Grants:Project/Rapid/Yoruba Wikimedians User Group/Follow up training for Yoruba language students of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Yoruba Wikimedians User Group/Follow up training for Yoruba language students of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
On 29th November 2019, we organized an awareness campaign for Yoruba Wikipedia at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in conjunction with Yoruba students of the Language and Linguistics department. Over 100 students participated in the awareness campaign. It was suggested by our team, Yoruba students and head of the Yoruba language department that training on how to contribute to Yoruba Wikipedia be conducted so as to enable the students to understand how to contribute to Yoruba Wikipedia since no workshop or training was done as part of the awareness campaign. So, this is a fallout of the Yoruba Wikipedia Awareness Campaign.
start date17th March 2020
start year2020
end date10th April
end year2020
budget (local currency)610,00 NGN
budget (USD)2000 USD
grant typeGroup
contact(s)•• User:Macdanpets
organization (if applicable)• Yoruba Wikimedians User Group

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

The goals of this project are outlined below

  1. Recruit new editors of Yoruba Wikipedia
  2. Improve the quality of contents of Yoruba Wikipedia
  3. Increase contents on Yoruba Wikipedia

Project PlanEdit


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

Participants would include selected students and lecturers of Yoruba language department of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education. It's a two-day event and the program of activities is documented below.
Morning Session(Day 1)
Time Activity Facilitators
10:00AM - 10:30AM Registration All
10:30AM - 11:00AM Opening remark User:Agbalagba (President, Yoruba Wikimedians User Group)
11:00AM-11:30AM Introductions All
11:30AM - 12:00 Introduction to Yoruba Wikipedia User:Agbalagba
12:00 Noon - 12:30 Break All
Technical Session 1
12:30PM - 1:00PM Wikipedia account & Sockpupettry User:Kaizenify
1:00pm -1:30PM Diacritical marks configuration/settings User:T Cells
1:30PM - 2:30PM NPOV User:Macdanpets
2:30PM - 3:00PM Lunch
Technical Session 2
3:00PM - 4:00PM Content Translation Tool User:Agbalagba
4:00PM - 5:00PM Questions & Answers All
5:00PM - 5:30PM Votes of thanks User:Olaniyan Olushola (President, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation)
Morning Session(Day 2)
10:00AM - 1:00PM Contents translation All participants
1:00PM - 1:30PM Tea Break All participants
1:30PM - 4:00PM Contents translation cont'd All participants
4:00PM - 4:30PM General discussions All participants
4:00PM - 5:00PM Votes of thanks Head of department, Yoruba language

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

Series of trainings

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.

  1. National Newspapers
  2. Official mailing list of Yoruba Wikimedians User Group
  3. Social media platforms (e.g facebooks & Twitter)
  4. Various WhatsApp groups

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

  1. yo:User:Agbalagba
  2. yo:User:Macdanpets
  3. yo:User:Kaizenify
  4. yo:Olaniyan Olushola
  5. yo:User:T Cells (sysop)

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


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

We will create a mentorship page to follow up with participants and there would be a separate WhatsApp group for participants

6. 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. If at least two trainings are organized
  2. If at least 50 people participate
  3. If at least 20 new editors are recruited
  4. If at least 10 new editors continue to contribute, three months after the trainings
  5. 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).

  1. Free Hall
  2. Laptops
  3. Events facilitators and other volunteers
  5. Keeping events safe

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount. This is the budget breakdown for the workshop

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Notes
Total Cost of Event
(Sumtotal :NGN610,000 (USD 2000 )).
1 Food 50 6000 300,000 19.67 983.60 This would cover the cost of meal and tea break of participants for two days
3 Internet 1 25000 25000 81.96 81.96 This is the cost of Internet for the two days events
4 Transportation for event facilitators within Lagos 5 10000 50,000 32.78 163.93 This will take care of transportation of volunteers to-and-fro for two days (5,000NGN per day)
5 Food for facilitators 5 10000 50000 32.78 163.93 This will take care of feeding for facilitators for two days
6 Projector, generator rental 2 30,000 60000 98.36 196.72 This would cover the cost of projector and generator rental
8 Certificate of participation 50 1000 50000 32.78 163.93 Participants who fully participate in the workshop will be awarded a certificate
11 communication 1 20000 20000 65.56 65.56 This is for phone calls & internet before and after the events
12 Internet data support for mentors 4 10000 40000 32.78 131.14 This is to provide internet for volunteer mentors after the event
13 Contingency 1 15000 15000 49.18 49.18 This is for unforeseen expenses
Grand Total: NGN610,0000 (USD 2000) for the events


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