Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Promotions at Bayero University Kano (ID: 22023520)

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statusNot funded
Wikimedia Promotions at Bayero University Kano
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-02-28
budget (local currency)1060000 NGN
budget (USD)2387.21 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
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

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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, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Promotions at Bayero University Kano

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.

Bayero University Kano is the largest university in Kano and second largest university in Northern Nigeria. The university has thousands of students from Nigeria and the nearest countries. There is a need to conduct an awareness program about the Wikimedia Foundation at BUK to educate students and staff about Wikipedia and its Sister Projects and the program aims to create a Wikimedia community at BUK. There is a Wikimedia Universities Hub in some of the Universities in Southern Nigeria but there's none in Northern Nigeria. This program is the first of its kind to be held at the University. Many people doesn't believe in Wikipedia as a source of references because they heard anyone can edit it, this project will bring Change in creating awareness about Wikipedia and it's Sister Projects to the students and staff of Bayero University Kano, to make Wikipedia acceptable projects. This project will carryout online and offline with the lead of experience Wikimedian editors.

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

Creating Wikipedia and it's Sister Projects Awareness to the staff and students of Bayero University Kano, Recruiting new Wikipedia editors from the university, creating Wikimedia community at the BUK and Adding and creating articles to improve Hausa and English Wikipedia, Uploading files to Wikimedia Commons.

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

The project is a four days events,

Trips In the two days I and other Facilitators we will tour the University's main campus and second campus known as New Site, sharing flyers and discussion with staff and students about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation.


We will make a two days workshop immediately after completing Trips. On the first day We will make introductions to Wikimedia Foundation and it's projects to the participants. After that I and facilitators we will train the participants how to create account and help them to create their own Wikimedia accounts. Then we will train them how they can contribute to Wikipedia.

On the second day we will train the participants how to upload files to Wikimedia Commons and how they can contribute to Wiktionary and Wikidata.

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 team,

  • M Bash Ne - I have organised Wikimedia projects in Kano, I also facilitated in many projects. I've experience in Wikimedia and organising projects. I'm the project's lead
  • Gwanki - Experience Wikimedian from Kano State, he have organised successful Wikimedia Promotions at Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano were I've facilitated. He will train the participants editing Wikipedia and uploading files to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Hamza DK - He's experience Hausa Wikipedia editor, he have Organised Wikimedia Project and has Facilitated and Participated in many projects. He will train the participants how they can create Wikidata Items and he will be the project Photographer.
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.


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

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 participants are staff and students of Bayero University Kano. The project will focused in the students from Main Campus and New sites. I will create a special WhatsApp group before the event start were they can ask questions about the wikimedia foundations and I and other experience editors answering.

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

We will summarize and read genera friendly pace policy of Wikimedia foundation even before starting each event.

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 my community members to know via Hausa Wikipedia and Hausa Wikimedians User Group Discussion pages, I will also inform them Via Hausa Wikimedians and Kano Wikimedians WhatsApp Groups.

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.

I will work with one lecture who's my former lecture at Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal studies, he will lead us to seek the permission from the University's authority. I will also work with the Student's Union Government.

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?

At the end of the project I hope the target participants have full awareness about Wikimedia Projects especially Wikipedia. I wish to learn if the participants can contribute to Wikipedia, Wiktionary or Wikimedia Commons. I hope this project can create Wikimedia Community at the Bayero University Kano.

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 events Total Number of events including Workshop and Trips 4
People reach N/A 1000
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 50
Number of editors 30
Number of organizers 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia N/A 50
Wiktionary N/A 30
Wikimedia Commons N/A 20
Wikidata N/A 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 use WMF Dashboard tool to track participant's contributions

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1060000 NGN

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

2387.21 USD

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


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