Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/wiki for active and great wikimedians year 2023 (ID: 22034828)

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statusNot funded
wiki for active and great wikimedians year 2023
proposed start date2023-04-01
proposed end date2023-06-15
budget (local currency)1003150 NGN
budget (USD)2182 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• carter009
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.

Hamxo, umar a usman, Itzedubaba, Holysman, El-Abdallaah SIRTEE1, S.H Ningi, Bello Naim, serlmerh



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 & wikihub@kasu

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

wiki for active and great wikimedians year 2023

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.

The Hausa Wikipedia is one of the most prominent language version of Wikipedia visited by thousands of readers in northern part Nigeria, north west to be precise. Only a few people know that Wikipedia exists in some major languages spoken in northern Nigeria. Between 2021 and 2022, the Hausa Wikimedians User Group adopted different strategic approaches to create awareness about the Hausa Wikipedia and recruit native speakers for Hausa Wikipedia.

A workshop, in general, is a gathering in which a group of people with interests, expertise, or professions in a particular field, are actively involved in intensive discussion and research on a specific topic or project. The main objective is to increase the expertise of each individual who attends the event on material related to group work.

Other opinions explain that the concept of a workshop is a form of activity where several professionals in a particular field meet with a group of people from the same background or profession to engage in interactive activities to discuss certain problems.

Wikipedia Workshop activities also usually focus on discussing wikipedia issues that editors face. This program will also teach training to overcome these problems. Every Participant who participated in this program after the two days workshops can certainly develop new knowledge and skills that they can use in editing wikipedia projects. The essence of this our workshop is to train and creat a room for our existing and active editors who had participated in four different wikipedia programs/events previousely organized by three different Hausa wikimedians usergroup experience editors.It will focus on discussions and problems solving. Based on this functions, the workshop's purpose is to provide training to the participants by presenting presenters who are experts in wikipedia projects

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

The approache or strategies to achieve the overhead changes are: Seminars and workshops provide a chance to interact with experts from the specific field. Discussing about the relevant topics of the particular subject, students tend to learn about the latest information and new skills related to the concerned subject. As a result of genuine interest shown by the students to know and learn about the subject, they research about the particular topic with the help of expert guidance and land in their conclusion after a careful investigation, experiment, and simulation. This project will merge different experience editors with different skills and ideas under one roof,where they can learn and improve their Wikipedia writing skills from one another and become more better editors in terms of Creating articles,,polishing existing articles and uploading photos to commons. This Project will also mainly allow the participants to share their insights and thoughts on how to resolve any editing problem, which can offer a fresh perspective when dealing with the writing problems.

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

Two day in-person workshop/trainings will be held to build on the skills of existing editors and introduce Wikimedia projects to newly recruited editors.

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 Africa, Wiki Loves Women, WikiForHumanRights

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

yes, we have experienced team to carry out the project: [user:carter009] project lead/manager [user:umar a usman] project co-ordinator [user:Hamxo]Facilitation/communication [user:Itzedubaba] logistic Director/welfarism.

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, Sexual Orientation, 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.

bridge or address a gap in knowledge,However to understand or identify a gap in knowledge, you need to do a literature search, which is done before conducting the research, here are some tips to follow;

  • Identify your knowledge gaps.
  • Research and study on your own time.
  • Take online training.
  • Involve yourself in hands-on activities.
  • