Grants:Project/Rapid/Psalmbusy/Training Nigerian contents creator - Ibadan edition

Psalmbusy/Training Nigerian contents creator - Ibadan edition
After a successful training of content creators in Lagos edition and the contest which attracted many to start contributing to Wikipedia and maximize its use. This proposed project is a product of previous content creators project in Nigeria in collaboration with Sheda House, a content creators hub based in Ibadan, Nigeria who reached out to me after the successful completion of the Lagos edition to organize similar training in Ibadan so as to expose more Ibadan content creators to Wikipedia while being the host. Ibadan is regarded as the largest city in West Africa and hence this project will therefore serve the good number of content creators around the city and served as a ripple effect for Wikipedia contributions.
targetWikipedia, Wikimedia commons
start date29 January
start year2022
end date15 March
end year2022
budget (local currency)N754,400
budget (USD)USD 1,840
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• psalm4busy(_AT_)

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Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors: connect the participants of the Nigeria Wikipedia Content Creator Contest with Wikipedia
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Engage content creators in Nigeria

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

Day 1(Introduction)
Time Activity Facilitators
10:00AM - 10:30AM Registration All
10:35AM - 10:45AM Opening remark Psalmbusy(Project lead)
10:50AM-11:20AM Introduction to Wikimedia Kambai Akau
11:25AM - 11:55 Introduction to Wikipedia Dfertileplain
12:00 Noon - 12:30 Break (Tea break) All
Technical Session
12:30PM - 1:40PM Editing Wikipedia Dfertileplain
1:45PM - 2:15PM Lunch
2:15PM - 3:30PM Basic Wikipedia Editing and How to Cite a Wikipedia Article Kambai Akau & Dfertileplain
3:30PM - 4:00PM Votes of thanks Psalmbusy
Day 2 (Hands-on practical)
10:00AM - 1:00PM Contributing to Wikipedia All participants
1:00PM - 1:30PM Tea Break All participants
1:30PM - 2:25PM General grading of contributions All participants
2:30PM - 3:00PM Lunch
3:00PM - 3:30PM General discussions All participants
3:30PM - 4:00PM Votes of thanks Representative of Sheda House

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

Series of training

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.

  • Nigeria Wikipedia community notified. See link   Done

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.

  • The participants already joined the Nigeria Wikipedia content creators WhatsApp group as that will aid communications with participants.
  • We will also be promoting on social media using the already followed Instagram page

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

Yes, i have reached out experienced editors including Kambai Akau, Dfertileplain

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


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

There would be mentorship after the training.

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:

Kindly click here to access the Risk Assessment.

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

The project is 2 in 1 as it will serve as an avenue to train content creators in Nigeria about editing Wikipedia and also create a contest to ensure massive participation


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

  1. Number of events - 2
  2. Number of participants - 40
  3. Number of new editors - 25
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 50
  5. Number of of images uploaded - 50


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: The partner Sheda House will be proving their space for us to use.
Internet, Projector and power: The partner will also provide intent services and projector couple with power.
Psalmbusy (orgainzer)
Kambai Akau (facilitator)
Dfertileplain (facilitator)

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

  • Food and drinks: USD 13 x 40 x 2 events = USD 1040
  • Pocket Hand Sanitizer: USD 1 x 40 = USD 30
  • Branded nose mask: USD 2 x 40 = USD 60
  • Branded Shirt for organizers and top 3 participants: USD 15 x 6 = USD 90
  • Certificate of participation: USD 1 x 40 = USD 30
  • Communication and Graphics (digital Banners and flyers): USD 120
  • Shopper voucher prizes for best 3(for the contest):USD 300
  • Travel cost for resources person and organizers: USD 40 x 3 = USD 120
  • Miscellaneous: USD 50

Total: USD 1,840

  • Exchange rate - 1 US Dollar equals 410 Nigerian Naira.


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