Grants:Project/Rapid/Omorodion1/Stimulating Wikimedia Activities at Igbinedion University Okada

Omorodion1/Stimulating Wikimedia Activities at Igbinedion University Okada
This project is initiated to expand Wikimedia activities in Edo State by recruiting, training and mentoring interested Staff and Students of Igbinedion University Okada so as to help close the content gap and document the History and Culture of Edo People (Binis, Owan, Esan, Afemai etc) in the English Wikipedia. The project is also conceived to help recruit more active Wikimedia editors in the Wikimedia Community in Edo State.
targetEnglish Wikipedia; Wikimedia commons; Wikidata
start date1st June
start year2022
end date30th June
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN 961,234.3
budget (USD)USD 2,315
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• okuonghaeo(_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. Recruit new editors for the Wikimedia community in Edo State
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Create Awareness of Wikipedia Editing in Edo State
  4. Add or improve local content on the History and Culture of Edo People (Binis, Owan, Esan, Afemai etc) in the English Wikipedia.
  5. Build a Community of Wikimedia Editors at Igbinedion University Okada.

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?

I plan to organize series of training and an Edit-a-thon so as to help improve content around Edo History and Culture on English Wikipedia

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.

I will be working primarily with Staff and Students at Igbinedion University and the information will be shared on their social media platforms such as Whatsapp groups.
  1. I have identified participants in the university that will participate in the training.
  2. I have informed the Wikimedia community about this project via its

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.

Information about the Wikipedia training and edit-a-thon will be disseminated using fliers and social media channels.
The participants will be onboarded in a WhatsApp group to ease communication before, during and after the event.

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

* Omorodion1 will lead this project. He is an experienced Wikimedian Facilitator and Project Manager. He has facilitated and organized several Wikimedia related events in Nigeria, including the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at Samuel Adegboyega University project, Photowalk at Edo State, Wiki and Open Access Week Celebration at Ambrose Alli University and Wiki Train the Trainer Workshop for Edo Librarians. He is the co-organizer and facilitator of the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at the University of Port Harcourt, as well as the WikiActivate Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.
* Nosakhare Okuons will join this project. He has experience in planning and cordinating Wikimedia events. He has also participated in Wikimedia events in Nigeria, including the Open Semester Training for staff and students of Samuel Adegboyega University project.
* InspirePhotos will be in charge of Communication and Publicity.

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

The participants have the digital devices and basic digital literacy skills needed to participate in the project. However, the participants are newbies who lack the necessary Wiki Skills needed to contribute high quality content. Hence the need for this project.

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

Newly recruited participants will be admitted to Edo Wikimedia Community Whatsapp group. Also, they will be linked to their respective indigenous language Wikimedia groups in Nigeria, such as the Igbo Wikimedia Usergroup, Yoruba Wikimedia Usergroup and Hausa Wikimedia Usergroups; so they can get further training and participate in the wider Wikimedia Nigeria Community activities.

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

This project will further help increase the Wikipedia editing awareness, especially in a town such as Okada in Edo State.


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

  1. If at least One Physical Training and One Edit-a-thon is organized
  2. If at least 40 persons participate in the events
  3. If at least 25 New Editors are recruited for the Wikimedia community in Edo State
  4. If at least 50 articles are created or improved


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).

We have
Omorodion1, experienced Wikimedia facilitator and coordinator.
Nosakhare Okuons will be involved in the project.
InspirePhotos will handle publicity and social media promotion

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

Event Space: USD 150 X 2 = USD 300
Food and drinks: (USD 13X40) for 2days = USD 1,040
Internet Bundle/data (for organizers and participants during training) = USD 80
Communication and Graphics (graphic designs, printing of fliers and printing of 2 drop banner) = USD 70
Nose Masks and Hand sanitizer for participants and organizers = USD 50
Local transport for facilitators = USD 50
Accommodation for Facilitators = USD 25/ per night X 3 X 1 night = USD 75
6 Branded shirts (for 3 organizers and 3 Most Active Participants) (USD 15X6)= USD 90
Souvenirs (Jotters, Pens, Stickers) for participants: (USD 9X40) = USD 360
Child Care Support = USD 50
Data support for participants to encourage editing after training = USD 100
Miscellaneous (Inclusive of Bank charges and unforeseen logistics) = USD 50

Total= USD 2,315; NGN 961,234.3

(Exchange rate = 415.22 per dollar as at 4th April, 2022 (oanda))


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