Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Campaign/Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada. (ID: 21984717)

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Wikipedia Campaign/Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada.
proposed start date2022-12-10
proposed end date2023-01-15
budget (local currency)153000 NGN
budget (USD)2649.55 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Sufie Alyaryasie
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Sufie Alyaryasie

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Yusuf sa'adu M bash ne Sulaiman Az Gwanki



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 Hausa Wikimedia User Group Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia Campaign/Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada.

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 is an online encyclopedia that provides so many types of information. But surprisingly many of our academic staff have made our students and spouses believe that Wikipedia articles cannot be used for research because anyone can edit Wikipedia. Also, some students do not even know that having the knowledge of editing wikipedia articles can help to improve their digital reading skills, research skills, critical thinking skills and learning new things outside of regular academic activities. While dealing with some students and academic staff, I realized that some of them tried to edit articles on Wikipedia so as a result users are not encouraged to continue editing. Therefore, the project is intended to maintain the campaign and create public awareness ( of the College on how to search, edit, retrieve, use and improve the information on Wikipedia. Awareness will also be created about the use of Wikimedia System such as Wikidata, Wikitionary, Wikicommons, etc. Staff and students will also be able to access more and more Wikimedia related content. A guide on how to properly manage and edit Wikipedia.The project will also help students and staff successfully use Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia products) to search, access, upload, interpret, and monitor the information consumed. Objectives of the Program.

So as a result users are not encouraged to continue editing.  Therefore, the project is intended to maintain the campaign and create public awarenes in  the College on  how to search, edit, retrieve, use and improve the information on Wikipedia.
Awareness will also be created about  1- To sensitize the staff and students of college on how to use Wikipedia and its sister works such as Wikicommons, and Wikidata as teaching, learning and research tools for restoration, creation, and data analysis.

2- change in thinking from not accepting wikipedia sources as reliable to allowing students to publish wikipedia sources. 3- Recruiting 30 New editors

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

1. There will be a 3 days training of the staff and student where they get to know how to create a wikipedia account, search for articles that need citations using the citation hunt and other editing that can be done to improve a wikipedia article.

2. Organize and carryout a one-day physical awareness campaign at the various Faculties in the Wikipedia Campaign Awareness and Workshop in Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso college of education and Remedial Studies, Tudunwada. to kick-start the project. 3. Organize and carryout physical and online edit-a-thon trainings for participants on Wikipedia and sister project respectively spanning a period of one month.
4. Apply the approach of using volunteer experienced editors in training of new editors and improving the skills of existing editors.
5. Edit-a-thon will follow where participants can practicalize all they have learnt and there will be some form of motivation to participants with highest number of edits. Certificates will also be given out to participants.
6. Follow-up on all active partcipants to see how well they are improving on the skills gained during the project.
3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

ANNOUNCEMENT: . A week of The Event there will be an awareness meeting while I and other Facilitators will pay a visit to the Deans of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Arts, Social Science, and Department of Languages ​​to request permission to allow the students to participate in the Wikimedia activities. We will get their permission to allocate a suitable date for our meeting so that we do not interfere with their work time. awareness campaign in college is start the project by placing posters of the event, distributing them to students and staff while educating them about the Wikimedia movement and its activities. We will use online channels to distribute e-flyers and provide information. An online form will be used to collect information from interested participants through various college communication channels. Participants will be divided into groups with an experienced editor assisting each. WORKSHOP: First day: Introduction to Wikimedia/Wiki services, new users will learn what Wikipedia is all about. The first training will be on how to properly search, edit, retrieve, use and improve information on Wikipedia. New editors will create a Wikimedia account and edit on Wikipedia as new users. Day two: Introduce Wikidata as a Wikimedia project, create/edit items on Wikidata. Introducing Wikicommons, a user-friendly uploading of audio-related images. The Third Day. There will be 3 online events on Wikipedia, Wikicommons and Wikidata. This will be a platform to retrain, guide, and track participants. It will also be aimed at those who cannot participate during the physical training. Conclusion; The event will conclude with an online Wiki competition. This competition will be based on 3 Wiki projects. Winners will be announced and awarded with certificates.

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.

