Grants:Project/Rapid/Olani Olabimpe/Wikipedia-Training for Library Students in Kwara State

statusnot funded
Olani Olabimpe/Wikipedia-Training for Library Students in Kwara State
To raise awareness about the various Wikimedia products and train library students in Kwara State on how to use Wikipedia effectively for information documentation and retrieval, as well as to promote digital information literacy and free access to information for all.
targetWikipedia and Wikicommons
start date1st November
start year2021
end date30th November
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 846,400
budget (USD)US$ 2,057.07
grant typeIndividual
granteeOlani Olabimpe

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 20 new editors.
  2. Increase skills for existing editors.
  3. create or improve 150 articles on related subjects fields on 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/edithatons.

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.
I have informed WUGN [here], The Nigerian Library Association Kwara State Chapter, The Head of Departments of Library and Information Science Schools in Kwara State, and the National Association of Library and Information Science Students in Kwara.

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 share this project on various social media handles such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Telegram for Library Students in Kwara State and Nigerian Library Association Kwara State Chapter Nigerian Library Association Kwara State Chapter . I will also share this project on Wikibrarians in Nigeria for Librarians in Kwara to encourage participation of many library students in Kwara State.

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

(Olani Olabimpe)- (Project Lead) With over 30 years of experience, she is an experienced library administrator and director at the National Library of Nigeria Kwara State Branch, as well as the chairman of the Nigerian Library Association Kwara State chapter. She has also taken part in competitions and campaigns such as 1Lib1Ref2020 and WikiAflib 1Lib1Ref 2021.
(Bukky658)- (Resource person) She is an experienced Wikibrarian and the project coordinator of WikiGlam Awareness in Kwara State, as well as a Librarian in training and a WikiAFlib Cohort 1 fellow. She has taken part in a number of online contests, which include WPWP, WikiSDGs, WikiLoveAfrica, WikiActivate, WikiSanta, as well as WikiExpedition.
(ridzaina)- (Resource Person) She is a seasoned Wikipedian and a member of the Unilorin Wikimedia Fan Club. She has participated in a number of editathons, including WikiLovesSDGsKwara (Winner), Arts+Feminism, WikiLovesAfrica, WikiExpedition, Wikidata for Media Personalities, and WikiGlam Awareness for Librarians in Kwara State.
(James Rhoda)-(Resource Person) She is an experienced Wikipedian and a member of the Unilorin Wikimedia Fan Club. She was one of the winners of WikiLovesSDGsKwara and Wikidata for Media Personalities. She has also participated in a number of editathons in Kwara State.
(Linason Blessing)-(Communications and Publicity) she is a Wikibrarian and Librarian in training. She is highly skilled in social media engagements, publicity, and strategic communications.

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

Yes some participants already have smartphones and laptops but desktops will be provided for those who do not own laptops or smartphones. All the participants are computer literates.

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

I will create a Whatsapp follow-up group to further engage them. The group will provide them with tips on creating, editing, and retrieving Wikipedia articles, whilst also assigning mentors(an experienced Wikimedian) to them.

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:

Yes, Risk Assessment

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

This project will enhance and improve Library Students engagements in 1Lib1Ref, other Wikimedia projects and campaigns in Kwara 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 = 3
  2. Number of participants = 30
  3. Number of new editors = 20
  4. Number of articles created or improved = 150
  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).

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

  • Library Space: NGN 100,000 X 3 days = NGN 300,000
  • Food and drinks: NGN 3,000 X 30 for 3 days= NGN 270,000
  • Internet Bundle for team members and participants (during the seminar and post project report writing) = NGN 40,000
  • graphics designing, printing of posters and Roll up banners = NGN 35,000
  • Projector renting = NGN 9,000
  • DSLR Camera Rental = NGN 10,000 x 3 days = NGN 30,000
  • Nose Masks for 30 participants X 3 days = NGN 6,000
  • Hand sanitizers for participants and facilitators at the 3days seminars = NGN 5,000.00
  • Certificate of participation for participants = NGN 38,000
  • Shirts for organizers and active participants:NGN 38,400
  • Souvenirs for participants : NGN 2500 x 30 participants = NGN 75,000
Total = NGN 846,400 |US 2,057.07


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!   'I believe this project will create and engage more library students in the 1lib1ref campaign.James Rhoda (talk)

  ' This project aims at enlightening library students in Kwara State n how to use Wikimedia. It will provide them with the necessary knowledge needed for contribution to the 1lib1ref campaign. Ridzaina (talk)

  ' This project will enable more Library students in kwara state on how to contribute to the 1lib1ref campaign. Linason Blessing (talk)

  ' This project is a good step on the right direction to engage more Library Student in Kwara State for the 1lib1ref campaign in Kwara State.Bukky658 (talk)