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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Awareness in Medical College, GSU. (ID: 22302037)

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Wikimedia Awareness in Medical College, GSU.
proposed start date2024-01-19
proposed end date2024-02-19
budget (local currency)1421000 NGN
budget (USD)1802.44 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• AB-Babayo
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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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 Medical College, GSU.

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

2024-01-19 - 2024-02-19

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) Wikimedia awareness and capacity building

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)

The College of Medical Sciences GSU is widely recognized for its role in educating a diverse cohort of students across a range of disciplines. While the college has been proactive in offering valuable resources such as guidance, awareness programs, conferences, and annual health weeks, there remains a notable gap in the utilization of Wikipedia within the institution. This initiative aims to make the following changes:

1. The primary objective of this project is to ignite a genuine interest in Wikipedia and its associated projects within the academic community of the college. By fostering a culture of engagement with Wikimedia platforms, this project aims to empower students and faculty members to become active contributors to this vast repository of knowledge.
2. In order to equip aspiring editors with the necessary skills and knowledge, the project will focus on organizing comprehensive training sessions for experienced editors. These sessions will also serve as a platform to guide participants through potential challenges they might encounter in their editing journey.
3. Beyond individual contributions, this initiative has a broader vision of advancing sustainable development goals set forth by the Wikimedia Foundation. By encouraging consistent and meaningful engagement with Wikipedia and its sister projects, this project aims to foster a culture of ongoing knowledge dissemination and sharing.
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.

This project is designed to encompass a total of four sessions. In collaboration with the GSUMSA Emerging Leaders student union, there is full awareness of and support for this campaign.

Raising Awareness: The campaign will be conducted on the college premises, elucidating the roles and objectives of contributing to Wikipedia.

Online Sessions: These sessions will focus on introducing successful participants to Wikimedia and its various projects. They will also familiarize participants with tasks like creating accounts and making minor edits such as adding references and citations. The sessions will be live-streamed via Zoom, and the link can be accessed at https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4374208862?pwd=pkTostpICBi7PocyVCwBHi01PdW2OD.1

Second Online Session: This session aims to equip editors with comprehensive knowledge on how to enhance their contributions on Wikipedia, as well as address any challenges they encounter during their editing process.

First Physical Session: This session seeks to directly engage with new editors, providing practical guidance on enhancing their edits on Wikipedia. Following this session, there will be a two-week edit-a-thon to maintain editor activity.

Second Physical Session: This session will involve interacting with every editor and conducting individual performance reviews.

At the end of the final session, each editor will receive a certificate of participation in the Wikipedia Awareness in Medical College GSU. Additionally, editors with the highest contributions will be recognized and awarded prizes.

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.

AB-Babayo will take on the role of project lead and instructor. He is an active contributor to various Wikipedia projects and has been involved in a range of Wikimedia initiatives. Some of these include Wikimedia Awareness in Akko, Wikimedia Awareness in Pen Resources University, Nigerian independence at 63, Wikimedia Awareness in Ummah College of Health Science and Technology, and the First Jewel Writing Workshop. AB-Babayo also played a significant role in the Wikimedians Gombe Connect Campaign, emerging as the overall editor of the project's edit-a-thon. You can find more about his contributions here (https://www.facebook.com/100009193907051/posts/pfbid0k4zHh6t9hwbwkyR8dBAUhC1HBmgj2iEabQwu8i9rQZ5hVfexUT8vYZwBwJBob3NMl/?app=fbl).


Yahuzaishat known as Facilitator, is a seasoned Wikimedia editor and one of the most dedicated editors in Northern Nigeria. He has played a crucial role in training and recruiting new editors for Wikipedia, leaving a lasting impact. Usmanagm served as the project lead for Wikimedia Awareness in Akko and has taken on various roles as a trainer, volunteer, and facilitator in multiple projects. Apart from his contributions to Wikipedia, he is also a journalist, writer, development expert, and the founder of several mentoring platforms in Nigeria, including the highly regarded Jewel Writing Workshop, an annual mentoring program. In this program, he will serve as both an online and offline facilitator.

Ibjaja055 is an experienced Wikimedia editor and a volunteer. He has successfully organized and facilitated various Wikipedia Awareness projects in Northern Nigeria, including Wikimedia Awareness in Federal University Kashere. During the program, he will take on the role of an offline facilitator.

