Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Awareness at Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies, Kano. (ID: 22019968)

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Wikipedia Awareness at Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies, Kano.
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-02-28
budget (local currency)1055000 NGN
budget (USD)2387 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
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. Gwanki
  2. M Bash Ne
  3. Hamza DK
  4. Yusuf Sa'adu


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 at Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies, 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.

The Wikipedia awareness have never take place at the Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies, while this college is among the most biggest colleges in Kano State which has almost ten thousands students that are studying in the college and the 95% of the students are Hausa speakers, they know Wikipedia project by name but they don't know the Wikipedia in terms of research and also they don't know the Wikipedia in terms of building it's contents or on how to contribute to the Wikipedia and Wikipedia sister projects, while the Wikipedia is a source of references, the Wikipedia is where the different knowledge can be acquired and shared by different peoples from different areas. I decided to organize this project at Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies Kano because I am a graduate student of the college, I studied the English language under the department of English language and also one of the project facilitators M Bash Ne is a graduate student of the college he studied Hausa language under the department of Hausa language. Currently now, there are some of my friends studying at the college and they are among the Students Union Goals (S.U.G) committee of the college and they show me their interest to give their contributions for building the Hausa Wikipedia and it's sister projects. On other hand, there is an amicable interaction between me and the staffs of the college because I am their student and they are my lecturers I acquired the different knowledge from them, considered with this I am sure that they will give me a maximum cooperation to organize the project in the college. Therefore, through this awareness the Wikipedia contents and Wikipedia sister projects will be built by recruiting new editors, creating new articles, the less improved articles will be improved and also the articles that are related to the college and the areas that are surrounded 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 main strategies that will be used into achieving these changes are:

  • Creating the Wikipedia awareness at the Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies, Kano.
  • Building the Wikipedia contents by creating new articles.
  • Building the wikimedian community by recruiting new editors.
  • Improvement the articles that are less improved more especially the articles that are related to the college and the surrounded areas of the college.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

The activities that will be delivered as part of these strategies are:

The program will be for two days event but before the events days we will ask for the request from the college management corporation into allowing the activities to take place in their college. we will provide banners that will be hang in order to be a sign during the event and we will provide the tags and flyers which will be distributed to the participants during the awareness event.

On first day, the organizer and facilitators will make an extensive explanation about Wikipedia and it's sister projects to the participants, this will make them to have a full awareness and information included by the Wikipedia. After that, the program will be focuses on the registration for creating an account to the new recruited editors, this will be resulted to have a Wikimedian community in the society.

On second day, the program will be concentrated to the creating new articles and improving the less improved articles, which will be resulted to the building the Wikipedia contents and it's sister projects.

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:

  1. A Sulaiman Z I am the project organizer, I will lead the project with help of these facilitators.
  2. Gwanki is an experience Wikimedian editor he has organized many Wikimedian Projects in Northern Nigeria. He's an administrator at Hausa Wikipedia and he is a member at Nigerian Wikimedian User Group and also member grant commitee Nigerian Wikimedians User Group.
  3. M Bash Ne He is also an experienced Wikimedian editor, more especially on Hausa Wikipedia and other Wikipedia sisters projects, he organized several projects before and he is a member at the Hausa Wikimedians User Group and Nigerian Wikimedian User Group. Also he is a graduate student at Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies, he studied Hausa language under the department of Hausa.
  4. Hamza DK: He is also an experienced editor at the Hausa Wikipedia not only Hausa Wikipedia even the Wikipedia sister projects, therefore he is among the experienced editors who will assist me into the delivering this project.
  5. Yusuf Sa'adu : Also he is among the experienced Wikimedian editor who will assist me into the implementing 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.

Content Gender gap, Geography, Language, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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 the wikipedia awareness to the lecturers and students of Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies Kano. 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 program, 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?

Our target participants are students and lecturers of Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies Kano, and some of our colleagues whom we were studied together with them. The participants will be engaged through our course mate WhatsApp group chat, SMS and phone call. The WhatsApp group and Facebook page will be created for following up with participants after the activities for guidance and response to the questions of new recruited editors.

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

We will ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the Wikimedia Foundation and also we will observe the effective security and the environmental health care agents in order to make sure that the lives and the health of the participants been secured and safe. The participants may not have the skills of this because they are new but I am sure that most of them will come with their smartphone, laptops and other supportive devices that will help in carrying out this project.

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 announced through the Hausa Wikipedia Discussion page and also I will inform the Hausa Wikimedian community in which they will be involved in planning this proposal through Hausa Wikimedians User Group (group chat on WhatsApp), Facebook pages, SMS and phone call.

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, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

At the end of this project, I hope to learn;

  • If the participants have a full awareness about Wikipedia.
  • If the Wikipedia contents were built by creating new articles.
  • If the Wikimedian community were built by recruiting new editors.
  • If the less improved articles were improved by editing some articles.
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 will create the two days awareness events in order to promote the objectives of the Wikimedian projects. N/A
Recruiting new editors We will recruit new editors and train them on how to create the new articles and improve the existing ones for building the Wikimedian community. N/A
Creating new articles We will create the new articles and improve an existing one for the building the Wikipedia contents. N/A
Creating a WhatsApp group and Facebook page. We will create the WhatsApp group and Facebook page after the events in order to add the participants who have an interest in building the Wikipedia by acquiring and sharing the knowledge. N/A
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Our target participants are students and lecturers of Aminu Kano College of Education and Legal Studies Kano, and some of our colleagues whom we were studied together with them 50
Number of editors The target of new Wikimedian projects editors. 20
Number of organizers I am the project's organizer and four facilitators. 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia N/A 30
Wikimedia Commons N/A 20
Wikidata N/A 25
Wiktionary N/A 25
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 the Wikimedian Foundation dashboard and also a hashtag to measure each selected metric.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1055000 NGN

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

2387 USD

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

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