Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Introduction of the Wikimedia movement and its projects at Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (ID: 22515437)

Introduction of the Wikimedia movement and its projects at Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
proposed start date2024-06-15
proposed end date2024-07-15
budget (local currency)5922900 NGN
budget (USD)4678 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• User: Ngozi Stella Udechukwu
organization (if applicable)• Superlative Campaign for Excellence Research Group

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Main Wikimedia username. (required)

User: Ngozi Stella Udechukwu


Superlative Campaign for Excellence Research Group

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Main Proposal edit

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

Introduction of the Wikimedia movement and its projects at Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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

2024-06-15 - 2024-07-15

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)

Let's Connect Peer Learning Program

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)

Wikipedia training and edit-a-thons have been going on at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka since 2017, with a very few participants from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Enquiries at the faculty show that there is low level of awareness of Wikipedia training and edit-a-thons among the staff of the faculty. It is based on this that I want to expose the staff of the faculty to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons. Many of the staff are not aware that they can become Wikimedia Editors and increase the visibility of their cultural heritage using the Wikipedia space. I want to create awareness of Wikipedia among the academic staff and get them connected to Wiki projects where they can create and upload articles related to their study areas within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Nigerian nation is bedeviled due to ignorance. For instance, in the issue of female genital mutilation, many are not aware that its disadvantage outweighs it benefit. When scholars in the faculty are exposed to Wikipedia projects, it will help them to upload relevant information in the areas that interest them that will be of great benefit for people that will read them. I will show them many opportunities in Wikipeda. Creating awareness of different opportunities on Wikipedia will offer them the opportunity to make impact and make known local contents created about our different subjects that show who we are as Africans. Once they are aware, the willing ones will be selected, ensuring that they become Wikimedia contributors of open knowledge in their various disciplines. For instance, as a social worker, I will like to document the social work contents of our local or indigenous ideas.

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.

The project will last for one month, and its purpose is to introduce Wikimedia to the staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, through a comprehensive design and get them connected as Wikimedians: 1. Conducting a two-day in-person workshop: For two days, participants will obtain hands-on training from four facilitators. This workshop will cover basic skills such as account creation and basic editing. The first physical training will take place in the first week of the campaign, and the second will take place in the third week of the campaign. 2. Hosting two batches of online support training: To enhance participants' editing proficiency on Wikipedia and Wiki Commons, the project will present online sessions. Experienced facilitators will guide these sessions, targeting areas where participants need improvement. The first online training is the second week of the campaign, and the second one is the fourth week of the campaign. 3. Assessment session: At the end of this period, an assessment session will take place. This session will have to do with assessing participants' work, attending to queries, and disseminating certificates. Outstanding contributors will be acknowledged with certificates of excellence. A devoted WhatsApp group will serve as a forum for interaction, motivating participants to edit and seek guidance. 4. Establishing a Wikimedia editors community in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka: The project will entail the creation of a sustainable editors' community. This community will ensure the ongoing exchange of knowledge and collaboration among editors. 5. At the end of the campaign, we will select interested parties that will join the Let's Connect Peer Learning Program. The willing ones will form a WhatsApp group where we will be sharing ideas on how to improve our contributions to different Wikipedia projects. This project will have a second phase if the grant is awarded. In essence, these activities collectively seek to introduce the staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to Wikimedia projects, equip participants with editing skills, and inaugurate a lasting community of Wikimedia editors in the Faculty.

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.

