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Nigeria Independence Day Edit-a-thon
proposed start date2022-11-25
proposed end date2022-12-30
budget (local currency)1218292.32 NGN
budget (USD)2800 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
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. M I Idrees

2. Bello Naim
3. Hamxo
4. Fulani215
5. Iliyas Umar
6. Umar a Usman


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. Fulfulde Wikimedians User Group

2. Hausa Wikimedians User Group
3. Wikimedia Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Nigeria Independence Day Edit-a-thon

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.

In 1950 the British Empire started to decline and many territories in Africa were calling for independence. This led to Nigeria being granted independence from Britain on October 1, 1960, and becoming the Federation of Nigeria fisrt October is very important to every citizen of Nigeria but many of us didn't know the history of that day especially in Northern Nigeria that is Hausa Fulani region so this is the reason why I want celebrate this day and create some articles related to Nigerian independence Day people history and Nigeria it self.

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

Our main strategies during the event we will focused on creating an articles about the history of Nigeria in Hausa Wikipedia, creating an account for the new users and improving the skills of our existing editors. We will also trained them

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

During the event we will be creating an account for the new users and guiding them how to start editing Wikipedia pages and it's sisters project, we will also focused on creating an articles related to Nigerian history especially struggling for independence, we will also focused on translating Nigeria history in Hausa Wikipedia from 1914 amalgamation history of independence day we will wether create or translate some articles in to Hausa language

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)

Nigeria @ 62 Edit-a-thon
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes I have the whom they will help me in guiding the new users by engaging them on how to create account after creating account on Wikipedia then we will teach them on how to start contributing in Wikimedia and it's sisters project. They will also help me in organising the event

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.

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.

By organising 4 days of Edit-a-thon and creating an articles regarding Nigerian history in Hausa Wikipedia this will be very effective to Hausa community and in general especially in Northern Nigeria

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 , Diversity

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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'm currently a student in Kaduna State Polytechnic so the targeted participants are the staff, lecturers and students of kadpoly. We have already have a good connection with SUG leaders and other staff we informed them about the event and they are very excited about the event they even encourage us to make a little awareness within the school

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 the participants before the event starts. We will also provide a good space and materials to help our participants during 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.

All the informations regarding the event will be spread throughout our social media channels, mailing list text message we will also a special invitation to the staff and lecturers

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?

I hope to learn how Some articles regarding Nigerian history are translated or improve into Hausa Wikipedia during this event I want learn some articles regarding Nigerian civil war are translated into Hausa 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
N/A Number of New Users 15
N/A Number of existing editors to be trained 15
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of participants 30
Number of editors Number of editors 10
Number of organizers Number of organisers 7
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Total number of articles created or improve 200
Wikimedia Commons Number of photos to be uploaded 100
Wikidata Number of New items/lexemes to be created 100
Wiktionary Number of words to be created 200
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.

I will create hashtag 9ja@62 I will also use WMF outreach dashboard to track all the activities

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1218292.32 NGN

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

2800 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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  • 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.
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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).