Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration in Kano (ID: 21965713)

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statusNot funded
Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration in Kano
proposed start date2022-11-23
proposed end date2022-12-30
budget (local currency)535000 NGN
budget (USD)1160.8 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• M Bash Ne
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

M Bash Ne

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Gwanki, Musaddam I. Musa



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.

Yes, I'm a member of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and Hausa Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration in Kano

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.

Wikidata birthday is a yearly events that brings Wikipedians in all folks of life to celebrate and organize an onsite onsite event. This year I and my team proposed to celebrate Wikidata's 10th birthday by continue introducing Wikidata to the students, and like minds in Kano, who will like to contribute to Wikidata and get them involved in creating Wikidata item and celebrating Wikidata 10th Birthday Anniversary with them. this project it's very important in kano communities and I want make changes like; 1-Improve and increase the quality of the content (data, structure, documentation) 2-Practical sessions to guide new editors to create items and naviagate tehere way around. 3-Introduce wikidata projects to new editors for possible collaboration on reuse and trainings.

Wikidata is still less known in Kano communities and training project like this can be very helpful and ideal for introducing it to our community and help push forward diversity and equity goals of Wikimedia Community. We would like to use the Wikidata Birthday season to create more awareness about Wikidata to our community and also hold practical editing sessions to help new editors as well as to retrain existing Wikipedia editors that shy away from Wikidata.

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

Firstly, my strategies include organizing the offline celebration meetup and and training. Physical meetups always have the most impact per analysis of my activities. Secondly, The main approach to achieve the desired change is to train individuals to contribute to Wiki projects such as Wikipedia, Wikidata and othres. Thirdly, This project would be developing the capacity of new and existing editors in contributing to Wikidata as well as fostering exchange of ideas, informed engagements, concepts and resources and related tools that will aid the advancement of Wikidata objectives, while celebrating the achievements of users and the project within the community.

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

Organizing an on-site physical gathering of new and existing Wikidata contributors to train, contribute and celebrate. This meetup would support editing sessions, hackathon to reuse data on Wikidata, discussion and exchange of ideas on how Wikidata can be explored in local languages and how it’s database can be used to collect and manage contextual articles in the space and of course a party. and; A one-day Wikidata 10th Birthday meetup to celebrate Wikidata. This includes Wikidata training workshop to train newcomers and also engage both active Wikipedia editors and non-editors into Wikidata editing. Evaluation report will be produced at the project end to help the User Group know where and how to make strategeic plans in supporting more Wikidata work in our long-term plans. Introduce people to the topics of knowledge representation, structured content and querying the data.

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)

Wikidata 10th Birthday Celebration
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

M Bash Ne - Project Organizer; Gwanki- Facilitator Musaddam I. Musa-facilitator and two facilitators. All members are volunteers in 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.

Content Gender gap, Geography, Language

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.

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, Open Technology, Diversity

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

Geographic , Linguistic / Language, 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?

The target audience are Wikimedians from Kano community (our community), as well as people and organizations who may be interested in using and learning more about Wikidata. And other peoples around the community will also join this project. We will use social media to engage with the participants before, during and after the project.

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

We will make sure that we have provide a safer venue by maintain all wikimedia foundation's guidelines and our event's premises terms and conditions.

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 have annouced via Hausa Wikipedia discussion page; and Wikimedia User Group Nigeria discussion page on meta;

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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn more about the participants willingness to contribute to Wikidata. I will like to gauge people understanding of Wikidata and Wikidata role before and after the event project is completion. I will like to understand what method is more suitable and easier to pull people to contribute to Wikidata and ease the learning curve for complete newcomers. I will like to learn the reason/motive of why Wikkipedia editors in our community do not or rerely edit Wikidata; whether this is due to Wikidata looking more complex or confusing. I will like to learn what can be done to improve about wikidata in. Kano communities,

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 The totaal Number of people who will attend the program. 40
Number of editors The total number of people who will become editors and existing editors who will edit Wikidata during the program 25
Number of organizers I'm only organizer of this project, with help of trainer User:Gwanki and 3 facilitators who will help and participate to carry out the project successfully 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata The total number of items and lexicography created by editors during the program 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.

I will use wikimedia foundation outreach dashbord

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

535000 NGN

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

1160.8 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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