Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Campaign/Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada. (ID: 22014219)

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Campaign/Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada.
proposed start date2023-02-04
proposed end date2023-04-08
budget (local currency)990000 NGN
budget (USD)2242.1 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Sufie Alyaryasie
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Sufie Alyaryasie

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Sulaiman Az Gwanki M Bash ne



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.

Hausa Wikimedians User group.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Campaign/Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada.

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.

Wikipedia campaigns have never taken place in Tudunwada, therefore, the change I will bring through this project is recruiting new editors for Hausa Wikipedia. Additionally, articles that are less improved will be developed through this project. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that provides so many types of information of knowledge. But many of our academic staff have led our students to believe that Wikipedia articles cannot be used for research because anyone can add information in Wikipedia. Also, some students do not even know that having the knowledge of editing wikipedia articles that can help to improve their digital reading skills, research skills, critical thinking skills and learning new things outside of their regular academic activities. While interacting with some students and academic staff, I realized that some of them they will edit articles on Wikipedia so users were encouraged to continue editing. Therefore, if this work was done in the College the staff and students they will have the idea about wikipedia content. ( how to search, correct, receive, use and improve the information in Wikipedia) The college will also be informed In terms of using the Wikimedia System such as Wikidata, Wikitionary, Wikicommons, etc., staff and students can access additional information related to the Wikimedia Guide on how to properly manage and edit Wikipedia. The project will help students and staff successfully use Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia products) to search, access, upload, translate, and monitor the information being used. Therefore, the project is intended to continue and create awareness in the College on how to search, edit, retrieve, use and improve Wikipedia information, Public awareness will also be created about

  • in order to raise the awareness of Staff and students on how to use Wikipedia. and its sister works such as Wikicommons, and Wikidata as teaching, learning.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.
  • . I will ask permission and cooperate from the college management to let my Workshop to be done in the college Destination.
  • . Conducting an outreach/awareness creation which will include all facilitators, we will pay physical visits to the Deans of Faculty of Management Sciences, Languages and Library Science.
  • . Organize and carryout a one-day physical awareness campaign at the various Faculties in the college to kick-start the project.
  • . Organize and carryout physical and online edit-a-thon trainings for participants on Wikipedia, wikitionry and Wikicommons respectively spanning a period of one months.
  • . Apply the approach of using volunteer experienced editors in training of new editors and improving the skills of existing editors.
  • . Make use of online communication channels in following up new editors and continue sensitization via the various university online communication channels.

These strategies will be effective because I am involved as a student of the college and a member of the community who has access to the various college communication channels and platforms, also working with a team of well experienced Wikimedia editors.

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: In the week of The Event there will be an awareness meeting while I and other Facilitators will pay a visit to the Deans of the Departments of Sciences, Social Science, and Department of Languages ​​to request permission to allow the students to participate in the Wikimedia activities. We will get their permission to allocate a suitable date for our meeting so that we do not interfere with their work time. awareness campaign in college is start the project by placing posters of the event, distributing them to students and staff while educating them about the Wikimedia movement and its activities. We will use online channels to distribute e-flyers and provide information. An online form will be used to collect information from interested participants through various college communication channels. Participants will be divided into groups with an experienced editor assisting each. WORKSHOP: First day: Introduction to Wikimedia/Wiki services, new users will learn what Wikipedia is all about. The first training will be on how to properly search, edit, retrieve, use and improve information on Wikipedia. New editors will create a Wikimedia account and edit on Wikipedia as new users. Day two: Introduce Wikidata as a Wikimedia project, create/edit items on Wikidata. Introducing Wikicommons, a user-friendly uploading of audio-related images. The Third Day. There will be 3 online events on Wikipedia, Wikicommons and Wikidata. This will be a platform to retrain, guide, and track participants. It will also be aimed at those who cannot participate during the physical training. Conclusion; The event will conclude with an online Wiki competition. This competition will be based on 3 Wiki projects. Winners will be announced and awarded with certificates.

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.

Other (please specify)

  • WikiForHumanRights,
  • wikipedia campaign awareness and trainee in kano metropolis.
  • wikihub at kaduna state university.
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes, I have a team the experienced editors who will stand for me into the delivered this proposal. Also we are in the same State (kano State) These are their Wikipedia usernames below:

Sufie Alyaryasie: i'm the project organizer.

Gwanki Is an experienced also expert editor in Hausa Wikipedia and other wikis projects. Even though, he is an administrator in Hausa Wikipedia. He has organized several many successful projects in wikimedia system.

  • M Bash Ne: is a experienced editor in Hausa Wikipedia and other Wikipedia sisters projects. Also a winner of so many challenges in Wikipedia competition.
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.

Geography, 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 help students and staff to identify knowledge gaps in the fields of culture, religion, and other The project will address the inequality of knowledge by creating new Article And improving existing ones in culture, religion, and other interesting topics. Then The project will expose participants to the movement knowledge and Wikimedia projects. It will also developed the little idea they have about Wikipedia's articles.

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 , Advocacy, Open Technology

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Age, Digital Access

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 main Target will be Staff and students. The information will be provided by communication with various College messages of sports and staff, for notification, disclosure, and sending. Posters, E-flyers and hard copies will be distributed before the event. An online form will be sent to the project to access and register. During the event, there will be service on the Meta-Wiki account, training, and edit-athon. After the root of the events, the escorts will join in as members in the verses of the users, this will make them to have the interest of the all wikis Activities The channel will be advertised to the available message channel to track, the house, the places, etc. The announce will also be spread to the places that happened in the future. Also, in the group of educational workers of watsapp, we will share a message to invite them to training. Participants will be trained on Whatsapp and in Zoom meetings in addition to in-person training.

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

Wikimedia's friendly space policies will be observed. We will also welcome ideas from people, organizations that are compatible with our goals. The training environment will also be conducive secured to learning and the participants will learn in an appropriate environment.

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.

I will informed the community about the propose project by informing them through the page that we communicate.

  • Hausa Wikimedians Users Group.
  • Facebook and WhatsApp group.
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.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Manage Internal Knowledge, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

Participants can create or improve contents on Wiktionary, Wikicommons, wikidata and Wikipedia

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
Participants Participants will be the staff and students 40
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants The target participants are staff and students 40
Number of editors The participants that will create Wikipedia accounts and contribute 30
Number of organizers Number of experienced editors who will run and organize the project 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Total number of references and articles that would be improved 80
Wiktionary The words that will be created and improved in Wiktionary 20
Wikimedia Commons Total number of items to be uploaded in Wikicommons 30
Wikidata We shall use to add content and improved the current items in wikidata 20
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

I will use the Outreach Dashboard to track and assign articles to the participants. It will also be used to measure some project metrics such as number of participants, number of articles created/improved, number of references added to articles, article views amongst others. And some other metrics will be collected manually.

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.

Program and Event Dashboard and Wikimedian Hashtag Tools will be used to measure the metric.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

990000 NGN

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

2242.1 USD

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.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • 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).