Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Fan Club, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University First Alliance & Video Campaign (ID: 22055867)

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Wikimedia Fan Club, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University First Alliance & Video Campaign
proposed start date2023-05-22
proposed end date2023-06-20
budget (local currency)1650000 NGN
budget (USD)3470.4 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Uncle Bash007
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Uncle Bash007

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Mahmoud Idriss Criteria Sanusi Gado Manaf205 Al'ameen Khalid200



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.

i). Founder Wikimedia Fan Club, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina, ii). Member, Hausa Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Fan Club, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University First Alliance & Video Campaign

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.

This project will serve as a first campaign to introduce Wikimedia Fan Club, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina to the University and make alliances with different educational parastatals in the school such as, the University Library, Linguistic Department, Social clubs (Hausa Club) etc. in order to increase Wikipedia appreciation and recognition as well as contributors who will join the club from the university. We will also create a video campaign that will be hosted at the school portal,_Wikimedia_Fan_Club,_Umaru_Musa_Yar%27adua_University,_Katsina

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

We will make alliances with the different educational parastatals in the university via the following approaches

1. In-person campaign where will visit these eductional facilities and introduce them to Wikipedia
2. Online campaign: we will make alliance with the school e-library and organise a Wikipedia awareness and tutorial and suggest Wikipedia as a major tool for research in the school e-library
3. Meet officially with leaders/directors of these educational programs
4. Meet with the student affairs department and request for a temporary office for Hausa Wikimedians UserGroup, Wikimedia Fan Club Umaru Musa Yaradua University
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1. We will create a video campaign stating briefly the goals and mission of Wikipedia to the school

2. Call for participants to join the club
3. Meet with the school management (and some program leaders) to introduce the Fan club to them
4. We will try to negotiate with the school ICT to attach the video to the students portal for advert
5. Train students and lecturers on how to contribute to Wikipedia
6. Highlight the Wiki hub, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University mission and visions
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.

Wiki Loves Africa

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

I Uncle Bash007 will lead the project. User Mahmoud Idriss Criteria will manage training activities User Sanusi Gado will assist in making contacts User Khalid will cover online activities

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.

Content Gender gap, 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.

This project will tend to fill gender gap and will focus on improving contents in Hausa thereby introducing and training lecturers and students to the club

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, 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 target is to introduce Umaru Musa Yar'adua University to the school management and make effective alliances with different educational parastatals in the schools. therefore the target is the school staffs and educational program and social clubs such as library, Hausa Club, Student Union Government etc.

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

We will diligently follow the Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCoC

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 have announced it through our whatsapp platforms and our userpage

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.

We have already contacted the university library director and president of the Student Union Government about the Fan Club and they are interested and ready to work with us. Next is to contact the school ICT if they will attach the campaign video on the students portal

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I wish to ceate a strong alliance with the school management by introducing Umaru Musa Yaradua University Wiki Fan club and making it a well recognised club in the school and therefore allocate a Wiki Fan Club office (either temporary/permanent) in the school.

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
Number of people reached Atleast 500 students/staffs will be reached in the first alliance campaign of the club 500
Number of People who will join the club An estimated number of atleast 50 students/staffs will join the club 50
Video Campaign 2 Video campaigns will be created:

i). A video promoting Wikipedia policies and goals & ii). A graphic video showing how to edit Wikipedia

Number of Alliances formed We are hoping to introduce atleast 3 programmes to our course: The University Library, The Student Union and the Hausa Club 3
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 500 people will be reached through our online and offline campaign 500
Number of editors 50 students/staff will participated in the training 50
Number of organizers 5 organisers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia 500 articles will be edited through this program 500
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

200 articles will be created/improved

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.

The hashtag tool Wikimedia 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.

1650000 NGN

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

3470.4 USD

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.


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