Abdulazeez Taufeeq is an experienced Wikimedia editor and volunteer. He is among the organizers and facilitators of Wikipedia Awareness initiatives in Ummah College. He will serve as an offline facilitator during the training program.

Usmanagm is a proficient Wikimedia editor and stands out as one of the diligent and committed editors in the Northeast region, actively working to enhance their expertise in facilitating Wikimedia projects. He was identified during the Wikimedia Awareness in Akko and has since made significant contributions to various Wikimedia initiatives, amassing thousands of edits on a global scale. Yahuzaishat demonstrates creativity and possesses strong proficiency in both English and Hausa, both in spoken and written form. He has successfully facilitated numerous projects, including Wikimedia Awareness in Pen Resource University and Wikimedia Awareness in Ummah College of Health Sciences and Technology. In this project, Yahuzaishat will assume the role of Communication Officer, responsible for moderating sessions and ensuring participants are kept informed of every detail and step through WhatsApp groups.


Additionally, volunteers from the college's student body will provide valuable assistance throughout the program.

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)

The intended participants for this project are the students of the Medical College GSU. The project's introduction and acceptance among students will be achieved by distributing flyers around the college. Moreover, the project will involve participants through a combination of online and in-person sessions throughout its duration. To sustain engagement, a WhatsApp group will be established and overseen by the project lead. Participants will be encouraged to stay active in this group even after the project concludes, providing a means to stay connected and follow up with them.

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.

We will strictly adhere to the Wikimedia friendly space policy before, during, and after the event. We are committed to creating a well-equipped and supportive environment for all participants. This encompasses providing a conducive setting, necessary resources, and materials essential for the smooth operation of the program. Additionally, any concerns or issues raised during the training will be promptly addressed.

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.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria#Wikimedia_Awareness_in_Medical_College_GSU , and Hausa Wikimedia User Group has been notified via WhatsApp.

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)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

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)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

Was the project successful in meeting its intended objectives and effecting the desired change? Did the project successfully enhance skills and capabilities on Wikipedia for the new editors? Did the project make a meaningful contribution to both Wikipedia and its affiliated projects? Is this project capable of recruiting a substantial number of editors who will actively participate in Wikipedia activities from the College of Medical Sciences GSU.?

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 58 The total count of target participants in this project includes both students from within and outside the College, in addition to the project organizers.

"New participants" refers to the intended new editors, with a maximum limit of 50 participants.

"Returning participants" encompass the organizers, facilitators, and instructors who will guide the participants through the training sessions.

Number of editors 50 The project aims to provide training for the overall number of participants.
Number of organizers 8 AB-Babayo, the project lead, will oversee event organization, including raising awareness both within and beyond the college. Additionally, AB-Babayo will acquaint editors with Wikipedia, emphasizing the significance of their contributions and providing guidance on their role and what to avoid.

Yahuzaishat will serve as the facilitator, both online and offline. He will instruct editors on creating Wikipedia accounts, editing techniques, and article creation.

Abdulazeez Taufeeq and Ibjaja055 will lead the physical sessions, offering guidance on uploading to Wiki Commons. He will also instruct editors on proper referencing and discourage the duplication of existing content on Wikipedia.

Usmanagm will assume the role of Communication Officer, responsible for moderating sessions and ensuring participants are kept informed of every detail and step through WhatsApp groups.

Furthermore, three student volunteers from the college will play an active role in setting up the venue, ensuring it is well-equipped. They will also assist in the distribution of refreshments during the event.

Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 150
Wikidata 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

In the scope of this project, there will be creation/improvement of fifty Wikipedia articles (English and Hausa inclusively), alongside the creation or improvement of one hundred items on Wikidata. Additionally, a hundred and fifty multimedia files will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

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


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Wiki data Number of wiki data that the project aimed in improving 100
Wiki commons Number of photos that the project aimed in improving 100
Wikipedia Number of articles and minor edit that the project aimed in improving 100
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)

We will be using the Wikimedia Foundation Outreach Dashboard to track participants' contribution.

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)

1421000 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.

1802.44 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.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • 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).