Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Igbo Wikimedians User Group Simple Annual Grant 2022

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Igbo Wikimedians User Group Simple Annual Grant 2022
1. Introduce Wikimedia projects to more Igbo people that are literate in the Igbo language at any level.
2. Maintain and grow the Igbo Wiki community worldwide.
3. Mentor and improve skills of community members
4. Work towards the growth and development of other Igbo language Wikimedia projects.
5. Promotion of topics related to Igbo language, culture and community.
6. Cooperate with local authorities, organizations and individuals to promote free knowledge through Wikimedia projects
start date2022-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2022-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)27738109.87 NGN
budget (USD)67560 USD
amount recommended (USD)67560
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionMEA
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 1
applicant and people related to proposal1. Tochiprecious
2. Blossom Ozurumba
organization (if applicable)Igbo Wikimedians User Group

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Applicant detailsEdit

Wikimedia username(s):

1. Tochiprecious
2. Blossom Ozurumba

Organization:

Igbo Wikimedians User Group

Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

No

Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?

N/A

Organization detailsEdit

What is your organization or group's mission?

Igbo Wikimedians User Group is a group of Wikimedians that are committed to working on various wiki projects related to Igbo language and culture. We aim to share free knowledge especially in Igbo Language to make it accessible to people who would not be able to on a normal day.

If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

www.wikimediaigbo.org

Facebook.com/wikimediaigbo Instagram.com/wikimediaigbo Twitter.com/wikimediaigbo

Grant proposalEdit

Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page.

Igbo Wikimedians User Group Simple Annual Grant 2022

Where will this proposal be implemented?

Nigeria

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)

Local

If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

From our experience with our first sAPG, we're trying to help bridge the content gap, recruit/empower more Igbo language knowledge producers and share free knowledge in Igbo language to enable easy access for people who would otherwise not be able to on a normal day.

What is the main objective of your proposal?

1. Introduce Wikimedia projects to more Igbo people that are literate in the Igbo language at any level.
2. Maintain and grow the Igbo Wiki community worldwide.
3. Mentor and improve skills of community members
4. Work towards the growth and development of other Igbo language Wikimedia projects.
5. Promotion of topics related to Igbo language, culture and community.
6. Cooperate with local authorities, organizations and individuals to promote free knowledge through Wikimedia projects

Describe your main strategies to achieve this objective and the main activities you will be developing as part of these strategies.

We hope to achieve this through content creation projects (edit a thons, writing contest/competitions, photo contests, wiki campaigns, culture promotion), community development projects (improving our mentorship program which we titled 'adopt a User', make individual grants available to community members with creative project ideas that align with the community objectives), partnership with both wiki communities in Nigeria and abroad. Partnership with local organizations.

Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops, Edit-A-Thons, Train-the-Trainer, Photowalk, WikiCamp, Contest, Photo/Media campaign, Wiki Loves campaign, WikiTown, Conference/Event Organizing, Media outreach campaign, Central organizing for movement campaign

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

Yes
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1trncuyqHKH5t1SOQsB0EDoHRDRCMSl9uvTxxgjAR4DI/edit?usp=sharing

Please state if your proposal aims to work on any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Content Gender gap, Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Advocacy, Human Rights, Diversity

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

Please tell us more about your target participants.

Our participants, depending on the project are: young adults and adults who speak and write Igbo language at any level.

We hope to retain them through mentorships to help them identify their most preferred projects to work on, constant engagement with activities, open them up to opportunities where they can also improve their skills.

Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

Yes

Please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

We do not have a link at the but we have had a meeting with the Wikimedia Nigeria Community to work together in projects. We are also in talks with Wikiwomen in Red to work together on gender based projects.

Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?

Yes

Please describe these partnerships.

We would be working together with PEA initiative. They would be mobilizing their participants for outreaches and we support with data, refreshments and/or transportation.

How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

Like we did for our current grant, we would increase our impact and scope by scaling to other project and also identifying other enthusiastic and devoted members to work with.

Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes we do.
1. Tochiprecious - Program Co-ordinator
2. Udehb - Assistant program co-ordinator
3. Communication's coordinator - vacant position

In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact

Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here. (optional)      

No

Learning, Sharing, and EvaluationEdit

What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

1. What activities are people more interested in?
2. What makes participants more interested and willing to continue.
3. What do we have to do to get more youths and universities involved?

Core MetricsEdit

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participants - 70

Returning participants - 30

100
Number of editors
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia 200 N/A
Wikidata Add 500 Wikidata items and lexemes 600
Wiktionary Definitions added and improved 400
Wikiquote Increase the number of new quotes on Igbo Wikiquotes in the incubator by 100. 100
N/A N/A N/A

If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

Mediawiki. We would keep translating the translatewiki interface for all Igbo wiki platforms. At least 100 additional translations

Additional MetricsEdit

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities 1000 people reached through social media publications 1000
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability 2 partnerships 2
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours 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

What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impact of your work? (optional)

N/A

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

outreach dashboard

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Make a short presentation of the experience, Create a training workshop to show others what we learned, Share results on social media, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, Share it on Meta-Wiki

Financial ProposalEdit

What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

27738109.87 NGN

What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

67560 USD

Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      

No

If you have calculated it, please provide an estimate of the year 2 or year 3 request.

N/A

Please share your budget for this proposal.  

Podcast on Igbo Language Proverbs, Idioms, and Phrases aimed at adding content to Igbo language Wikiquote = 5,000.00

Content Creation 1 year = 10,000.00 Culture promotion = 2,000.00 Community Development = 14,500.00 IG Wikidata Hub Projects 1 year = 5,000.00 Operational expenses = 5,060.00 Salaries - 1 years = 26,000.00

Total = $67,560



Below is the link to our budget. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19xImRqf2Sno99A1aVm90I-hYSb6RIn_5ec7wHdPZHok/edit?usp=sharing

What do you do to make sure there is a good management of funds?

Like we did for our current grant, we make sure that all funds are in our bank account, we write a quarterly budget and make quarterly withdrawals then document all our expenses in a spreadsheet.

How will you contribute towards creating a supportive environment for participants using the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy?

As we discussed with the UCoC team during our last meeting, we intend to select a representative from our group who would be in charge of the UCoC and friendly space policy and handle all challenges that may arise

Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Staffing plan or organogram:
Other public document(s):

Final MessageEdit

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

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