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Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse - Team Application Form[edit]

This is a welcomed development. If this niche could be exploited, better things will happen.

Before starting your application, make sure all members of your team have read and understood the team application guidelines.

This initiative is great. I believe it will increase global visibility and promote language and culture.

The idea is great. The need to promote our different indigenous language in our various communities cannot be overemphasized. I believe this project will go a long way in achieving that.

Project idea[edit]

What idea do you want to bring to the W&E Greenhouse?[edit]

Describe the context, theme, goals, strategies, duration of your proposed initiative. Be as detailed as possible.

Context[edit]

3,000 languages are endangered, but people are fighting back. Around the world, sidelined communities are reviving endangered languages and reclaiming their cultural sovereignty — but language revival resources are limited. The United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) is an unprecedented opportunity to engage language champions on a global scale and foster new initiatives for linguistic preservation and revival. With nearly 500 native languages, 71 of which are endangered or dormant, and nearly 94,000,000 people online, the Federal Republic of Nigeria is home to tremendous opportunity for fostering grassroots language initiatives. The Greenhouse in Nigeria is poised to be executed between the Wikimedia community in Nigeria and the language department of three major tertiary institutions in Nigeria. At the moment, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria ( WUGN) through its Wiki Club project is in partnership with 6 universities in the country namely: Lagos State University, University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and Ekiti State University, all the universities cut across different languages and tribes . The project will attempt to bring a working relationship between Wiki Fan Club and language Scholars in each designated university. Wiki Fan Club is a registered association of undergraduate and postgraduate students in Nigeria university where wikimedians are using as a hub for their activities.

Objective[edit]

The project aims at using Wikipedia and its sister project as a platform for improving indigenous language.

Goals[edit]

  • To recruit more volunteers editor
  • To improve existing indigenous content on Wikipedia
  • To create new contents in indigenous languages on Wikipedia.
  • To build a sustainable model that can be replicated in all the universities in Nigeria.
  • To create a platform for introducing Wikipedia and its sister project to the Nigerian community.

Strategy[edit]

The project adopts a simple Lecturer-students Model:

  • The students are selected Lecturer from Linguistic department of any of the designated university.
  • The Lecturers are experienced Wikimedians from our Wiki Fan Club domiciling in any of the institution.

Duration[edit]

65days

Who would you engage in your initiative?[edit]

Describe the kind of relationships you have or plan to establish with potential partners in your community, both in your local Wikimedia community and education community.

s/n Partner Indigenous language Wikimedia project Leader
1 University of Ibadan Yoruba Yoruba Wikipedia Adeola Adedeji Adefanike
2 University of Nigeria, Nsukka Igbo Igbo Wikipedia Dr Ngozi Osadebe
3 Bayero University, Kano Hausa Hausa Wikipedia Ammar Abdulhamid. Ammarpad
4 Project Coordinator Ashioma Medi SuperSwift

The project will attempt a closed classroom setting comprising

  1. 8 lecturers from linguistics department per designated university to serve as students
  2. 2 experienced Wikipedians from Wikimedia Community in each university to serve as Class facilitator/Coordinator

In terms of financial resources, how much money would you need to achieve your goals?[edit]

Indicate your local currency and describe how you would divide your budget for this project.

BUDGET TABLE FOR THREE DAYS WORKSHOP AT UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

s/n Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Remarks
1 Food 30 3000 90000 9.83 295.08

This would cover the cost of meal and tea break of participants for the workshop

2 Event space 3 100000 300000 326.79 980.39 This is the cost of event space for three days. They will provide projector as well.
3 Internet 1 25000 25000 81.96 81.96 This is the cost of Spectranet TOZ Indoor CPE with data
4 Transportation for event facilitators within Ibadan 3 5000 15000 16.33 48.99 This will take care of transportation of volunteers to-and-fro for three days
5 Transportation for event facilitators outside Ibadan 2 10000 20000 32.78 65.57 This will take care of transportation of the facilitators outside Ibadan
6 Hotel accommodation for facilitator outside Ibadan 3 20000 60000 65.35 196.07

This would cover hotel accommodation for two facilitators outside Ibadan

7 Meal for facilitator outside Ibadan 3 10000 30000 32.78 98.36

This would cover meal for the facilitator outside Ibadan for three days. cost of food per day for each of them is N 5000, the two of them would be N10,000 per day and therefore N30,000 for the three days

