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Grants:PEG/Wikimedia Nigeria User Group/Wikipedia at 15 Celebration in Nigeria

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Wikipedia at 15 Celebration in Nigeria
Wikipedia is turning 15 on January 15, 2016. On this occasion, the Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria intends to celebrate the 15th birthday of Wikipedia at Goethe Institute in Nigeria. We aim to bring new editors as well as gather most of the current editors in Nigeria to celebrate Wikipedia @15. As part of the celebration, we aim to organize a two workshop for students of Yaba College of Education at the main campus. The workshop will involve hands-on training on how to become an invaluable contributors to Wikipedia projects. The workshop will be followed by an article writing contest which will last for a period of 1 month during which participants will be mentored online. The winners of the contest will be awarded with certificate and prize.
targetEnglish, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo Wikipedia
strategic priorityIncrease reach
start dateJanuary 15
start year2016
end dateFebruary 29
end year2016
budget (local currency)459,000.00 NGN 368,913.37 NGN
budget (USD)2295 USD 1,851.51 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
contact(s)• olaniyanshola@yahoo.com• reachout2isaac@gmail.com
organization• Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
created on11:58, 21 November 2015 (UTC)


GoalEdit

The goal of this initiative includes

  • To mark the 15th birthday of Wikipedia in Nigeria
  • To recruit long-term valuable editors
  • To create a long-term relationship with academic insttutions
  • Nigerian students and academics are not aware of the model of Wikipedia. They are not aware of the fact that articles on Wikipedia are written and edited by people like them. We aim to create awareness about the model of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

PlanEdit

ActivitiesEdit

  • Our activities will begin on Friday, 15th January, 2016 which mark the birth of Wikipedia. On this day, there will be a session about the history of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement. There will be a special session for the celebration of Wikipedia @15. The event will include a general meeting, story telling, launch and Wikipedia15 cake cutting. There will be a session for discussion about the two workshops and the article written competition. There will be a session dedicated to other competitions and events such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Cuisine etc and finaly there will be a session for discussion to plan future events and the future of the movement in Nigeria and to discusses about possible collaborations with various institutions.
  • On Saturday, 16th January 2016 will mark the first workshop. Few minutes to the end of the workshop for that day, one or two Nigeria-related articles will be created and another one will be promoted from stub to C-class. This will help to reduce any shock or fear of editing Wikipedia for the first time. After the workshop, we will provide online mentoring for the student before the second workshop which will take place on Thursday, 28 January 2015.
  • On Thursday, 28 January 2015, will mark the second workshop and the commencement of the article writing contest which will last for a period of 1 months, from 28 January 2015 to 29 February 2015. During this period we will provide both offline and online mentorship for the participants. We will add all the participants to our mailing list, where we will announce the winners of the contest. We will also call them on phone as well as leaving a congratulatory message on their talk page. We will send the prize and certificate to them through the Head of Department. This will be announced in the department blog. We will also publish it on "Newspunch", one of Nigeria's leading News websiste. Doing this will motivate the winners and others to become a long-term valuable editors. After the contest, we will monitor the participant for at least 6 month.

ImpactEdit

Target readershipEdit

This program is intended to mark the 15th birthday of Wikipedia as a whole, but the initiatives within the program will particularly help increase the readership of Wikimedia's projects (English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and other sister's projects).

Fit with strategyEdit

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Increase contribtors: The workshop under the celebration will help provide hands-on training to new editors who will become long-term contributors to Wikimedia projects

Increase awareness: The celebration will help to create awareness about Wikimedia projects including Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa Wikipedia. It will help to create awareness about the Wikimedia User Group future activities in Nigeria.

Improve collaboration The celebration and its activities will help to establish a long-term relationship between academic institutions in Nigeria and WU Nigeria and the WMF at large

Increasing content The competiton under the program will help to increase contents on Wikipedia. At least 40 new articles will be added to Wikipedia

Measures of successEdit

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  • Wikipedia 15 celebration: This event will help to establish a long-term relationship academic institutions in Nigeria. It will help to create awareness about Wikimedia projects and how contents get to Wikipedia.
  • Increasing support It will help to boost support for Wikimedia projects and the affiliate of the WMF, the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
  • Increasing content The competition under the program will increase the number of contents on Wikipedia. At least 40 new articles will be added to the encyclopedia
  • Increasing contributors The workshop under the program will provide hands-on training to new editors in which at least 10 will continue to edit or contribute to Wikipedia at the end of the program
  • Increasing active members of UG Nigeria there is no doubt that this event will lead to an increase in numbers of active members of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. At least 17 of the participants will become active members of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.
  • Increasing reach on the final day, at least 50 people will attend the event in which 10 will be educators from different institution.

