Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Photowalks of Nupe and Gwari Culture and Major Emirates in Niger State (ID: 21917764)

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statusNot funded
Photowalks of Nupe and Gwari Culture and Major Emirates in Niger State
proposed start date2022-08-28
proposed end date2022-10-10
budget (local currency)1038301.83 NGN
budget (USD)2500 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Salihu Aliyu
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Salihu Aliyu

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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.

Fulfulde Wikimedians, Hausa Wikimedians and Wikimedia Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Photowalks of Nupe and Gwari Culture and Major Emirates in Niger State

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.

Niger state is tourist places and most visited tourist places in Nigeria is located in Niger State there is numerous tourist attractions site in the state and there is no quality images and cultural heritage of Nupe, Gwari images and even some important places like Emirates, Dams and electric power stations in Shiroro, Zungeru etc so most of this historic places have no images in Wikimedia commons and related articles to Niger state. We plan to proposed photowalks in Niger State so that we will takes pictures of historic places, upload them to wikimedia commons and add them to Niger state related articles. And there is no any wikimedia photowalks been done in Niger State.

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

We plan to organise 5days photowalks with 4 experience wikimedia volunteer editors and 1 photographer who help us in taking pictures during our photowalks. And this project will be very effective to wikimedia commons and related articles to Niger state especially to Nupe and Gwari Culture. This project will also focused on taking pictures Nupe culture, heritage and major Emirates in Niger State. There is also an awareness and Edit-a-thon training about Wikipedia, wikimedia commons, wikidata and wikitionary during the training we will recruit new users and train them.

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

Our main activities during the events are:

Firstly Visiting some historic places like,
1. Zuma Rock
2. Gurara water falls (bunu village)
3. The moving rock
4. Frederick Lord Lugard colonial ruins in Zungeru
5. River Niger
6. Nupe and Gwari historic places
7. Major Emirates in Niger State

Secondly our activities will be focused on the following:

1. Five days trips for taking pictures
2. Two days workshop, this is to train our new editors and uploaded pictures to the wikimedia commons
3. Providing a short books that contains information on how to create account, edit Wikipedia and how to use wikimedia and it's sisters project
4. Sharing of the books during trips and workshop
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?

Yes I have the team members they are:

1. Umar-askira
2. Naim Bello
3. Hamzo I will be team leader to leads the events (project). I believed they are all experience editors and capable because most of them organised several programs
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, 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.

Our project will focused on creating awareness training, taking pictures and uploading them to the wikimedia commons.

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

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?

Our targeted participants are Nupe, Gwari, some Emirates council and few people from the visited areas in Niger State.

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

By making sure we follow the wikimedia friendly space policy and ensuring the abidance of the Universal Code of Conduct (the 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 will let our participants and other communities to know about this project through our social media handles, phone calls messaging and email them.

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. We will learn how the quality images will be taking and uploaded

2. We will learn more about Nupe and Gwari Culture and heritage
3. We hope to learn how the project bring volunteer wikimedia editors from Nupe and Gwari societies
4. We hope to learn the importance of preserving Nupe and Gwari Culture and heritage.
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
Number of people reach Number of people reach during and after the project 500
Number of events Number of events and trips during the project 7
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 30
Number of editors 10
Number of organizers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles created or improved 100
Wikimedia Commons Number of photos to be uploaded on wikimedia e 1000
Wikidata Number of articles linked to wikidata items to be created 100
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.

1. We will use Hashtag

2. We will use wikimedia foundation 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.

1038301.83 NGN

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

2500 USD

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

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