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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Awareness Campaign and Edit-a-thon at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi. (ID: 21950145)

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Wikipedia Awareness Campaign and Edit-a-thon at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi.
proposed start date2022-10-15
proposed end date2022-11-15
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• A Sulaiman Z
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

A Sulaiman Z

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

1- A Sulaiman Z

3- Gwanki

3- M Bash Ne

4- Ibrahim Sani Mustapha



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

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia Awareness Campaign and Edit-a-thon at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi.

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.

Wikipedia campaign have never take place at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, while this college is among the most popular colleges in Nigeria and this college has almost six thousands students whose study under the department of Hausa language and most of them don't know on how to make a research and contribute to the Hausa Wikipedia. Therefore, through this project I will use this opportunity to bring a changes by recruiting the new editors for the Hausa Wikipedia. In advance, the less improved articles that are related to the college will be improved through this project.

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

The strategies that will be used in to the achieving this changes are; Firstly, we will ask a request from the college management corporation into allowing the activities to take place in their college. Secondly, we shall provide posters and stickers during the awareness campaign and distribute them to the lecturers and students of the college, so that this will encourage them to have a knowledge of what Wikipedia is all about before the major training.

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

The Edit-a-thon is the main activity that will be developed and delivered after the awareness campaign.

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 the experienced editors who will assist me in delivering this project. These are their Wikipedia usernames below:

1- A Sulaiman Z: the project organizer.

2- Gwanki: He is an experienced on a wikimedian because he is well and an expert editor in Wikipedia and it's sister projects. Even though, he is an administrator at the Hausa Wikimedian Users Group and a member at the Wikimedian of Nigerian Group. Also he has organized several projects before, finally he is an administrator at the Hausa Wikipedia.

3- M Bash Ne: He is a well and ventilated experienced editor in Hausa Wikipedia and other Wikipedia sisters projects, he organized several projects before. Therefore, he is among the experienced editors who will assist me into the delivering this project. Also he is a member at the Hausa Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedian of Nigerian Group.

4- Ibrahim Sani Mustapha: He is an editor at the Hausa Wikipedia, therefore he is among the experienced editors that will assist me into the delivering this project.

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.

Language, Socioeconomic Status, 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 project is aim to promote and make an awareness of Wikimedia projects to the lecturers and students of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi. So it will be an encouragement if the articles that are related to the college and the areas that are surrounded the college be improved during the awareness of the project, which will help into the giving a way to the new potential recruit editors grabs their opportunity to edit content they are most familiar with.

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 , Public Policy, Open Technology

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

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

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 lecturers and students of the college. I will try to inform the college's management before the time of event and highlight them about what the event is all about. Lastly, the WhatsApp group will be opened for the participants because of the responding to their questions and to be guiding them after the activities.

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

The participants may not necessarily have the skills because they are new but I believed that most of them will come with their smartphone, laptops and other supportive devices that will help in carrying out this project. Covid-19 protocols will effectively be observed in making sure that the lives and health of the participants are been safe.

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 carried out the process in which the community will be involved, through the user group on social media, group on WhatsApp and Facebook.

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.
Reason for not developing a joint proposal, I decided to apply an individual proposal because sometimes a joint proposal may affect the project due to the lack of cooperation between the applicants during organizing the project.
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, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I hope to learn or to see whether the project can improve the Hausa Wikimedia and Hausa Wikimedian Users Group by adding the new or recruited editors.

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 awareness We shall create an awareness in both online and offline in order to promote the objectives of the Wikimedia project. N/A
Training the recruited editors We shall recruit the new editors and train them on how to create the articles and improve the existing ones. N/A
Creating articles New and existing articles that will improve and grow up the Wikimedia projects will be created and improved. N/A
Creating WhatsApp group WhatsApp group and facebook page will be created after the event and add whose have an interest in Wikipedia. N/A
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants
Number of editors
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
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 am not sure and need support.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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