Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Photowalk in Sokoto and Kebbi States (ID: 21908558)

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statusNot funded
Photowalk in Sokoto and Kebbi States
proposed start date2022-08-23
proposed end date2022-09-23
grant start date2022-08-23T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-09-23T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1270000 NGN
budget (USD)3058.21 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Gwanki
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.

Hamza DK, Yusuf Sa'adu, M Bash Ne



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, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Photowalk in Sokoto and Kebbi States

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.

Sokoto and Kebbi are nearby States, There are important historical sites in these states some of them they have articles in Wikipedia and Wikidata Items. In my research I faced there was a lack of Photos of these states in Wikimedia Commons. And most Wikipedias and Wikidata articles related to these states do not have Images. This is due to the lack of Wikimedia Contributors from these states. No Participants of any Photo contest took photos from Sokoto and Kebbi. No Photowalk or any Wikimedia projects taken in these states.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.
  • Adding Photos to Wikimedia Commons
  • Improving the skills of the participants of adding content on Wikidata
  • Adding Photos to Wikidata Items
  • Adding Photos to Wikipedia Articles
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Is a 12 days project,

  • Photowalks - We will run a Photowalk for 10 days five days in Sokoto State and five days in Kebbi State.
In each state I and other participants will travel around the state to take pictures of important events including, Buildings and Coutures across all state including State's capital and Local Government areas.
  • Photo Upload - One day Edit-a-thon of uploading photos to Wikimedia Commons
  • Articles Improvement - One day Edit-a-thon of improving Wikidata, English and Hausa Wikipedia's articles related to Sokoto and Kebbi States with Photos.
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?

Gwanki - experienced Wikimedian, Administrator at Hausa Wikipedia. Project's lead Hamza DK - photographer and also Wikimedian, As a professional photographer, he will train other participants in photography, and will continue to monitor how other participants take their photos until the end of the project. Yusuf Sa'adu - experienced Wikimedian and a Student M Bash Ne - Experienced Wikimedian who organised many Wikimedia Events

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, 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.

Sokoto and Kebbi States are the states with different people with cultural background, ethnicity, traditional architectural, this Photowalks will bridge the gaps of lacking photos to Wikimedia Commons from Sokoto and Kebbi States. It will also bridge the gaps in Wikipedia by adding Photos to Hausa and English Wikipedia articles and Wikidata Items related to Sokoto and Kebbi States

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?

Not applicable

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 is a Photowalk project of only four people, participats in this project are all experienced Wikimedians, but I will continue engaging them to continue improving Sokoto and Kebbi States Wikidata and Wikipedia related articles with Photos after the project. I will engage with via Special WhatsApp group and Phone Call.

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

We will ensure security before we reach every area we are going to, and then we will make sure you get good and secure accommodations. To avoid breaking the law, we will ask for permission before taking a photo from where we think it should be needed.

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 will let them know Mostly via WhatsApp and Telegram. I will also let them know via Hausa Wikimedians User Group 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?
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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?
  • If the project improve the Wikimedia Commons with targeted Photos
  • If The project improve English and Hausa Wikipedia's articles and Wikidata Items related to Sokoto and Kebbi States with Photos
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 People to Participate in all Photowalks and Edit-a-thons 4
Number of editors
Number of organizers It's a group Photowalk project of four participants 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons Photos to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 300
Wikipedia Wikipedia articles related to Sokoto and Kebbi States to be improved with photos 50
Wikidata Wikidata Items related to Sokoto and Kebbi States to be improved with photos 50
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.

Wikimedia Foundation's Dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1270000 NGN

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

3058.21 USD

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

Grant's Budget

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