User: Ngozi Stella Udechukwu is the project leader and a member of the host faculty. She is an experienced Wikimedia Project Facilitator, where she facilitated sessions at the Equity Watch Initiative Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2022 project. She also facilitated a project organized by the leader of the Wikipedia Hub, Enugu, under the Surplus People in Universities Research Group. She has contributed so much in many Wikipedia projects. As a member of the faculty, she will collaborate with the Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences to ensure that staff are recruited to participate in the program. She will ensure that all the necessary awareness about the project is created and people participate in the program. User: Ngozi osadebe is a Certified Wikipedia Project Organiser, having participated in the Wikimedia Organizer Lab Training focused on Climate Change and Sustainability in 2023. She has been the project leader of all Wikimedia projects in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka since 2017. Among these projects are Deforestation in Nigeria - 2023, SPURG Art and Feminism English Wikipedia edit-a-thon May 25 -26, 2022, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon 2021 to mention but a few. She will coordinate and be available to train participants during the program. Ezinne Njoku User: Ezimoo joined Wikipedia movement in 2018 and has been a facilitator in all Wikimedia projects in University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has also edited many articles on Wikipedia. Her experience over the years will help in facilitating this project. She will do the work of a facilitator. User: Beatrice Ewa joined Wikipedia movement in 2019 and has been a facilitator and a contributor to all Wikimedia projects in UNN since she joined. She will do the work of a facilitator during the event. For the two days of in-person training, Ngozi Osadebe, Ezinne Njoku, and Beatrice Ewa will join the project leader to make it happen. They are in high proximity to the host faculty.

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 our project are the academic staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with the aim of exposing and onboarding them to Wikimedia projects. The faculty is the largest in Africa, with over four hundred and twenty (420) staff. A significant portion of these staff are enrolled in the postgraduate schools of the institutions. We will engage them through collaboration with the Dean, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the student body associations within the university, leveraging the media to provide immense publicity to connect with these potential participants before the project's implementation. During the project, we will actively promote the training, guaranteeing that participants gain the vital knowledge and skills to contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects. Furthermore, we will monitor the online edit-a-thon to prevent any vandalism, copyright infringement, or misinformation. The project will contribute to the expansion of Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons by yielding free knowledge and developing more active editors, as well as improving the quality of image uploads. To ensure sustainability, we will create a WhatsApp group where participants can stay in touch and get updated on the latest Wikimedia projects, events, and workshops. Also, the Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Wikimedian Hub will be retained in the Wikimedia Nigeria User Group to ensure continued engagement and participation in Wikimedia projects. 10. Does your project involve work with children or youth?

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.

I have informed the Nigeria User Group. See the link:,_University_of_Nigeria,_Nsukka. Also it has been advertised in the Africa Eco-Sustainability User Group. See the link:§ion=2.

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)

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

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

Gender and diversity

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

Gender Identity

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

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics edit

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

Did the project create faculty awareness about Wikimedia projects in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka? Did the project train new editors to have the required skills to edit Wikimedia projects? Did the participants contribute contents to Wikipedia and it's sisters' projects? Was the project beneficial to the target participants in terms of their full satisfaction with the knowledge they acquired? Did the project create a sustainable group of Wikimedia editors in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the university? Are there participants who will be willing to become Wikimedians through the Let's Connect medium?

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 Number of participants: These are the total number of people that will be available for the online and offline events. This includes the new editors, returning participants, organizers, and institution representatives.
Number of editors 50 These include both the newly registered users and the returning editors.
Number of organizers 10 These include five facilitators, two technicians, one media person, one cleaner, and one babysitter.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 60
Wikidata 20
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

The project will endeavour to improve and create at least 50 articles, upload 60 pictures or images to the Wikimedia Commons, and create or edit 20 wikidata entries.

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)

Programs & Events Dashboard: Dr. Ngozi Osadebe will help us in the creation of programs and events dashboards, which will enable us to register and track the events. We will use edit-a-thons, campaigns, individual projects, and so on as tools for achieving our desired goal in this project. The creation of an event dashboard provides an easy way to organize groups of editors who will be working on common projects and keep track of what everyone is doing and what each person has contributed. Event Metrics: We will ensure that every registered editor improves or creates an article. Wikipedia: Articles will be edited, improved, and created. Wikipedia Commons: The participants will be thought of and made to upload pictures and images that will enhance articles created, especially where photos are lacking. Wikidata: The participants will be encouraged to learn, improve and add wikidata.

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)

5922900 NGN

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.

4678 USD

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