WikiForHumanRights, Not applicable, Other (please specify)

  • wikipedia campaign awareness and trainee in kano metropolis.
  • wikihub at kaduna state university.
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes, I have a team the experienced editors who will stand for me into the delivered this proposal. These are their Wikipedia usernames below:

Sufie Alyaryasie: i'm the project organizer.

Gwanki: He is an experienced also expert editor in Hausa Wikipedia and other wikis projects. Even though, he is an administrator in Hausa Wikipedia. He has organized several many successful projects in wikimedia system. . M Bash Ne: He is a experienced editor in Hausa Wikipedia and other Wikipedia sisters projects. . Yusuf Sa'du: He will help me to lead the project. . Sulaiman Az: He will help me to delivered the 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.

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.

The project will help students and staff to identify knowledge gaps in the fields of culture, religion, and other The project will address the inequality of knowledge by creating new Article And improving existing ones in culture, religion, and other interesting topics. Then The project will expose participants to the movement knowledge and Wikimedia projects. It will also correct some of the ideas they have about Wikipedia's articles.

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 , Open Technology

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

Geographic , 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 will be Staff and students. The information will be provided by communication with various College messages of sports and staff, for notification, disclosure, and sending. Posters, E-flyers and hard copies will be distributed before the event. An online form will be sent to the project to access and register. During the event, there will be service on the Meta-Wiki account, training, and editathon. After the root of the events, the escorts will join in as members in the verses of the users, this will make them to have the intereste of the wikis Activities The channel will be advertised to the available message channel to track, the house, the places, etc. The announce will also be spread to the places that happened in the future. Also, in the group of educational workers of watsapp, we will share a message to invite them to training. Participants will be trained on Whatsapp and in Zoom meetings in addition to in-person training.

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

Wikimedia's friendly space policies will be observed. We will also welcome ideas from people, organizations that are compatible with our goals. The training environment will also be conducive to learning and the participants will learn in an appropriate environment.

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 informed the community about the proposed

by informing them through the page. Hausa Wikimedia Users Group, Facebook and WhatsApp group.
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, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

It will expose to different people and level of understanding of Wikimedia projects.

  • Level of awareness of Wikimedia projects for College staff and students
* Did participants follow instructions to continue doing what they were taught about editing Wikimedia projects?
* Which of the Wikimedia projects received the most contributions from participants?
* i hope to learn how students interact with the information they generate.
  • I hope to learn how students interact with the information they have created.
 *I hope to learn the characteristics of the profile of faculty members and students.
 * I look forward to learning how these intentional, user-friendly wikipedia editors make the most of the information from wikipedia.

  • I hope to learn from the administrators about other wikipemedia services such as wikicommons, wikidata that can help support the teaching, learning and research of my institution.
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 about Wikimedia Projects i and other organizers we shall used to create a massive awareness about the aims, goals and objectives of wikipedia and its projects to the staff and student of college. 50
Training of new editors 70% of the participants should be able to edit and create new articles in all wikis system through experienced which they conceive during the work shop, Wikimedia editors in four different sessions. Two online and two offline sessions. 30
Contribution of local contents to Wikipedia A one month edit-a-thon will be created that will ensure massive contribution/improvement of local contents about Tudunwada and college. 50
Creating facebook and watsapp group creating facebook and watsapp group for continue discussion to improve new editors experience. 2
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17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We will be working With two student of college and we expect Fifteen (10) Students from each department.

New Editors: 30

Number of editors The total number of editors is expected to be at least 30 comprising of 40 participants/students and 4 Teachers. (Teachers certified from the Wikipediia workshop.) 30
Number of organizers There will be 4 Wikimedia volunteers (including the project lead) and we will be working with two (1) teachers from three department teachers from three(3) school 8
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Total Number of reference, and articles improved. 80
Wikimedia Commons Total numbers of items to be uploaded in common under this project is 30 in number. 30
Wiktionary the words that to be created and improved in wikitionry is 20 5
Wikidata we shall use to added content and improved the current items in wikidata. 20
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 Outreach Dashboard to track and assign articles to the participants. It will also be used to measure some project metrics such as number of participants, number of articles created/improved, number of references added to articles, article views amongst others.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

153000 NGN

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

2649.55 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.


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