Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc/Wikidata Items Wanting Photos (WIWP)

Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc/Wikidata Items Wanting Photos (WIWP)
Annually the various Wiki Loves events, in the movement produced photos and videos to improve Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Although, many of the photos from the mentioned contest have been used on Wikipedia, however, many of the Wikidata items are without photographs and videos.

This project tends to train participants about the use of Wikidata and how to use photos on Wikidata.
targetCommons, Wikidata and Wikipedia
start date10th Nov
start year2021
end date30 Nov 15 December January 20
end year2021 2022
budget (local currency)811,599
budget (USD)USD1975
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• olaniyanshola15(_AT_)• info(_AT_)

Review your report

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 to the Wikidata project
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Improve Wikidata Items without photos from the previous Wiki Loves events

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?

Series of 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.

We've reached out to our member via the talk page of the UG on meta and Whatsapp room as well.

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.

Our meta page and the Whatsapp 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

  1. Kaizenify
  2. T Cells
  3. Olushola Olaniyan

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)?

Through the group Whatsapp group

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, Risk Assessment tool

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
We have identified the Two(2) Wiki Loves events - Wiki Love Monuments+ Wiki Loves Africa

Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Nigeria
Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Nigeria
Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2016 in Nigeria
Category:Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2019 in Nigeria
[videos on Nigerian cities are available on Nigerian Language Oral History Documentation Project]

Result of SPARQL Query of Natural places in Nigeria wanting photos on Wikidata to demonstrate knowledge GapEdit

  1. over 40 out of the 60 Monuments in this query lack photos
  2. 5 out of the 8 National Parks do not have images
  3. 280 item out of 283 Nigerian mountain do not have photos
  4. over 1400 items on Hills in Nigeria without Photos
  5. 2 out of the 72 items on Nigerian cities have photos or videos


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=25 participants are expected for the two day event
  3. Number of new editors= 10
  4. Number of photos to be used on Wikidata= 1000
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)=15


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).

Kaizenify (facilitator)
T Cells (facilitator)
Olushola Olaniyan (Facilitator/Coordinator)

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

Venue= 2X USD200= 400
Refreshment= 12 people XUSD30= USD360by2=USD720
Internet= 75USD
Communication and Graphics (digital Banners and flyers): USD 150
Local transport for 4 3 facilitators= 3X50=150
Branded T-shirt for Facilitators+ Participants with 3 best contributions (USD15X6)= USD90
Gift vouchers for best Three contributors= 150
Pocket Hand Sanitizer: USD 1 x 30 = USD 30
Branded nose mask: USD 2 x 30 = USD 60
Public Address System= 50
Alternate Power Supply= 50
Contingency:USD 50


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