Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Promotion Campaign and Awareness in Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum (ID: 22014253)

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Wikipedia Promotion Campaign and Awareness in Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum
proposed start date2023-02-06
proposed end date2023-02-27
budget (local currency)835140 NGN
budget (USD)1887.27 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• El-hussain14
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.

Muhammad Idriss Criteria Mamman AA Abubakar A 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 Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedia Nigeria User Group

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 in Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum

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.

Many lecturers and students don't believe in Wikipedia because they think anyone can edit and add everything they want because wikipedia is an open space to everyone, that's why they do not accept wikipedia as a sources for references. And another thing is that, some students and lecturers know about Wikipedia and sometimes they make their researches in Wikipedia but they always think Wikipedia is like machine generated, they think it's written by no one. And some only know about Wikipedia but they don't no anything about it's sister projects.

We plan to carry out an online and offline promotion campaign in this college 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.

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

- My first approach is to create awareness among 40 students and staff of the college of which I am already in contact with the student Union government concerning it.

My second approach will be to organize workshops to train students and staff of the College on how to contribute and become active contributors.

My third approach will be mentorship and followership, of which follow-up/mentorship will be done via social media platforms that will be created for the sake of the project also participants will be added to existing User groups and various ongoing wiki projects. Why I think the will be effective it’s because the facilitators and organizers involve in the project are well experienced in delivering such projects.

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

On the first day of the event, I and other facilitators will tour the School's premises, Academic offices and Faculties in order to explain Wikipedia and it's sisters projects as well as sharing fliers containing information about Wikipedia and it's sister projects.

On the second day I will introduce and explain Wikipedia and sister projects to the participants. And creating Wikipedia accounts to the new editors. On the third day, 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)

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

Abubakar S Gwanki (Facilitator) 1 Salihu Aliyu (Facilitator) 2 Muhammad Idriss Criteria (organizer) 1 Mamman AA (organizer) 2

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, 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.

This project will focus on Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion and racial

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 , Advocacy

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

Linguistic / Language, 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 project is focused on to the Staff and Students of Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum. Before the event, I will engage the participants through the Student Union Organization of the school they will noticed them via their own WhatsApp group. And I will send the email to some staff and also visited some in their offices. During the activities, I and Facilitators will make sure we keep track of what's going on there and help them create an account and how they can contribute to Wikipedia. After the event we will also create a WhatsApp group where we will continue engaging the participants.

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 notify them 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.

Especially students of the schools and some of the academic staffs that will help me to get official access to the school academic main body.

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, Manage Internal Knowledge, Innovate in Free Knowledge

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 Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum.

Through this project we will train new editors to have the required skills to edit Wikimedia projects.

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

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
Participants Staff and Students of Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum 45
Improve in page view Increase in page views especially Hausa wikipedia and English wikipedia. 50
Total Number of Event The project has 2 events:

1 days campaign and awareness 1 days Workshop

17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants We will train students and staffs of Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum 45
Number of editors Editors that will participate in this project 40
Number of organizers Organizers and facilitators of this Project 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia We will add new contents on the wikipedia pages 50
Wikimedia Commons We will add files on Wikicommons 30
Wikidata We are going to add items in the wikidata page 20
Wikiquote We are going to add quotes in the wikiquote page 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 am going to use outreach dashboard to track the all edits done by the editors and participants.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

835140 NGN

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

1887.27 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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