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Fulfulde Wikipedia Awareness in Kano State University Wudil
budget (local currency) NGN
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Fulani215
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1. Aleeyuadam123

2. Ardibe Ardake
3.Sa'adatu Yakubu
4. Hadiza salihu
5. M I Idress


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 Kano State University Wudil

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 has left behind due to the lack of active editors, many of the existing editors has no expreince on how to cite a good reference and also reference is required for any article created, and to be able to differentiate between reliable source and unreliable, many articles in Fulfulde Wikipedia has no references especially biography of notable people in Fulfulde language, this happen as a result of absence of adequate actives contributors in Fulfulde Wikipedia this bring huge obstacles and contributions in Fulfulde language, in fact no any training or awareness have ever made in Wikipedia here in the university. Kano state university wudil has more than 20000 student and native Fulani speaker occupied 30% which are willing and ready to contribute to Fulfulde Wikipedia, but lack of training and awareness has hindered their efforts, many people inside and outside the university used to ask if there is Fulfulde in Wikipedia, we use to tell them there is, moreover kano state is the largest city in North and second largest city in Nigeria, this has to be the first Fulfulde Wikipedia awareness to chaired in the kano state university. With this problems in Fulfulde Wikipedia we are going to carryout 2 weeks awareness in the university where student will be open Wikipedia account and we going to select some students to train on haw to edit Wikipedia and add citation and reference on any articles created moreover we are going to post 10 Bilboards and barner on the school main entrance and different junction inside the university campus and also we going to invite the school press club for broadcasting of program.

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

The main strategies or objectives that we are hoping to achieves is to work hard and make sure that we have provide the authentic reference to less than 5000 articles in Fulfulde Wikipedia, hopefully articles that related to the biography of notable people and also make sure that our existing editors have develop huge experiance and skills in editing Wikipedia and adding genuine references and teach them how to differentiate between reliable source and unreliable.

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

our activities will specifically focused on 2 weeks awareness, adding a genuine reference to the existing articles in Fulfulde Wikipedia, and creating Wikipedia account for new users and expanding the knowledge of our existing editors. And we going to go round the university and some selected faculty and department on the university. Below are the list of the faculty and department

1.Faculty of computer and information technology
2.Faculty of science
3. Faculty of earth and enveronmentals science
4.Faculty agriculture
5.Faculty of allied science
6.Faculty of science education
7.Faculty of engineering

After the visitation we are going to select some students and open and account for them and train them on how to edit Wikipedia and how to cite a good reference and also how to differentiate between reliable and unreliable source.

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?

Yea i have a well volunteer team, which they are willing and set to contributes to the Wikipedia. I personally will invite exprinced people from other Wikipedia affiliate in organizing the awareness and training. i will also leads the team personally with all the expreince i have in editing and several events and awareness i have been organizing so far. and i will organize online training for the existing editors in Fulfulde, i also engage in many Wikipedia events, i facilitate in Hausa Wikipedia stragies movement in Gombe state where i have explain haw to edit in wikipedia in Fulfulde language. Here are my fellows team:

1. Aleeyuadam123 is a well expreinced Wikipedia editors and he organized a different online trained in schools and colleges, and also facilitated Hausa Wikipedia awareness in some local government area of kano state.
2. Ardibe Ardike. An expreinced editor, Teacher and aslo a program organizer she engage in many Fulfulde programs at national and international, she is also among Miyyeti ALLAH leaders.

3, Hadiza Saliyu she is also and expriciend editor in both Hausa and Fulfulde Wikipedia, he engagein different wikipedia awareness and training in kani, kaduna abuja and other state

4.Sa'adatu Yakubu
6.M I Idress
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.

my work specifically will address the content gab by implementing some numbers of student from different Faculty in the university and spent 2 weeks training them and how to edit Wikipedia and open account for them and teach them the difference between the reliable source and unreliable sources, and also i will make sure that the existing editors in Fulfulde Wikipedia i have expose them more and more toward contribution on Wikipedia during the awareness and even after the events.

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 am final year student in Kano state university our targeted participant are both students and staffs of the university generally, i deeply talk with ALEEYUADAM123 severally who is also a final year student in the Faculty of engineering and he hosted several Wikipedia awareness online and attended several Wikipedia events inside and outside Kano state and other people will come from Wikipedia community especially Hausa Wikipedia Community to be part of the events.

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

Wikipedia friendly space policy will be strictly consider to the all participant and make sure everything are in proper control before the events, and all the participant will be treated with respect, kindness, and gender equality without considering any social background of any participant, equal right will be giving to each and every participant of the events.

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 Wikipedia communities be aware of this through our social media handle that we have Facebook, Telegram, whatsApp and also through text message phone calls and sending mails to them. and we have informed some important Fulfulde organization body such as Gattal Hure, Miyetti Allah and Coalition of native Fulfulde speakers association, and i have talk with university student deanery affairs and university security division about the events they have approved and very glad with the events as it going to expose student into adding knowledge to education and also make Fulfulde language globally.

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 wish that Fulfulde Wikipedia will get more and more new Users

2. Hopefully to see that the existing editors in Fulfulde Wikipedia has more and delighted expreince and good oreintation on editing Wikipedia
3. willing to see that morethan 80% to 85% of Fulfulde articles get citation
4. wish to see that all the citations should be reliable source
5. All the Fulfulde Wikipedia editors should be able to differentiate between reliable and unreliable source
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 the new editors Total number number of new editors to be recruited 40
Number of events Total number of events and trip to facilitated 15
Total number of repeated participants Total number of repeated participants in the events 40
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of participant that will be trained 60
Number of editors Total number of editors that will be editing 30
Number of organizers Events and trips organizers 10
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Total number of articles to be created and improved 500
Wikimedia Commons Number of photos to be uploaded on Wikimidia commons 300
Wikidata Number of new items to be and other lexemes to be created in Wikidata 400
Wiktionary Number of words to be created and improved in Wikitionary 300
Wikisource Number of short story, plays and poem to be created in Wikisource 30
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.

Well we are going to use WMF outreach dashboard to track all the activities during the events and trips, hopefully we are also going to use hashtag tool to measure all contributions made during the events. All the new users will be added to our social media handle.

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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