Grants:Project/Rapid/Agbalagba/Yoruba Wikipedia Translation-athon

statusnot funded
Agbalagba/Yoruba Wikipedia Translation-athon
Yoruba Wikipedia is 4th most largest African language Wikipedia and the largest of the three language Wikipedia in Nigeria. One contributor was awarded the prestigious Wikimedian of Year Award in 2012. Over the years the growth of this language Wikipedia has declined in term of contents and contributor. This project aim to promote its growth in terms of contents and contributors through various training on how to use the contents translation tool. This is one of the simplest ways to train new editors on how to contribute to Yoruba Wikipedia. Since participants are going to be restricted to only native speakers of the language, people who can read and write correctly in Yoruba language, we can easily retain participants after the various training.
targetYoruba Wikipedia Wikipedia
start date27th August 2019
start year2019
end date28th August 2019
end year2019
budget (local currency)NGN602,500
budget (USD)USD 1975.40
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• jerrykufang22(_AT_)•

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors for Yoruba Wikipedia
  2. Increase contents on Yoruba Wikipedia
  3. Increase skills for existing editors
  4. Improve contents on Yoruba Wikipedia
  5. Engage existing volunteers

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

2 translation-athon

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

  1. National Newspapers
  2. Official mailing list of Wikimedia Nigeria
  3. Social media platforms (e.g facebooks & Twitter)
  4. Various Whatassp groups

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

  1. yo:User:Agbalagba
  2. yo:User:Adefanike
  3. yo:User:Kaizenify
  4. yo:Olaniyan Olushola
  5. yo:User:Demmy (sysop)
  6. yo:User:T Cells (sysop)

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?


5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will create a mentorship page to follow up with participants and there would be a separate WhatsApp group for participants

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Participants would includes selected secondary/high school teachers of Yoruba language, lecturers of the language, Yoruba Authors and Yoruba language students of various university, and Colleges of Education. It's a two day events and the programme of activities is documented below.
Morning Session(Day 1)
Time Activity Facilitators
10:00AM - 10:30AM Registration All
10:30AM - 11:00AM Opening remark User:Demmy (Wikimedian of the Year 2012)
11:00AM-11:30AM Introductions All
11:30AM - 12:00 Introduction to Yoruba Wikipedia User:Agbalagba
12:00 Noon - 12:30 Braek All
Technical Session 1
12:30PM - 1:00PM Wikipedia account & Sockpupettry User:Kaizenify
1:00pm -1:30PM Diacritical marks configuration/settings User:T Cells
1:30PM - 2:30PM NPOV User:Adefanike
2:30PM - 3:00PM Lunch
Technical Session 2
3:00PM - 4:00PM Content Translation Tool User:Agbalagba
4:00PM - 5:00PM Questions & Answers All
5:00PM - 5:30PM Votes of thanks User:Olaniyan Olushola (President, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation)
Morning Session(Day 2)
10:00AM - 1:00PM Contents translation All participants
1:00PM - 1:30PM Tea Break All participants
1:30PM - 4:00PM Contents translation cont'd All participants
4:00PM - 4:30PM General discussions All participants
4:00PM - 5:00PM Votes of thanks User:Demmy


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. If two events are organized
  2. If at least 30 people participates
  3. If at least 10 new editors are recruited
  4. If at least least 100 articles are created or improved


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  1. Laptops
  2. Events facilitators and other volunteers
  4. Keeping events safe

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount. This is the budget breakdown for the workshop

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Notes
Total Cost of Event
(Sumtotal :NGN602,500 (USD 1975.40 )).
1 Food 35 3000 105,000 9.83 344.26 This would cover the cost of meal and tea break of participants
2 Event space 2 200000 200000 655.73 655.73 This is the cost of event space for two days. They will provide projector as well.
3 Internet 1 25000 25000 81.96 81.96 This is the cost of Internet for the two days events
4 Transportation for event facilitators within Lagos 3 10000 30000 32.78 98.36 This will take care of transportation of volunteers to-and-fro for two days
5 Transportation for event facilitators outside Lagos 2 10000 20000 32.78 65.57 This will take care of transportation of the volunteers outside Lagos
6 Hotel accommodation for facilitator outside Lagos 2 15000 60000 49.18 196.72 This would cover hotel accommodation for two facilitators outside Lagos
7 Meal for facilitator outside Lagos 2 5000 20000 16.39 65.57 This would cover meal for the facilitator outside Lagos for two days. cost of food per day for each of them is N 5000, the two of them would be N10,000 per day and therefore N20,000 for the two days
8 Certificate of participation 30 1000 30000 3.27 98.36 Participants who fully participate in the workshop will be awarded a certificate
9 Name tags 35 500 17,500 1.63 57.37 This is estimated cost of swags for participants
10 Wikipedia T-Shirt for event facilitators 5 3000 15000 9.83 49.18 This is a high quality material and will only be given to events facilitator
11 communication 1 20000 20000 65.56 65.56 This is for phone calls & internet before and after the events
12 Internet data support for mentors 4 10000 40000 32.78 131.14 This is to provide internet for volunteer mentors after the event
13 Contingency 1 20000 20000 65.56 65.56 This is for unforeseen expenses
Grand Total: NGN602,500 (USD 1975.40) for the events


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