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Wikimedia Building and Photowalk at Sokoto Community
proposed start date2022-09-01
proposed end date2022-09-30
budget (local currency)1265000 NGN
budget (USD)3046.12 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding region$$po_region;unknown_region$$
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• M Bash Ne
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

M Bash Ne

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Em-Mustapha, Hamza DK, Yusuf Sa'adu and Gwanki



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 Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedia User Group Nigerian

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Building and Photowalk at Sokoto Community

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.

Due to the absence of Wikimedia editors from the Sokoto State, and there's no Photowalk has ever been made to Sokoto State, there are no quality images in Commons from the Sokoto which is the one of the most important state in Hausa History and Nigeria as a whole.

I plan to lead this program which will take pictures of part of Sokoto and uploaded to Commons.The project will also improve Wikipedia Articles with photos. This topic is very important and useful for Wikimedia projects. because Sokoto is a city with a rich history in Nigeria and a diverse population. And the reason why I see the importance of this project is:

  • In Wikipedia and many Wikimedia projects there's no quality images related to Sokoto.
  • And there are no editors from Sokoto -and there are professional photographers in Sokoto and they should know how to upload quality photos in Commons and editing in Wikimedia.
  • It has never been done before in Sokoto
  • There have never been any Photowalk or Wikimedia projects in Sokoto. due to lack of editors in Sokoto, and will building Wikimedia projects in Sokoto state.

This project will attract the attention of many people of Sokoto community to become Wikimedians and contribute more to Wikimedia commons.

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

I will organise a four days walks with four people on each. And two days of Edit-a-thon after four days walks to teach them how to edit Wikimedia projects and uploading quality images on Wikimedia commons.The walks will focused on monuments, buildings and historical sites. These places are included:

  • Surame Cultural Landscape
  • The Sultan Of Sokoto Palace
  • Tomb of Usman Dan Fodio (a visited place to some Muslims)
  • Waziri Junaidu History and Culture Museum
  • Sokoto Museum
  • Usman Danfodiyo University
  • Sultan Abubakar III International Airport
  • Shehu Kangiwa Square
  • National Gallery of arts Sokoto
  • Usman Faruk SECRETARIAT, Sokoto
  • federal government college Sokoto.
  • federal high court Sokoto
  • Federal girls government college Tambuwal
  • NYSC permanent orientation camp Sokoto

" Goronyo Dam and Jibia Dam.

And other tourist attractions areas like Notable roads, Mosques, Markets, and other buildings. Because I have checked on Wikimedia commons, there's no quality images related to Sokoto.Very much so, because I have planned all the way to run this project so that it will have a great impact on the community. They are also interested in the internet.

So I believe this project will be very effective, and it will bring change and more editors in Wikimedia commons and even Wikimedia projects as a whole. Then, this project will creating awareness about Wikimedia commons and all Wikimedia projects.
  • This project is going to important for this community because need to understand the Wikimedia commons and Wikimedia impacts in human life academically.
  • The project is going to particularly focused on taking part of Sokoto community pictures to uploading on Wikimedia commons and to train then how to create, edit and promote articles in wikipedia with quality images.
  • The will focused on Wikimedia commons with sisters wiki.

yes, the project is going to contributes in any way to important development around wikimedia.

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

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?

Yes, i have a members.

  • M Bash Ne- I'm Project's lead,
  • Em-Mustapha- Is a experience Wikimedian, and old editor, he has organized several projects and he's a Co-founder of Hausa Wikimedians User Group.
  • Hamza DK-Electrical Engineer graduate, a professional Photographer and active editor of Hausa Wikipedia.
  • Gwanki- Is a experience Wikimedian, he has organized several projects and he's Hausa Wikipedia administrator.

They are all experienced Wikimedians, and they will help me engaging the participans during the four days walks of project and the two days of Edit-a-thon events. And these people they will help me to organize a trips in the university's main campus and its other site.

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.

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.

Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Not applicable

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?
  • Event participants are from Sokoto Community.

We will then connect participants before the event via social media such as: WhatsApp Group, Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, SMS messages and phone calls.

  • We will also continue to follow event participants through the networks we create, to keep up with them and see what they are up to.
  • And do respond to who they need inquiries.

to improve Wikimedia projects and Wikimedia commons, and to keep them informed about things they do not understand.

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

Once this project is approved, we will have a very secure venue to provide event participants with safety and security to ensure that no problems are found. and have a better environment for our participants. I am sure there will be no problems, as a result of our efforts and dedication.

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.

I will let them know via our social media handles especially WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Telegram. I will also notice via Hausa Wikimedians User Group Discussion Page on Meta, and Wikimedia Nigeria User Group discussion page on Meta.

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 the first Wikimedia project in Sokoto, the most populous state in Nigeria. This event will not be duplicated.
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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?
  • Did the project create awareness about Wikimedia to the Sokoto community?

Did the project train new editors to have the required skills to uploading quality images on Wikimedia commons and edit Wikimedia projects?

If the participants contribute in Hausa and English Wikipedia and at least three Wikipedia Sister Projects? 1-Add or improve content 2-Recruit new editors and recruit professional photographers for Wikimedia Commons 3-Engage existing editors 4-To increase contents on Wikimedia Commons 5-To improve contents on English Wikipedia, and Hausa Wikipedia, 6-To bring awareness about Wikimedia commons and building Wikimedia projects at Sokoto Community.

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 The total number of participants 40
Number of editors The recruit New editors 20
Number of organizers I'm only organizer the project 1
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons We will uploading quality images related to Sokoto on Wikimedia commons, and add them on Wikidata & Wikipedia articles 150
Wikipedia We will creating 15 articles on Hausa Wikipedia with participants during the Edit-a-thon, after we open an account to them 15
Wiktionary We will creating 15 words with participants during the Edit-a-thon after creating an account and teach them how to edit in Wikimedia 15
Wikidata We will creating ten Wikidata items with participants during the Edit-a-thon 10
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.

We will be using the wmf outreachdashboard.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1265000 NGN

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

3046.12 USD

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


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