Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/The Photo Walk for a Zoo Animals in Northern States of Nigeria (ID: 21936896)

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statusNot funded
The Photo Walk for a Zoo Animals in Northern States of Nigeria
proposed start date2022-10-11
proposed end date2022-11-08
budget (local currency)1339904 NGN
budget (USD)3200 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• SaadMuhammad070
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.




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.

Wikiproject Nigeria and Commons Photographers User Group (CPUG)

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

The Photo Walk for a Zoo Animals in Northern States of 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.

The objectives of making this proposal will bring a lot of changes to the community of our country especially the Northern States where there is no available zoo, this project could be accomplish by going through where they are and take a pictures of them and upload it to Wikimedia Commons for easy accessible by the other States of Northern States of Nigeria, because zoo are rare in Northern States of Nigeria this project will help to attract the attention of people's to discover the activities of zoo animals without been there via Wikimedia Commons. During interview with zoologist Dr Hussaini Isah who specialise in the field and currently lecturer in Open University Kaduna, he advice me and suggest a way to make this project effective and he link me with different zoo's administered and he will assist and guide me to ensure the project is successful. He encouraged me and admired the way i am trying to digitalise zoo animals and made them available in a digital form, he mention that this project will help to reduce the number of people's visiting zoo especially those from other States that are far from the zoo, if the zoo animals are available in digital format, therefore they will go straight to Wikimedia Commons. This project will provide enough image's of the Zoo and Zoo's animals in Northern States and upload it to Wikimedia Commons this will be an advanced to people to make their research by going through Wikimedia Commons and accomplish their task, this project will help to make people to be wise and be aware of free licence of Wikimedia Commons. This project will covered the whole zoo's in Northern States of Nigeria, so this project will carryout and provide both image's of zoo's and zoo animals, this project will help to develop and awareness of Wikimedia Commons.

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

The main approaches will be in a single category and which is the zoo's animals. The project will help people from other States of Northern Nigeria to explore themselves in zoo's via Wikimedia Commons and obtain their relevant information by organising the image's of animals and make them available and accessible by other States where there is no zoo so they can get access to it through Wikimedia Commons and discovered the animals that are kept in there and be able to identify and interprete them, this could be accomplish by engaging professionals editor's in order to contribute their exceptional contributions and perfect image's of those zoo's and animals to achieve our goal.

A photo walk to snap the pictures of these zoo's including the animals to document them in Wikimedia commons, that will help to produce a lot image's of those places.

I think this strategies will be affective because it will bring experience editors to write and also to take photos and document it, for better coverage of zoo's in Northern States of Nigeria, this would make the work effective and leave no angle untouched and also to be able to prepare a single grant that will work with a willing and able team to suit all the projects needs.

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

A prepare and organized photo walk in order to cover the whole zoo's in Northern States of Nigeria. Through visiting each and every zoo that's located in Northern States and capture pictures of those zoo's and animals and upload it to served as document in Wikimedia Commons. The photowalk would gathered all the needed pictures and image's that will cover the whole Zoo's in Northern States of Nigeria, that will develop a lot of things in Wikimedia Commons. Also I will categorise and formulate a single content on Wikimedia Commons in which all this information could be found, by forming this content will help people to get access to those resources so easily and everyone who is willing to upload anything related to this may upload it on that particular content.

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.

Other (please specify)

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

Yes I have already mentioned above the Wikimedia editor that is willing and capable to carryout this project along. And also its all our agreed plan to applied this grant as an individual and we will also be working hand in hand with the team. We will also work with leaders in both Commons photographers user group and Wikiproject Nigeria as they all being informed and give us their support already. We will also help each other to make the project more effective in various ways which include Zoologist Dr Hussaini Isah who have not account on Wikimedia but he was interested on the project and he ensure to help us in activities that we will be developing in order to make the project suitable, the activities which include: (A) he hook us with various Zoo administered to make sure the project goes smoothly. (B) he will pay attention throughout the project to ensure we gather all the requirement information that is need to provide on Wikimedia Commons. And also the person that is involved and related to this project will also contribute his experience where he was specialise and the reason why he was involved to accomplish this project which include me are as follow: SaadMuhammad070: We chose to propose for this grant due to some observation that we made on Northern States of Nigeria many places in there lack Zoo so we decided to execute the challenges they are facing in terms of Zoo, already we have been hooked up with many Zoo's administered which will make it easy to ud to acquire desirable information. The activities that we will develop in the process of getting this information which include going to each and particular Zoo and be roaming inside to take a picture of them and made them available in a digital form, we prefer to dedicate ourselves on that field. Aubulama00: what made him participate and involved on this project, this Wikimedia editor own account on Wikimedia since and he is an experience editor he made a lot of editting on Hausa Wikipedia that is why he decided to form a team with me to be part of this project because he attended different projects event run by Hausa Community he reason the project and intertwined with me to use his experience in delivering this project, then we form a team together to make use of his past experience of the past project run by other Wikimedia and we are fully interested on this project run by us but however he never organise any project despite he has the experience that is why we form a team to share our ideas to inaugrate the project

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. Required.

Zoo's considered to be impact and important in the specific context, school tour, zoo research visitor education and visitor perceptions.

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.

Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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.

We all know that the important role zoo's plays in reserving and retaining the animals, which is essential to our knowledge and education of nowadays activities, giving them important consideration and attention 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, Diversity

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

Geographic , 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?

1. The targets communities are hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

2. We already have a WhatsApp group that involved members from all of the above communities. So we will engaged them via WhatsApp and other social media platform and also community discussion page on Commons Photographers User Group and Wikiproject Nigeria. And we will follow up via the engaged WhatsApp group during and after the events.
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

1. We will makes sure to follow Wikimedia friendly space policy.

2. By making sure we assume good to others in terms of contributions and opinion.
3. Our doors will be very much open for any volunteer that want to participate in the grant and we will provide all the support we can to make sure his been taken cared of in an order and the best possible way we can.

4 and everybody will have an equal chance to contribute and be sure to be included in the entire grant.

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.

1. We also make the announcement on our social media platform informing the community of our plan activities and alot have responded with interest.

2. And we are planning to make the announcement on discussion page of Commons Photographers User Group and Wikiproject Nigeria. But want to finished the application first this is to give the community the opportunity to also write their feedback endorsement messages giving their honest opinion on the grant.
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.

Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1. We will like to learn first the idea of bringing two concept together in other to achieve a desired goal.

2. And also to learn working with diverse community and people.
3. Also learn how editors and Wikipedia users manage the information found in Wikipedia as their own advantage.
4. We will also hope to learn how often users manage the information found in wiki pages.
5. Finally we will love 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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We ensure to invite 30 participants who are interested on Wikimedia. 30
Number of editors New Editor.

We will ensure that any new get to know to make use of Wikimedia Commons and how they can easily teach others

Number of organizers The number of organisers is 3.

Which include Dr Hussaini Isah and us that are carrying this project to make it perfectly

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons We will provide 700 images which will be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons 700
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

We are sure to make it be through uploading relevant images on Wikimedia Commons

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 categorise the images the way they stand on a single category in it will be easy for us track each image upload by the participants

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1339904 NGN

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

3200 USD

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

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


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  • 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.
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  • 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).