Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Training And Workshop on Commons and Wikidata in Karadua Community (ID: 22128904)

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statusNot funded
Wikimedia Training And Workshop on Commons and Wikidata in Karadua Community
proposed start date2223-07-20
proposed end date2023-08-30
budget (local currency)1160000 NGN
budget (USD)2496 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicantYusuf Sa'adu
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Yusuf Sa'adu

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Yusuf Sa'adu,Gwanki,A Sulaiman Z



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 Wikimedias User Group,Nigeria Wikimedias User Group,Let's Connect Hausa Community

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Training And Workshop on Commons and Wikidata in Karadua 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.

Since I introduced Wikimedia projects to the editors from the Karadua area, I realized that many of the editors are more focused on Wikipedia. I and Hamza DK, we have led events related to Wikipedia and Wiktionary which resulted in the formation of Wikimedia contributors from our area of ​​Karadua. There are more editors of Wikimedia projects in the region especially from Funtua, Dandume, Kafur, Bakori, Danja, Malumfashi, Kankara, Musawa, Matazu, Faskari, Sabua. Many editors are focused on Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Individually, editors often asking me and Hamza DK many questions related to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, because of this I understand some problems with editors that I wanted to solve. The problems include; Lack of contribution to Wikimedia Commons & Wikidata Lack of experience in using files especially Wikidata items and photos to other Wikimedia Projects like Wikipedia I understand that most of the editors focus only on editing Wikipedia, so I want to bring change which will teach the editors how to contribute to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. Encouraging Wikipedia editors in Karadua to contribute to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons can help enhance the quality of Wikipedia articles, foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing, promote multilingualism, support open knowledge, and improve discoverability and accessibility.

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

I will use the following main approaches or strategies to achieve the change of encouraging Wikipedia editors in Karadua to contribute to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

  • Organize a physical training and workshop: Provide hands-on training to community members on how to use Commons and Wikidata effectively, including how to upload and tag photos, add descriptions and metadata, and collaborate with others. This approach will enable community members to gain practical skills that they can immediately apply to their own contributions.
  • Engage with the community: Involve the community in the planning and implementation of the training and workshop. This will help to build community ownership and investment in the project, and ensure that the training is relevant and tailored to the community's needs and interests.
  • Demonstrate the benefits: Demonstrate the benefits of contributing to Commons and Wikidata, such as improved visibility for the community, opportunities for collaboration and networking, and how it can help enhance the quality of Wikipedia articles. This can help to motivate community members to participate in the project and contribute their own knowledge and expertise.
  • Provide follow-up support: Provide ongoing support and guidance to community members after the training and workshop, including resources and tools for continued contributions. This can help to sustain community engagement and ensure that the knowledge and skills gained are put into practice over the long-term.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?


We will conduct a two days workshops to educate Wikipedia editors in Karadua on the importance of Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. During this workshop, we will organize training sessions for editors who are interested in learning more about Wikidata or Wikimedia Commons. We will also invite experienced editors to share their knowledge and experiences with newer editors in a mentoring program. Host collaborative editing sessions where editors can work together to add structured data or media files to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

Online Training

We will organize two days online training, this training can reach to those who's they're unable to attend physical training. During this two days online training, we will teach them how they can generate structured data or media files from Wikidata or Wikimedia Commons for use in Wikipedia articles.

Social Media Campaign

Develop social media campaigns to promote the use of these platforms and encourage contributions from the public. During this campaign, we will share PDF, flyers and links that can raise awareness about the importance of Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons among a wider audience in Karadua.

Creating WhatsApp Group

Create a community group where editors can share ideas, ask questions, and provide support to each other.

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?

I have the team of three experience Wikimedians and one participant who's they will Facilitate.

  • Yusuf Sa'adu - I've participated and I have also organised several Wikimedia projects and facilitated in many Wikimedia projects. I'm an active editor at Hausa Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, and Wiktionary. I'm the organizer and project lead.
  • Hamza DK - An Wikimedian from Karadua Community, he will facilitate as co organiser. He will help by engaging the participants and also project's photographer.
  • Gwanki - Experience Wikimedian from Kano State, active and sysop editor at Hausa Wikipedia. Active editor at Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and English Wikipedia. He has organised many Wikimedia projects in Kano and Northern Nigeria. He will facilitate as trainer offline and online trainer.
  • A Sulaiman Z - An experience Wikimedian, editor at the Hausa Wikipedia. He help as facilitator during online and offline events.
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.

The primary purpose is to improve the quality, reliability, and credibility of Wikidata items and uploaded Commons lacking information

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.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Digital Access

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 Wikipedia editors and community members from various towns in Karadua Community especially Funtua, Dandume, Kafur, Bakori and etc. I will engage participants before and during the activities, I will collaborate with our previous participants in our previous events, I will use our social media handls especially our WhatsApp Groups, we will hold community meetings, and offer incentives. After the activities, I will conduct surveys, provide ongoing support, encourage continued contributions to the participants.

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

We will create a working environment based on the respect of people rights in accordance with the foundation's universal code of conduct policy, and We will adhere to the Wikimedia friendly space policy during the event. The Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCoC will be distributed to participants before the event starts. The event premises will be safe and conducive.

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 by posting on Hausa Wikimedians User Group community forums, using social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp Groups, reaching out to local Wikimedia affiliates, and organizing a virtual meeting.ƙarawa_juna_sani

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.

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?

I hope to learn about the needs and challenges of the editors, identify their areas of interest and expertise, and gather feedback on effective approaches and the workshop itself. I can also build relationships with editors and foster community engagement.

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
Creating workshop physical training and online training We will create the two days workshop events and online training in order to promote the objectives of the Wikimedian projects. N/A
Train an existing editors and recruit new editors We will train the existing editors and recruit new ones in order to train them on how to upload photo to the articles and Commons and how to create Wikidata item improve the Wikidata items . N/A
Number of events There will be 3 different events: an editathon on Wikidata & editathon about Wikimedia Commons, and Online training to the Commons and Wikidata, and Social media campaign about Wikidata and Commons. 3
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Total number of offline physical training participants workshop 40

Total number of online training participants 20

Number of editors Total number of new editors during the physical training and online training participants 30
Number of organizers Total number of organizers 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata Number of Wikidata items and improve during the training 200
Wikimedia Commons Number of photos, sounds, videos uploaded to articles and Commons during the training 100
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 Wikimedia Foundation Dashboard to track participants 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.

1160000 NGN

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

2496 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.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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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).