the five weeks, the teachers will have knowledge and can teach other students in the school. Below are the photograph from the training:

Project outcomes[edit]

This program will run twice in a quarter. This will produce on the average 50 Editor per quarter. Therefore, we are targeting an average of 100 active editors before the end of a year.

The 'Adopt A School' Series program for Alimosho Junior Grammar School has just been concluded.

At the end of the training the students jointly created their school page on WIKI [1]

Next Phase[edit]

The next training will be held at Igbo-Owu Senior Secondary School Mushin

Challenges and opportunities[edit]

  • Internet facilities: A lot of the schools expressing interest do not have computers or internet facilities. As a matter of fact, we needed to get network switches to connect the computers of the first school we will train. We also need to source for internet access. All of these increase the cost of running the program. Priority will be given to schools with networked computers and internet access.
  • Funding: This program is funded by contributions from among friends and relatives
  • Resources: Majority of the resources person are volunteers, hence its difficult to see people contributing to the program except those that share in the vision.
  • Local Languages: Though this training is geared at having the students upload in local languages, it has been seen that a lot of these students can read their local languages but they cannot write these languages.