Community Name: NEAR NIGERIA
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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Telegram: Telegram: Contact @NPKGUILD
Facebook: Nearprotocolng Npkguild
Community’s near.social account: NEAR Nigeria | Near Social
@Ejabani (CM) Jabani | Near Social
@kbounce (Social Media)Kabiru Hussaini | Near Social
Favour (Social Media)christiana_4423.near | Near Social
@Khady (Content writer) khady.near | Near Social
Vicj2000 (Content writer)
cenwadike (Tech Content writer/Dev) cenwadike.near | Near Social
Moh (Graphics designer/Video Editor/Dev) mrmoh | Near Social
@evelyn (Graphics designer/Video Editor) Evelyn Sample | Near Social
@Kareemc2 (Translator) Kareem | Near Social
mrudawaki (Translator/CM) Muhammad Rabiu Umar | Near Social
@damboy22 (Head of Partnerships) Damilola Oguntola | Near Social
Funding scheme: August (Monthly)
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
NEAR Protocol Nigeria was established to raise awareness about the NEAR blockchain and its potential applications to address the challenges faced by Nigeria as a nation.
Our main goals are as follows:
Expand the adoption of the NEAR Protocol in Nigeria by implementing and distributing this innovative technology to institutions of higher learning.
Provide cutting-edge information and resources to newcomers and experienced users in the blockchain world.
Provide user engagement, exploring activities and events as things continue to unfold in the NEAR ecosystem.
In the previous months, we have successfully conducted various activities on social media platforms such as Telegram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Medium. For the month of August, our focus will be on these areas namely; education, onboarding, and building.
To enhance awareness and understanding of NEAR Protocol and blockchain technology among the communities, we propose the following education initiatives for the month of August:
a. Bi-Weekly DApp Workshops
Conduct weekly workshops on decentralized applications (DApps - AstroDao and Mintbase) built on NEAR Protocol.
Each workshop will involve hands-on demonstrations of the DApps, allowing participants to gain practical experience using them.
Participants who successfully utilize the DApps will be eligible for a competition, and winners will be selected based on their level of engagement and effective utilization of the DApps.
b. Web2 Developer Training on BOS
Organize web2 developer training sessions focused on the NEAR Blockchain Operating System (BOS).
The training will occur once a week, providing developers with comprehensive insights into BOS functionalities and their integration with web2 technologies.
By the third week, we will assign specific tasks to the trained developers, encouraging them to apply their knowledge practically.
Rewards and incentives will be offered to developers who successfully complete the assigned tasks by the end of the month.
c. Articles and Translations
We plan to educate the community about near by creating two high-quality articles and make available 3 translated articles of the NEAR ecosystem into three of our community’s native Nigerian languages, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo, and then publish them on Medium. This is to engage more Nigerians for the NEAR ecosystem and also simplify the onboarding process as related to creation of Near.Social accounts, Near BOS and various products built on NEAR.
d. Educative Graphics and Videos
Also for the month we want to create visual contents in the form of infographics and videos to educate the community and simplify the onboarding process especially on the IamHuman verification process, use of key near products such as bOS, Near Social and Astro DAO.
e. Educative Weekly Trivial Nights
Conduct weekly Trivia nights, fostering community engagement and knowledge-sharing. Our educative weekly trivial nights will be on our near.social. Also any update made on any social will be first made on near.social.
d. AMA Sessions: We intend to have AMA sessions with our community to educate them more about Near Ecosystem and clarify some aspects on which the community finds it difficult in using or understanding Near products.
We plan to organize events and contests for onboarding new members into Near and inviting the existing ones to Near socials and other on-chain activities. Events such as referral contests, meme contests and giveaways.
In order to build more on-chain activities on Near we will be deploying the use of Astro DAO and Near Social for all onboarding events and activities.
Also we will plan our activities in a way that new and existing members that participate in our events and activities will need to pass through the IamHuman verification process.
To add up, we intend to foster further partnership with local businesses and organizations, student bodies, tech bodies and startups building in Nigeria to promote the use of the NEAR Protocol. This can help increase the number of transactions on the network as more businesses start accepting NEAR tokens as payment.
For building we intend to create a bounty for community based Web2/Web3 devs to build widgets on NEAR BOS. Plan to build 1-2 usable widgets on bOS.
COSTS AND METRICS
Task: Educate our community on key Near products through our online workshops, developer training, AMA sessions, graphical and video contents, articles and translations and online events.
KPIs: no of workshops, no of developers training classes, no of infographics and videos, no of articles and translations, no of contests, high contest participation, no of likes, views and comments.
Online Workshops and Developers Training
Conduct 2 online workshops on DApps and 1 online developer training class on NEAR Blockchain Operating System (BOS).
Achieve 15+ participation in each workshop and training session.
Create a total of 15 high-quality posters for all activities, including workshops, developer training, and other events.
Articles and Translations
Publish 2 high-quality articles about NEAR Protocol and related topics.
Translate the articles into Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo languages, reaching a wider audience in Nigeria.
Aim for 100+ claps with good comments on each Medium post, indicating high reader engagement and interest.
Infographics and Video Creation
Create 4 informative and visually appealing infographics monthly, providing valuable insights about NEAR Protocol.
Develop 1 video per month, showcasing NEAR’s potential and use cases.
Have 2 AMA sessions targeting on educating and enlightening the community about Near Ecosystem. Achieve 15+ participation in each AMA sessions.
Social Media Engagement
Achieve 20+ Likes with comments on each post shared on Near Social and Twitter, reflecting active community involvement.
YouTube Video Views:
Achieve 20+ views on the monthly video posted on YouTube, indicating successful outreach to the YouTube audience.
Educative Trivia night
Weekly (4) Trivia nights on our Near Social with 15+ participation in each trivia night.
Effective management and co-ordination of Workshops, AMA sessions and online events, graphics design, video creation and content Writing, Brainstorming and Ideation.
Budget: 1450 USDT
Task: Onboarding new members into Near through our activation events referral contests, meme contests and giveaways and business Partnerships. Also utilizing Astro DAO and Near Social for all onboarding events and activities to build more on-chain activities.
KPIs: Referral contests, meme contest, no of followers on Near Social, no users onboarded on IamHuman, high contest participation, no of business partnerships.
Metrics: 1 referral and meme contest, with 15+ participations with 2, 15+ followers on Near Social, 15+ users onboarded on IamHuman, 1 business partnerships.
Budget: 400 USDT
Task: To create a bounty for community based Web2/Web3 devs to build widgets on NEAR BOS.
KPIs: No of widgets built, no of bounty contests, no of participants.
Metrics: Build 2-3 usable widgets on bOS, I bounty contest, 15+ participants.
From bounty programs we will select 3 winners that created the most usable widgets.
1st price - $200
2nd Price - $150
3rd Price - $100
Technical management and co-ordination of the bounty program to thorough run-test each widgets created to make sure they are usable with no errors attached:
Employ Two experienced Web3 Devs ($150 each) - $300
Budget: 750 USDT
Total Budget: 2600 USDT
Near Wallet ID: near-nigeria.near
Astro DAO account: near-nigeria-plus.sputnik-dao.near
Name: Paul Oguntola
Telegram handle: @Paulp5000