Grants:Project/Rapid/adefanike/Hall of Residence in University of Ibadan

statusnot funded
Halls of Residence in University of Ibadan
This project is to keep existing editors and new editors active on the knowledges gained in the previous projects of Wikipedia Fan Club, University of Ibadan. The aims is to create new articles and recruit up new editors. Wikipedia editors in the University of Ibadan will create wikipedia articles for the 11 Halls of Residence in the University of Ibadan.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia
start dateNovember 1st
start year2021
end date15th November
end year2021
budget (local currency)N512,868
budget (USD)$1,250
grant typeIndividual

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. Create and 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?

We are organizing one 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.

I have announced this project on Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria meta page link [[1]] and University of Ibadan Wikimedia Fan page Whatsapp Group.

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.

Messaging apps: WhatsApp and Telegram

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.


For example: User:johnjoy12

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

We have designed the event to accommodate only prospective participants with working devices.
Internet support will be provided at the venue for the participants.
Experienced Wikimedians will be available to guide the prospective participants throughout the entire period of the event on how to produce quality content.

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

We will have a follow up meeting on our 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:

Kindly chech [...]

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: 1
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 5
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 15
  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).

Team MemberEdit

  • Adefanike I will handle the event organization and introduce wikipedia to new editors.
  • Johnjoy12 John is the present coordinator of the Wikimedia fan Club, University of Ibadan, will be facilitating training on creating and editing English Wikipedia.

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

  1. Refreshment for participants ($10/person x 30) = $300
  2. Promotion and Branding = $150
  3. Airtime for Communication = $100
  4. Internet subscription for the training = $400
  5. Branded T-Shirts for facilitators = $75
  6. Face Mask = $100
  7. Hand Sanitizer = $100
  8. Bank Charges = $42
  9. Contingency = $83

Total = $1,250; 512,868NGN


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Strong support University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria with over a score of halls of residence, this halls of residence lacks good articles on wikipedia. This project will help in writing about the halls and more about the citadel of learning. Looking forward to it. Johnjoy12 (talk) 05:35, 12 October 2021 (UTC)