Grants:Project/Rapid/Mrnyben1313/Reviving Yoruba Wiktionary

statusnot funded
Mrnyben1313/Reviving Yoruba Wiktionary
The Yoruba Wiktionary was closed on the 17th of December 2007 because there were no active native speakers of Yoruba language contributing to either Wiktionary or Wikipedia in the Yoruba language at the time. Today, with support from the Yoruba Wikimedians User Group, we now have more than 200 native speakers as members of the Yoruba Wikipedia community who are largely contributing to the Yoruba Wikipedia partly because they are not familiar or aware that the Yoruba Wiktionary exists and they could also contribute to it. I plan to organize 2 pieces of training and 1 edit-a-thon for members of the Yoruba Wikipedia on how to contribute to Yoruba Wikitionary. This would help revive the project.
targetYoruba Wiktionary
start date25th of April 2022
start year2022
end date24th of June 2022
end year2022
budget (local currency)₦ 1,193,000
budget (USD)USD 2, 847.32
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• babatundeasaolu(_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. Build community of active editors for Yoruba Wiktionary
  2. Recruit new editors for Yoruba Wiktionary
  3. Increase skills for existing editors of the Yoruba Wikipedia
  4. Add or improve content on the Yoruba Wiktionary

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?

2 pieces of training and 1 edit-a-thon

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.

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 let the participants know through the Yoruba Wikipedia Community WhatsApp group containing more than 300 members, mailing lists, and social media channels of the Yoruba Wikipedia.

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, the participants have laptops

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

WhatsApp group is a good platform to engage new volunteers. This has worked in several projects. After the events, there would be a small contests among the participants to keep them engaged.

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:

See link to COVID-19 Assessment report

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 events
  2. Number of participants - 30 participants
  3. Number of new editors - 20 new editors
  4. Number of articles created or improved - 300
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 15


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).

  • Laptops and other devices

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

Budget for training

  • Food and Drinks: ₦4,000 x30 x 2 days = ₦240,000
  • Hall rentals : ₦80,000 x 2 days = ₦160,000
  • Data Bundle: = ₦20,000 for 2 days = ₦ 40,000
  • Phone calls, and internet for facilitators, and mentors : ₦60,000
  • Graphics design for social media promotion: ₦20,000
  • Covid-19 safety equipment (Face mask, Hand sanitisers, liquid soap) ₦20,000
  • Branded Shirts for 3 facilitators: ₦5,000 x 3= ₦15,000
  • Transportation for 3 Facilitators : ₦10,000 x 3 for 2 days = ₦60,000
  • Internet data for participants ₦1,000 x 25 = ₦25,000
  • Contingency: ₦30,000

Gift items for top contributors

  • Gifts for best 3 participants: ₦100,000 x 1 = ₦100,000
  • Certificate of Participation: ₦30,000

Budget for edit-a-thon

  • Food and Drinks: ₦4,000 x30 = ₦120,000
  • Hall rentals : ₦80,000
  • Data Bundle: ₦20,000
  • Covid-19 safety equipment (Face mask, Hand sanitisers, liquid soap) ₦10,000
  • Transportation for 3 Facilitators : ₦10,000 x 3 = ₦30,000
  • Admin cost (local transport to banks, purchasing and mailing of gift, operation logistics etc) = ₦100,000
  • Bank changes = ₦13,000
  • Contingency: ₦20,000


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