Resources and risksEdit

ResourcesEdit

Team members are experienced Wikimedians

RisksEdit

RisksEdit

Risk Possible negative results Mitigation
Part 1: Internal
Nigerian editors rarely participate in community work.
  • Poor participation of community members
  • Lower participation grade of the project team.
  • Bad organisation and inability to be on top of things as a result.
  • We have started a social network campaign that has brought together Nigerian Wikipedians
  • We have a strong internal working committee that is managing activities of the community
Inadequate planning time

Poor event coordination

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria have intimated the community members, a months ago on the need to celebrate Wikipedia at 15 and the planning for the activities of the they as reached final stage.

Low participation in the workshop

Decrease in number of attendees and wikimedians

We have planned to reach a larger audience by partnering with academic institutions,thus increasing our chances for new participants

BudgetEdit

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Project budget tableEdit

Workshop budget table for Day 1Edit

The estimated budget for Day 1 workshop is outlined below:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per workshop
(Sumtotal : 59,000 NGN)
1 Transportation for volunteers 1 event 1000 (each) x10 10000 50 This will cover the transport expenses to the venue.
2 Food 40 1000 40000 200
3 Tea/coffee 40 100 4000 20
4 Wifi 1 (at the venue) 5000 5000 25
Total (without contingency cost): NGN 59,000 (USD 295)
Contingency cost: NGN 6,000 (USD 30)
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 65,000 (USD 325)

Workshop budget table for Day 2Edit

The estimated budget for Day 2 workshop is outlined below:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per workshop
(Sumtotal : 59,000 NGN)
1 Transportation for volunteers 1 event 1000 (each) x10 10000 50 This will cover the transport expenses to the venue.
2 Food 40 1000 40000 200
3 Tea/coffee 40 100 4000 20
4 Wifi 1 (at the venue) 5000 5000 25
Total: NGN 59,000 (USD 295)
Contingency cost: NGN 6,000 (USD 30)

Project budget table for Wikipedia 15 eventEdit

The estimated budget for the Wikipedia 15 celebration is outlined below:

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Wikipedia 15 celebration
(Sumtotal : 329,000 NGN)
1 Merchandise 50 60000 300 This includes Wikipedia 15 Tshirts, Customized USB Flashdrive, Customized Wikipedia pen, and Customized Wikipedia wristband
2 Banner 2 20000 40000 200
3 Certificate of participation 20 500 10000 50.23 This will be issued as a certificate of achievement or completion to students that fully participate in the workshop and contest. Students may want to reference that certificate on their CV. At least 20 students will participate fully.
4 Prize for contest winners 1 40000 40000 200 150 The winner of the contest will be rewarded with Airtime Vouchers worth of 100 USD, 1st runner up will be rewarded with Airtime Voucher worth of 60 USD and the 2nd runner up will receive Airtime worth of 40 USD respectively
5 Transportation for volunteers 1 10000 (each) x3 30000 150.56 Traveling scholarship for experienced Wikimedian outside Lagos State
6 Hotel Accommodation 3 5000 (each) x2 30,000 150.72 This will cover the Wikimedians's hotel accommodation for 2 days (from 14th - 16th)
7 Food and other items 5040 2000 10000080,000 500 400 food, Wikipedia 15 cake, Tea/coffee, Wifi etc. 10 USD per person 500 USD for 50 people (30 trainee, 10 wikimedians and 10 academics + other vision align individuals) .
Total NGN 310,000 (USD 1550) NGN 210,000 (USD 1,201.51)
Contingency cost: NGN 19,000 (USD 95)

Total cost of projectEdit

Total cost of project

USD 2295 USD 1791.51

Total amount requestedEdit

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program

USD 2295 USD 1851.51 (project cost plus USD 60 to cover contingency costs)

Additional sources of revenueEdit

Additional sources of revenue, other than the Project and Event Grants Program, that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded.

  • The Venue and other facilities will be provided by Goethe Institut, Lagos Nigeria on January 15, 2015
  • The host institution will provide a venue for the workshop

Non-financial requirementsEdit

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DiscussionEdit

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  •   Support Wikipedia is worth celebrating at 15 and the programs under the celebration is productive. Wikicology (talk) 07:03, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Such gatherings have been proven to ignite interest among community members, I strongly   Support it. —M@sssly 08:59, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Strongly   Supported OluwaCurtis (talk) 12:58, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  •   Support ,WMF @ 15, there is no other way to mark this day than this event. Strongly endorsed Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 13:20, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  •   Support This event is very much needed, in order to further Wikimedia Foundation's mission in Nigeria and to further strengthen the Wikimedia Nigeria UserGroup.-Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:56, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
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