Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Referencing and Categorization of words in Hausa Wiktionary for Standardisation. (ID: 21917421)/Final Report
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Report Status: Under review
Funding program: Rapid Fund, Wikimedia Community Fund
Report type: Final
Due date: 2022-10-31T00:00:00Z
- Title of Proposal: Referencing and Categorization of words in Hausa Wiktionary for Standardisation.
- Username of Applicant: User:Abubakr1111
- Name of Organization: N/A
- Amount awarded: 1519.5
- Amount spent: 1519.5 USD, 637766 NGN
Part 1 Understanding your work
1. Briefly describe how your proposed activities and strategies were implemented
Prior to the project we make announcement and sensitization to the partcipants through our social media handles especially WhattsApp and Telegram were the project was announce, volunteers added, invited and reminded upto the date of the event. During the training sessions, we make sure the participants understand that Referencing and categorization of words in wiktionary is parcel and part of process of creating a standard and acceptable word,then followed by practical sessions of creating some complete words by the trainer. The last session partcipants were taught how to provide references by using Kamus and online dictionaries and how to categorized words appropriately.
2. Were there any strategies or approaches that you felt were effective in achieving your goals? Please describe these strategies and approaches.
We continued to follow up with the participants after the event via WhatsApp. And that was very effective because many participants came with questions about things they did not understand and we continued to answer them until the project was successfully implemented.Therefore we understand that following participants through social media is very important. The participant were taught to be free to use as much sources they can as references to a particular word, and also a word can carry multiple categories. this approach was effective in allowing partcipants to reference and categorise using their initiative.
3. Please use this space to upload media and other files that help tell your story and impact.
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4. To what extent do you agree with the following statements regarding the work carried out with the support of this Fund? You can choose “not applicable” if your work does not relate to these goals.
|A. Bring in participants from underrepresented groups||Agree|
|B. Create a more inclusive and connected culture in our community||Strongly agree|
|C. Develop content about underrepresented topics/groups||Not applicable to your fund|
|D. Develop content from underrepresented perspectives||Agree|
|E. Encourage the retention of editors||Agree|
|F. Encourage the retention of organizers||Strongly agree|
5. Is there anything else you would like to share about how your efforts helped to bring in participants and/or build out content, particularly for underrepresented groups?
Emphasis was given to female folks in terms of mobilization, invitation, which has yielded positive impact, as they are the majority participants and contributors.
Part 2: Your main learning
6. In your application, you outlined your learning priorities. What did you learn about these areas during this period?
We learn that participants were able to comprehend, understand, learn, create reference and categorise words in Hausa wiktionary. The impact was huge that hundreds of words were categorised and fully reference.
Moreso, we also learn that alot of words are systematic, as viewers and learners can find related words with ease. we hope participants will be upto the task to continue referencing and categorising words.
7. Did anything unexpected or surprising happen when implementing your activities?This can include both positive and negative situations. What did you learn from those experiences?
The surprising is that the partcipants were able to create categorise using their ideas, and coincidently some of the categorise are similar though some varies in spelling. the unexpected is many words are not found online or using internet which has limited the participants using online references. So they have to manage the referencing using Kamus, which means reference is mostly used by Hausa Dictionaries which lack sufficient copies.
We learn that there is need to improvise Kamus in subsequent projects, which is a great experience to us.
8. How do you hope to use this learning? For instance, do you have any new priorities, ideas for activities, or goals for the future?
We hope to bring the participants in an event in the future were the momentum will be build and their capacity and skills enhance, where hard copy Kamus (Hausa Dictionary) will be distributed to participants, and to sensitize participants on using School and Public Library resources. We hope this approach will be vital in retaining participants couple with following the through our social media handles.
9. Documentation of resources: Use this space to upload any documents that would be useful to share with others (e.g. communications material, training material, presentations).
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Part 3: Metrics
10a. Open Metrics reporting
In your application, you defined some open metrics and targets (goals). You will see a table like the one below with your metric in the title and the target you set in your proposal automatically filled in. Use the tables to report the result. Use the comments column to describe any aspects of this result that you find relevant. If the results were different from the initial target (goals) then you can explain why and what you learned from this. You can also provide any qualitative analysis regarding these results. In the last column please describe the tools and methodology used to collect this data and any difficulties you might have had.
10b. Core Metrics reporting
In your application, you defined targets for some core metrics and targets (goals). You will see a table like the one below with each core metric in the title and the target you set in your proposal automatically filled in. Use the tables to report the result. Use the comments column to describe any aspects of this result that you find relevant. If the results were different from the initial target (goals) then you can explain why and what you learned from this. You can also provide any qualitative analysis regarding these results. In the last column please describe the tools and methodology used to collect this data and any difficulties you might have had. Note: a table will appear for each Wikimedia project content contribution you defined in your proposal.
|Number of participants||35 participants will be engaged||35||51||A total of 51 partcipants were mobilise and invited to the project through our social medial handle.||Wikimedia foundation Hashtag tool #RRCCWW|
|Number of editors||30 participants will be contributing||30||41||There are 31 New editors that contributed, while 10 contributors are returning editors.||Wikimedia foundation Hashtag tool #RRCCWW|
|Number of organizers||Two organizers||2||3||There are 3 organisers that facilitate the training sessions.||Wikimedia foundation Hashtag tool #RRCCWW|
|Wiktionary||Hundred Words||100||106||The target was to create 100 words, while the participants created 106 words fully reference and categorize,the target was achieved.||Wikimedia foundation Hashtag tool #RRCCWW|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||402||The target was to reference and categorize 400 words, while 402 words were reference and categorize respectively.||Wikimedia foundation Hashtag tool #RRCCWW|
12. Did you have any difficulties collecting data to measure your results? This could include things like a lack of time or resources, or the expertise in your team to collect this data. It could also include difficulties with particular data collection tools.
12a. State what difficulties you had.
12b. How do you hope to overcome these challenges in the future? Do you have any recommendations for the Foundation to support you in addressing these challenges?
13. Use this space to upload any documents and provide links to any tools you have used that would be useful to understand your data collection (e.g., surveys you have carried out, communications material, training material, program and event dashboard link, project page on Meta).
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14. Have you shared these results with other Wikimedian communities (either affiliates, user groups, volunteers, etc., different to yours)? This can include things such as data and direct outcomes, lessons you have learned, or information on how to run or recreate your programs.
14a. If yes or partially, please describe how you have already shared them and if you would like to do more sharing, and if so how.
We have shared it with our community members. https://ha.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:Babban_shafi
Part 4: Financial reporting and compliance
15. & 14a. Please state the total amount spent in your local currency.
16. Please state the total amount spent in USD.
17. Please report the funds received and spending in the currency of your fund.
17a. Upload a financial report file.
17b. Please provide a link to your financial reporting document.
As required in the fund agreement, please report any deviations from your fund proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.
17c. If you have not already done so in your budget report, please provide information on changes in the budget in relation to your original proposal.
Miscellaneous- 41850. Due to our mobilization prior to the event, we experience more participants which necessitated increase in food and data. Food was increase by 21,850 and Data 20,000 respectively.
18. Do you have any unspent funds from the Fund?
18a. Please list the amount and currency you did not use and explain why.
18b. What are you planning to do with the underspent funds?
18c. Please provide details of hope to spend these funds.
19. Are you in compliance with the terms outlined in the fund agreement?
20. Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement?
21. Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Funds as outlined in the grant agreement? In summary, this is to confirm that the funds were used in alignment with the WMF mission and for charitable/nonprofit/educational purposes.
22. If you have additional recommendations or reflections that don’t fit into the above sections, please write them here.