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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata workshop in Kafur (ID: 21948050)

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Wikidata workshop in Kafur
proposed start date1222-10-10
proposed end date2022-10-20
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Hamza DK
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Hamza DK

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Em-Mustafa,Gwanki,{(u|Mbash ne}},Yusuf Sa'adu



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.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria,Hausa wikimedia User Group.

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikidata workshop in Kafur

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.

Funtua Wikimedians Group and Wikimedians User Group Kafur In WhatsApp.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

We have a great challenge as Wikipedia editors but don't know how to contribute in other wiki , although some of us attended wikidata workshop but majority don't know how to edit wikidata,With this proposal most of our less experience editor will know how to contribute in wikidata and other projects sisters.

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

In this workshop we will invite two experience editor from Hausa Wikipedia User group to teach we the less experience editor how to contribute in wikidata cos most of us only edit and write only in Wikipedia but don't know how to contribute in other wiki projects sisters.

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

We will make an announcement in our user group, WhatsApp User Group and also in our Facebook page about the wikidata event for those that have interest in learning how to contribute in wikidata.

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.

Not applicable

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?
  1. Yes Em-Mustafa From Kaduna state is one of the co-founder of Hausa wikimedia User Group experience editor and also an admin Will lead wikidata event in Kafur while
  2. Gwanki From Kano state will lead the workshop in Funtua. This two experience editor will teach us how to contribute in wikidata.
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.

Geography, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial, Not applicable

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.

There are many articles that need to be created,but absence of data will lead to invalidate the article but if we can create a data of any culture background or geography of an area I think the article can be valid.

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.


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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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 majority of the participants will be less experience editor from Wikipedia Hausa and are already in Hausa Wikimedians User Group on WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook page.so with above mentioned before and after the proposal we will continue possible a tutorial video to retain the participants.

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 the participants are in peaceful atmosphere. A calm and noiseless and secure area.while a good accommodation to projects leaders and those that came from a far area .

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.

We will publish about this project in our social media page and other wiki group i.e The Wikimedia user group Nigeria,Hausa Wikimedians User Group, Let's connect Hausa. Community and our Facebook page and so on.

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?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
This is a join project I Hamza DK and Yusuf Sa'adu.
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, Manage Internal Knowledge, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We hope to improve our experience in contributing in wikidata and all wiki projects, also we hope to bring new contributors in to Wikimedia movement.

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 40
Number of editors 20
Number of organizers 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
N/A Wikidata 35
Wikipedia 25 N/A
Wikimedia Commons A photo upload to commons 25
Wiktionary A Native Hausa word to wikitionary 15
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 the hashtag or dashboard to track and measure the activities.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).