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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Photowalk for historical places in northern Nigeria (ID: 21988414)

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statusNot funded
Photowalk for historical places in northern Nigeria
proposed start date2023-02-05
proposed end date2023-04-30
budget (local currency)2150042 NGN
budget (USD)4900 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Aliyu shaba
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Aliyu shaba

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Sanusi gado, alameenkhaleed20, Abubakar sadiq yusuf, Lucy Inwala, Bukola James.



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 Wikimedian user group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Photowalk for historical places in northern Nigeria

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.

I'm trying yo look at history and preserve it. I have seen that there's no photos of most prominent historical mountains, hills and rocks and other historical places in the northern Nigeria in the wiki Commons. Such places include,

1. Rigiyar Kusugu.
2. Dutsen Kufaina, Zaria.
3. Dala Da Gauran Dutse Kano.
4. River Niger
5. River Venue
6. Dutsen Turunku.
7. Kwatar Kwashi.
8. Dutsen Kujama.

This are example of places they are not properly documented in the wiki Commons.

This project will give these places a clear documentation in the commons through this photo work.

Also its indeed important because these are prominent and important historical places in Nigeria.

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

The main approches I intent to follow here is photowalk in other for me and the team to visit the places personally and have the best picture that will represent them better. And organised a workshop where the photos will be uploaded to the Wikimedia commons.

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

The activities will be a collective and shared activities in other to leverage within the group and team that I want to work with to have better and effective works towards the photowalk.

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.


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

Yes I have.

1. Sanusi fado
2. Bukola James
3. AlameenKhaleed20
4. Abubakar Sadiq Yusuf
5. Lucy Inwala
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.

This places are missing in the wiki Commons. Providing then will bridge the gap in the historical places in 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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Climate Change and sustainability

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?

Hausa community. The participant will be engaged via our WhatsApp group.

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

Following the Universal code of conduct and friendly space policy.

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.

its already announce in our whatsapp group and i will also be posting in hausa community portal and other social media groups.

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?

i will like to understand how the new changes brought will affect the community and how best our community will utilise the changes. i will also like to learn how to motivate our community to write articles on this places that are prominent and are absent in the wiki commons and 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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants this will be the number of participants at the workshop to upload the photos 30
Number of editors this is number of experienced editors that will be present at the workshop 10
Number of organizers This will be the number of people to carry out the Photowalk throughout northern Nigeria as we did in our previous project 6
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons This will be the number of photos of historical places in northern Nigeria. 500
Wikipedia Create articles on the the workshop day to those historical prominent places in northern Nigeria 15
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.

Hashtag tool and categorizing the photos for better documentations and report purposes.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

2150042 NGN

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

4900 USD

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


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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).