Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Igbo Wikimedians User Group's 2023 Simple Annual Grant /Final Report

Final Learning Report

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Due date: 2024-01-31T00:00:00Z

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General information edit

This form is for organizations, groups, or individuals receiving Wikimedia Community Funds or Wikimedia Alliances Funds to report on their final results.

  • Name of Organization: Igbo Wikimedia Organization
  • Title of Proposal: Igbo Wikimedians User Group's 2023 Simple Annual Grant
  • Amount awarded: 81000 USD, 33471071.1 NGN
  • Amount spent: 63873855 NGN

Part 1 Understanding your work edit

1. Briefly describe how your proposed activities and strategies were implemented.

The Igbo Wikimedians User Group (IWUG) implemented its proposed activities and strategies in 2023 through a multi-pronged approach focused on:

1. Content creation and capacity building:

i. Learning Webinars: we regularly conducted informative webinars to equip members with knowledge about various aspects of Wikimedia projects, including editing tools, content creation techniques, and community guidelines. ii. Edit-a-thons/Translate-a-thons: we organized and participated in numerous edit-a-thons and translate-a-thons focused on creating and enhancing Igbo-related content on Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikisource, and other platforms. These events provided practical learning opportunities for new editors while contributing to content expansion.

iii. Hubs and Fan Clubs: we established three additional hubs and fan clubs in different regions and institutions, nurturing localized communities passionate about Igbo language and culture. These hubs hosted edit-a-thons, outreach events, and mentorship programs, promoting active participation and content creation.

2. Collaboration and Engagement:

i. International Wiki events/Collaborations: we actively participated in international Wiki events like Wiki Loves Folklore, WikiGap and Wiki Loves Africa, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange with other language communities.

ii. Social Media Engagement: Utilized social media platforms effectively to promote initiatives, share updates, and connect with wider audiences, leading to increased awareness and participation.

iii. Community Chat Channel: Established a dedicated chat channel to foster communication and collaboration among members, resulting in over 500 regular participants engaging in discussions and support.

3. Addressing Challenges and Adaptation:

i. New Editor Support: we recognized the need for additional guidance and support for new editors by providing tailored onboarding sessions, mentorship programs, and readily accessible resources. ii. Internet Connectivity: we acknowledged the challenge of unreliable internet access in some regions and adapted by offering asynchronous activities (online forums, shared documents) and conducting offline meetups in areas with better connectivity.

iii. Diverse Time Availability: Catered to members' diverse time availabilities by offering a variety of activities with flexible schedules, including online/offline options and asynchronous participation opportunities.

Overall, the IWUG effectively implemented its proposed activities and strategies through a combination of content creation initiatives, capacity building programs, active collaboration, and a flexible approach that addressed challenges and fostered inclusivity. This resulted in significant achievements in enriching Igbo content across Wikimedia platforms, expanding community engagement, and building a vibrant and diverse Igbo Wikimedia community.

2. Were there any strategies or approaches that you felt were effective in achieving your goals?

Absolutely! Based on our programs, several strategies and approaches stood out for our effectiveness in achieving their goals:

1. Establishing Hubs and Fan Clubs:

i. Localized Communities: Creating hubs and fan clubs in different regions and institutions fostered a sense of belonging and ownership among members, leading to increased participation and content creation specific to their areas. ii. Targeted Outreach: Hubs and Fan Clubs facilitated targeted outreach efforts within their communities, attracting new members who might not have been aware of the IWUG or Wikimedia projects. iii. Mentorship and Support: These localized groups provided valuable peer-to-peer mentorship and support, especially for new editors, contributing to their skill development and retention.

2. Embracing Diverse Participation:

i. Flexible Activities: Offering a variety of online and offline activities with flexible schedules catered to members' diverse time availabilities and locations, ensuring wider participation. ii. Multilingual Approach: Recognizing the varying levels of English proficiency among members, the IWUG incorporated Igbo language in communication, resources, and some activities, promoting inclusivity and accessibility. iv. Addressing Technical Barriers: Providing basic technical training and support, especially in areas with limited internet access, helped bridge the digital divide and empower new editors.

