Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikidata Trainings on Laureates of Nigerian National Merit Award

statusnot funded
Wikitician/Wikidata Trainings on Laureates of Nigerian National Merit Award
The Nigerian National Order of Merit Award (NNOM) is an academic award conferred on distinguished academics and intellectuals who have made outstanding contributions to the academic, growth and development of Nigeria. A query on Wikidata on Laurates of this award returns only 9 results. This project is aimed at training students of Ogun State Institute of Technology(OGITECH), Igbesa on how to contribute to Wikidata by creating and improving items on Laureates of Nigerian National Merit Award.
start date1 November
start year2021
end date30 January
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN 817,094
budget (USD)USD 1,990
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• oduent37(_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
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

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?

2 series of trainings/edithatons

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 have informed the WUGN here

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.

I will let them know by sharing fliers about the event on campus and pasting notice on departmental notice boards. I will also encourage the students to post on their Whatsapp Status for more visibility.

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

User: Biowikician

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

Yes, participants are tertiary institution students that are computer literate. They have either a mobile phone or Laptop.

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

I will create a WhatsApp group where I will answer post event questions and also organize goole meet meeting to discuss progress with participants.

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:

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



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: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 20
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 10


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).

User:Wikitician: I am an experienced Wikidata editor and I will be leading the event.
User:Samatics : He is an experienced Wikimedian and a prolific Wikidator editor. He understands how to facilitate Wikidata events. He will assist in facilitating the event.
User: Biowikician: He is also an experienced Wikidata editor and he will help with logistics and project management.

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

  • Space rental: USD 200 x 2 = USD 400
  • Food and drinks: USD 12 x 30 x 2 events = USD 720
  • Certificate of participation: USD 1 x 30 = USD 30
  • Camera rental: USD 25
  • Participant packs (folder, Wrist bands, pen, Wikidata cheatsheet, stickers) = USD 7 x 30 = USD 210
  • Pocket Hand Sanitizer: USD 1 x 30 = USD 30
  • Branded nose mask: USD 2 x 30 = USD 60
  • Branded Shirt for top 3 participants: USD 15 x 3 = USD 45
  • Universal router rental: USD 25 x 2 = USD 50
  • Internet subscription on router: USD 120
  • Internet subscription on participants devices for post-event editing: USD 8 x 30 = USD 240
  • Local transport for organizers: USD 20 x 3 = USD 60

Total: USD 1,990


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