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Wiktionary Workshop And Training In Funtua
proposed start date2022-11-28
proposed end date2022-12-30
budget (local currency) 
budget (USD)0 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Yusuf Sa'adu
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Yusuf Sa'adu

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Gwanki, M Bash Ne, Gwanki, M Mustapha



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 Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Wikimedia User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

Wiktionary Workshop And Training In Funtua

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.

I've lead a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Funtua last year where I gather people I open account to new them and teache them how to edit on Wikipedia. To date there are active editors among those who attended that event. Since then I have been receiving calls from participants on how to teach them how to edit in Wiktionary. Some I started teach them and I never got to sit with them and teach them. It was I who decided to apply for a grant in order to re-planning a project to teach a number of participants how to edit in Hausa Wiktionary. This program will provide awareness to participants about Wiktionary to Wikimedia editors in Funtua town. The program will also enhance Hausa Wiktionary by producing improved articles on Wiktionary. I invited experiences editors M Mustapha and Gwanki to reach them how to created article and editing in Wiktionary

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

Creating training and edit-a-thon about wiktionary the important online encyclopedia as well as other Wikimedia educational projects. Also recruiting new editors for improving Wiktionary. Forher more it will provide room for improving skills of editors that already edit Wikipedia. Another important change would be adding content, creating and improving content of Wiktionary and during the training and edit-a-thon Wiktionary is another most important aspects of Wikimedia and yet, many contributors do not fully understand Wiktionary and how it works. This workshop will thus, focus on introducing editors to Wiktionary from Funtua. And New editors for the second time in this area will be exposed to other beautiful part of Wikimedias.

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

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?

I Yusuf Sa'adu, I'm a final year student of Hausa-English, I will lead the projects with help of these experienced Wikimedias. Gwanki, Is an experience Wikimedian, he has organized many Wikimedia Projects in Northern Nigeria. He's an administrator at Hausa Wikipedia. Hamza DK, An experience Wikimedian from Katsina State, he have also organised and Facilitated in many Wikimedia Projects. Hamza DK he is project photograph. M Bash Ne, One of the biggest contributor of Hausa Wikipedia, he has organized and Facilitated in several Wikimedia Projects.

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.


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.

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.


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

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?

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

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?

If no:

12.1 What was the reason for you deciding NOT to develop a joint proposal? How will you guarantee coordination efforts to make sure that you are not duplicating efforts and that you can maximise your work and joint impact.
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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

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 participants during the training 30
Number of editors Number of new editors 20
Number of organizers Number of organizers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wiktionary N/A N/A
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.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

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


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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).