Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Nigeria Foudation Inc/Visibility Project

WikimediaNigeria/VisibilityProject( Africa)
The Visibility Project is one of our drives to improve the visibility of African Women and increase the number of female contributors on Wikipedia in partnership with African Women in the Media. The project focuses on virtual training and mentoring of women journalists in Africa for over a while. The maiden edition of this project ( Visibility Project- East Africa) focused on Women in Media and Champion of COVID 19 in East Africa. The current edition will focus on Labour Libration in Africa tagged: Labour Migration in Africa with a focus on African Women in the workforce in Diaspora.
  • Wikimedia commons
  • Wikidata
start date15 August
start year2020
end date15 September October 31 December 6
end year2020
budget (local currency)NGN381250
budget (USD)$1250
grant typeOrganization
contact(s)• info(_AT_)• info(_AT_),ng
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

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. Training of women journalists in Africa on how to contribute to Wikipedia.
  2. Increase and Improve Wikipedia pages about notable African women.
  3. Mentoring of potential Women Wikipedians
  4. Expansion of the Wikimedia community in Africa where (country) they are not existing at the moment.

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 pieces of training?

  1. Virtual Training: We plan to organise a-5 day Webinar sessions by experienced Wikipedians in English, French, and Arabic community on various Wikipedia Modules
  2. Mentorship Class: We plan a 5-day Mentoring Class ( Virtual Class) Session for participants
  3. Editathon: We plan a 2-week editathon on Labour Migration in Africa ( African Women in the Workforce in Diaspora).

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.

Official Social Media handles of Wikimedia Nigeria

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

Olaniyan Olushola|
T Cells
Jamie Tubers
Uzoma Ozurumba

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


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

Designated communication channels

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

Project Time-Lines/ Work PlanEdit

Activities Specific Activities Time Lines Expected Outcomes Remarks
  • Collation of Resources Release of content under CCBYSA)
  • Design and launch of Program dashboard for measuring Project metrics
  • Design of project landing page ( Meta)
  • Registration of participants on and off-wiki.
  • Social media engagement eg Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc
15 -20 Aug 2020 Participants are expected to visit the project landing page and partner’s website for the uploaded Videos for a self-pace training session.
Live Training
  • Basic Wikipedia Editing and How to Cite a Wikipedia Article
  • Wikimedia Commons: Licenses and the Use of Freely Licensed Images on Wikipedia
  • Work-Flow of Creating Wikipedia page
  • Cheatsheet of Wikipedia Editing
  • Jifunze kuhariri Wikipedia (Learn how to edit Wikipedia)
21-25 Aug 2020 Participants will be engaged in live training sessions ( hands-on) Duration (2hrs) per Webinar session. Each session will be recorded and make available before the next session on the landing page
Mentorship Class
  • Attending to feedbacks from students per previous sessions
  • Allocation of assignment to students
26-30 Aug 2020 The following modules are expected to be covered:
  • Wikipedia Essentials
  • Editing Basic
  • Evaluating Article and Sources
  • Sandbox and Mainspace
  • Sources and Citation
  • Plagiarism +Copyright Violation
  • Editing Journalism Tools
  • Contributing Images and Media Files ||
  • New editors to create their account before the event ( if it has not been earlier created)
  • Assign an event creator for the event
  • Participants to sign up to the event dashboard
  • Revision of all submitted names to confirm their notability status.
  • Participants are assigned with names that satisfy Wikipedia's notability guidelines
  • Articles review by a mentor before publication
31 -06 Aug 2020
  • At least over 50 articles about African women will be created on Wikipedia
  • At least 0ver 70 participants will become Wikipedian editors
Reporting Project Reporting
  • Number of editors participated
  • Number of Bytes contributed. Number of articles created
  • Number of articles edited
  • Total number of photos uploaded to commons
16 Sep- 17 Oct 2020 The overall report of the event as mentioned in the column for Specific activities are presented to AWIM and Publish on landing page


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

  1. Number of events: 5 trainings in 3 major community in Africa ( English, Arabic and French)
  2. Number of participants: 100 across Africa
  3. Number of new editors: 20 editors
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 50 articles
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


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).

Organizing MembersEdit

S.N. Name Image Designation Contact Information
01 Olaniyan Olushola   Project Manager shola
02 Olayinka Alomaja   Community Enagement Liaison, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc
03 Dele Ogunleye   COO, African Women in Media

Our Facilitators and Mentors Edit





  Ayokanmi Oyeyemi

Experienced Trainer from Wikimedia Nigeria

Ayokanmi Oyeyemi is an experienced Wikipedia editor and trainer within the wikimedia movements from Nigeria. His penchant for documenting African story and profiling various remarkable African women has given him the opportunity to travel wide organizing and facilitating various trainings. He is very passionate about the works of women and had worked closely within the last 3 years to give voice to women. Aside leading women projects, he is also an award winning professional photographer and co-lead for Wiki Loves Love International project. He resides and work from Lagos, Nigeria

  Antoni Mtavangu

Co-founder | Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania

Antoni Mtavangu is a tech enthusiast & entrepreneur, Wikimedia projects volunteer & contributor since 2016, Women advocate and a Co-founder of Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania. His main focus is on expansion of Swahili Wikipedia through editing it, starting new articles as well as facilitating, sharing knowledge and leading Wikipedia training to his fellow Wikimedians on how to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Through collaboration with his community members, He has championed various projects such as Wiki Loves Women, Wikigap, Wiki Loves Africa, Afrocine project, #1Lib1Ref, organizing East Africa Wikipedia Training, local editathons and Wiki-Workshops.