3. Utilizing Technology and Social Media:

i. Learning Webinars: regularly conducting online webinars proved to be an efficient way to reach a wider audience and provide in-depth knowledge on various Wikimedia topics and tools.

ii. Community Chat Channel: Establishing a dedicated chat channel fostered a sense of community, enabled real-time communication and support, and facilitated knowledge sharing among members. iii. Social Media Engagement: Actively utilizing social media platforms to promote IWUG activities, share updates, and connect with a broader audience significantly increased awareness and participation.

Our commitment to adaptability, inclusivity, and leveraging technology played a crucial role in achieving their goals and building a thriving Igbo Wikimedia community.

3. Would you say that your project had any innovations? Are there things that you did very differently than you have seen them done by others?

Yes, our projects had innovations in the following ways:

1. Localized Hubs and Fan Clubs:

i. Hyperlocal Focus: Establishing hubs and fan clubs in specific regions and institutions goes beyond the typical geographic chapters by catering to localized content creation, outreach, and engagement, fostering a sense of ownership and relevance for members. ii. Targeted Mentorship and Support: These localized groups provide peer-to-peer mentorship and support in local languages, potentially addressing the gap in mentorship for new editors who might not be comfortable or familiar with English-dominated online communities.

2. Multilingual and Inclusive Approach:

i. Embracing Igbo Language: Incorporating Igbo language in communication, resources, and some activities promotes inclusivity and accessibility for members who might not be proficient in English, encouraging wider participation and empowering marginalized voices. ii. Addressing Technical Barriers: Providing basic technical training and support, especially in areas with limited internet access, tackles a common barrier to participation for individuals in under-resourced regions.

3. Creative Engagement Strategies:

i. Wikisource Introduction: Initiating content creation for Wikisource as a platform for Igbo literary works and resources expands the scope of Igbo content preservation and access beyond Wikipedia, potentially serving as a model for other language communities.

4. Please describe how different communities participated and/or were informed about your work.

The Igbo Wikimedians User Group (IWUG) actively engaged and informed various communities about their work in 2023 through a multi-pronged approach:

1. Internal Communication and Engagement:

i. Community Chat Channel: Established a dedicated chat channel on Telegram with over 500 regular participants, fostering communication, knowledge sharing, and a sense of community. ii. Regular Updates: Shared updates through email and social media platforms, keeping members informed about upcoming events, project progress, and achievements. iii. Internal Workshops and Training: Conducted workshops and training sessions on various Wikimedia topics, catering to different experience levels and interests, and empowering members to contribute effectively.

2. External Outreach and Collaboration:

i. Hubs and Fan Clubs: Established hubs and fan clubs in different regions and institutions, serving as local contact points and outreach channels for engaging new communities. ii. Partnerships and Collaborations: Partnered with educational institutions, libraries, and cultural organizations to organize joint events, promote Wikimedia projects, and reach wider audiences.

3. Utilizing Technology and Social Media:

i. Social Media Engagement: Maintained active presences on various social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to share updates, promote events, and connect with a broader audience interested in Igbo language and culture. ii. Media Coverage and Outreach: Generated media coverage through press releases, interviews, and online articles, raising awareness about the IWUG's work and its impact on preserving and promoting Igbo language and culture.

By employing a diverse range of communication and engagement strategies, the IWUG effectively reached and informed various communities about their work. This not only fostered a sense of ownership and participation among existing members but also attracted new contributors and collaborators.

5. Documentation of your impact. Please use the two spaces below to share files and links that help tell your story and impact. This can be documentation that shows your results through testimonies, videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, etc.) social media posts, dashboards, etc.

