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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Awareness in Dukku (ID: 22348109)

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Wikimedia Awareness in Dukku
proposed start date2024-01-25
proposed end date2024-02-25
budget (local currency)1810500 NGN
budget (USD)2369 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• ojewuyib
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)


Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Awareness in Dukku

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-01-25 - 2024-02-25

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Other (please specify) Creating awareness about Wikimedia and its sister projects; training more content creators and editors

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

Situated in Northern Nigeria, Dukku stands as one of the prominent local governments in the region, boasting a population projected to exceed 207,658 individuals, as indicated by the 2006 Nigeria census. At present, it hosts a variety of institutions, including a University of Science and Technology, a health and nursing college, as well as writers' clubs and associations. Moreover, several business and social establishments thrive within its community. Despite these remarkable developments, Dukku faces a significant shortage of editors and lacks initiatives dedicated to promoting Wikipedia within the community.

As a member of this community who is opportune to have learnt about Wikimedia Foundation projects, I feel the strong urge to initiate the first-ever robust campaign and training program for Wikimedia in Dukku. This initiative aims to empower and inspire new editors, cultivating the emergence of enthusiastic advocates for Wikipedia projects. By introducing and creating awareness about Wikipedia and its affiliated projects in Dukku, my objective is to lay a solid foundation for the widespread adoption and utilization of Wikimedia products among the youth in our community.

This proposed month-long undertaking carries great potential for bridging existing content gaps on various topics related to the community. With the guidance of experienced editors, we can enrich the coverage of numerous noteworthy local and international scholars, organizations, historical and research sites, tourist attractions, traditional and cultural practices, community landscapes, and more in Dukku, all of which are currently underrepresented on Wikipedia.

Unlike other communities that have benefited from a series of training sessions and the presence of the Wikimedia community, Dukku has never had the opportunity for such engagement. If approved, this project will mark the inception of the first-ever Wiki community meetup in Dukku, serving as a platform for staying connected with the current and future endeavors of Wikimedia within our community. Furthermore, it will enable us to monitor the progress of editors, celebrating their achievements as they evolve into new Wikipedia champions from Dukku.


Training and enlisting 50 new editors from diverse higher institutions, writers' clubs, and youth associations in Dukku. This will encourage active participation from students and young individuals in various institutions, clubs, and local associations within the targeted community. Raising awareness about Wikimedia projects among Dukku participants. While some may be acquainted with the English Wikipedia, only a few are aware of the representation of other languages on Wikimedia, such as Hausa. Given that Hausa is the dominant language in the community, followed by Fula, the Wikipedia training project will prioritize Hausa Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sister projects (namely Wikidata, Wiki Commons, etc.) that promote free knowledge and open access to information, emphasizing the significance of this approach. Establishing a community of Wikimedia Editors in Dukku. A WhatsApp group will be created for the new editors, where they will receive guidance, stay updated, and receive encouragement in their journey of editing Wikimedia foundation projects. Providing training to participants on how to contribute to the various Wikimedia projects that are the focus of the training. This includes creating a Wikipedia account, understanding core content policies, grasping general editing principles, and learning how to create new articles, make minor edits, and enhance content related to people, places, organizations, etc. Utilizing the outreach dashboard, with the assistance of both offline and online editors, to monitor contributions and track the progress of the participants.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

The Wikimedia Awareness program in Dukku will be structured around five key sessions. The community is already well-informed about the proposed project, and with the Project Lead being an integral part of the community, we can execute the following approaches:

Awareness Trips: These trips will involve sensitizing the community by visiting their locations and explaining the activities of Wikipedia and its sister projects. Informational fliers and handbills about Wikipedia and its sister projects will be distributed. The community members have already expressed their eagerness to embrace the project, and we will select a group of fifty participants for further involvement.

Online Onboarding Session: This session will introduce newly recruited Wikimedia editors to the Wikimedia projects and their activities. We will address account creation and minor editing issues during this online session, which will be conducted via platforms like Zoom or Google Meet. The session link will be made publicly available.

First Physical Workshop: This workshop will provide an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the fifty recruited participants. Practical sessions will be conducted to enhance their skills in improving Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Second Physical Workshop: Participants who have gained a foundational understanding of editing will have the chance to discuss any challenges they are encountering. The project team will work to address these issues.

Second Online Session and Edit-a-thon: This session will be another training opportunity aimed at refining the editing skills of both new and existing editors. Following the training, there will be a three-week Edit-a-thon event where participants can showcase their skills. Outstanding contributors will receive certificates of excellence. Furthermore, the Dukku Wikimedia Community will be established to ensure the project's sustainability and provide a platform for ongoing engagement.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Ojewuyib is the project lead and member of the host community. She is an experienced Wikimedia projects editor and a trainer. She has participated in many Wikimedia Projects such as Afro sport contest, Wikimedia Promotions in Akure, Wikimedia Promotions in Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo. To achieve the project's objectives, the project will leverage the proximity of experienced facilitators in the region who are the closest to the target community.


