Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Inside Wiki (ID: 22508715)

Inside Wiki
proposed start date2024-06-03
proposed end date2024-11-30
budget (local currency) NGN
budget (USD) USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Pheritenom
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details edit

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)


Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal edit

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

Inside Wiki

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-06-03 - 2024-11-30

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

Our goal is to close the knowledge gap among Nigerian pupils aged 9 to 17 about higher institute courses and prominent individuals who have completed such degrees. The primary issues or concerns to addressed are:

1. Limited Awareness: Many Nigerian students are unaware of the large selection of higher institute courses available to them, as well as the numerous employment chances that come with them.

2. Lack of Role Models: Students may be unaware of noteworthy persons who have excelled in diverse fields of study, resulting in a lack of inspiration and advice as they choose their academic and career routes.

3. Decision-Making Barriers: Insufficient information on higher institute courses and successful individuals in certain disciplines may prevent students from making educated decisions about their educational and career goals.

To address these challenges, the main approaches include:

1. Educational Initiatives: Implement educational activities, such as lectures, and workshops, to enlighten students about various higher education courses and career paths.

2. Online Resources: We introduce students to Wikipedia, an ever-expanding encyclopedia that provides accessible information about higher education courses and prominent individuals who have excelled in a variety of fields.

3. Parental Involvement: Involve parents and guardians in the awareness-raising process by introducing them to the power of Wikipedia and how they can harness resources and information regarding higher education courses from this encyclopedia, a positive way to encourage their children's study of various academic and career routes.

By implementing these approaches, we hope to provide Nigerian students with the knowledge and inspiration they need to make informed decisions about their academic and career pathways, thereby closing the knowledge gap and contributing to their personal and professional growth.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Teachers, Students and Children Awareness

Teachers Training and Edit a thon (Online and Offline)

Children Training (Offline)

Reading Wikipedia in Class

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

The target participants for the project are Nigerian students aged 9 to 18, primarily from various schools in Suleja, Nigeria. The project aims to engage students to ensure broad access to information and opportunities related to Notable individuals along their higher institute courses and career pathways.

Engagement Before Activities:

1. Community Outreach: Engage with local schools, community centers, and youth organizations to spread awareness about the upcoming activities and encourage participation. This can involve sending informational flyers, making announcements during school assemblies, and reaching out to community leaders to promote the initiative.

2. Communication Channels: Utilize various communication channels such as social media platforms,and SMS notifications to inform students and their parents/guardians about the activities. Regular updates about the event schedule, guest speakers, and topics covered can generate interest and encourage participation.

3. Student Involvement: Involve students in the planning process by conducting surveys or focus group discussions to gather insights into their interests, preferences, and expectations regarding the activities. This will create a sense of ownership and engagement among students, making them more likely to participate and benefit from the events.

    • Engagement During Activities:

1. Interactive Sessions: Design interactive sessions that encourage active participation and engagement from participants. This can include group discussions, hands-on activities, and interactive presentations. Creating a dynamic and participatory learning environment will keep students interested and involved throughout the activities.

2. Workshops: Invite certifed Wikipedia Trainer and organize workshops led by professionals to provide firsthand insights about wikimedia and how wikipedia enhance their knowledge about different higher institute courses and notable individuals from such. Interactive Q&A sessions and networking opportunities with guest speakers will allow students to interact directly with experts and gain valuable knowledge and advice.

3. Feedback Mechanisms: Incorporate feedback mechanisms such as real-time polling, feedback forms, and open discussions to gather input from participants during the activities. This will provide an opportunity for students to share their thoughts, ask questions, and provide suggestions for improvement, ensuring that the activities are engaging and relevant to their needs.

    • Follow-Up After Activities:

1. Feedback Surveys: Distribute post-event feedback surveys to participants to gather their feedback on the activities, including what they found most valuable, areas for improvement and suggestions for future events. Analysing feedback responses will provide valuable insights for refining future activities and ensuring continued engagement.

2. Resource Sharing: Share additional resources and information related to the topics covered during the activities with participants. This can include links to online resources, educational materials, and contact information for mentors or professionals who can provide further guidance and support.

3. Continued Engagement: Maintain communication with participants through follow-up emails, newsletters, or online platforms to provide updates on upcoming events, relevant opportunities, and resources related to higher institute courses and career pathways. Building a community of engaged participants will foster continued learning and exploration beyond the initial activities.

By implementing these engagement strategies before, during, and after the activities, the project aims to effectively reach and engage Nigerian students aged 9 to 17 from diverse communities, ensuring their active participation and continued involvement in exploring higher institute courses and career pathways.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Not applicable

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Digital Access

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning and metrics edit

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

From this project or proposal, there are several key learnings that we hope to gain:

1. Effectiveness of Engagement Strategies: We aim to learn which engagement strategies are most effective in reaching and involving Nigerian students aged 9 to 17 from diverse communities. This includes understanding which communication channels, outreach methods, and interactive activities resonate most with the target audience and lead to higher levels of participation and engagement.

2. Impact on Knowledge and Awareness: We seek to assess the project's impact on improving knowledge and awareness among participants regarding higher institute courses and career pathways. This involves evaluating changes in participants' understanding of available educational opportunities, their knowledge of various fields of study, and their awareness of career options and pathways.

3. Barriers and Challenges: Through the project, we hope to identify and understand any barriers or challenges that participants may face in accessing information about higher institute courses and career pathways. This includes exploring socioeconomic factors, cultural considerations, and systemic barriers that may affect students' ability to explore and pursue educational and career opportunities.

4. Feedback for Improvement: We aim to gather feedback from participants, educators, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders involved in the project to identify areas for improvement and refinement. This feedback will help us enhance the effectiveness and relevance of future activities and initiatives aimed at bridging knowledge gaps among Nigerian students.

5. Long-Term Impact: Ultimately, we hope to assess the long-term impact of the project on participants' educational and career trajectories. This involves tracking participants' academic achievements, career choices, and personal development over time to understand how the project has influenced their aspirations, decisions, and opportunities.

By learning from our work in this project or proposal, we aim to continually refine and enhance our efforts to bridge knowledge gaps among Nigerian students and empower them to make informed decisions about their educational and career paths.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 60 Total number of participants during the physical training
Number of editors 20 These are people who will be trained and contribute to the project New - 15 Old - 5
Number of organizers 7 Teacher Representative - 2

Wikipedia Trainers - 3 Event Protocols - 2

Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 40
Wikimedia Commons 20
Wiktionary 5
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Wikimedia Dashboard tool Meta Wiki page

Financial proposal edit

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)
22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.


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