Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Projects Awareness in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho

statusnot funded
johnjoy12/Wikimedia Projects Awareness in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho
Wikimedia Projects Awareness in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH) intends to create awareness for Wikipedia and its sister's project to the Students and staff of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH) and also see to the way forward for promoting Wikimedia projects, campaigns and contest in the institution.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons
start date9th April
start year2022
end date30th April
end year2022
budget (local currency)N780,426
budget (USD)USD1,879
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• johnjoyk15(_AT_)

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Online promotion of Wikimedia project(s)/campaign(s)
  2. Offline promotion of Wikimedia project(s)/campaign(s)

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. What is your promotion plan?
You can do a campaign involving billboards or rickshaw announcements to promote a Wikimedia projects, such as Santali Wikipedia, at different places in a city. You can promote an online campaign such as Wiki Loves Monuments on Facebook, Twitter, etc using ads. You can also create gifs/slideshows or other easy to make multimedia files and use them to promote your project on social media.

I plan to organize offline and online promotion and a one-day physical training for students and staffs of the university on what the Wikimedia projects are all about and sensitizing them on how they can contribute to it. The promotion and training will expose and equip them to skills needed for contributing their quotas to Wikipedia and its sisters project.

2. How will you let your community know about the promotion campaign?
Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

I will make announcement on the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

3.Do you have any experience in promoting Wikimedia projects either online or offline?
Were you involved in a similar project in the past? Do you have any other experience related to online/offline promotion?

Yes, I do.

I have not involved in an awareness campaign before, however, I believe with my vast knowledge about other Wikimedia projects I can do this. I have other experience related to online and offline promotions but not on Wikipedia projects.
4. What is your post-promotion plan?
What do you plan to do after your campaign ends?

After the promotion and training, the participants will be integrated to form a Wikipedia Fan Club like other institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. During the promotion, Meta page and WhatsApp group will be created for follow-up and information dissemination.

5. 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:

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

This project is an introduction of Wikimedia projects to students and staff of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH).


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

  1. Number of people reached - 500
  2. Number of campaign participants - 50
  3. Increase in pageviews for a Wikimedia project - 100


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).

  • Personal Laptops and mobile phones
  • 4 experience editors
  • User:Johnjoy12 (Team lead and Project Cordinator); will be handling selection of facilitators and coordinating the smooth running of the awareness campaign. Will as well talk on the importance and use of Wikidata, how to improve and create Wikidata.
  • User:Adefanike (Facilitator); will be talking on the Importance and use of Wikipedia, its core content policies, how to improve and edit Wikipedia.
  • User:Official_alade (Facilitator); will be talking on the importance and use of Wikicommons, steps on how to upload media files on Wikicommons, with examples of campaigns and contests carried out on Wikicommons.
  • User:Abiolakintrunde Media and Publicist for the project.

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

  • Event Hall = $200
  • Food and drinks = $10 x 50 participants = $500
  • Internet support for participants, and team members, and post training for report writing = $135
  • Router for internet connection during training= $50
  • Souvenirs ( Customized jotter and pen) $6 x 50 participants = $300
  • Local running for Team Members = $15 x 4 = $60
  • Customized shirts for 4 Team members and 50 participants @6 each = $324

Promotions and branding

  • Offline; 2 Roll-up banners = $100
  • Online promotion = $100
  • Projector rental = $15
  • Camera Rental = $45
  • Contigency = $50

Total N780,426|USD1,879


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