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1. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/11/29/capturing-history-the-success-of-wiki-loves-monuments-2023-in-the-igbo-wikimedians-community/

2. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/02/10/igbo-wikimedians-communitys-participation-in-the-movement-charter-consultation/

3. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/11/08/implementing-the-2nd-round-of-movement-charter-conversation-in-the-igbo-wikimedians-community/

4. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/07/06/improving-the-visibility-of-library-collections-through-wikidata/

5. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/07/25/one-year-of-wiki-mentor-africa-wma-the-journey-so-far/

6. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/01/27/wikipedia-22-reactions-feedbacks-and-goodwill-messages-from-igbo-wikimedians/

7. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/05/11/spreading-environmental-insights-in-the-igbo-community-africa-environment-wikifocus/

8. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2022/12/02/wikimedia-outreach-awareness-and-editathon-at-nnamdi-azikiwe-university-in-anambra-state-nigeria/

9. https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/12/07/wikiindaba-2023-a-first-timers-perspective/

10. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Folklore_2023_in_the_Igbo_Community 11. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:IG_Commons_Hub/Projects/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2023 12. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:IG_Commons_Hub/Projects/Wikipedia_Pages_Wanting_Photos_In_Igbo_Wikipedia

13. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Shesaid_2023_in_the_Igbo_Community

6. To what extent do you agree with the following statements regarding the work carried out with the support of this Fund? You can choose “not applicable” if your work does not relate to these goals.

Our efforts during the Fund period have helped to...
A. Bring in participants from underrepresented groups Strongly agree
B. Create a more inclusive and connected culture in our community Strongly agree
C. Develop content about underrepresented topics/groups Strongly agree
D. Develop content from underrepresented perspectives Strongly agree
E. Encourage the retention of editors Strongly agree
F. Encourage the retention of organizers Strongly agree
G. Increased participants' feelings of belonging and connection to the movement. Strongly agree

7. Is there anything else you would like to share about how your efforts helped to bring in participants and/or build out content, particularly for underrepresented groups?

N/A

Part 2: Your main learning edit

8. In your application, you outlined your learning priorities. What did you learn about these areas during this period?

- Introducing Wikimedia to Tertiary Institutions: While trying to introduce Wikimedia to institutions, we encountered challenges such as lack of awareness about Wikimedia projects among faculty and students, limited time and resources for integration into curriculum, and potential technical barriers in institutions with unreliable internet access. Improvements: Four subsequent strategies involved targeted outreach to specific departments, offering practical workshops and incentives for participation, and collaborating with IT departments to address connectivity issues. Motivators: Increased institutional visibility and student interest in contributing to open knowledge.

  • New Editors:

Skills and Training:While we couldn't directly address technical skills of new editors, we saw a need for additional guidance and support, gaps in basic editing tools and community norms knowledge. Beginner Trainings,Learning webinars and mentorship programs were effective means of training. Retention: There was increased participant numbers in chat channels and ongoing activities, suggesting some level of sustained engagement due to the Fan Clubs and Hubs. Motivators and Barriers: social media engagement, skill development, and sense of community were potential motivators. Lack of technical abilities, diverse time availability, and inconsistent internet access were also existing barriers. Receiving needed support through mentorship, online resources, and flexible activities improved retention.

9. Did anything unexpected or surprising happen when implementing your activities?

- Our activities had immediate impact on our community members. For example; one of the mentees became a Wiki Loves Africa Ambassador, another became a Wiki Loves Folklore Ambassador.

  • Community members are becoming more familiar with projects and willing to contribute.
  • Our description translation project that saw over 6k photos added to Commons has now been adopted by Wiki Loves Africa with the objective of making photo contributions more useful.
  • A community member (Pascaline) has now become a certified Snapseed photo editor now offering trainings.
  • Due to the outstanding contributions of community members, we sponsored two highest editors to Wiki Indaba 2023 with partial scholarship.
  • We also collaborated with Wiki in Africa to host a Mini Hackathon which helped bring solutions to some problems the ISA Tool was facing.

