Grants:Project/NGA-IG/Wiki Education for Igbo language educationists and Students in Nigeria

Wiki Education for Igbo language educationists and Students in Nigeria
summaryThis project is a series of training and workshops for Igbo language educationists and their students in a higher educational institution in Nigeria; targeted at increasing their participation in content creation and the use of Igbo Wikipedia as online educational resources.
targetIgbo Wikipedia
contact• ndewo(_AT_)
volunteerAmazing biteck
organization• Igbo Wikimedians User Group
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created on21:51, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Project ideaEdit

What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit

What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

To solve the problem of low participation of Igbo language educationists and students in the creation of contents and use of Igbo Wikipedia as an online educational resource in Nigeria.

What is your solution to this problem?Edit

For the problem, you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

We will solve this problem by organising well-planned trainings and series of workshops for higher educational institutions, focusing on Igbo language department, educationists and students. The training and workshop will teach them how to edit Igbo Wikipedia and use it as an educational resource. It will also involve them in content creation in a creative and fun way.

Project goalsEdit

What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

  • Increase number of educationists and students editing Igbo Wikipedia
  • Improve existing content in Igbo Wikipedia
  • Increase the content in Igbo Wikipedia
  • Increase awareness of Wikimedia and it's other projects

Project impactEdit

How will you know if you have met your goals?Edit

For each of your goals, we’d like you to answer the following questions:

  1. During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
  2. Once your project is over, how will it continue to positively impact the Wikimedia community or projects? (These are your outcomes.)

For each of your answers, think about how you will capture this information. Will you capture it with a survey? With a story? Will you measure it with a number? Remember, if you plan to measure a number, you will need to set a numeric target in your proposal (i.e. 45 people, 10 articles, 100 scanned documents). Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

1. We will organise:

  • Series of training and workshops

Two modules each for the teachers and students in a College of Education.

  • Organise a contest to add content

The trained teachers will be assigned to the trained students to supervise them in writing specific articles that capture the Igbo culture in the Igbo Wikipedia and the best group based on the decision of a panel wins the contest)

  • Give out grants to 2 winners to organise 14 edit-a-thons events to add content further and recruit more editors.
  • Supervise and monitor the edit-a-thons project.

2. At the end of this project:

  • We will have over 50 articles (improved and added) OER(Online Educational Resources) in Igbo Wikipedia
  • More Igbo language educationists who can edit Igbo Wikipedia, teach students how to and use it as a tool for learning
  • Educationist and students who will join the Igbo community
  • A healthy and active Igbo community in Imo State.

Problem treeEdit


Do you have any goals around participation or content?Edit

Are any of your goals related to increasing participation within the Wikimedia movement, or increasing/improving the content on Wikimedia projects? If so, we ask that you look through these three metrics, and include any that are relevant to your project. Please set a numeric target against the metrics, if applicable.

  • We will write articles about the different culture and traditions of the Igbos in the Igbo Wikipedia.

Some of the articles are:

  1. Iwa Oji (breaking of kola nut)
  2. Itu mmanyi (Libations)
  3. Iwa akwa (Initiation into Manhood)
  4. Igba ekpe
  5. Osu (out cast)
  6. Aha ndi Igbo (Igbo names and its significance)
  7. Ihu nwata eze
  8. Nsọ ala (Taboo)
  9. Ikenga (A deity in Igbo land)
  10. Ọgbanje
  11. Igba mkpe
  12. obi
  13. ibi Ugwu n'ala Igbo (circumcision in Igboland)
  14. Igbu Ichi n'ala
  15. Ndi Nze na Ọzọ
  • Number of trained participants(this includes the educationists and students) =25
  • Number of Edit-a-thons(from grants) = 14
  • Number of participants (involved in the training and edit-a-thon sessions)=50

Logic modelEdit


Project planEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing? What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?
We will spend our time:
1. Project planning and Management
The project planning will include:

  • Making arrangements with the school
  • Correspondence with the contact persons to finalise an ICT event space, dates and time for training.
  • Develop the modules for Teachers and Students
  • Setup project page in Project dashboard and meta.
  • Recruit volunteers from our community to help
  • Create online flyers for the project and post them our social media platforms
  • Send a program schedule checklist to the school to sort out everything needed for training.
  • Develop survey forms for participants feedback, monitoring and evaluation and follow up

2.Training and Facilitation
3.Supervise and monitor two winners organise edit-a-thons
4.Project analysis and evaluation
5.Report writing and result sharing

At the end of the project, we would have:

  • Successfully trained educationists and students in the institution
  • Improved and added OER in the Igbo Wikipedia
  • Created awareness about Igbo Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Projects.
  • Recruited more editors
  • Created a healthy and active Igbo Wiki community in the school.

