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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Advocates Youths Community 2022 (ID: 21951789)

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statusNot funded
proposed start date2022-10-20
proposed end date2022-12-15
grant end date2022-12-15T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1814968 NGN
budget (USD)4199 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Itzedubaba
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.

Itzedubaba Umar A usman Hamxo Idris sanusi



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.


Grant Proposal[edit]

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


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.

Wiki advocate the youth campaign's focuses on bridging significant gaps on Wikimedia projects on human rights campaign in hausa language - both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups.The project is designed to leverage Wikipedia's role as a global repository for the dissemination of Information to achieve accessible and fair online representation of LGBT rights group in nigeria and in Africa. It encourages the contribution of existing researched and verified information by queering communities to Wikipedia with the intent of readresing the systematic bias about LGBTQ community

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

we think that Wikipepia needs more and better contents on human rights campaign + LGBTQ This is a project that will train and engage queering wikimedians in Nigeria to contribute to contents related to the campaign's theme "Wikipepia human rights campaign's" in relation to queering Wikipepia. we also hope to increase the visibilities of LGBT issues on wikipedia in different languages and also build a basic for international understanding and solidarity between queering people Beyond this contribution, this is an opportunity to queering communities to ensure there is a good representation of stories depicting rights and the Environment in the Nigerian context on Wikipedia. There is also a possibility of partnership with them on a future projects

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

The wikipedia human rights campaign program will be organising three days workshop focused on introducing queering Wikipedians from local community from the process of editing Wikipedia. The aim is to expand improve and create articles on Wikipedia related to human rights+ LGBTQ in Nigeria Day-1 will be an introduction day in which the participants will be train on how to create account ,edits and create articles and also making the participants familiar with wikipedia in relation to human rights contents Day-2 & 3 will be the main day for editing, translation,and articles creations

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.

WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap

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

We have experienced facilitators to lead the events itzedubaba project lead Hamxo project manager umar A usman project coordinator 1 idris sanusi project coordinator 2

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.

Content Gender gap, Sexual Orientation, 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.

This edit-a-thon will mobilizes a community of queering wikimedians to create and update the human rights +LGBT related contents on Wikipedia. We expect this event to help strengthen the gab and participation of queering communities and also raise awareness of the goals among new users

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.

Advocacy, Human Rights, Public Policy

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

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?

group of active Queering communities along with human rights activists groups that's would have interest in this events will be our targeted participants. further more the participants will be engaged through various social media channels such as WhatsApp and telegram for guidance and follow up of participants.

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

The Wikimedia foundation's friendly space policy and Universal Code of Conducts policies along with save space policy will be fully in place to make sure everyone is free from anything and will exercise all the rights they have.

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.

The proposals will be shared with community members in relevant talk pages and social media pages

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

The topics will range from history, identity, politics, culture, rights and attitudes in order to make content widely available internationally. The edit-a-thons will also work towards adding more content in regional languages. But the most important aspect is adding content from relevant groups

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 Total number of individuals expected to attend the event 20
Number of editors Numbers of new editors 10
Number of organizers Numbers of team organisers / facilitators 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles created/improved 100
Wikimedia Commons Numbers of photos that's will be uploaded 10
Wikisource N/A N/A
Wikipedia Increase in page views 1000
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.

Outreach 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.

1814968 NGN

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

4199 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.
  • 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).