Grants:Project/Rapid/Ugwulebo/Wiki and World Health Day Celebration

Ugwulebo/Wiki and World Health Day Celebration
The recent global health challenges experienced in Nigeria and most part of the World has increased the need for dissemination of health information, thus, this project seek to promote health and human well-being by working with health practitioners, as well as, Health and Medical Science Students of the University of Port Harcourt to promote health information on Wikipedia. The project will involve recruitment of Wikimedia editors, training as well as an Edit-a-thon.
targetEnglish Wikipedia; Wikimedia commons
start date1st April
start year2022
end date30th April
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN 925,400
budget (USD)USD 2,225
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• ugwulebojeremiah616(_AT_)

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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 Rivers State
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Create Awareness of Wikipedia Project Editing in Rivers State
  4. Add or improve local Content on English Wikipedia
  5. Strengthen the Wikimedia Community at the University of Port Harcourt

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 carry out series of training and an edit-a-thon

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.

  1. I will be working with Health and Medical Science Students at the University of Port Harcourt and the information will be shared on their Social Media Platforms.
  2. I have identified participants in the university that will participate in the training.
  3. 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

* Ugwulebo will lead this project. He has experience in coordinating Wikimedia event. He co-coordinated the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at the University of Port Harcourt.
* Omorodion1 will join this project. He is an experienced Wikimedian who have facilitated and organized several Wikimedia events in Nigeria, including the Open Semester Training for staff and students of Samuel Adegboyega University project and Photowalk at Edo State project. He is the co-organizer and facilitator of the Wikipedia Training and Edit-a-thon at the University of Port Harcourt.

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

Many of the participants do not have the required skills. Hence, we shall be organizing series of trainings prior to the Edit-a-thon

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

Newly recruited participants will be admitted to the Rivers 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 solidify their skills and participate in the wider Wikimedia Nigeria Community activities.

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, see link to the completed copy of the risk assessment tool [1]

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

This project will help promote Health and Wellness even in the midst of several health challenges and will further show how Wikipedia can be a potent weapon for healthy living.


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 Rivers 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).

Ugwulebo will be involved in the project.
Omorodion1, experienced Wikimedia facilitator and coordinator.

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 2 X 1 night = USD 50
6 Branded shirts (for 2 organizers and 3 Most Active Participants) (USD 15X5)= USD 75
Souvenirs (Jotters, Pens, Stickers) for participants: (USD 9X40) = USD 360
Data support for participants to encourage editing after training = USD 100
Miscellaneous (Inclusive of Bank charges and unforeseen logistics) = USD 50

Total= USD 2,225; NGN 925,400

(Exchange rate = 415.91 per dollar as at 15th February, 2022 (oanda))


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