8 Certificate of participation 30 1000 30000 3.27 98.03 Participants who fully participate in the workshop will be awarded a certificate
9 Name tags 30 500 15000 1.63 49.18 This is estimated cost of swags for participants
10 Wikipedia T-Shirt for event facilitators 5 3000 15000 9.83 49.18 Example
11 Prize for contest winners 1 100000 100000 327.86 327.86 1st prize = N 50,000 worth of voucher, 2nd prize =30000 worth of voucher and 3rd prize = N20,000 worth of voucher
12 Contingency 1 10000 10000 32.78 32.78 This is for unforeseen expenses
13 Total cost - - 710,000 - 2320.26

This the total cost of workshop for three days

BUDGET TABLE FOR THREE DAYS WORKSHOP AT BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO

s/n Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Remarks
1 Food 30 3000 90000 9.83 295.08

This would cover the cost of meal and tea break of participants for the workshop

2 Event space 3 100000 300000 326.79 980.39 This is the cost of event space for three days. They will provide projector as well.
3 Internet 1 25000 25000 81.96 81.96 This is the cost of Spectranet TOZ Indoor CPE with data
4 Transportation for event facilitators within Kano 3 5000 15000 16.33 48.99 This will take care of transportation of volunteers to-and-fro for three days
5 Return ticket for event facilitators outside Kano 2 60000 120000 196.07 588.23 This will take care of return ticket of two facilitators outside Kano
6 Hotel accommodation for facilitator outside Ibadan 3 20000 60000 65.35 196.07

This would cover hotel accommodation for two facilitators outside Kano

7 Meal for facilitator outside Kano 3 10000 30000 32.78 98.36

This would cover meal for the facilitator outside Kano for three days. cost of food per day for each of them is N 5000, the two of them would be N10,000 per day and therefore N30,000 for the three days

8 Certificate of participation 30 1000 30000 3.27 98.03 Participants who fully participate in the workshop will be awarded a certificate
9 Name tags 30 500 15000 1.63 49.18 This is estimated cost of swags for participants
10 Wikipedia T-Shirt for event facilitators 5 3000 15000 9.83 49.18 Example
11 Prize for contest winners 1 100000 100000 327.86 327.86 1st prize = N 50,000 worth of voucher, 2nd prize =30000 worth of voucher and 3rd prize = N20,000 worth of voucher
12 Contingency 1 10000 10000 32.78 32.78 This is for unforeseen expenses
13 Total cost - - 830,000 - 2712.41

This the total cost of workshop for three days

BUDGET TABLE FOR THREE DAYS WORKSHOP AT UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

s/n Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Remarks
1 Food 30 3000 90000 9.83 295.08

This would cover the cost of meal and tea break of participants for the workshop

2 Event space 3 100000 300000 326.79 980.39 This is the cost of event space for three days. They will provide projector as well.
3 Internet 1 25000 25000 81.96 81.96 This is the cost of Spectranet TOZ Indoor CPE with data
4 Transportation for event facilitators within Enugu 3 5000 15000 16.33 48.99 This will take care of transportation of volunteers to-and-fro for three days
5 Return ticket for event facilitators outside Enugu 2 60000 120000 196.07 588.23 This will take care of return ticket of the two facilitators outside Enugu
6 Hotel accommodation for facilitator outside Enugu 3 20000 60000 65.35 196.07

This would cover hotel accommodation for two facilitators outside Enugu

7 Meal for facilitator outside Enugu 3 10000 30000 32.78 98.36

This would cover meal for the facilitator outside Ibadan for three days. cost of food per day for each of them is N 5000, the two of them would be N10,000 per day and therefore N30,000 for the three days

8 Certificate of participation 30 1000 30000 3.27 98.03 Participants who fully participate in the workshop will be awarded a certificate
9 Name tags 30 500 15000 1.63 49.18 This is estimated cost of swags for participants
10 Wikipedia T-Shirt for event facilitators 5 3000 15000 9.83 49.18 Example
11 Prize for contest winners 1 100000 100000 327.86 327.86 1st prize = N 50,000 worth of voucher, 2nd prize =30000 worth of voucher and 3rd prize = N20,000 worth of voucher
12 Contingency 1 10000 10000 32.78 32.78 This is for unforeseen expenses
13 Total cost - - 830,000 - 2712.41