10. How do you hope to use this learning? For instance, do you have any new priorities, ideas for activities, or goals for the future?

We hope to: Continue enhancing content on Wiki projects, to enrich Igbo language across these platforms. Conduct capacity building workshops, focusing on technical aspects and content creation techniques. Expand community reach, collaboration and partnerships. Appreciate contributors through awards or recognitions

11. If you were sitting with a friend to tell them one thing about your work during this fund, what would it be (think of inspiring or fascinating moments, tough challenges, interesting anecdotes, or anything that feels important to you)?

In 2023, the Igbo Wikimedians User Group made significant strides in advancing Igbo language and culture across various Wikimedia projects. From expanding content creation to embracing diverse community participation, the group witnessed remarkable achievements. Initiatives such as content creation on Wikisource, increased participant engagement, and the establishment of new hubs exemplify our commitment to fostering a vibrant Igbo Wikimedia community. Despite facing challenges like varying technical abilities and diverse time availability, we remain dedicated to furthering its goals.

12. Please share resources that would be useful to share with other Wikimedia organizations so that they can learn from, adapt or build upon your work. For instance, guides, training material, presentations, work processes, or any other material the team has created to document and transfer knowledge about your work and can be useful for others. Please share any specific resources that you are creating, adapting/contextualizing in ways that are unique to your context (i.e. training material).

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1. Creating new articles in any Language Wikipedia -https://www.canva.com/design/DAE9TcygPEI/TibUSnpSbhhQF2n20vO39Q/edit?utm_content=DAE9TcygPEI&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton.

2. Content Translation - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k7Gf125alYexxZwXUmIK0B1rXwkGSQPk/edit? usp=drive_link&ouid=114499195913596826747&rtpof=true&sd=true

3. Creating Wikidata Lexemes -https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15_6XXR3hXNcjtrOWBV-rxmKK88q46ZSf/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=114499195913596826747&rtpof=true&sd=true

Part 3: Metrics edit

13a. Open and additional metrics data

Open Metrics
Open Metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Tertiary institutions outreach As one of our goals is to test Wikimedia in Education with tertiary institutions, we would like to measure how many tertiary institutions adopted Wikimedia projects especially in the form of FanClubs. 2 4 We believe we made this progress as a result of the Partnership Team which was dedicated to building partnerships. Normal count.
Wikiquote Here, we would be measuring how many quotes were added to the Igbo Wikiquote. 500 1032 This was majorly as a result of the 2023 #SheSaid Campaign Drive. Tracking Dashboard - https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Igbo_Wikimedians_User_Group/Shesaid_in_the_Igbo_Community
Article increase on Igbo Wikipedia The aim of this metric is to measure the number of additional metrics added to the Igbo Wikipedia. 1000 15002 This was as a result of the various content drives carried out in 2023. Outreach Dashboard - https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/igbo_wikimedians_user_group_2023_content_creation_drive/programs
Wikidata Lexemes and Items The aim of this metric is to measure the number of additional metrics added to the Wikidata. 1000 5028 We created 5,028 Wikidata Items and 100 Wikidata Lexemes. Outreach Dashboard - https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/igbo_wikimedians_user_group_2023_content_creation_drive/programs
Wiktionary Definitions added and improved on the Igbo Wiktionary 500 430 The low numbers was as a result of less prioritization of Wiktionary during the content drive. Outreach Dashboard - https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/igbo_wikimedians_user_group_2023_content_creation_drive/programs
Additional Metrics
Additional Metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications We'll be measuring the number of people who have seen or engaged with our content. 2000 N/A N/A N/A
Number of activities developed We'll track the number of activities we've developed in the year. 15 N/A N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

13b. Additional core metrics data.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Number of participants Here, we would be measuring how many joined our events. 300 1062 Measuring from dashboard in 2023, we realized that a total of 1,062 participants joined our events. Outreach Dashboard - https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/igbo_wikimedians_user_group_2023_content_creation_drive/programs
Number of editors Here, we would be measuring how many new and existing editors were sustained in the community 150 652 Due to our Outreaches and new partnerships, we saw an increase in both retention and inflow of new editors. Community Channel
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target Results Comments Methodology
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

14. Were there any metrics in your proposal that you could not collect or that you had to change?

Yes

15. If you have any difficulties collecting data to measure your results, please describe and add any recommendations on how to address them in the future.

