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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Empowering Federal University Dutse with Wikimedia Engagement (ID: 22393235)

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statusNot funded
Empowering Federal University Dutse with Wikimedia Engagement
proposed start date2024-02-01
proposed end date2024-02-28
budget (local currency)1490000 NGN
budget (USD)3629.99 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• M Bash Ne
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

M Bash Ne



If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)


Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Empowering Federal University Dutse with Wikimedia Engagement

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-02-01 - 2024-02-28

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Not applicable

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

Federal University Dutse, located in Jigawa State, Nigeria, is a well-respected institution with students from various regions and a dedicated faculty and staff. Our aim is to introduce Wikimedia projects to this diverse community. Despite some positive developments, we've recognized certain challenges The change we aim to bring is the introduction and promotion of Wikimedia projects at Federal University Dutse. The main challenges or problems we're trying to solve include a dearth of active editors, limited awareness of Wikimedia projects, and the absence of organized campaigns to engage a diverse population. Our main approaches to achieve this change involve organizing awareness and workshops about Wikimedia projects, and establishing a Wiki community meetup. These efforts are intended to build a solid foundation for the widespread adoption and use of Wikimedia projects within the university and the broader community.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

1. One-Day School Trips and Campus Outreach: We will organize one-day trips within the school premises, distributing informative flyers and engaging in discussions with both students and teachers. Our goal is to raise awareness about Wikimedia projects and encourage their participation.

2. Two-Day Workshops:

During these workshops, we will delve into two key aspects of Wikimedia engagement:

  • Day 1 - Account Creation and Contribution: The first day of the workshop will be dedicated to teaching participants how to create accounts on Wikimedia platforms and how they can actively contribute to projects like Wikidata, Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Commons.
  • Day 2 - Edit-a-thon for Local Content: On the second day, we will focus on an Edit-a-thon. This involves actively improving local content on platforms like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance and enrich information about their local area.
3. Two-Day Online Meetup:

We will organize a two-day online meetup with the following objectives:

  • Day 1 - Training: The first day of the online meetup will be dedicated to training participants on various aspects of Wikimedia projects. This includes practical guidance on editing, sourcing, and referencing.
  • Day 2 - Guiding and Understanding: On the second day, the online meetup will shift focus to guiding participants and ensuring they understand the intricacies of Wikimedia projects. We will provide support for those who wish to contribute and facilitate discussions to clarify any questions or concerns.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

1. Bashir Sani (Username: M Bash Ne)

2. Hamza Ado Sa'id (Username: Hamza DK)
  • Role: Project Facilitator
  • Details: An experienced Wikimedian and editor, actively contributing to Hausa Wikipedia. He has organized and facilitated numerous Wikimedia projects and brings valuable experience in Wikimedia activities.
3. Abubakar Ali (Username: Gwanki)
  • Role: Project Facilitator (Trainer)
  • Details: An experienced Wikimedia organizer and administrator at Hausa Wikipedia. Abubakar Ali has organized several Wikimedia projects in northern Nigeria and is one of the top Wikipedia editors in the region. He brings extensive experience in project organization.
4. Yusuf Sa'adu (Username: Yusuf Sa'adu)
  • Role: Project Facilitator (Trainer)
  • Details: An active editor and administrator at Hausa Wikipedia, Yusuf Sa'adu has organized multiple Wikimedia projects in various states including his previous project at Federal University Gusau and facilitated Wikimedia initiatives in Kano, Kaduna, and the Katsina states. His active participation in Wikimedia projects is a valuable asset to the team.
5. We also have another team member who is a student at Federal University Dutse and a leader in the Student Union. Even though this person is not on Wikipedia yet, their role is vital because they know the university community well.

As a student leader, they have many connections and understand what the participants are interested in. We've also talked to the Student Affairs Office through this team member, and they are supportive of our project. Having this team member involved will help participants feel more connected and excited about taking part in Wikimedia activities. All team members are enthusiastic volunteers with significant experience in Wikimedia projects, ensuring the success and impact of this grant application.

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? (required)

Our target participants are students and staff at Federal University Dutse and the broader Jigawa State community. We'll engage them by using campus flyers, social media, direct communication, and an online presence before the activities. During the events, we'll have interactive discussions and hands-on training. Afterward, we'll maintain engagement through regular communication, online meetups, and ongoing support to encourage their continued involvement in Wikimedia projects. The goal is to create a supportive and sustained community of contributors.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

We engaged with the Wikimedia community and relevant groups through campus outreach, participation in Wikimedia meetups, online discussions, and coordination with the Hausa Wikimedians User Group. Although we didn't find on-wiki discussions directly related to this proposal, we received valuable feedback and support from the community, helping shape the project and ensure alignment with community expectations.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Not applicable

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

We aim to learn how to effectively build and sustain a Wikimedia community within an academic environment, engage participants in Wikimedia projects, measure the impact of awareness campaigns, collect feedback for improvement, and encourage long-term sustainability of contributions. These insights will enhance our project's success and contribute to Wikimedia best practices.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 45 Numbers of Workshop and Edit-a-thon participants
Number of editors 30 Number of editors
Number of organizers 5 Including four experience Wikimedians and one student from the University
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 200
Wikimedia Commons 50
Wikidata 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

We will upload 50 images from the University and Dutse City, and 100 Wikidata Items and 200 Wikipedia articles will be created/improve

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

WMF Dashboard tool

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

1490000 NGN

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

3629.99 USD

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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.
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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).