In a strategic shift aimed at fostering more direct connections, Let’s Connect Team Kwara 2.0 proudly presents the second edition of our Peer Learning Program. This time, we chose in-person interaction, acknowledging that people often benefit from shared physical spaces in the learning process. Join us for a concise journey through the practical highlights of our recent Learning Clinics and the moments that ensued.
Learning Clinic 1: Proposal Writing for Funding
Date: January 12, 2024
Miracle James, our moderation facilitator, guided a learning session from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. West Central African Time. Barakat Adegboye, the project lead, provided an introductory speech, shedding light on the Let’s Connect program and creating a conducive learning atmosphere. The presentation, led by Barakat, delved into “Proposal Writing for Funding”. It navigated through the intricacies of creating proposals, offering insights into funding dynamics. Participants actively engaged in dissecting real funded proposals, fostering a participatory learning environment.
The 60-minute presentation concluded with a Q&A session, where participants posed thoughtful questions. To wrap up the day, a 20-minute game session injected a lighthearted element into the proceedings, promoting camaraderie among participants.
Following the sessions, participants had the opportunity for a casual photo session, capturing the essence of the day. Shared laughter and experiences during this time added an extra layer to the connections formed.
Barakat Adegboye, the project lead, closed the event with a brief speech, expressing gratitude for participants’ involvement and enthusiasm. Her words aimed to encapsulate the essence of the day, leaving attendees with a sense of motivation for their ongoing learning journey.
Learning Clinic 2: Designing Learning/Retrospective Sessions
Date: 13th January 2024
Miracle James resumed moderation duties, steering participants into “Designing Learning/Retrospective Sessions” from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm West Central African Time. Blessing Linason, the trainer for the day, initiated a discussion by asking, “Why design learning/retrospective sessions?” The ensuing conversation was a brainstorming session, with participants sharing insights and experiences.
Blessing’s presentation unfolded systematically, providing insights into the magic behind designing effective learning experiences. The Q&A segment added a touch of spontaneity, with Blessing fielding questions. A 20-minute charades game followed, offering participants a chance to unwind and connect through laughter.
As the Learning Clinic concluded, Barakat Adegboye returned to deliver a closing speech. Her words focused on thanking participants for their active involvement, underlining the collaborative spirit of the day.
Let’s Connect Peer Learning Program in Kwara 2.0‘s Learning Clinics aimed at providing practical insights without embellishment. The decision to transition to physical learning clinics was grounded in our findings from the last implementation. Stay tuned for more updates from the Let’s Connect Peer Learning Program in Kwara 2.0 as we continue our journey of turning knowledge into an enriching and practical experience.
Ridzaina (project lead): She is a Wikimedia volunteer from Nigeria who has gained extensive experience as a facilitator and editor in various Wikimedia projects. Some of these projects include Wiki loves SDGs, WikiGLAM, 1lib1ref, Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria, Wikidata for Novels and Novelists in Nigeria, WikiLovesLibraries, Promoting Nigerian Books and Authors, Celtic Knot Kwara, and more. She has also served as a facilitator for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom programs in Kwara, Nigeria, for teachers and secondary school students. She led the Let’s Connect Peer Learning Program in Kwara in the late and early quaters of 2022 and 2023, respectively.
Ridzaina also served as the General Secretary of the Wikimedia Fanclub, University of Ilorin for the academic session of 21/22.
James Rhoda (project facilitator and disbursement of fund): She is an experienced Wikimedian, who has participated in various Wikimedia projects (as a facilitator as well as an editor) namely; Some of these projects include Wiki loves SDGs, WikiGLAM, 1lib1ref, Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria, Wikidata for Novels and Novelists in Nigeria, WikiLovesLibraries, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom for Secondary School students, Promoting Nigerian Books and Authors, Celtic Knot Kwara, and more.
Linason Blessing (project facilitator): Blessing is an experienced Wikibrarian and has participated in various Wikimedia projects such as WikiLoveAfrica, WPWP, Wikidata (Media personalities in Nigeria), Winner of WPWP Kwara and Wikidata Media personality in Nigeria, WikiGLAM Awareness for Libraries and Librarians in Kwara, Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria, 1lib1ref 2022 Kwara, etc. She led the Wikipedia awareness for Library and Information Science Students in Nigeria and was a facilitator for the first Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom in Nigeria.
Mijesty (communication expert): Miracle James is an experienced Wikimedian and member of the Wikimedia user group Nigeria who has participated in several Wikipedia projects as a volunteer, she also led the Wikipedia awareness in Offa community and has facilitated several Wikimedia projects.
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