For now, we count through the Main Page but we're open to suggestions and recommendations.

16. Use this space to link or upload any additional documents that would be useful to understand your data collection (e.g., dashboards, surveys you have carried out, communications material, training material, etc).

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2023 Content Drive Outreach Dashboard https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/igbo_wikimedians_user_group_2023_content_creation_drive/programs

Part 4: Organizational capacities & partnerships edit

17. Organizational Capacity

Organizational capacity dimension
A. Financial capacity and management This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
B. Conflict management or transformation This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
C. Leadership (i.e growing in potential leaders, leadership that fit organizational needs and values) This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
D. Partnership building This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
E. Strategic planning This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
F. Program design, implementation, and management This has grown over the last year, the capacity is high
G. Scoping and testing new approaches, innovation This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
H. Recruiting new contributors (volunteer) This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
I. Support and growth path for different types of contributors (volunteers) This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
J. Governance This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
K. Communications, marketing, and social media This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
L. Staffing - hiring, monitoring, supporting in the areas needed for program implementation and sustainability This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
M. On-wiki technical skills This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
N. Accessing and using data This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
O. Evaluating and learning from our work This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
P. Communicating and sharing what we learn with our peers and other stakeholders This capacity has grown but it should be further developed
N/A
N/A

17a. Which of the following factors most helped you to build capacities? Please pick a MAXIMUM of the three most relevant factors.

Peer to peer learning with other community members in conferences/events, Peer to peer learning with other community members in community/ies of practice* (structured and continuous learning and sharing spaces), Using capacity building/training resources online from sources WITHIN the Wikimedia Movement

17b. Which of the following factors hindered your ability to build capacities? Please pick a MAXIMUM of the three most relevant factors.

Lack of awareness of capacity building needs, Lack of knowledge of available capacity building opportunities, Barriers to access training because of connectivity or equipment

18. Is there anything else you would like to share about how your organizational capacity has grown, and areas where you require support?

N/A

19. Partnerships over the funding period.

Over the fund period...
A. We built strategic partnerships with other institutions or groups that will help us grow in the medium term (3 year time frame) Strongly agree
B. The partnerships we built with other institutions or groups helped to bring in more contributors from underrepresented groups Strongly agree
C. The partnerships we built with other institutions or groups helped to build out more content on underrepresented topics/groups Strongly agree

19a. Which of the following factors most helped you to build partnerships? Please pick a MAXIMUM of the three most relevant factors.

Staff hired through the fund, Volunteers from our communities, Partners proactive interest

19b. Which of the following factors hindered your ability to build partnerships? Please pick a MAXIMUM of the three most relevant factors.

Difficulties specific to our context that hindered partnerships, Local policies or other legal factors, Lack of knowledge or capacities to reach out to strategic partners

20. Please share your learning about strategies to build partnerships with other institutions and groups and any other learning about working with partners?

Firstly, initiating the Partnership team was crucial.

  • Identifying Potential Partners: Look for shared goals and values: Seek out collaborations with organizations whose missions align with your own, ensuring a strong foundation for productive partnership.
  • Consider different types of partners: Go beyond the obvious choices and explore collaborations with educational institutions, cultural organizations, and community groups to broaden your reach and expertise.
  • Leverage existing networks: Utilize existing connections within your community and network to identify potential partners and build trust.
  • Focus on mutual benefit: Clearly communicate the value each partner brings to the table and ensure shared benefits from the collaboration.

