Grants:Project/Rapid/Bukky658/Wikimedia Fan Club, Kwara State University Awareness Campaign/Report

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes, we are delighted to have met our goals. The awareness campaign, training and establishment of the Wikimedia fan club was a welcome change at the Kwara State University, The Fan Club was established to further expose and equip the University community of undergraduates and acidemias with the skills needed for editing Wikipedia and its sisters project, and also expose them to other areas of study outside their regular academic curriculums.


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Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of campaign participants= 40 42[[1]] The target set was achieved and exceeded
Increase in page views for a Wikimedia projects= 500 46.6K The students were incredibly excited to check out Wikipedia and its sister project.


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
  • Everything from event awareness to event launch went smoothly because we had done all of the necessary planning ahead of time. The speakers and facilitators used projectors and recorded videos to easily connect and expose the students' minds to the need to participate in various Wikimedia projects to bridge knowledge gaps and colonise the internet. After learning about the benefits of promoting free knowledge and becoming experienced Wikimedians, all of the students who attended the physical event were eager to join the Wiki community. Most of the students now have accounts on multiple Wikis and are eagerly awaiting the next meetup/workshop so that we can get more practical.
  • With the help of the router, we had super fast internet at the venue to bridge unstable internet connectivity.

  • What did not work so well?
  • Even though the guest speakers, and facilitators arrived the venue on time, we had to delay the commencement of the launch due to the lateness of some of the students who were writing exams and this made the event to exceed the time set.
  • We also had more participants than we planned budgetted for, as many of them wanted to be part of the program.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • We would ensure to make extra provisions for food, drinks etc. And also ensure that our subsequent trainings does not clash with the school academic work.


Grant funds spentEdit

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • Food and drinks = $10 x 40 participants = $400
  • Internet support for participants, and team members, and post training for report writing = $121
  • Router for internet connection during training= $60
  • Souvenirs ( Jotters, pen, and stickers) $8 x 40 participants = $320
  • Local inter-state transportation for Special guest speaker = $50
  • Accomodation for Special guest speaker = $72
  • Local running for Team Members = $13 x 6 = $78
  • Customized shirts ($6) for 6 Team members and 40 participants = $276
  • Promotions and branding
  • Offline ( 2 Roll-up banners, posters, etc) = $200
  • Online promotion = $100
  • Projector rental = $12
  • DSLR Camera Rental= $53
  • Contigency = $87

Total = NGN 760,315 |USD 1,829

Remaining fundsEdit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, all grant funds were used exactly as proposed and approved.

Anything elseEdit

Anything else you want to share about your project?