This the total cost of workshop for three days

PROJECT MANAGEMENT= N153,000 (USD 500) TOTAL COST OF PROJECT = 8,270 USD (N2,522,500)

How will you know your project has succeeded?[edit]

Describe potential evaluation plans, indicators, tools, etc. that will help you identify if you have achieved your goals

  1. If at least 3-day Wikipedia and its sister projects training were organised per University
  2. If at least 8 linguistics lectures participated in a classroom setting
  3. If two weeks monitoring session were executed after the training per university
  4. if at least fresh 25 indigenous languages focus articles are created per university by the participants
  5. If at least 25 articles were translated from English Wikipedia to any of the 3 focused languages Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.
  6. If at least 50 different speakers of indigenous languages were recorded ( Audio or Video) and digitized under CC-BY-SA version 4 on commons
  7. If at least 16 assignments were assigned and reviewed per University.
  8. If at least 50 freely licensed or public domain images about life and culture of any of the speaker of the indigenous languages are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
  9. If at least 100 articles that could not be found in any of the indigenous languages were created using Tabernacle on Wikidata.

What are the biggest challenges you foresee in the implementation of your idea and how would you address them?[edit]

Be as detailed as possible.

s/n Risk Risk Mitigations
1 Commitment of the participantS Our community will introduce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will detail expectation of the project, this will include the number of days and hour expected to be committed per week. participants are expected to sign the MOU before joining the program
2 Internet Connectivity Our local community will suggest Internet Service Provider with strong network signal for the community (despite our original plan to use Spectranet internet services).
3 Clash of Project Calendar with institution calendar Event will kick start base on the calendar of the designated University
4 Experienced Wikipedian Resources for the project The project is adopting the use of experienced Wikipedian at Wiki Fan Club in the designated University. These are local resources with the designated institutions.
5 Burn Out Syndrome The project will be completed within 60 days,

Motivation[edit]

Why do Wikimedia projects belong in education?[edit]

Share your team’s perspectives on the value of Wikimedia projects in education.

We believe that Wikimedia projects are relevant in education, this can be justified below: Area of Focus

s/n Wikimedia Projects Project Description Purpose
1 Yo, Ha, Ig Wikipedia Content Creation: Writing Competition, Trans-a-thon
  • Creating new articles that are not in existence in the identified Wikipedia;
  • Identify and improve articles that are in bad shape within the wikipedia;
  • Introducing a reward system for best article created, participants with the most articles etc.
2 Wikidata Wikidata Query:
  • Sparql
  • Tabernacle
Training of participants in the use of the tool. and use of specific tools eg Tabernacle that will ensure Wikipedia articles are available other languages
3 Wikimedia Commons Wiki Loves Greenhouse
  • Introduction to Creative Common Licenses
  • Photo Walks
  • Training on Camera Handling Techniques
4 Wikipedia workshop Capacity development Participants will be introduced to all the Wikimedia Projects with more emphasis on projects that will be used in this project especially
  • English Wikipedia
  • Yoruba Wikipedia
  • Igbo Wikipedia
  • Hausa Wikipedia
5 Wikitongues/Wikimedia Commons GLAM
  • The project will identify indigenous languages within the locality of the designated institutions that will be recorded.
  • Project coordinator will identify speakers of languages that are willing to have oral speak in their local languages.

Project Timelines

  • The project will be executed at 3 designated universities (Hubs) in Nigeria.
  • Each university will focus on a particular indigenous language
  • Each university will recruit at least 8 language scholars for the project.
  • The recruited scholars above will work with the existing Wikimedia community in each of the designated institutions.

Why do you want to join the W&E Greenhouse?[edit]

Share your main reasons for applying, motivation, expectations, and what you would like to achieve by the end of this experience.

  • It is an opportunity to involve scholars in our community programs
  • It will serve as a means of engaging our community members with a new project
  • Opportunity for our community members to learn about the workings of a new projects.

Team[edit]

Who are the members of your team?[edit]

Indicate who will be the main focal point and the roles/responsibilities each member would have during the development of your project. Make sure your Wikimedia usernames are properly linked.