She will be responsible for organising and moderating the project.

Ibjaja055 is a an experienced Wikimedia projects editor. He was the convener of the Wikimedia Promotions in Federal University of Kashere. He has participated in different Wikimedia projects. He is the 4th highest contributor during the third edition of the African Librarians Week held from 22-29 May 2022. The First Prize Winner of Wikipedia Awareness and Training in Gombe edit-a-thon, first Prize Winner of WikiProject Public Domain Contest in Nigeria and First Prize Winner of Wikipedia Awareness for Librarians at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria edit-a-thon

Roles Online and offline facilitator

Usmanagm is an experienced Wikimedia projects editor and trainer with unparalleled facilitation experience. He was the project lead of Wikipedia Awareness in Akko and Pen Resource University.

Roles Facilitator and communication officer

Abdulazeez Taufeeq is a seasoned contributor to Wikimedia projects who has made a significant impact in Wikimedia Commons . He has participated in numerous projects. In addition to his work on Wikipedia, he is also a journalist and a writer


Project manager and logistics

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? (required)

This proposal is tailored for the diverse youth in the Dukku Community. Our goal is to engage these participants prior to project implementation through various local channels, such as local radio stations, community meetings, and club Focused Group Discussions. I am not only a member of three community associations but also the founder of the Dukku Youth Development Initiative, which boasts one of the largest followings in our community. My extensive experience in program management, leading people towards change, and my frequent appearances as a radio guest will play a crucial role in creating effective awareness and seamlessly influencing the overall implementation of the training.

These aforementioned channels will be instrumental for issuing the call for participation. Additionally, we will employ effective local communication channels to reach the youth, including E-posters, banners on social media platforms, and one-on-one interactions. I also have a substantial number of social media followers, particularly on Facebook, which will expedite information dissemination to our target participants.

Participants will receive an online Google form to register their interest. During the project, my team members will actively participate in facilitating the training and ensuring that participants grasp the necessary knowledge and skills for contributing to Wikipedia and its sister projects. The training is scheduled to include three physical sessions and two online sessions, ensuring that editors are fully engaged and guided on how to bridge the knowledge and content gap across various Wikimedia projects in our community and beyond.

To ensure the project's sustainability, participants will be encouraged to join the Wikimedia community after the events. This will help them stay updated and actively participate in subsequent Wikipedia projects within the community. Participants will be added to our existing messaging channels for follow-ups, updates, questions, and inquiries. Through the Wikimedia Community WhatsApp group and in-person meetings, we will ensure these participants are consistently informed about the latest Wikimedia programs and are encouraged to contribute to its sister projects. Moreover, as we organize future Wikimedia events, these participants will be invited to continue making an impact.

To maintain close contact with project participants, we will share information about the latest Wikipedia events and workshops through the Dukku Wikimedia Community WhatsApp group. We will also address issues related to the development of Wikimedia projects in general. Finally, we will maintain an active connection with other partner user groups, particularly the Hausa User Group.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

Prior to the event's commencement, we'll diligently adhere to the Wikimedia-friendly space policy. Moreover, we're proactively creating a safe, supportive, and equitable atmosphere for all attendees. This entails cultivating a welcoming and all-encompassing environment where everyone's dignity is upheld. We're also granting participants the necessary information and tools, promptly addressing any issues or concerns that may arise during their participation in the activities.

11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

I have informed Wikimedia User Group Nigeria via the talk page https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3AWikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria&mfnotify=saved#Wikimedia_Awareness_in_Dukku and I have also informed Hausa Wikimedia User Group Nigeria via the Whatsapp Group

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

Did the project create community awareness about Wikimedia projects in Dukku?

Did the project train new editors to have the required skills to edit Wikimedia projects?

Was the project beneficial to the target participants in terms of full satisfaction with the knowledge acquired?

Did the participants contribute content to Wikipedia and its sister projects?

Did the project create a sustainable group of Wikimedia editors in Dukku?

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 200 The total number of people that will benefit from the awareness that will be carried out in the community via on- and offline media
Number of editors 50 There shall be no less than 50 newly registered users who shall be new editors to be trained during the program
Number of organizers 4
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 150
Wikidata 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Wikimedia Foundation Outreach Dashboard will be used to track the participants progress

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

1810500 NGN

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

2369 USD

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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).