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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Fulfulde Wikipedia Promotion Campaign Kaduna (ID: 21910683)

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statusNot funded
Fulfulde Wikipedia Promotion Campaign Kaduna
proposed start date2022-08-28
proposed end date2022-11-10
grant start date2022-08-28T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-11-10T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1621620 NGN
budget (USD)3900 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
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. Musaddam Idriss

2. Bello Naim


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, Hausa Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedia Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Fulfulde Wikipedia Promotion Campaign Kaduna

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.

Kaduna is the capital of city of Kaduna state and center of learning in Nigeria that has a lots of schools and academy, and also Kaduna is a center to Northern Nigeria also the the second largest city in the North and dominated by Hausa Fulani within the Kaduna City. There is a lot of Native Fulani and also very educated but they didn't know that wikimedia is a place where everyone can have access to knowledge and it's free, some of them expect that wikimedia is a place where everyone can come and do what ever he decided and some are thinking that wikimedia is a place that everybody can chat and meet friends like social media. We plan to carryout online and offline fulfulde Wikimedia promotion campaign in the whole city of Kaduna to raise awareness of Wikipedia projects and it's sisters to the Fulani of Kaduna city especially Native fulde and also general community on to how to create account, edit, improve wikimedia contents and also introduced them wikimedia as an academic field of research, we will teach them how to edit and use Wikipedia projects and it's sisters. The project will attract the attention of a lots of fulde and other communities as this is the first fulfulde Wikipedia Awareness in Kaduna state, it will also attract the staffs and students of the schools that we will be visiting during the event, by introducing and teaching them how to use and edit Wikipedia and it's sisters, this will make them Wikimedians and will keep them as active users they will also contribute more to the wikimedia projects especially fulfulde Wikipedia. We will walks all over the Kaduna city and the major schools which includes tertiary institutions, polytechnic, colleges and secondary schools during the visiting we will be sharing pamphlets and fliers that contains information about Wikipedia. After 2days trips there will be also 2days workshop to train and guide our participants on how to create and edit Wikipedia. There will be also program with vision FM radio station

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

Creating awareness about wikimedia foundation, workshop and recruiting new editors and improving the skills of the existing editors.

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

Trips on the 2days of the event, I and other facilitators we will be visiting the major schools in Kaduna city especially academic offices, faculties and students Unions, we will be introducing and explaining what is wikipdia projects and it's sisters. Sharing fliers and pamplets containing information about Wikipedia and it's sisters. The schools that we will visit are:

1. Kaduna state University
2. Kaduna state Polytechnic
3. Dialogue college Kaduna
4. Shabab College for Arabic and Islamic Studies
5. Sardauna Memorial College
6. Federal Government College Malali
7. Kaduna Capital School
8. National Library
9. Rimi College

10. National Open university

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.

Not applicable

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

Yes I have a team of 4 Wikimedia editors whom are wikimedia volunteers and also experience editors they will help me in engaging the participants during and after the event and there is 2 Staff and 3 students from Kaduna state university and kadpoly. We are also planning to work with all community members, this people will help me to organise the event and the trips to the schools.

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, 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.

The project will be focused on creating the articles that are related to human rights, women articles, fulfulde culture, religious and language

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

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

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

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 first target participants are the Fulani Staffs and the students from Kaduna state university, Kadpoly and other schools that we are plan to visit during the event. We will engage the participants via our social media handles, and they will be notified trough their schools WhatsApp groups, we will also send them an email notifications, we have already notified some of the schools Staffs. I and other facilitators will keep engaging and helping them on how to create account, start editing and viewing Wikipedia pages and we will continue supporting and encouraging them to make sure that they become an active users and give a huge contributions to wikimedia movement. Also all the participants will be retain by our 2days workshop and during the event we will add them to our fulfulde Wikimedians User Group WhatsApp group, Hausa Wikimedians WhatsApp group and Wikimedia Nigeria WhatsApp group.

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 participants before the event get started. We will also make sure we have a good space and materials to assist the participants. We will also ensure the abidance of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC)

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.

1. We will let them know trough our social media handles, WhatsApp, Telegram etc

2. We will announce the information about the event on Fulfulde Wikimedians User Group Discussion page on meta.
3. We will also informed all of our community members
4. We have notified Khadijah Ardido who is among the Mi yetti Allah leaders and she's very happy with the event she also gave us some advice on how to approach Miyetti Allah state leader in Kaduna.
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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. We want to learn to bring volunteer editors to fulfulde Wikipedia and to Wikipedia movement

2. We want to learn to bridge a vast gap by creating/translating more articles related to human rights, women articles, fulfulde culture, religious and referencing them.
3. We want to learn clean up and referencing existing articles in Fulfulde Wikipedia.
4. We want to learn to see the enormous impact and contributions of fulani in Wikipedia movement
5. We also want to learn on how to keep our participants and make them active users in Wikipedia and it's sisters project.
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
People reached Staffs, students, common people especially Fulani and other communities 500
Increase in page views Especially in Fulfulde Wikipedia and Wikipedia pages 200
Number of events Trips and workshop 4
Number of New editors Number of New editors recruit during the event 30
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants whom will participate 50
Number of editors Number of people that will be editors during the event 25
Number of organizers I will be only organiser 1
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles or improved 300
Wikimedia Commons Number of photos to be uploaded to commons 20
Wikidata Number of New items to be created or improved to wikidata 20
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. We will use Hashtag

2. We will use WMF outreach dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1621620 NGN

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

3900 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

link here

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