Ashioma Medi - User:SuperSwift
The role of the project leader are the following:

  1. Submission of proposal for the project
  2. Serve as the liaison officer between the group and WMF Education unit .
  3. Coordinate activities among the 3 universities.
  4. Convey regular meeting among the heads in the designated University to discuss progress of the project.
  5. Preparation and submission of project report .
  6. Serve as communicating officer who relates between the project and Nigeria Wikimedian community.
  7. She serve as the account of the officer of the project who disburses fund to all the designated university.

Ammar Abdulhamid - User:Ammarpad
Roles:

  1. He serves as the liaison officer between the Linguistic department at Bayero University and the project coordinator.
  2. He manages disbursement of fund for the respective activities in the project, where needed.
  3. He serves as the key facilitator of the project among the Hausa community at the Bayero University
  4. He prepares reports for all the activities conducted within his community.

Adeola Adedeji - User:Adefanike
Roles:

  1. She serves as the liaison officer between the Linguistic department at University of Ibadan and the project coordinator.
  2. She manages the disbursement of fund for the respective activities in the project, where needed.
  3. She serves as the key facilitator of the project for the Yoruba Community
  4. She prepares reports for all the activities conducted within her community .

Ngozi Osadebe - User:Ngozi Osadebe
Roles:

  1. She serves as the liaison officer between the Linguistic department at University of Nigeria and the project coordinator.
  2. She manages the disbursement of fund for the respective activities in the project, where needed.
  3. She serves as the key facilitator of the project for the Igbo Wikimedia Community for the project.
  4. She prepares reports for all the activities conducted within her community

Where is your team located?[edit]

Keep in mind that all team members should be in the same location for the on-site visits from the WMF Education team. These visits will be scheduled in advance in consultation with the selected team.

Our Team are located in three different states, because the three focus language and the participating universities are scattered across the country.

  • Hausa- Kano State
  • Yoruba- Oyo State
  • Igbo- Enugu State

What languages does your team speak?[edit]

Please, keep in mind that for this first edition of the Greenhouse the main language of communication will be English.

  • Ashioma: English Language
  • Ammar: English and Hausa
  • Dr. Ngozi: English and Igbo
  • Adeola: - English and Yoruba

Have any members of your team been involved in organizing other Wikimedia outreach initiatives?[edit]

Please, provide links to newsletters/photos/documentation if available.


Ammarpad

Ashioma

Which members of your team will join the “Wikimedia & Education Project Management” online course?[edit]

Remember at least one member of your team needs to join and fully complete the online course.

Ashioma Medi

How did you learn about this opportunity?[edit]

Wikimedia-I list

Get involved[edit]

Community notification[edit]

You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.--> Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. I appreciate all who deemed it necessary to put together this initiative. It is indeed worthwhile and an avenue for educational development.

Endorsements[edit]

Do you think this project should be selected to participate in the W&E Greenhouse? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below. (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

  • I endorse for more programs, I ngozi Uzoagba from UNN appreciate all your effort Dr Ngozi Osadebe. Thank you.
  • The role of language is important, and as a tool, it can be pivotal to development and progress Adefanike (talk) 21:26, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
  • The overall idea is cool. T Cells (talk) 21:45, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
  • If not for language, what else can one achieve in the world. Peoples' languages are their identities, lets give it more chances!Endorsed. Agbalagba (talk) 12:16, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you for this initiative and we believe the project we make a significant impact in our community especially the smaller WikipediaOlaniyan Olushola (talk) 18:35, 13 May 2019 (UTC).
  • As a librarian in the US who has partnered with Wikimedia Nigeria I am very impressed with their organization and enthusiasm (which I think is clear in this proposal). I fully support this project and know that the outcomes will be beyond expectations (as happened with the editathon we co-coordinated with Wikimedia Nigeria and FUNAAB in Abeokuta.) Bridges2Information (talk) 23:00, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm thrilled to see energy around language reclamation in Nigera! At Wikitongues we will help any way we can. Endorsed! Bogreudell (talk) 04:01, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
  • A very important project. Wizkid49 (talk) 10:00, 15 May 2019 (UTC)


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This is a very good strategy for preserving Nigerian endangered languages. I endorse it strongly.User: Ngozi osadebe

Yes