Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Awareness Campaign in Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria (NUBA) (ID: 21984605)

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Wikipedia Awareness Campaign in Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria (NUBA)
proposed start date2022-11-23
proposed end date2022-12-26
grant start date2022-11-23T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-26T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)858000 NGN
budget (USD)2115 USD
amount recommended (USD)1586.82
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Umar-askira
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.


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 in Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria (NUBA)

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.

Nuhu Bamallai Politechnic Zaria Kaduna (NUBA POLY), is an Institution of Art, Science and Technology with the thousands of students and has so many departments.

Its is Located at KM 5, Zaria-Kaduna Express Way, PMB 1061, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. You can read more about Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic (Nubapoly) :
Most of the Lectures and students don't use Wikipedia as research source because they misunderstood Wikipedia and they mostly think Wikipedia can be edited by everyone and the contents were provided by machine or AI automation. I experienced that because it was just recently I graduated from the institution studied Computer Engineering, graphic design, web development and Networking Technology. I faced so many challenges severally to be solved this issues but I couldn't because they don't know that Wikipedia is the best source for academic and social research.
I will use this project to make campaign and Awareness in NUBA to teach and train both some of the lectures and students.
We plan to carry out an online and offline promotion campaign in the schools in order to raise Campaign and awareness of Wikimedia projects to the students, lecturers and the general community on how to edit and improve Wikimedia contents. We will also teach them how to use Wikimedia Projects especially Wikipedia for researches. This project will attract the attention of many staffs and students of the schools to become Wikimedians and contribute more to Wikimedia Projects. So Help Me God!!!

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

Creating awareness about Wikimedia Foundation Projects. Training and recruiting new editors. Improving the skills of the existing editor (if any) Adding or improving Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wiktionary articles

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

Trips - On the first day of the event, I with other Facilitators will tour the School's premises Academic offices and Faculties as well as the lecture halls explaining Wikipedia and Sister projects and sharing fliers containing information about Wikipedia and it's sister projects.

Workshops- On the second day I will introduce Wikipedia and sister projects to the participants. And creating Wikimedia account to the new editors. I and others Facilitators we will lead the Workshop of teaching how to edit Wikipedia to the participants.

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.

Other (please specify)

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

Umar-askira (project lead) with:
1- Abubakar A Gwanki (Facilitator)
2- Em-mustapha (Facilitator)
3- Salihu Aliyu(Facilitator)
4- Yusuf Sa'adu (Facilitator)
5- Iliyasu Umar (Facilitator)

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, Age (regency), Geography, Language

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.

We are going to create articles related to the checked eams

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, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, 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 the students (my course mates) and lectures of NUBA POLY and I will engage the participants before and during the activities by adding them in Hausa community Wikimedians social media groups and I will also use the school's what's app groups. These will let me engage the participants before and after the events

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

The Wikimedia friendly space policy will be strictly adhered to the participants before the event starts. We will make sure we have a good space with the materials to assist participants

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 via our social media handles especially WhatsApp and Telegram. I will also notice via Hausa Wikimedians User Group Discussion Page on Meta

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 partner with the school authority especially my lecturers because I have good relationship with my department lecturers and other departments lecturers because I was the SUG president during my school period. I sound reasonable to the school authority this will motivate the institution to let partner with them and see this project successfully rendered.

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, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

This project will create awareness about Wikimedia to the staff and the students of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria.
The project train new editors to have the required skills to edit Wikimedia projects.

The participants contribute in Hausa and English Wikipedia and at least two Wikipedia Sister Projects

I will also learn how this intending wikipedia editors, users make optimal use of information from wikipedia

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 The students and lecturers of NUBA POLY 300
Increase in page view Increase in page view especially Hausa Wikipedia and English Wikipedia. N/A
Number of events The events are 2 and they will be hold in NUBA POLY to make it easy for the students and lecturers to attend and it will avoid being absent or late coming. 2
Day one 1 In the day one of the events, I will introduce Wikipedia and explain the wiki sites.

  • Why Wikipedia the best source for researches?
  • What are the benefits of editing Wikipedia?
  • Why people don't understand Wikipedia and reject any research made from Wikipedia?
  • Who edit and add more contents to Wikipedia?
  • Can you become a Wikipedia editor?
  • Problems and solutions.
  • Question and answers.
Day 2 * Explanation of Wikimedia editing tools.
  • Difference between visual/source edit.
  • Hands-on practical.
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants I with my facilitators will teach and training the students and lecturers of NUBA POLY. 25
Number of editors I am going create an outreach dashboard and add experience editors to edit articles for this project 10
Number of organizers I Umar-askira am going to organize this project with the help of my facilitators. 1
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia We are going to edit and improve articles in Wikipedia pages especially Hausa Wikipedia and English Wikipedia. 10
Wikimedia Commons We are going to upload pictures in the Commons page 10
Wikidata We are going to add items in the Wikidata page. 10
Wiktionary We are going to define words in both Hausa and English Language in the Wiktionary page 50
Wikiquote We are going to add Quotes in the wikiqoute page. 10
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 outreach dashboard to track the users activities and the participants during and after the events

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

858000 NGN

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

2115 USD

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