Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia scientific articles translations (ID: 22015306)

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statusNot funded
Wikipedia scientific articles translations
proposed start date2023-01-31
proposed end date2023-03-31
budget (local currency)941655 NGN
budget (USD)2128 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Itzedubaba
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Itzedubaba Talk2beautifulmind Naim bello Uncle bash Hamxo



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.

Wikipedia Hausa user group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia scientific articles translations

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.

Language is the most important mean of human communication, through which people exchange thoughts and achieve mutual understanding. If communicating people speak the same language, then communication takes place directly. But when people speak different languages,direct communication becomes impossible. In this case, the translation comes for help, i.e. transfer thoughts of one language using another language.The purpose of this project is to explore the peculiarities of Wikipedia scientific Articles translation and to suggest ways to improve the understanding of These Articles .Consequently, translation is an important auxiliary tool for ensuring that the language fulfils its communicative function when people express their thoughts in different languages. It also plays a large part in the exchanging of thoughts between different people and serves the cause of spreading knowledge and culture. The need for translation in various spheres of human activity, such as science in Wikipedia wil constantly increases in the world. In connection with the development of scientific knowledge and the increase in the volume of information exchange.

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

The main approaches that's will be used to achieve the desire goals in this project is by providing accurate and clear information to the reader. This task will also be achieved by substantiating the Actual logically, without the use of emotionally colored words, expressions and grammatical constructions. This characteristics given are inherent in scientific Articles. furthermore Content Translation tool which allows editors to create translations right next to the original article and automates the boring steps will be employed. The project will also used Scientific research approach in translation of these articles which relies on precision to ensure that the integrity of the findings is maintained. Another strategy that will be employed is borrowing. Borrowing is a common translation technique by using a word or phrase adopted from one language into another. It means that the translator will makes a conscious choice to use the same word in the target text as it is found in the source text. Most of the students will prefer to use borrowing to translate articles, however, the choice of the borrowing is often.

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

The project will organize two days workshop which will equip the participants with the practical knowledge on how to create new articles translate and also edit the existing ones about science on hausa language Wikipedia project. in particular participants will

1.create and improved Articles on hausa Wikipedia
2.take and upload photos on Wikipedia commons
3.Each participants would work on specific scientific articles that could be proposed by participants itself or discussed with trainers.
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.

Wiki Loves Earth, WikiGap

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

Yes I hosted the first education program in Hausa community As a scientist researcher and also a wikipedia editor with experienced in organizing an event I will served as trainer during the events I'll also be inviting two resource persons from colleges.

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.

Age (regency), 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.

Translating Wikipedia scientific articles research and other findings will address the content gab . Plus, it can be a great help to people who might otherwise struggle to find translated versions of scientific Articles they need. This might include people like university students or graduate researchers.

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, Open Technology, Diversity

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

Linguistic / Language, 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?

We are inviting any student who has a curiosity or passion about addressing scientific translation to come and be inspired, share, learn, and collaborate on capturing the student perspective on the scientific translation of Articles in Wikipedia we're going to follow up with the participants by

1.Printing promotional materials related to the project explaining what the project is and how we're building it as volunteers
2. We're going to send post and after events questionare and and will also closely followed up participants through social media channels group one on one meeting emails and also through Wikipedia events dashboard.
10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

we will adhere to the wikipedia friendly space policy during the events and we will make sure we have a good 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.

The project will be announced on various social media and each partnered colleges will announce it on their various channels we have also shared it's on hausa wikipedia user 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.

Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

1.I want to learn how translations of scientific articles will contribute to the local Wikipedia community

2.I want to learn how this project will plays a large part in the exchanging of thoughts between different people and whether it will serves the cause of spreading knowledge In Wikipedia
3.I want to learn the use of scientific approached in translations of scientific related Articles.
4.I want to learn how this project will address the gab among non English speaking community about the basics of scientific knowledge.
5.I want to learn how this project will attract scientific community in Wikipedia.
6.I want to learn how this project will increase understanding In Wikipedia sisters project .
7.I want to learn increase in participants skills and knowledge about Wikipedia project .
8.I want to learn how to developed longer term involvement with the participants
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
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of targeted participants 40
Number of editors Numbers of new editors 10
Number of organizers Number of orgnisers/Resource person's 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of scientific articles created or improved 100
Wikimedia Commons Number of uploaded photos on commons 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.

Events dashboard

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

941655 NGN

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

2128 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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