Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Awareness and Workshop at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi. (ID: 22022647)

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Wikimedia Awareness and Workshop at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi.
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-02-28
budget (local currency)1110000 NGN
budget (USD)2501.7 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Gwanki
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.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, Hausa Wikimedians User Gwanki

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Awareness and Workshop at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi.

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.

At the time when I've led my previous event "Wiki For Human Rights" I've invited environmentalists from the College and he was accompanied by two of the college lectures, they have recommended me to lead similar project at their college in order to give awareness about Wikimedia and it's Sister Projects. Wikimedia awareness and workshop have never take place at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, while this college is among the most popular colleges in Nigeria and this college has almost six thousands students whose study under the department of Hausa language and most of them don't know on how to make a research and contribute to the Hausa Wikipedia. Therefore, through this project I will use this opportunity to bring a changes by recruiting the new editors for the Hausa Wikipedia, Hausa Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons In advance, the less improved articles that are related to the college and the areas that are surrounded the college will be improved through this project.

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

This project will Train and recruit new editors. Improving the skills of the existing editor (if any) Adding or improving Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wiktionary articles.

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

This project is a tree days long, on the first day of the project me and four facilitators we will go through college premises sharing flyers containing important information about Wikimedia Projects and discussion with the staff and students about Wikimedia.

The second part of the project is workshop were I will Train participants how they can contribute to Wikimedia projects.

the agenda

Day 1
Time Description By
9:00am-9:30am Welsome Remarks National Anthem and Opening Prayer All Participants
9:30am-10:00am and Introduction of Wikimedia Projects Gwanki
10:00am-10:30am Introducing on how to open Wikimedia Account and Opening account to the new participants A Sulaiman Z
10:30am-11:30am Wikipedia Session Introducing to Wikipedia and How to create a new Wikipedia Article M Bash Ne
11:30am-12:30pm Wikidata Session Introducing to Wikidata and how to create Wikidata Items, and Lexicography Gwanki
12:30pm-1:00pm Prayer and lunch All Participants
1:00pm-2:00pm Edit-a-thon (creating Wikipedia articles and Wikidata Items) All Participants
Day 2
9:00am-9:30am Welsome Remarks National Anthem and Opening Prayer All Participants
9:30am-10:00am Wikimedia Commons Session Introduction to Wikimedia Commons Yusuf Sa'adu
10:00am-10:30am How to upload a file to Wikimedia Commons M Bash Ne
10:30am-11:30am Wiktionary Session Introducing to Wiktionary Hamza DK
11:30am-12:30pm How to contribute to Wiktionary A Sulaiman Z
12:30pm-1:00pm Prayer and lunch All Participants 1:00pm-2:00pm Edit-a-thon (on creating Hausa Wiktionary articles)
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?

I Gwanki I will lead the event with the help of these Facilitators

  • Template:A Sulaiman Z - (facilitators) he's an experienced Wikimedian member Hausa Wikimedians User Group
  • Hamza DK - (facilitator) experience Wikimedian and professional photographer. He will be the event's photographer
  • Yusuf Sa'adu - (facilitator) experience Wikimedian he have facilitated and Participated in many Hausa Wikimedians User Group projects
  • M Bash Ne - (facilitator) experience editor he has lead many Wikimedia events in Kano
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, Language, 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.

The project is aim to promote and make a wikimedia's workshop to the lecturers and students of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi after the awareness campaign. So it will be an encouragement if the articles that are related to the college and the areas that are surrounded the college be improved during the workshop's event, which will help into the giving a way to the new potential recruit editors grabs their opportunity to edit content they are most familiar with.

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.

Not applicable

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

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 participants are lecturers and students of the college. I will try to inform the college's management before the time of event and highlight them about what the event is all about. Lastly, the WhatsApp group will be opened for the participants because of the responding to their questions and to be guiding them after the activities.

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

The security and the environmental health care agents will effectively be observed in order to make sure that the lives and the health of the participants been secured and safe, therefore the participants will be in peace and tranquillity manner. The participants may not necessarily have the skills of this because they are new but I believed that most of them will come with their smartphone, laptops and other supportive devices that will help in carrying out this project.

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.

All my community members will know this project via our main WhatsApp and Telegraph group.

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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?
  • Did the project create Wikimedia awareness to the staff and the students of FCE (T) Bichi?
  • If the participants can make research on Wikipedia?
  • If the participants can contribute to other Wikipedia Sister Projects like Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
  • If the project creat the wikimedian community in the society
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
Creating Awareness The project will create awareness about Wikimedia and it's sister projects N/A
Recruit new editors This project will recruit new Wikimedia editors from Bichi Emirate especially from the FCE (T) Bichi lectures and Students N/A
Creating Articles New and existing Wikipedia articles and Wikidata that will improve and grow up the Wikimedia projects will be created and improved. N/A
Creating Community WhatsApp group and facebook page will be created after the event and add whose have an interest in Wikipedia. This can help to create Wikimedia Community in the are. N/A
People Reach At least this project can reached to 1000+ people 1000
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total Number of Workshop participats 50
Number of editors Total Number of people that can edit during two days of workshop 30
Number of organizers Total Number of organisers 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Many of these articles are related to the F.C.E (T) Bichi and Bichi Emirate council 40
Wikidata N/A 20
Wiktionary N/A 40
Wikimedia Commons These 20 pictures will be pictures from Bichi Emirate council at least 10 will be used to Wikipedia and Wikidata articles 20
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 measure by using Wikimedia Foundation 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.

1110000 NGN

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

2501.7 USD

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

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