Grants:Project/Rapid/Hadassahlove/WikiForHumanRights on LGBT in Nigeria 2022

Hadassahlove/WikiForHumanRights on LGBT in Nigeria
After the success of the first Wikipedia project for LGBTQ community in Nigeria in 2021 which was part of the WikiForHuman right campaign and which has furthered built a community of queer contributors in Nigeria. This project is mainly the 2022 edition centered on training new Nigeria LGBT community on the basis of contributing contents to Wikipedia in new states of the country that hasn't been covered before now. This edit a thon will further train and recruit LGBT right persons in Nigeria into contributing to Wikipedia and also improving and also train participants on working on Wikidata in partnership with LGBT centered organization in Nigeria in two different cities in Nigeria.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Wikidata, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia, Igbo WIkipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date17th 0f March
end date30th of May
budget (local currency)1,135,527 NGN
budget (USD)2,769 USD
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• Hadassahlove31(_AT_)

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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
  4. Add images to commons
  5. Improve LGBT topics
  6. Create a relationship with LGBT Organizations in Nigeria

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?

We are planning 2 editathons with 2 days each in two major cities in Nigeria: Ibadan and Portharcourt which will focus on recruiting editors, creating and improving articles about LGBT and human right activists and topics in Nigeria. And a 1-week long edit-a-thon/contest to encourage more queer particpants to contribute.

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.

I have posted notification in the discussion page of Wikimedia user group Nigeria to notify the community about this project.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?

This will be done through email notifications, invitations and phone calls through partnered LGBT organization.

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

Yes, I have contacted experienced Wikimedians in the Nigeria community and also Wikimedia LGBT community and they have shown interest in supporting the program. Some of the contacted Wikimedians are:
  • User: Kaizenify
  • User: Zblace

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

Participants have the necessary computer devices for the project as that's part of the requirements and I will be providing unlimited fast-speed internet that will be used for all the editathons.

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

We will add them to the existing Queer Wiki Telegram group for all participants to talk and share ideas with experienced wikipedians in the group for guidance. Also we will send a post event questionnaire to get their needs.

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:

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

This editathon is one that will further increase the visibility of LGBT in Nigeria in other states of the country and also partnered with LGBTQ organization in those respective state.


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

  1. Number of events: 2
  2. Number of participants: 50(25 per event)
  3. Number of new editors: 95%
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 200
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): since our project travels, each event is unique with new users.


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).

  • Hadassahlove, Event Organizer
  • Bisi Alimi Foundation, Partnering organization
  • A representative of the Wikimedia LGBT community as facilitator.
  • Kaizenify; Experienced Wikipedia editor and facilitator.
  • Participants to be provided by the partnering organization.
  • Event hall to be provided by the partnering organization.

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

Budget breakdownEdit

This is the budget breakdown for the Project

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Notes
Total Cost of campaign
(Sumtotal :NGN610,000 (USD 2,000))
1 Foods and drinks 60 x 2days 4,500 540,000 10.97 1317.07 This is the cost of food, drinks and tea break for participants, volunteer team and facilitators
2 Internet 1 20,400 20,400 49.75 49.75 This is the cost of recharging the modern with 54gb internet data value
3 Customized shirts 6 5000 30,000 12.19 73.17 This is a high quality material and would be strictly for facilitators, the leader of each partnered organization and two best participants.
4 Local transport for facilitators traveling 2 50,000 100,000 121.95 243.90 This would cover the cost or transportation of the campaign coordinator and facilitator within Lagos and travel to Abuja.
5 Accommodation 2 x 2nights 20,000 80,000 48.78 195.12 This budget is design to take care of of accommodation of the event coordinator and facilitator for two nights.
6 Disposable masks and hand sanitizers 60 700 42,000 1.7 102.43 This would cover the cost of personal protective gadgets so to comply with Covid19 regulations.
7 Participants Pack (Biros, book, pamphlet) 50 1,200 60,000 2.92 292.68 This budget is design to take care of participant pack which include Biro, book and Wikipedia branded pamphlet.
8 Media coverage 1 125,000 125,000 304.87 304.87 This budget is design to take care of expenses around media coverage which include Digital banner, photography, video and online media.
8 Prizes for the best 6 participants (3 from each city) 6 20,000 120,000 48.78 292.68 This budget is design to take care of expenses around media coverage which include photography, video and online media.
9 Contingency 1 18,127 18,127 44.21 44.21 This is for unforeseen expenses and any bank charges, phone calls, printings.
Grand Total: Sumtotal :NGN1,135,527 (USD 2,769)


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