Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Awareness Campaign and Edit-a-thon at Government Girls Secondary School Kawo (ID: 22069288)

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Wikipedia Awareness Campaign and Edit-a-thon at Government Girls Secondary School Kawo
proposed start date2023-05-08
proposed end date2023-07-07
budget (local currency)1193321.67 NGN
budget (USD)2594.59 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Mahmud Idris
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Mahmud Idris

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Gwanki, Iliyas Umar, Umar-askira, M Bash Ne and Em-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.


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 Government Girls Secondary School Kawo

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.

Women are usually marginalized, they contribute less to wikipedia particularly in a country like Nigeria due to lack of awareness. This project will be the first of it's kind to take place in GGSS Kawo, thus, there would be more inclusiveness in articles creation as it will go along way in recruiting more female editors for Hausa Wikipedia, poorly developed articles will be improved. At the end of the project, there would be increased participation of women in wikipedia.

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

Firstly, I will pay a familiarization visit to the school management and seek for their consent for the conduct of the project, secondly, I will have a stakeholders/ planning meeting with both school and students representatives and the wikipedia experienced editors who will assist in actualizing the project. Thirdly, flyers and t-shirts will be produced and shared in the school, in addition, training on wikipedia and it's sister platforms as well as edit-a-thon will be conducted and lastly knowledge and experience sharing would be conducted for learning.

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

1. Familiarization visit

2. Stakeholders/ planning meeting
3. Wikipedia Awareness Campaign in the school
4. Training on wikipedia and it's sister platforms
5. Edit-a-thon
6. Knowledge/ experience sharing for learning
7. Report writing
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 created a very strong and dedicated team with requisite knowledge and expertise, they have years of experience in facilitation on wikipedia. They are team players and can as well work under pressure. The team includes the following;

1. Mahmud Idris, the project lead
2. Gwanki
3. Iliyas Umar
4. Umar-askira
5. M Bash Ne
6. Em-mustapha
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

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.

African countries particularly Nigeria is facing a very low gender equality, low participation of women in developmental projects and content creation in wikipedia, as a result of this project, there would be increased participation of women of school age in wikipedia - content/articles creation.

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, Advocacy, Open Technology

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

Gender Identity, Geographic , Age, 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 population are teachers and female students of Government Girls Secondary School Kawo, Kaduna, Nigeria. The school community will be informed of the project before commencement and will be highlighted the importance of the project and how can they and their entire community be impacted by it. After the completion of the project social media groups will be created for further engagement with the participants or new recruited editors.

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

Women are most of the vulnerable group in entire population, therefore a good plan will be made to ensure their safety and conducive environment will be provided too such as computer room with internet access. Wikimedia friendly space policy will be strictly adhered to before kick starting the 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 have five (5) well experienced editors that will assist me in actualizing this project, these wikimedians are very experienced particularly in the area of project delivery, with them in my team, I would assure you of a very fruitful results and impact. The above team members will be communicated through the user group social media platforms such as Whatsapp and/ or Telegram.

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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

To learn whether including female secondary school students can help in improving poorly created articles and edits. And also to learn if the project can really help in bringing more women into contributing to wikipedia by making edits or creating articles in ensuring equal opportunity to knowledge.

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 awareness campaign beneficiaries Total number of beneficiaries for the awareness campaign 400
Number of editors Total number of editors to be trained 50
Number of articles created or improved Total number of articles that will be developed or edited during Edit-a-thon 200
Number of social media platforms created Total number of social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Facebook page created for further/ continuous engagement 3
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Our participants are teachers and female students of the age of 16- 65 years 50
Number of editors Target numbers of the new/ recruited editors 40
Number of organizers Number of experienced editors who will organize and facilitate the project 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Total number of citations and/or articles improved 100
Wikidata Total number of articles created or improved 50
Wiktionary Total number of articles created or edited 50
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.

Program and Event Dashboard and Wikimedian Hashtag Tools will be used to measure the metrics

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1193321.67 NGN

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

2594.59 USD

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


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