Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata Workshop/10th Anniversary Celebration in Katsina (ID: 21924670)

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Wikidata Workshop/10th Anniversary Celebration in Katsina
proposed start date2022-10-17
proposed end date2022-11-19
grant start date2022-10-17T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-11-19T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1595550 NGN
budget (USD)4054 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Uncle Bash007
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Uncle Bash007

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Da Supremo Sanusi Gado Usman Ahmad Isa Rukery17



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.

Hausa Wikimedian User Group, Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata Workshop/10th Anniversary Celebration in Katsina

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.

There has being a lot of projects and contributions from a number of new editors in several aspects of Wikipedia in Katsina region. Editors have being exposed to various Wikipedia sister projects in both Hausa and English, one step at a time but yet to be introduced to Wikidata and how it works. This project will thus, for the first time will cover the three major LGA's in Katsina, which are Daura, Katsina and Zango LGAs; on Wikidata and join in celebratin the Wikidata 10th Anniversary (which will be filmed in Daura, in the historical monument of Hausa origin "The Kusugu Well")

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

Wikidata is another most important aspects of Wikipedia and yet, many contributors do not fully understand Wikidata and how it works. This workshop will thus, focus on introducing editors to Wikidata from different parts of Katsina, Daura, Katsina and Zango which are the Heart of the state. New editors for the first time in this area will be exposed to other beautiful part of Wikipedia, (apart from just editting and adding contesnts) ie, celebration party, connecting and expressing their views about Wikidata.

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

In each area: topics to be covered include; How to create a Lexeme, Labeling an item and connecting articles to wikipedia and other related activities. A general event will take place in Daura Monument where we will film a video wishing Wikidata a happy birthday and expressing our interests and significance of Wikidata to Wikipedia projects at large.

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.

Wiki Loves Africa

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

I (Uncle Bash007) will lead the project with the help of other users such as: Da Supremo and Anass Koko who will aid in training new users on how to create lexemes Musa Bacho will cover the aspect of labeling an item While I will cover connecting item to Wikipedia

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.

Age (regency), Geography, Language, Sexual Orientation, 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.

This project will engage actively every gender available in the region. There will be no gender discrimination and it will thus focus on including the female or other under-represented gender or sex orientation in Katsina.

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 , Human Rights, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disabilities, Age

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?

This project is not gender specific, thus every available gender will be included actively without discrimination. A call for participation especially to women organizations or groups will be created. Trained participants will be added to our already existing UserGroup on Whatsapp and Telegram, where they will be mentored and fed with informations about Wikipedia.

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

First of all, all experienced editors are aware of the Wikipedia; Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Expectations, new participants will also be introduced fully to such codes and policies.

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.

A physical discussion was taken and it was announced on our Hausa Wikipedia Usergroup.

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, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, 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?

I want to see new users actively engaged in Wikidata and other Wikipedia projects.

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 New participants 15

Returining participants 15

Number of editors 15
Number of organizers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

50 lexemes, 100 item will be labelled and 50 articles to be connected.

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.

The hastag tool will be used to measure the number of edits made on Wikidata. While a comprehensive list of all participants and there contributions will be created on Meta.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1595550 NGN

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

4054 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.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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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).