Currently he is also a Universal Code of Conductor facilitator working with the Wikimedia Foundation on creation of the Universal Code of Conduct policy, a projects that is expected to create an environment where every Wikimedian and any other open knowledge enthusiasts will feel free to contribute to WMF projects without having any fear of being harassed.

  Sam Oyeyele

Founder of The AfroCine Project

Sam has been a Wikipedian since 2011. He is a founding-member of Wikimedia Nigeria, and since its inception has served as the Outreach Coordinator, coordinating and facilitating dozens of Wikimedia outreach events, workshops, contests, edit-a-thons and campaigns. He is also the founder of The AfroCine Project, a multi-country and multi-faceted WikiProject which aims to encourage the contribution of content that relates to the historical and contemporary cinema, theatre, and arts sectors of several African countries, the Caribbean and the diaspora to Wikimedia projects."

  Medi Ashioma

User Experience Designer.

Ashioma Medi is a User Interface and User Experience Designer. He is a graduate of Chemistry from the Delta State University, Nigeria and holds a Master's degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Ashioma has been an active contributor to the Wikimedia projects (English Wikipedia, Commons, Meta and Wikibooks) since 2017. He holds the New Pages Reviewer right on the English Wikipedia. Outside the Wikimedia movement, he is a Visual & User Experience Designer and self taught programmer, as well as a Data Analyst. He loves basketball and video games.

  Uzoma Ozurumba

Co-founder of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group

Uzoma Ozurumba is a Co-founder of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group one of the recognised Wikimedia community in Nigeria. Since 2017, she has been contributing primarily to Meta, Commons, Igbo Wikipedia as well as Igbo Wiktionary, of which she is a founder. Uzoma serves as the Igbo Wiki User Group co-ordinator and a Strategy Liaison for the group. She is very passionate about bridging the gender gap online and has been WikiGap ambassador for 3years.

  Isaac Olatunde

Co-founder of Wikimedia Nigeria

Isaac Olatunde is a long-time Wikipedia editor, Co-founder and the Trustee Secretary, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc. He was a member of the Individual Engagement Grant Committee, WMF (2015-2016) and a serving member of the Project Grant Committee, Wikimedia Foundation. He co-chaired the Wiki Indaba Conference 2019 and chaired the Scholarship Review Committee. He served on the Scholarship Committee, Creative Commons Global Summit 2020. Isaac is an Associate Editor, WikiJournal of Medicine (2020 to date). He has led over 30 Wikimedia training/workshops. He is an administrator on Yoruba Wikipedia and a Copyright License Reviewer on Wikimedia Commons.

  Alice Kibombo

Librarian and trainer from Wikimedia Usergroup Uganda

Alice is a member of the Wikimedia Community User Group – Uganda. Over the last 4 years, she has coordinated and facilitated a number of Wikimedia campaigns, workshops, contests and edit-a-thons in Uganda. Her main interests are in projects that aim to decrease the gender gap, GLAM and history and she regularly contributes to both English and Luganda Wikipedias as well as WikiData.

Computer Scientist from Wikimedia Usergroup Algeria

The Maghreb region has a very low activity in the Internet in general and wikimedia projects in particular, around the world, I want to introduce Algeria and the Maghreb as a specific entity that requires more attention and help promote culture through the Wikimedia projects by the comunity wikimedia

African Women in the Media will sponsor the cost of the project management ( USD 2500)

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

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S/n Description Unit Rate Amountt Remarks
1 Webinar Session ( Training)
Internet Supports for facilitating 2hrs each per day by 5 facilitators
5 50 250 One trainer will hold a training session for 2hours per day. We will engage 5 different trainers per day fro 5 days to handle different modules of Wiki(p/m)edia.
3 Mentoring Sessions
Internet/ Phone Call Charges Supports for coordinating a 5-day Virtual- mentoring Class by 5 mentors in 5 Classes
5 100 500 We plan to engage 5 Wiki(p/m)edia mentors. The mentoring will be coordinated in 5 classes
4 Gift items for the 8 Resource Persons 8 50 400 This approach will motivate the volunteered mentors for the time invested in the project.
5 Graphic Designs/Promotion 1 100 100
6 Contingency 50
7 1250


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