Grants:Project/Rapid/Nellydieli/Edit-a-thon at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt

Nellydieli/Edit-a-thon at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt
This is a Wikipedia community outreach programme, where we intend to train the library staff of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt to ably add local contents - contribute and edit Wikipedia, upload images and videos to Wiki commons, be a part of GLAM/other Wikimedia projects and/or join an existing campaign. English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
targetlibrary staff of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt
start dateApril 04
end dateMay 01
budget (local currency)N529,710
budget (USD)$1,275
grant typeIndividual at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt .
organization (if applicable)• Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

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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. Add or improve content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
  3. Sensitize participants to utilize Wikipedia resources in their work routine

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 intend to carry out a hybrid training in the first week with the next 3 weeks dedicated to contribution of content but with a weekly office hour.

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.

Wikimedia User group, Nigeria -
Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State Chapter -
Linkedin -
Twitter - @nelly_godwin

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.

We will use various social media channels in addition to workplace WhatsApp groups

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

User: Ngostary2k
Adefunke Ebijuwa

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

Most participants are drawn from faculty staff who already have some existing knowledge of information but may not be clear how to relate what they know to Wikipedia. In addition, they are already computer literate.

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

We shall have follow-ups; and this will be achieved using the event Dashboard. We shall also engage with the participants using emails and social media platforms and a dedicated WhatsApp group

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:

This will be a hybrid engagement. There will be physical meetups and virtual training for the first three days, whereas office hours and other events will be virtual. We shall observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

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 6
  2. Number of participants = 30
  3. Number of new editors = 15
  4. Number of articles created or improved
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


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).

  • Space for the training will be provided at the Dame Patience Jonathan Library, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt by the library's Management.
  • Training of participants will be facilitated by the following experienced editors :
Stella Agbley
Olushola Olaniyan
Ayokanmi Oyeyemi

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

Item & Description Quantity Unit Price (USD) Total cost (USD)
Logistics for coordination (Airtime, Data, Transport) 1 100 100
Internet data for events 3 100 300
Meals & Refreshments for participants (Water, Snacks) 3 145 435
COVID19 precaution (Face masks & hand sanitiser) 4 15 60
Miscelleneous 1 80 80
Stationery and design of e-flyers, etc. 1 100 100
Souvenirs and prizes for top contributors 5 40 200

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!


Olabisi11 (talk)

@Ebijuwaadefunke endorse this program because it is a great project

Ngostary2k (talk) This is a good project and I endorse it 17:39 16 Feb, 2022

Temilolub.52021(talk) I endorse.

  • This would be a great opportunity for Nelly to apply the skills that she learnt in previous Wikimedia-sponsored courses... AKibombo (talk) 14:59, 17 February 2022 (UTC)

This project would be of great benefit as it would avail Nelly the opportunity to share in her wealth of experience and knowledge gained in previous Wikipedia training. It would creat more awareness, dissemination and knowledge of the aboutness of Wikipedia to all a sundry. I Alero123 hereby endorse.


  • This is a great project and I endorse it. Chinakoasogwa (talk) 19:16, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
  • I am excited that participants from the Wikipedia in African Libraries course are beginning to share what they have learned to their colleagues. I believe this project will highlight the importance of opening up knowledge in the academic institution and impart new digital skills to librarians. AfricanLibrarian (talk) 20:00, 17 February 2022 (UTC)