Grants:Project/Rapid/Tochiprecious/Imo State Wikimedia Projects Awareness and Edit a thon

"Igbo Wikimedians User Group/Imo State Wikimedia Projects Awareness and Edit a thon"
The aim of the Imo State Wikimedia Projects Awareness and Edit a thon is to create awareness of Wikimedia Projects to Igbos in Imo State, train them on how to contribute especially to Igbo Wikipedia, Igbo Wiktionary and WikiCommons, to also bring volunteers together to help contribute to digitize /increase the number of Articles on the Igbo Wikipedia Language Platform through translations and creation of Articles.
targetIgbo Wikipedia, Igbo Wiktionary, WikiCommons
start dateMarch 11
start year2020
end dateJune 31 30
end year2020
budget (local currency)454,788
budget (USD)$1263.3
grant typeorganization
contact(s)• tochiprecious2(_AT_)• uzzherself(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Igbo Wikimedians User Group
website (if applicable)•

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. Create awareness of the different Wikimedia Projects to Igbo indigenes of Imo State and how they can begin to contribute.
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Increase skills for existing editors
  4. Add or improve content
  5. The Project will also give existing Editors who are motivated to edit through editathons the opportunity to do so.

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 are planning a general training and a series of 3 edit-a-thons over 4 months

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.

We will use Social Media to call for new volunteers that would be trained. Offline Discussions and Meetings with existing Igbo Language Editors and some new prospects have been done. I have also sent a proposal to the Imo State Government as they will also help in mobilising participants.

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

Yes we have experienced editors who can also help in the training of new editors like:

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

Participants already have Personal Computers and mobile phones. They will be provided with Internet data that will be used during the editathon.

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

  • WhatsApp Group
  • Face to face mentoring
  • Email Newsletters

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

This Project is really necessary to help raise awareness of the different Wikimedia Projects in Imo State as it's barely known and how more Igbos can begin to add content.


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: 10 (minimum number of Participants expected per Event)
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 40


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 5 experienced Igbo Language Wikimedians who will be involved in the, organization and management of this Project.

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

  1. Food and drink = $210 x 3 Events = $630
  2. Space Rental = $125 x 3 Events = $375
  3. Internet for Editors = $58.3 x 3 Events = $175
  4. Logistics & Miscellaneous supplies (printing, banner, flyers etc.) = 83.3

Total = 1263.3 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This project will recruit more editors in Igbo Wikipedia and Wiktionary, as well as increase the number of articles in Igbo language Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Uzoma 12:21, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I so much believe that this project will go a long way in recruiting more editors in Igbo Wikipedia and Wiktionary and add to the number of articles in Igbo language Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Onyinye 19:56, 27 January 2020 (UTC)