Grants:Project/Rapid/Follow-up Training of Secondary School Teachers and Students in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State

Yemi festus/Follow-up Training of Secondary School Teachers and Students in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State
After succesfully running the Wikidata of Secondary Schools in Nigeria in which secondary school teachers and students in Ojo Local Government area of Lagos state were the participants, I plan to continue participant engagement by solidifying their training and also introduce these participants to other wikimedia projects such as the Simple English Wikipedia.
targetWikidata, Simple English Wikipedia
start date7 February
start year2022
end date30 April
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN 872,882
budget (USD)$2,115
grant typeIndividual
granteeYemi festus
contact(s)• yemifestusfx2(_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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content on Wikidata
  4. Add or improve content on Simple English Wikipedia

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?

3 Series of trainings/editathon

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have notified Wikimedia User Group Nigeria here

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

I will inform the Principal and teachers directly. I will also let them know through whatsApp status since I have contacts of most of the teachers. The students will be informed by their teachers and I will request time to address them on the assembly. This will also be pasted on the wall of the facebook pages of these schools. I will also inform them through the existing WhatsApp group created during the previous event.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

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

Yes, participants have tablets provided to them by the state government and they are already computer literate. Others will be encouraged to come with their laptops.

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

The teachers will be encouraged to give the students task to edit pages on wikidata and wikipedia which I will send a list on a weekly basis. I will continue to show them tips on a weekly basis on the whatsapp group created in the previuos event. Progress will be shared on this group as well.

7. 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:

Risk Assessment

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



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

  1. Number of events: 3
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of Wikidata items created or improved: 100
  5. Number of Simple English Wikipedia created or improved: 15
  6. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 10


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).

  • laptop and smartphone.
  • User:Yemi festus (coordinator): I will be coordinating the event
User:Samatics (facilitator): is an experienced Wikimedian and he will be facilitating the simple English Wikipedia training.
User:DonKevin: He was the organizer of the ground breaking Wikidata introduction In Lagos State University, Ojo campus. He will help in facilitating the Wikidata event.

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

  • Space Rental: $150 x 3 events = $450
  • Food and Drinks: $10 x 30 X 3 events = $900
  • Universal Router hire: $25 x 3 events = $75
  • Data subscription on router: $50 x 3 events = $150
  • Internet subscription on participant devices for editing after events days: $8 x 30 = $240
  • Branded souvenirs for all participants: $10 x 30 = $300

Total = $2,115


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