Grants:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Wiki Loves Africa 2024: Africa Create in Osun State

Project summary edit

Briefly summarize your project proposal.

The distinct aim of this project is to provide free knowledge about the people of Osun state, their activities and cultural hegemony, with the objectives of promoting conscious awareness of the environment to foster a new dimension of view of cultural activities that promotes a healthy life, exposure, happiness, cultural integration, conflict settlement, and economic advantages, among others.

The project will create awareness about Wiki Loves Africa 2024: Africa Create and also promote the importance of contributing and participating in the Wiki Love Africa movement.

Wikimedia Project edit

Please state the Wikimedia project your project will focus majorly on (e.g. English Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc). It is advisable to focus on one Wikimedia project, but a maximum of two projects is allowed.

  • English wikipedia
  • Wikicommons

Contact person and Location edit

Please state the contact details of the contact person(s) for this project including email(s) and location. For more than one contact person, indicate same details for everyone

  • Full name: Oni Timileyin
  • Email address:
  • Address: Osogbo, Osun State
  • Location of Project: Osogbo, Osun State

Project class edit

Please state if you are applying as an individual or a network/club

  • Individual

Timeline of activities edit

Please state the timeline of your activities, and include the start and end date for your project

  • Start date: March 4, 2024
  • End date: March 29, 2024

Project Goal edit

Choose one or more of the following goals. Feel free to add or delete goals as required by your project.

  1. recruit new editors
  2. Add and improve content on English Wikipedia
  3. Add content on Wikimedia Commons

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

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?

Following are the major approaches/strategies we will be implementing while carrying out this event:

Workshop: we will introduce our community members (Osun Wikimedia Network) to the Wiki Loves Africa contest and train them on how to contribute/participate and also invite professional photographers in the state and introduce them to Wikimedia projects and give them room to participate in the contest.

Photo hunts: we will embark on a photo walks taking and gathering random pictures of about 200-300 different unrepeated, quality images related to the 2024 theme of WLA: Africa Create.

Training sessions: another training will be held before the participants start uploading the media files to ensure accuracy and meeting of the requirements and to avoid having many problems with the uploaded files.

Upload sessions: most experience editors from the community will lead and guide the rest of the participants especially the newly recruited ones during the upload sessions.

Tracking Tools: we will use outreach dashboard, Wikiloves, Ptools and hashtag tools to track participants' contributions and also provide one on one support for them.

Prizes: we will consider giving out prizes at the local level to the top 5 contributors as incentives to motivate them at the end of the contest.

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.

Community 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.

Instagram and X platform, Meta page.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals. (NOTE: all experienced Wikimedia editors MUST endorse your proposal as proof of availability)
For example: User:Kaizenify

User: OTim75 will be the project coordinator and will lead all the activities related to the project.

User: RukayatAjeigbe co-organizer and will help to mobilize young people around the project and in organizing the planned activities and take care of communications/outreach and welfare activities in this project.

User: Ogundele1 will serve the roles of logistics and dashboard management during the projects.

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

Yes, their smartphone, pc and other devices.

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

New members would be added to the community WhatsApp group for follow ups and other Wikimedia related projects will be discussed there.

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

We hope to make our community members feel completely engaged and attached to the Wikimedia movement by participating in this international campaign.

Impact edit

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets (only those applicable to your project):

  1. Number of events - 2
  2. Number of participants - 30
  3. Number of new editors - 15
  4. Number of of articles created - 10
  5. Number of of articles improved - 50
  6. Number of of images uploaded - 200
  7. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 20

Metrics tracking edit

How do you plan to track your project metrics?

  • Event Dashboard

Resources edit

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).

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

  • Venue rental= 50,000
  • T-shirts for facilitators 5000(3) = 15,000
  • Food and Water - 3,000(30) = 90,000
  • Travel and accommodation (30) = 150,0000
  • Projector/Screen Rentals= 15,000
  • Sound system=10,000
  • Internet and services = 50,000
  • Communication and Graphics - N15,000
  • Logistics =15,000
  • Contingency =N10,000

Total= 420,000

Endorsements edit

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