Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Promotion Campaign and Awareness At Bayero University Kano (BUK). (ID: 21913652)

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Wikipedia Promotion Campaign and Awareness At Bayero University Kano (BUK).
proposed start date2022-08-25
proposed end date2022-10-16
grant start date2022-08-25T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-10-16T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1225000 NGN
budget (USD)2955.6 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
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.

1- Abubakar A Gwanki 2- Yusuf Sa'adu 3- Salihu Aliyu 4- Iliyasu Umar 5- M Bash Ne



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.

Yes, i am a member of Hausa Wikimedians User Group (HWUS), Wikimedia Nigeria User Group (WNUG).

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia Promotion Campaign and Awareness At Bayero University Kano (BUK).

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.

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a Federal Government University and lagest university in Kano state with thousands number of students and hundreds number of lecturers and academic staff... you can read more about Bayero university here:

As wIkipedia is the global free encyclopedia that most of people know what wikipedia is rush to for research, but people from our societies are yet to understand especially students in universities, polytechnic and even colleges of sciences and technology. This promotion campaign will really help the students in our societies to understand wikipedia movements, Mission, Vision and wikipedia activities. Base on experience from the past campaigns i lead (Wikipedia Campaign at Notion Computer technology, Wikipedia Campaign at Kaduna Polytechnic...), it let me to understands that, most of students and lecturers think wikipedia is a historical that anything apart from history can not be found in website. that's why most of the lecturers don't accept any research, assignment or project made from wikipedia pages and due to that crises, the students have limited research resources especially when assignments was given to them or CA test is about to take place even in project research but not knowing that wikipedia is a free encyclopedia where all researches can be made in wiki pages. With this reasons, I am sure this project will help to solve these problems by that has being for long from both the students and lecturers by training and teaching them wikipedia with its activities.

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

With this promotion campaign project, i can be able to create awareness about Wikimedia Foundation Projects. Training and recruiting new editors. Improving the skills of the existing editor by Adding or improving Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wiktionary articles. The project will help the students of the above mentioned institution to understand that wikipedia is a free encyclopedia and it is very important and effective to their education.

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

By the help of this promotion campaign project, the students can be able to: 1- Understand that wikipedia is a free encyclopedia. 2- Edit articles. 3- Create articles. 4- Understand the wikipedia activities. 5- Wikipedia Missions

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)

Wikipedia Promotion awareness and campaign
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

yes i have team from Hausa wikimsdians User Group in persons of I Umar-askira (project lead) with: 1- Abubakar S Gwanki (Facilitator) 2- Salihu Aliyu (Facilitator) 3- Aliyu Shaba (Facilitator) 4- Hamza DK (Facilitator) 5- Hamzo (Facilitator) 6- M Bash Ne (Facilitator) 7- Yusuf Sa'adu (Facilitator) 8- Iliyasu Umar (Facilitator) 9- Aisha Yahuza (Facilitator) 10- Aishatunnabiyi (Facilitator)

The above mention people are my team. 8 of them are experienced editor and they have run one or more than projects in different communities and states but the last 2 are improving to be come experience editors (I include them because they very active in terms wikipedia activities offline. they always attend events i organized as off-wiki facilitators). We work together and shear ideas help one another as team. I will go with them as facilitators of 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.

Geography, Language, Socioeconomic Status, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), 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.

During the events, we will create and translate article in Hausa language that are related to the above checked field.

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?

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Socioeconomic status, 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 staffs and the students of targeted mentioned institution (Bayero University Kano (BUK Kano), where the project is going to be organizes. I will engage the participants before and during the activities with contributing to wikipedia (Editing, improving and creating wikipedia articles). I will retain the participants by adding them in the Hausa wikimedians user group social media platforms group (Whats app, Facebook, Telegram and Instagram) where all activities are discussed there.

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

Since the project is going to be hold in the Institution, the all majors are taken already in terms of security majors, COVID19 majors and much more. I am sure and i don't have dough on them.

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 the participants know about this project via the schools website's chat systems and by shearing flyers. I will also officially let the schools academic staffs know about this projects by writing an official letter to the main body.

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?
The joint proposal can allow me to have better result because there are experienced wikipedia editors that were projects organizers and they have being facilitating wikipedia projects. I sure they will help me to properly train the participants and they will foot-stand to see this projects go successfully.
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.

Most of my projects i did, i use to include external or non-wikimedia partners because most a time they easily get me get access to institutions, they are the people to that i contacts first and most a times they help to gather participants. they also help in movements activities and the good story is, they understand wikipedia and join.

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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

I have been a tutor, it is my goal to see people go further academically, Socially and financially. I will learn a lot from this project since i am going to an institution i will meet people with different tribe and Religions... What i can learn most is socialization.

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
People reached The students and staffs of the targeted Bayero University Kano (BUK) 500
Number of Events I am going to organize four (4) events
Day 1&2 for Awareness.

Day 3&4 for Workshop.

Number of Awareness I am going to organize awareness in the first & second day of the event. 2
Number of workshop The third & Fourth day of each event should be workshop and training 2
Increase in page views Increase in pages viewers especially Hausa Wikipedia N/A
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants I am applying this project to be done in three (3) different institution and from different communities. I am expecting 30 participants from each institution from different departments. 25
Number of editors I am going to add 25 experience editors in the projects's dashboard including the organizers and facilitators. Theses experience editors, some will be live in the project especially facilitators and organisers while the rest will work online due to the planed total number of participants needed in the event. 10
Number of organizers I am going to organize the project with the help of my team members (Facilitators) 1
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles to be created or improved during the all events 50
Wikimedia Commons Number of files to be uploaded 10
Wikidata Number of Items to be added 15
Wiktionary We are going to add contents to wiktionary page 15
Wikiquote Number of qouts to be added or improve 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 participants contributions.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1225000 NGN

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

2955.6 USD

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