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Fulfulde Wikipedia Outreach Campaigns and Editathon
proposed start date2022-11-26
proposed end date2022-12-31
grant start date2022-11-26T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)763409.4 NGN
budget (USD)1778.53 USD
amount recommended (USD)1778.53
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Musaddam Idriss
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Musaddam Idriss

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Ibrahim442, Mamman AA



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.

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 Outreach Campaigns and Editathon

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.

Recently, Fulfulde Wikipedia witness a growing number of contributors and contributions which make it withstand the chance to be part of the most rapidly growing/uprising Wikipedia(s) among the less/underrepresented communities. However, considering the number of the active editors and the level of their experience (being newly recruited volunteers), more hands and more trainings are required to keep sustaining the activities of Fulfulde Wikipedia and help the recruited volunteers become more abreast and updated with the necessary skills that will increase their knowledge of editing the Fulfulde Wikipedia. On the other hand, despite the fact that Fulfulde Wikipedia is witnessing an increase growth in the number of page views, there is still a need for putting more attempts and efforts to reach out to even more circles of the Fulfulde speaking communities by creating awareness through outreach/promotional campaigns that will make them become both visitors and contributors to the Fulfulde Wikipedia. This project therefore, seeks to identify and address the aforementioned challenges/problems by producing promotional videos which will be posted on Fulfulde Wikimedia Community social media platforms and Wikimedia Commons, organize outreach campaigns and trainings/editathon to recruit new volunteers and increase skills for the existing ones.

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

1. I plan to produce two videos; the first one will be a short clip promotional video to be posted on all social media handles of the Fulfulde Wikimedia Community to help us with the online outreach campaigns while the second video will be a demonstration on how to edit/create article on Fulfulde Wikipedia. These videos can be used continually and will be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons to help make it easily accessible to everyone who want to learn how to edit/contribute to Fulfulde Wikipedia.

2. I will organize 3 days offline promotional campaigns reaching out to Fulfulde native communities of Jama'are, Kolere and Jajere to raise awareness on Fulfulde Wikipedia and how it is supporting the global populace by providing free knowledge and also show them how and why it is important to become a volunteer.
3. After the awareness campaigns, I will then organize a one day training workshop/edit-a-thon to recruit new volunteers and teach them how to edit Fulfulde Wikipedia and what type of contents and/or how they can source the contents they are to contribute.
4. I will then add the participants into the Fulfulde Wikimedia Community's group where we will continue having an online discussion with them to learn what progress each and everyone of them have made/what areas they are having challenges that need to be address. There in the group, I will continue engaging them together with the volunteers of the previous projects.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

I will be developing three different activities:

1. Two promotional videos; for online outreach campaign to introduce Fulfulde Wikipedia to the global Fulfulde speakers and a demonstration video on how to edit Fulfulde Wikipedia
2. Offline awareness campaigns to 3 Fulfulde speaking settlements/towns
3. Editathon/workshop training particularly on Fulfulde Wikipedia and Wikidata
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)

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

Yes, I always seek support from other experienced editors from other communities.

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, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), 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.

Participation will comprise both genders (men and women especially youths) of various academic fields, home background and interests etc. They will be giving a room to write based on their specific area of interest which will ensure bridging of the content/gender-gap and a greater representation of knowledge.

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, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, 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 target participants for this projects are Fulfulde native speakers from three of the Fulfulde communities ranging from social media influencers, youths of various academic fields, home background, work and interests etc.

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

I will make sure that the Wikimedia Foundation's Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct is strictly adopted during our meeting and also the essence of having a security report request in the budget proposal is to ensure the smooth running of the events by notifying the security personals about the event.

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 shared the activities plan with the community members of the Wikimedia Fulfulde Community in our 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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. By the end of this project, I hope to learn whether the activities carried out were impactful towards growing the Fulfulde Wikipedia pages views and volunteers.

2. Since I'm planning to create awareness in about 3 Fulfulde settlements and in the end organize a one day training workshop in one of the settlements, I hope to learn whether we can received the expected number of participants who will come to participate from outside the hosting location.
3. I hope to learn whether the video we are going to produce will help in creating a room for self recuited volunteers who will learn editing from the video, create account and start editing the Fulfulde WIkipedia.
4. As our community is now growing, it's my hope to learn whether through this project I will be able to introduce to the existing volunteers new members who can contribute towards promoting teamwork, coordination and strengthen the spirit of brotherhood and mission aligned goals that will help improve the Fulfulde 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
Number of events There will be 2 different events: outreach/offline promotion of Fulfulde Wikipedia and workshops/training editathon. 2
Total number of participants The target number of participants is 40; 30 new volunteers, 10 existing volunteers to increase their skills 40
Number of Facilitators One organizer and two facilitators with one of them from another Wikimedia community 3
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participants 30

Returning participants 10

Number of editors Three (3) editors/facilitators 3
Number of organizers There will be one organizer and two facilitators 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles created/improve 150
Wikidata Number of new items/lexemes created 300
Wikimedia Commons Number of new photographs of places uploaded 10
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.

1. Wikimedia Outreach Dashboard Tool

2. Wikimedia Starts Tool
3. Ordia Tool forge

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

763409.4 NGN

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

1778.53 USD

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