Wikimedia User Group Nigeria/Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin
The Wikimedia Fan Club University of Ilorin, is a hub for undergraduate, postgraduate students and staff of University of Ilorin with the purpose of contributing to Wikimedia and her related projects. This club is based in the campus and run by the students with coordination from Wikimedia UG Nigeria (WUGN). The club promotes Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Simple Wikipedia, and Commons especially) among the students through the execution of projects, meet-ups, and regular edit-a-thons as a way of exposing the students to the movement.
The club will be hosting regular edit-a-thons, weekly workshops, photography events, and more that cater to and attract students, librarians, staff and other people on campus. We aim to reach and generate interest in members of the university who may not utilize and contribute to Wikimedia resources and to as well as create a community to support those who currently are involved with Wikipedia.
The success of this club will primarily be to raise young Wikimedians across the diversity of disciplines and culture in the University community. It will help students know and contribute more to other Wikimedia projects asides from Wikipedia.
- Done May 16-17, 2018 - We were so excited to have met Asaf Bartov at Abuja! We could not have understood the ethics of editing any better!
- Done June 9, 2018 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Launching of Wikimedia Fan Club University of Ilorin
- Done July 20, 2018 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Editathon on Articles needing copy editing, Wikimedia Fan Club University of Ilorin
- Done August 15th & 16th, 2018 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Wikipedia's Voice, Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin.
- Done December 14th, 2018 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/re-Vamped; Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done March 8th and 11th 2019 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Beyond Reading; Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done May 23rd and 29th 2019 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/ Wiki Hatch; Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done July 31st 2019 - Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/ Wiki Hangout and Transition; Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done August 29th and 30th- Ilorin Wikimedia Hub/Africa Wikimedia Developer Events in Ilorin, August 2019
- Done December 6th 2019 - Wikipedia: Wikipedia:Meetup/Community Meetup at the Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done January/February 2020 - Wikipedia: Wikipedia:Meetup/1lib1ref at the Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done February 2020 - Wiki Loves Africa 2020 at the Wikimedia Fan Club, University Of Ilorin
- Done July - August 2020 - WPWP Contest at University of Ilorin
- To promote the use of and contributions to Wikimedia projects by among the students of the University of Ilorin.
- To encourage campus/undergraduate photographers to contribute to Commons
- Providing a space for undergraduates who are/will engage(d) in Wikimedia to collaborate on projects, discuss strategies, and socialize with each other.
- To facilitate programs that will achieve these.
- Organizing Edit-a-thons for the English Wikipedia at least thrice in each semester where new editors are recruited and trained while others develop more as Wikipedians.
- Organizing Simplify Wiki 1.0 to encourage attention to the Simple English Wikipedia (At this event, more than 1000 Simple English Wikipedia Articles bordering around Nigerian/African topics will be created/improved).
- Wiki Meets Campus Photographers: An event in attempt to orient campus photographers on Commons; how they can contribute and why they should.
- The Wikimedia Campus Survey, University of Ilorin : Finding out what lecturers and students know, feel, utilize, dislike, etc. about Wikimedia projects will help us get a true feedback about how the foundation's endeavors are viewed. We hope this survey results will serve as feedbacks and strategic maps for Wikimedia.
Special pages for the aforementioned programs will be created soon.
- Wiki needs us. Here are links to places we believe there will always be a space to improve. As long as they exist, we are never relented in creating a world where everyone can contribute to and share in every sum of knowledge.