Igbo Wiki Fan Club, Alvan

Ig Wiki Fan Club, Alvan



Igbo Wiki Fan Club, Alvan is a group of Wikimedians (students) passionate about digital literacy and free knowledge dissemination and uses the various Wikimedia projects to actualize these goals. The fan club is engaged in establishing a lasting presence, recruiting, introducing and training tertiary institution students on how to contribute to different Wikimedia projects. The fan club is willing to share ideas and collaborate with individuals/groups that share same objectives and is affiliated to the Igbo Wikimedians User Group.



After participating in the launching of the Igbo Wiki Fan Club, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) which was the Launching of Wikipedia Training and the 2022 1st Igbo Wikipedia Edit-a-thon held in UNN, respectively in 2022, Iwuala Lucy saw the need to involve more students across the 5 Eastern States in Nigeria, starting with Imo State by creating awareness and training undergraduate students in Nigeria. She took a giant step of recruiting participants and organising tutorial sessions for new editors/translators in Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State under the Igbo Wikimedians User Group. The training was aimed at introducing, sensitizing, increasing awareness, participation and to improve Nigerian content on Igbo Wikipedia, and other sister project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The training turned out successful and she is eager to organize more training.

Iwuala Lucy was encouraged by the impact, involvement and feedback of the training and she decided to organize more training with the aim of recruiting more students and interested participants in Imo State for involvement in the Wikimedia Foundation projects. For follow-ups and guidance she created a WhatsApp group. Join the WhatsApp group


  • To recruit and engage members/participants to be actively involved in the fan club's activities.
  • To encourage undergraduate students/other interested participants to contribute to the free knowledge initiative of Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To train members/participants on the intricacies of contributing through translating articles from the English Wikipedia to Igbo Wikipedia.
  • To organize events for the recruitment of new editors/translators to actively participate and encourage continuity by involving old members.

The club will be organising online and in-person meet-ups for her members to give room for exchange of ideas, challenges, recommendations and feedbacks.

  • Contests there will be contests especially at the end of the year to encourage more participants to get involved and for more results.
  • Others: