Grants:Project/Rapid/B.Korlah/Promotion of Wikimedia Projects to Edo state National Youth Service Corps Members

B.Korlah/Promotion of Wikimedia Projects to Edo state National Youth Service Corps Members
A proposal to promote Wikimedia Projects to National Youth Service Corps members serving in Edo state, Nigeria. A recent survey carried out by User:B.Korlah amongst the National Youth Service Corps member showed that not up to 5% of them knows that they could edit Wikipedia or even contribute to Wikipedia and her sister's projects. The aim of this project is to promote, empower and train the National Youth Service Corps members serving in Edo state about Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.
targetEnglish Wikipedia and Wikivoyage
start dateJanuary 30
start year2022
end dateMarch 30
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN 766290
budget (USD)1869
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• kolawoleoyewole883(_AT_)

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Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Online promotion of Wikimedia project(s)/campaign(s)
  2. Offline promotion of Wikimedia project(s)/campaign(s)
  3. Recruit new users
  4. Add and Improve contents

Project PlanEdit


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

1. What is your promotion plan?
You can do a campaign involving billboards or rickshaw announcements to promote Wikimedia projects, such as Santali Wikipedia, at different places in a city. You can promote an online campaign such as Wiki Loves Monuments on Facebook, Twitter, etc using ads. You can also create gifs/slideshows or other easy to make multimedia files and use them to promote your project on social media.

The National Youth Service Corps is a program set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation-building and the development of the country and the program sees young, vibrant fresh graduates posted to different states in the Nation for their compulsory service to the Nation. My promotion plan is to organize Online and Offline promotional campaigns of the Wikimedia Projects for this Corps members. This will be carried out by organizing a two-day physical promotion and training for the graduates stationed at Edo state area of Nigeria to further enlighten them about Wikipedia and Wikivoyage and how they can be a part of it and more importantly how they can collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and disseminate it effectively and globally.

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

  1. The project will be announced to Wikimedia User Group Nigeria mailing group and social media platforms
  2. I will share notification with members of the Wikimedia Community in Nigeria via the official Facebook page Wikimedia User Group Nigeria official Facebook fan page
  3. With the support of Wikimedians from Wikimedia User Group Nigeria official Facebook fan page, Yoruba Wikipedia official Facebook fan page, Yoruba Wikipedia Community portal.
  4. It will also be shared to the National Youth Service Corps, Edo state chapter, Whatsapp general group

3.Do you have any experience in promoting Wikimedia projects either online or offline?
Were you involved in a similar project in the past? Do you have any other experience related to online/offline promotion?

Yes, I do. I have experience promoting Wikimedia projects, as I have led both the online and offline promotion of WikiFestival Nigeria project, a project that aims to promote and project Nigerian Festivals on Wikipedia. The project was a huge success. I also have been involved in the promotion and formation of the Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU), as I was part of the promotion team that made this event a success and the curation of the Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU)

4. What is your post-promotion plan?
What do you plan to do after your campaign ends?

  1. After the promotion and training, the participants would be onboarded to a Whatsapp and Telegram group where they can continually receive mentorship and monitoring of their progress as they proceed.
  2. They will also be added to the Wikimedia Nigeria Mailing list where they can get up-to-date information about happenings within the community.

5. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? NO


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

  1. Number of people reached = 25
  2. Number of campaign participants = 25
  3. Increase in pageviews and usage for Wikipedia and Wikivoyage


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. B.Korlah - Project Lead: Korlah will be in charge of the general coordination of the project, with his experience coordinating and leading a couple of projects and also experience as the immediate past president of the Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU), a wide range of experience training participants on how to edit Wikipedia including training over 50 participants at the WikiFestival Nigeria
  2. Johnjoy12 - President of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria/Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ibadan with a wide range of experience at organizing projects, will also facilitate training.
  3. Edriiic as the immediate past event coordinator at Wiki Club, Lagos State University and Project lead for the Nigeria Transportation and Recreation Expedition, will bring his expertise and advice at the organization of events and promotional campaigns, experienced Wikivoyage editor and will also facilitate training
  4. Timmylegend - Experienced Wikimedian, with excellent project management skills, organized various successful projects including the popular Nigeria Expedition and Explore Nigeria as an advisor to this project.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Conference Room with presentation gadgets such as Projectors, Public Address system and uninterrupted power supply for 2 days @ $210/day = $420
  • Refreshments: Food, Drinks, Snacks, and Water for participants =$10 each participant (For 25) = $250
  • Internet support for team members and participants during training and post-training for report writing = $200
  • Souvenirs for participants and facilitators (Jotter, Pen, Stickers etc) = $10/person (for 25) = $250
  • Wiki Customized T-Shirt for facilitators and active participants - $160
  • Promotions and Branding (Online Promotions) - $70, (Offline Promotions - Banners. Posters) - $110 = $180
  • Local inter- state transportation for facilitators = $159
  • Accomodation for Facilitators = $150
  • Miscellaneous = $100

Total = $1869


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