We will follow up through:

  • Add them to the Mailing lists
  • Creat Whatsapp groups
  • Add them to Wikimedia social media groups


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. (You can create a table later if needed.) Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

Expense type Activity Quantity/ number of Events Unit cost Total (Naira) Total (USD) Notes
Media and Advert
Media, Advert and Stationaries. Designing & printing (contractor) 2 60000 120000 332.4099723 Designing and printing roll up banner
80000 80000 221.6066482 Production of Registration materials and stationaries
60 2900 174000 481.9944598 Printing completion certificates
3 35000 105000 290.8587258 Covering of event by media houses
Media coverage (contractor) 65000 65000 180.0554017 Photography
Total Media, Advert and Stationaries. 544000 1506.925208
Educationist workshop 2 65000 130000 360.1108033 Snacks and beverage for participants
Snacks Students workshop 2 65000 130000 360.1108033 Snacks and beverage for participants
Closing/Graduation ceremony (Also winners of contest announcement) 1 100000 100000 277.0083102 Snacks and beverage for participants
Total Snacks 360000 997.2299169
120000 120000 332.4099723 Travels for Project Managers
Travels /Transport Travels/Transport 7 20000 140000 387.8116343 Transport/Facilitation stipend for Volunteers
Total Travels/Transport 260000 720.2216066
Equipment rental 5 30000 150000 415.5124654 Computers for training
120000 332.4099723 Prices for the Winning team of the contest.
5 7000 35000 96.95290859 Hiring of projector
5 5000 25000 69.25207756 Hiring of projector board
Logistics Internet 5 20000 100000 277.0083102 Internet connection fees for the training rooms (monthly subscription)
20000 55.40166205 Internet fee for pre-event cordinations
30000 83.10249307 Internet for post-event (for report writing, evaluation, etc.
Total Logistics 480000 1329.639889
Edit-a- thon Grants
Grants Edit-a-thon event 14 103200 1444800 4002.216066 Edit- a- thon grants for Winners of the contest with supervision from community members to organise Igbo Wikipedia edit-a-thon
Total Grants 1444800 4002.216066
Project Management
Project Management Fee 0 195000 540.166205 Fee for Project Management
Contingency (10%) 328380 909.6398892
Grand Total 3612180 10006.03878

Community engagementEdit

How will you let others in your community know about your project? Why are you targeting a specific audience? How will you engage the community you’re aiming to serve at various points during your project? Community input and participation helps make projects successful.

  • We will communicate our community through our meetups, Whatsapp chat, our page on meta and emails and quarterly newsletters.
  • Our community will be in engaged through:
    • Advertising the project on social media
    • facilitating the training and workshops
    • Developing training materials and data collection forms
    • Designing a curriculum for the course.
    • Compiling a list of articles to add during the project
    • Be part of the panel of judges for the contest

We are targeting Educationist and students of Igbo language because of their expertise in creating educational content about the Igbo culture and the language. The involvement of this category of people will provide more and quality Igbo related educational resources in Igbo Wikipedia.

Stakeholder AnalysisEdit

In this project, who are our stakeholders? People or institutions that we will collaborate with; those that this project will impact directly or indirectly, people with interest or power that can influence the outcome of this project. .
We have analysed some of our stakeholders in this DOCUMENT.

Project Monitoring and EvaluationEdit

Monitoring matrixEdit

Outcomes (Objectives) Indicators Data collection method Timing Owner
Design an interesting and practical course/module for the teachers on how to use Wikipedia as a learning and teaching tool as well as train them. 1. How many participants can explain how they can use Igbo Wikipedia.

