Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Africa Wiki Challenge in Nigeria (ID: 21881137)

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Africa Wiki Challenge in Nigeria
proposed start date2022-06-27
proposed end date2022-07-16
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Major Lyte
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Major Lyte

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Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Igbo Wikimedia User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Africa Wiki Challenge in Nigeria

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

The project aims to support the Africa Wiki Challenge 2022 global campaign with a similar national campaign in Nigeria to improve and contribute to Wikipedia the beauty of Africa roots from the consolidation of rich cultures and the sundry of diverse lifestyles in Nigeria. Nigerians culture and Africans culture as a whole are underrepresented on the internet.

The theme of the AWC 2022 campaign is "Projecting African Culture". This project aims at not only projecting Africa’s culture as a whole but also to serve as an inspiration to document our own story.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

1. There will be training for the Librarians in other to register them and train them to edit Wikipedia.

2. There will be workshop in other to add citation to the more than 200 articles already to listed by the team.
3. There will an online training session in other to keep up with the librarians to make sure they keep editing and contributing to Wikimedia movement.
4. Since this may campaign seen to bridge gender gab, we plants to add reference to more than 100 women articles.
5. We also plan to create 30 women articles in other to bridge the gender gap and goes inline with the 1Lib1Ref Campaign May.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. In person training to librarians.

2. Online training to keep up with them.
3. In person workshop that will bring our editors to add reference to more than 200 articles.
4. Giving more emphasis and concern to women articles at the workshop as its been listed in a Doc already.
5. Creating 30 women articles at the workshop.
4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Not applicable

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

1. Yes we have a team of 5 Wikimedia editors. Who are all volunteers. And we are planning to work with the entire community.

2. They all menbers of hausa Wikimedian user group.
3. They will be in charge of organization, coordinating, and carrying out the trainings both online and offline.
4. Their usernames are

Uncle Bash77 Sanusi Gado Alameen200

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Age (regency) , Geography, Language, Topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

1. The work will address the content gap via focusing more on women articles for referencing and adding more reference to them.

2. Creating another 30 women articles and making sire they are fully referenced to be fully standards.
3. By registering the librarians whom among them are women
7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Age

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

1. The first target participants are members of the Arewa hausa library I.e the librarians.

2.Hausa Wikipedia from the entire hausa community,
3. We already informed the chief librarian on the plans of the trainings.
4. We plant to follow and retain the partiicipants by online trainings to make sure they keep off and also we will add them to our already existence WhatsApp group.
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

1. By making sure we follow the Wikimedia friendly space Policy.

2. And also by Ensuring the abidance of the Universal code of conduct. The UCOC.
11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

1. It been announce on our WhatsApp group.

2. We are planning to announce it on hausa Wikipedia community portal. When the proposal is available in meta so that we can add the link that the community can share their feedback and endorsement on the grant.
3. The community are involved through the meetings we have and its there we agreed to apply the grant individual. Its our collective decisions with the team.
12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
1. We agreed on a collective decisions within the team after subsequent meetings that the grant should be individual but with coordinate and organized effort from the team.
2. We are working in teams even though its a individual in other to maximize joint impact.
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

1. I want to learn to bring Librarians to the movement.

2. We want to learn how to keep new editors by strategic ways of online training.
3. We want to see the immense contributions of Librarians in the movement.
4. We want to learn to bridge the venter gap by referencing women articles better and creating more.
16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants The direct participants of this training and edithathon are the Librarians and the people that works in the library 25
Number of editors These are the number of editors that will be available during the events. 25
Number of organizers These are the organizers, the coordinators and the planners of the event. 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?


20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).