Grants:Project/Rapid/Olaniyan Olushola/Wikipedia Library Program with Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

statusnot funded
Olaniyan Olushola/Wikipedia Library Program with Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta
Though there are over 165 Universities in Nigeria, but there are no single Wikipedia Library Program running in the country.We understand the immense resources available to be earnest if there is an effective partnership structure with Libraries in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The success of this arrangement will serve as one of the pivotal points of bridging the existing gaps on our local contents on Wikipedia.Hence,the need to focus on this project in Nigeria.

I was invited to Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta on the 7th of February to celebrate Wikipedia:Meetup/AfroCROWD/FUNAAB Black History Month Black History Month Celebration with Wikipedia edit-a-thon. One of the fall of the event is that we can tap from enormous resources in working with the Librarians at the university. It will also serve as a means of introducing and training Wikipedia among new set of volunteers.This project will focus on capacity development, Since, no one can be a Wikipedian in One day. I plan to organize a 3-day Wikipedia training and edi-a-thon for the Librarians at the University.Already, i have contacted with Wikipedia Library arm of the Foundation and they have decided to support me and my team on this project.

Partnership Letter Between Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and Federal Univeristy of Technology ( FUNAAB)
target*Wikipedia ( English and Yoruba)
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Wikidata
start year24th April
end date2019
end year26th April 2019
budget (local currency)NGN598,000.00
budget (USD)USD1960.66
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• Olaniyan Olushola•

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
  3. Increase nunmber of partnership with non-wiki based organization

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?

There will be two training sessions and one day for edit-a-thon

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.

Official mailing list
Wikimedia Nigeria Official Facebook Page
Official Twitter Handle of Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation
Official Instangram Page WikimediaNG

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

User:Olaniyan Olushola

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

We will start with 2 day training session by the mentioned experienced Wikipedians.

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

We plan to create a WhatsApp chat for communication and mentorship after the event.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? See [,_Oregon_State_University,_Wikimedia_Nigeria/Oregon_State_Univ_Black_History_Month_Wikipedia_Edit-a-thon_with_AfroCROWD_(February_8,_2019) here] the output of the last event with institution on outreach dashboard.


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

  1. Number of events
If 3 events were held
  1. Number of participants
If at least 20 participants came for each day of the event
  1. Number of new editors
If 20 new editors participated at the event
  1. Number of of articles created or improved
If at least 10 articles were created and 10 articles improved
  1. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)
If atleast 3 editors continue editing even after the event


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).

Computer Systems

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

Lunch for 20 participants for 3 days= NGN150,000.00
Internet-50G= NGN30,000.00
Backup Generator (NGN15000/day)X3 =NGN45,000.00
Rental of Camera (NGN10,000.00/day)x3=NGN 30,000.00
Publicity-Flyer ( 50pcs)= NGN15000.00
Accommodation (3Xnight for 3Wikipedians)= NGN180,000.00
Feeding ( Sdays for 3 Night)= NGN 45,000.00
Intercity Transport for 3Wikipedians (to-fro)= NGN30,000.00
Local Transport for 3XWikipedian= NGN6,000.00
Contingency = 20,000.00
Total= NGN598,000.00

Exchange rate= 305/USD


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