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Fulfulde Wikipedia Awareness in Kaduna Metropolis
proposed start date2023-01-23
proposed end date2023-02-25
budget (local currency)1916678.44 NGN
budget (USD)4067 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Salihu Aliyu
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Salihu Aliyu

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1. Fulani215

2. Ardibe Ardake
3. Sa'adatu Yakubu
4. Hadiza salihu
6. M I Idress
7. Hamxo


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.

1. Hausa Wikimedians User Group

2. Fulfulde Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Fulfulde Wikipedia Awareness in Kaduna Metropolis

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.

Fulfulde Wikipedia up to now didn't have more active Users moreover 60% of existing editors in Fulfulde Wikipedia have no experience in editing and citations some of them didn't know that references is required to any article created especially articles regarding biography of notable people also lots of Fulfulde Wikipedia articles have no references. The existing editors need to be trained on how to edit and add references and differentiate between reliable source and unreliable. The absence of adequate active contributors in Fulfulde Wikipedia, this brings obstacle and detained impact contributions in Fulfulde Language in fact there's no any awareness or any event regarding Fulfulde Wikipedia was done in Kaduna and in the whole North West some people used to ask us why there's no fulfulde Wikipedia? And we tell them that there's fulfulde on Wikipedia, but the activities of Fulfulde Wikipedia is very low due to the lack of more users as many as required. Many people want to join fulfulde Wikipedia but the absence of awareness and training hindered them in joining Wikimedia movement, compare to Kaduna is the second-largest city in northern Nigeria, also center of learning, there is lots of Native Fulani people in Kaduna, especially in schools, this is the reason we plan to carryout 10 days trips for awareness this is to promote sulfured Wikipedia in Kaduna Metropolis we will be walking all over the Kaduna city for 10 days including the visiting of some major schools which includes tertiary institutions, colleges and secondary schools we will be sharing fliers and pamphlets during the trips to the students and common people, and we will select some students from each school we have visited to create an account for them and train them. Furthermore, we will post 8 billboards to the main roads and junctions within the city We will also invite media agent to cover the event s there's also radio awareness and 2 days training.

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

The strategies that we are hoping to achieve is to make sure that we provide the good references to more than 300 articles in Fulfulde Wikipedia especially articles that are related to the Biography of notable people and also to make sure that our existing editors have gotten a huge experience and skills in editing Wikipedia and adding genuine references and teach them on how to differentiate between reliable sources of references and unreliable.

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

Our activities during the event will be focused on Awareness, 10 days trips, 2 days training and Edit-a-thon, adding genuine references to the existing articles, creating an account for the new users and strengthening the skills of our existing editors. We will also train them on how to give massive contributions to Wikimedia movement and it's sisters project. We will also visit some major schools in Kaduna Metropolis, particularly tertiary institutions, Polytechnics colleges and secondary schools. Below are the schools we will be visiting during the 10 days trips

1. Kaduna state university (Kasu)
2. Kaduna state Polytechnic (Kadpoly)
3. Ahmmadu Bello University (ABU)
4. National Open university of Nigeria (Noun)
5. National Teacher's Institute (NTI)
6. Federal Government College Malali (FGC)
7. Dialogue Computer Institute, Kaduna
8. Shabab College of Arabic and Islamic Studies
9. Rimi College

10. Sardauna Memorial College (SMC) 11. Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS)

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)

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

Yes! I have the volunteer team, and they are ready to give their contributions to Wikimedia movement. I will also invite some experience editors from Hausa community to help me in organizing the trips and events. Likewise, I Salihu Aliyu will lead all the trips and events I have experience in editing Wikipedia I also organized several Wikipedia programs especially online training for our existing editors in Fulfulde and Hausa, I also facilitate in many Wikimedia events in and out of Kaduna state. Furthermore, I trained some Fulfulde Wikimedians during Hausa Wikipedia movement strategies for fulfulde Wikipedia in Gombe State My Team members are:

1. Fulani215, a final year student. Fulani is an experienced editor, and he organized numerous programs in school and colleges he facilitate Hausa Wikipedia Movement Strategies awareness for fulfulde Wikimedians in Gombe State.
2. Ardibe Ardake. An experienced editor, Teacher, Program organizer she lead Hausa Wikipedia movement strategies for fulfulde Wikimedians in Gombe, she organized many Fulfulde programs internationally she attended many Wikipedia programs in Kaduna state She's among Miyyati Allah leaders in Kaduna state.
3. Hadiza salihu
4. Sa'adatu Yakubu

In Hausa Community

1. Hamxo. An experienced editor, he organized many Wikipedia programs in Kaduna state university (wiki hub Kaduna state university)
2. M I Idrees. He's an experienced editor in Hausa Wikipedia he also attended many Wikipedia Awareness In Kaduna, Katsina and Kano and Second winner of WPWP in Hausa Community 2021.
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, Language, 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.

By organizing 10 days trips and 2 days in-person training 2 days online training to make sure that our existing editors and new users engaged guide quietly on how to use Wikimedia and to give considerable contributions to Wikimedia movement in general. We'll also focus on citation and make sure that 400+ articles in Fulfulde Wikipedia referenced with a good references.

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Socioeconomic status

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?

I'm currently a student in Kaduna State Polytechnic (Kadpoly) our targeted participants are staffs and students of kadpoly, I also discussed with User Hamxo who is the founder of Kasu Hub and a student in Kaduna state university some of our participants will come from Kasu.

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

The Wikimedia friendly space policy will be strictly adhered to the participants before the event starts. We will also provide a good space and materials to our participants during the trips and events. We will make sure that everyone was treated with respect and gender equality.

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.

We Will let our Wikimedia communities to through our social media channels since we already have our social media channels like WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, by mailing list, text messages and phone calls. I have informed Miyatti Allah leaders in Yola they are very excited about the project, I have also notified other schools authorities, and they welcome the event and so glad about it!

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, 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 would like to learn that 70% of Fulfulde Wikipedia articles get citations,

2. I hope to learn that all the citations should be reliable source and genuine references
3. I wish to learn that fulfulde Wikipedia get more active Users
4. I intend to learn that existing fulfulde Wikipedia editors get a considerable experience, especially in citation.
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
Number of New editors Total number of New editors to be recruited 30
Number of events Total number of events and trips 12
Number of repeated participants Total number of repeated participants 30
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of participants whom they will be trained 50
Number of editors Total number of editors whom they will be editing 25
Number of organizers Events and trips organisers 8
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Total number of articles created or improved 400
Wikimedia Commons Number of photos to be uploaded on wikimedia commons 200
Wikidata Number of New items and lexemes to be created or improved in wikidata 300
Wiktionary Number of words to be created or improved in wikitionary 200
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.

We'll use WMF outreach dashboard to track all the activities during the events and trips We'll also use hashtag tool to measure all contributions made during the events All the new users will be added to our social media channels since we already have our social platforms

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1916678.44 NGN

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

4067 USD

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