Grants:Project/Rapid/Lordgentual/Wikidata and Wikipedia promotion campaign to NYSC corpers in Cross River State

statusnot funded
Lordgentual/Wiki awareness for Cross River Youth corpers
This program is to create awareness about Wikidata and Wikipedia to youth corpers currently serving in Cross River State. The program would enlighten graduates on how they can make contributions to both Wikidata and Wikipedia.
targetEnglish Wikipedia and wikidata
start dateOctober 30
start year2021
end dateNovember 10
end year2021
budget (local currency)#617,954
budget (USD)$1504
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• dfmopeoluwa(_AT_)

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)

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 a 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.

Notification would be dropped across all social media platforms belonging to Cross River NYSC. Also there would be notification during their CDS activities

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.

Notification has been dropped on the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria talk page

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?

While I haven't done a promotion campaign, I have similar experience, I anchored WPWP for Cross River corpers, and I have also participated during promotion campaign held in LASU Wiki club.

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

The participants would be added to a WhatsApp group where they would be monitored and trained so as for them to keep making good edits.

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?

The aim of this awareness is to get as many graduates currently undergoing their youth service to make meaningful contributions. Due to the fact that they are educated, their impact would be valuable.


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 30
  2. Number of campaign participants 30
  3. Wikidata articles edits: 50+


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. Lordgentual (project coordinator): I am a graduate and currently serving in Cross river state. I have made a lot of edits both on wikipedia and wikidata. I am an active member of WUGN and an active editor on Yoruba wikipedia.
  2. Stormy Chamber is the founder of LASU WikiClub and an experienced wikimedian.
  3. B.Korlah is the current president of the LASU wiki club and was the host for Wiki Festival.
  4. Jamies Tubers is a seasoned wikimedian and would be taking them on wikidata.

Activity Schedule

Day 1
Time Activity Panelist
10:00am - 10:05 Opening Prayer Lordgentual
10:05am - 10:35am Introduction to wikipedia B.Korlah
10:35am - 10:40am Break
10:40am - 11:40am Creating Wikipedia articles Stormy Chamber
11:40am - 12:00pm Lunch Break
12:00pm - 12:30pm Questions and edit-a-thon Lordgentual

Day 2
Time Activity Panelist
10:00am - 10:05 Opening Prayer Lordgentual
10:05am - 10:35am Wiki commons and its uses Lordgentual
10:35am - 10:40am Break
10:40am - 11:40am Introduction to wiki data Jamie Tubers
11:40am - 12:00pm Lunch break
12:00pm - 12:30pm Edit-a-thon on wikidata/ Questions. Lordgentual

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

  1. Hall rentage : $100 × 2 days = $200
  2. Internet subscription for the two days: $100
  3. Feeding : $6.5 per day ×2 days ×30participants = $390
  4. Branded t-shirt for 30 participants: $10 per cloth(branding inclusive) × 30 participants = $300
  5. Branded hoodie for team members: $20 × 5 team members = $100
  6. Banners: $50
  7. Wiki cheat sheet: $5 × 30 participants = $150
  8. projector rental: $18 × 2days= $54
  9. facemasks, sanitizers and handwashers for 30 participants= $100
  10. Miscellaneous : $60
  11. Total:$1504


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  Strong support Godstime Elijah (talk) 21:59, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
  Strong support I support this project as any attempt to make people aware of the Wikimedia project is a YES for me.B.Korlah (talk) 22:00, 16 August 2021 (UTC)