2. The number of participants that added or edited an article in Igbo Wikipedia.

1. Questionnaires and Interview

2. Use the project outreach dashboard page that keeps the log of all participants editing activities during the project.

After the two series of training for teachers and students.

During the contest and the edit-a-thon

Project team
To harness community members skills to achieve an impactful project as well as extend our community to include more educationists and students. The number of participants that added their usernames to our membership page on meta. 1. New membership list or form.

2. The User Group’s membership page on meta.


1. The series of training
2. The contests and the Edit-a-thons.


Evaluation PlanEdit

Evaluation plan
Logic model Evaluation questions Indicators of success Data collection method When?
Impact (long term impact)
- Have empowered teachers and students with the skills and devices needed to access OERs and edit Wikipedia. 1. Did the project empower the College educationists and students with the skills of contributing content to Igbo Wikipedia? 60% of project participants added content to Igbo Wikipedia. 1. The project Outreach dashboard. After the series of trainings and contest.
2. How many articles did they add or edit? 2. The User contribution logs in Igbo Wikipedia.
- Increased community engagement and collaboration skills among volunteers In the User Group and expand to have Wikiclubs in institutions of learning. 1. What skills did the community members that volunteered learn? 50% of volunteers learnt a new skill. 1. Questionnaires/ Survey 3 weeks after project completion.
2. Are there participants of the Education project that are currently members of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group. 40% of participants joined the Igbo Wiki User Group 2. User Group’s website
Objectives (short term and intermediate-term outcomes)
- Design an exciting and practical course/module for the teachers on how to use Wikipedia as a learning and teaching tool, train them. 1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how interesting and practical was the training? 60% of trainees chose scale 6 and above to the question of “How interesting and practical the training was” 1. Questionnaire/Survey After the 4 series of training for Educationists and Students.
2. Can the Educationists teach their students subsequently how to use Wikipedia and give them assignments to add content in Wikipedia? 50% Educationists that participated in the training admitted that they can give their students assignments that required editing Igbo Wikipedia. 2. Interviews During the graduation ceremony, after the series of training and contest.
To harness community members skills to achieve an impactful project as well as extend our community to include more educationists and students. Did members of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group take part in the project? If yes, in what capacity? Five number of volunteers and above from the Igbo Wiki UG volunteered in different capacity during the project. 1. Volunteer forms A month after the project completion.
2. Interview with the Volunteers.

Get involvedEdit


Please use this section to tell us more about who is working on this project. For each member of the team, please describe any project-related skills, experience, or other background you have that might help contribute to making this idea a success.

  • Volunteer Being an Igbo language enthusiast and tech-savvy, I will like to provide robust tech solutions and support that will enhance the attainment of the project's carinal development objective. Amazing biteck (talk) 07:29, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

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Do you think this project should be selected for a Project Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

Onyinye Onuoha

  • This project will go a long way in empowering both the Education Facilitators and the students to learn , add contents and leverage Wikimedia Education platform for their day to day activities. I will also volunteer to this project.I will offer technical and advisory support. I will also be on ground when needed. Onyinyeonuoha 4:36, 8 February, 2020 (WAT)
  • This Project will surely ensure the rise of Igbo articles and content on the Wikimedia space. I will love to volunteer my technical know-how and time as well Udehb (talk) 16:48, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I endorse this project and the team working on it. Note: I have no specific opinion on the budget, I simply consider 1) the project seems solid, 2) I trust the team behind it, 3) women power 4) africa on the move (diversity etc.) Anthere (talk)
  • The project will encourage active participation of Igbo Language enthusiast in adding more contents to the Igbo Language Projects. I endorse it. Tochiprecious (talk) 08:13, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I love the fact that as part of its goals, the project is aimed at increasing the number of educationists and scholars creating Igbo content in Wikipedia.

The low number of Igbo content creators on Wikipedia has been the missing link over the years and burning passion in the hearts of Igbo Wikimedians User Group. This project, therefore, comes as a unique opportunity to bridge the gap. Amazing biteck (talk) 07:35, 4 April 2020 (UTC)