Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Hausa Community Wikipedia @ 22 (ID: 22067785)

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statusNot funded
Hausa Community Wikipedia @ 22
proposed start date2023-05-15
proposed end date2023-06-30
budget (local currency)1655053 NGN
budget (USD)3600 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Sanusi Gado
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Sanusi Gado

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Uncle Bash007 Aliyu shaba Al Ameen Khalid 200



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.

Yes. Hausa Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Hausa Community Wikipedia @ 22

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.

It is a tradition annually that Wikimedians celebrate Wikipedias birthday. We want to take this advantage to celebrate it towards an inclusive birthday event, this will see the whole Hausa community comes together for an event. A workshop will be carried out during the event that will create tons of articles on climate change, which majority of these articles are missing and they are part of vital articles.

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

1. Workshop

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

1. Gatherings of Hausa community members to the birthday celebration

2. Giving an exercise for articles creation on the relevant topic.
3. Making awareness about the birthday celebration and also editathon.
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.

Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary

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

Yes. I will be the leading coordinator of the program Uncle Bash will be responsible for making presentations on the program. Aliyu shaba will be in charge of event hall and accessories. Al Ameen khalid will be in charge of refreshments, decorations of birthday cake and welfare of the participants.

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, Socioeconomic Status

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 creating articles that covers geographical and environmental articles and also on vital articles.

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, Advocacy, Climate Change and sustainability

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

Geographic , Linguistic / Language, 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?

Hausa Wikipedias from Hausa community

1. Via general Hausa Wikimedians WhatsApp Group as we have already spoke with the Hausa community leaders for effective collaboration.
2. We will use the same WhatsApp group to engage with participants henceforth.
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will implement the Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policies.

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 have announced and discuss on our talk page and 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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn how our community celebrate birthdays I also hope to learn how our community respond to the exercise given to them. I also want learn how our community correlate to one another towards building a collective coordination work effort.

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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Hausa Wikipedias around the globe 50
Number of editors This is the number of people that will contribute during the edit-a-thon 20
Number of organizers This is the number of organisers of the project 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia The number of articles that will be created and polished 30
Wikimedia Commons The number of photos to be uploaded for the program 100
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.

Outreach dashboard will be used to measure our progress.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1655053 NGN

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

3600 USD

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

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).