Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Photowalk, documentation and workshop on Hills and Mountains around Jos and Bauchi (ID: 21961092)

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Photowalk, documentation and workshop on Hills and Mountains around Jos and Bauchi
proposed start date2022-11-25
proposed end date2022-12-30
grant start date2022-11-25T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1266274 NGN
budget (USD)2966 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• MohammedBama123
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

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.

Hausa wikimedians user group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Photowalk, documentation and workshop on Hills and Mountains around Jos and Bauchi

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.

The change am about to bring is that almost all the mountains and hills around Jos and Bauchi are absent in wikimedia Commons, that's the gap am trying to cover the importance of my work is when ever an article is created about such hills or mountains their photos wouldn't be hard to get as they are already in wikimedia Commons. this project will leave no angle untouched I'll make sure to occupy and take all the relevant photo's of them this will make people to be able and identify the structure, view of the mountain and hills in Jos and Bauchi.

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

My main approach is to do a one week photo walk in the states. Four days walk in Jos and three days walk in Bauchi. To have a better access to these hills and mountains, for better experience. After taking the photos I will engage the people around the community to know the names of any mountain or hill I have taking a picture of for better recognition .

I will organize a two days workshop to engage with new and existing editors. The first day is to train new and existing editors on how to upload images to wikimedia commons, The second day will be to upload these images by the editors
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

the activities am developing is making sure these photos are well taking and are being added to wikimedia commons. to improve contents in all wikimedia projects. After discovering both the mountain and hills I will ensure to provide them in an easier way where anyone seeking for such information will have access to it in a simple way and explore themselves and discover what draw their intentions over that particular places.

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.

Wiki Loves Monuments

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

Yes I have as I mention his name above

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, 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.

The information that this project will brought will help to fill all the requirement knowledge pertaining that cultural background, history, and the rest. This is due to attractiveness of that mountain and hills and this will let them know what draw their attention on that place this will help in addressing the knowledge gap

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 , Public Policy

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

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, 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 are Hausa community And we have a WhatsApp group for discussion

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

1. We will follow Wikimedia terms and conditions

2. We will make sure all participants are equally treated in good terms
3. By making sure we assume good to others in terms of contributions and opinion.
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 came up with the idea in the community WhatsApp group and I got supported

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. Will learn more about hills and mountain

2. I will share more knowledge to other Wikimedians about jos and Bauchi
3. I hope to also learn how editors and Wikipedia users manage the information found in Wikipedia as their own advantage.
4. I will also hope to learn how often users manage the information found in wiki pages.
5. I hope to learn how best a picture tells a story better.
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
Photowalk The walk will be for 7 days to take the photos 600
Workshop To teach participants how to upload photos to wikimedia commons 30
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants I will invite 30 participants for the workshop 30
Number of editors I will invite 14 new editors 14
Number of organizers Me and the user I mention above Umar a Usman 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons We will upload total of 600 photos of hills and Mountains that we capture during the walk 600
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.

We are more conversant with Hastag tool so I think we will be using the tool to measure the work.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1266274 NGN

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

2966 USD

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

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