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Awareness creation and workshop on the use of Wikipedia for student and writers in Federal tertiary institutions in Gombe state
proposed start date2023-04-03
proposed end date2023-04-28
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Awareness creation and workshop on the use of Wikipedia for student and writers in Federal tertiary institutions in Gombe state

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.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

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

To change the perspective of student on the use of Wikipedia as a learning tool. This is because it is perceived that information from Wikipedia are often not professional and hence unreliable. To encouraged local writers to write and edit article on Wikipedia using Hausa to enable the more usage of the language in Academia. To increase the number of Hausa language editors on Wikipedia. This is because there are only few editors of Hausa origin.

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

1. Awareness creation. The wrong perception about the use of Wikipedia as a learning tool is due lack of awareness, so this strategy will go an long way in changing the the perception to the right one.

Writing competition. This will bring writers from different institutions to showcase their talent and further encourage them to increase their contribution to articles in Hausa language on Wikipedia.

Recruitment of writers and editors to Wikipedia

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Sensitization and awareness creation Writing competition Workshop on writing and editing Recruitment of editors

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.

Wiki Loves Africa, WikiGap

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

Yes. We have a team of volunteers who will give in their best for the success of the project.

1. Jamil Yahaya Muazu who is a successful social entrepreneur and writer.

Idris Mahmud who is an editor on Wikipedia The three of us will lead the team together with other volunteers who are good writers and editors.

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, Geography, Language, Socioeconomic Status, 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.

The project will create awareness on the use of Wikipedia by local writers which will in turn boost the number of Hausa articles on Wikipedia and eventual close the content gab of Hausa language on Wikipedia.

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, Advocacy

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

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?

The target participants are student writer within the Federal tertiary institutions in Gombe state. We will engage them but online and offline through workshop and awareness creation. We will have a social media group such as WhatsApp or telegram group that will serve as a platform for further engagement after the project. We are contact the target participants who are Hausa writers and present in Gombe state which is a state dominated by Hausa speakers and use that to address the gab in contribution of Hausa articles and editing.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

By engaging participants irrespective of their gender, socioeconomic status or religious affiliations. This will give equal opportunity and fair play for all.

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.

The proposal was written in collaboration with the members of the community who are active participants in planning of the project. Each and everyone of the volunteers has contributed in one way or the other in planning of this proposal.

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?
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.

Improve User Experience, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

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
Number of editors
Number of organizers
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)?


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Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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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.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).