Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Introducing Wikiquote to Hausa Communities UMYU Wiki HUb (ID: 22013255)

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statusNot funded
Introducing Wikiquote to Hausa Communities UMYU Wiki HUb
proposed start date2023-05-31
proposed end date2023-06-25
budget (local currency)1156500 NGN
budget (USD)2495.22 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Uncle Bash007
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Uncle Bash007

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Al'ameen Khalid Gwanki Muhammad Idriss criteria



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.

i). Founder, Hausa Wikimedian UserGroup, Wikimedia Fan Club, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina ii). Member, Hausa Wikimedian UserGroup,

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Introducing Wikiquote to Hausa Communities UMYU Wiki HUb

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.

To introduce the newly approved Hausa Wikiquote (on Incubator) to Hausa communities, train them how to contribute to the project i.e, the scope of Wikiquote, editing and creating articles, what to add to Wikiquote, sourcing and therefore translating some major instructional pages, and also to create a system for overseeing articles created i.e. admins, patrolers etc.

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

Most Hausa Wikimedians are not aware of Wikiquote, it's scope, how to edit them, what to add to Wikiquote pages, how to source out quotes with reliable sources and thus many can differentiate it's difference from other Wikimedia sister projects. This project will thus, focus on bridging this gap. Emphasis is to create significant contributions on the Wiki project towards its final approval. Hence, to train and maintain editors that will continue contributing even after approval

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

These approaches will be achieved through the following objectives

1. Online: we will be delivering an online campaign on social media platforms, IG and Whatsapp that will create awareness on Hausa Wikiquote
2. Offline: in-person event will be organized from the state with greatest number of Hausa Wikimedians Kaduna and at the Katsina State University Fan-club
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?

I as the first Hausa Wikimedian to contribute to Wikiquote and also apply for the new language wiki on meta, I also create the page on Incubator therefore influencing other Wikimedians to contribute - I will lead the project. Other members of Umaru Musa Yar'adua Wiki Fan Club such as Al'ameen Khalid, Gwanki, Muhammad Idriss criteria will assist in making the project a success.

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.

This project will not be limited to a specific set of gender, we will focus on adding more participants from the female gender as well. The participants will include anyone that understand Hausa regardless if it is his first language or not. It will also welcome everybody regardless of cultural background, religion etc

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, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, 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?

This project will target participants from Hausa communities, they will be reached through social media platforms and we will add them to our most active user groups on Whatsapp

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

We will strictly follow the Friendly Space Policy as well as 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.

We have announced it on our Fan Club page on Whatsapp as well as the Hausa community discussion page

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?
The other project on Wikiquote was a campaign towards increasing quotes from notable women and thus involving only female editors in the project. Our aim is to add content from every gender and thus introduce both male and female editors to Hausa Wikiquote
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.

Improve User Experience, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

At the end of this program, we are hoping to see that, at least 50% of Hausa Wikimedians are conversant with Wikiquote, it's scope, how to make contributions and hence we want to have a significant contributions from this wiki to be merited for Final Approval

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
Articles created Total Number of quotes added in Hausa 500
Articles Improved Total number of articles Improved 500
Pictures added Pictures added to the pages 25 25
In-person events 2 in-person events in Kaduna and Katsina 2
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants New participants 10

Returning participants 10 each from Kaduna and Katsina = 20 x 2

Number of editors 15 in Kaduna State

15 from Katsina State

Number of organizers 3 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

1000 quotes to suffice for final approval

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.

Wikimedia Dashboard A dedicated page on meta

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1156500 NGN

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

2495.22 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.


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