Part 5: Sense of belonging and collaboration edit

21. What would it mean for your organization to feel a sense of belonging to the Wikimedia or free knowledge movement?

For us, a sense of belonging to the Wikimedia or free knowledge movement is a two-way street and this would mean actively engaging with the community, sharing our passion and expertise, and embracing the movement's values. This would help our organization forge strong connections and feel at home within this vibrant and diverse community of knowledge enthusiasts.

22. How has your (for individual grantees) or your group/organization’s (for organizational grantees) sense of belonging to the Wikimedia or free knowledge movement changed over the fund period?

Increased significantly

23. If you would like to, please share why it has changed in this way.

Each time we apply for and receive a grant, it makes us feel like we align greatly with what the movement hopes to achieve and we're bringing in our diversity to make this work.

24. How has your group/organization’s sense of personal investment in the Wikimedia or free knowledge movement changed over the fund period?

Increased significantly

25. If you would like to, please share why it has changed in this way.

Being a grantee further supports our investment of volunteer time in the movement.

26. Are there other movements besides the Wikimedia or free knowledge movement that play a central role in your motivation to contribute to Wikimedia projects? (for example, Black Lives Matter, Feminist movement, Climate Justice, or other activism spaces) If so, please describe it below.

Yes, the Rising Voices community which is a community of activists working especially in the area of language activism increases our motivation to be in the Wikimedia Movement and also contribute because we also share our projects with them.

Supporting Peer Learning and Collaboration edit

We are interested in better supporting peer learning and collaboration in the movement.

27. Have you shared these results with Wikimedia affiliates or community members?

Yes

27a. Please describe how you have already shared them. Would you like to do more sharing, and if so how?

We started through a Community General Meeting and we would like to publish a 2023 in Review Diff blog to further spread the news.

28. How often do you currently share what you have learned with other Wikimedia Foundation grantees, and learn from them?

We do this occasionally (less than once a month)

29. How does your organization currently share mutual learning with other grantees?

Reports, Social Media Posts and Diff Articles.

Part 6: Financial reporting and compliance edit

30. Please state the total amount spent in your local currency.

63873855

31. Local currency type

NGN

32. Please report the funds received and spending in the currency of your fund.

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33. If you have not already done so in your budget report, please provide information on changes in the budget in relation to your original proposal.

Last year, we sponsored two of our highest editors to the Wiki Indaba Conference which wasn't originally in our budget.

34. Do you have any unspent funds from the Fund?


34a. Please list the amount and currency you did not use and explain why.

N/A

34b. What are you planning to do with the underspent funds?

N/A

34c. Please provide details of hope to spend these funds.

N/A

35. Are you in compliance with the terms outlined in the fund agreement?


As required in the fund agreement, please report any deviations from your fund proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

36. Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement?

Yes

37. Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Funds as outlined in the grant agreement? In summary, this is to confirm that the funds were used in alignment with the WMF mission and for charitable/nonprofit/educational purposes.

Yes

38. If you have additional recommendations or reflections that don’t fit into the above sections, please write them here.

In 2023, the Igbo Wikimedians User Group made significant strides in advancing Igbo language and culture across various Wikimedia projects. From expanding content creation to embracing diverse community participation, the group witnessed remarkable achievements. Initiatives such as content creation on Wikisource, increased participant engagement, and the establishment of new hubs exemplify the group's commitment to fostering a vibrant Igbo Wikimedia community. Despite facing challenges like varying technical abilities and diverse time availability, the group remains dedicated to furthering its goals. We want to sincerely appreciate the Community Resources Team for all the support and the Wikimedia Foundation for the Financial support. Looking ahead, the community aims to amplify content, strengthen community engagement, and foster educational collaborations to continue creating visibility of Igbo language and culture on Wikimedia platforms.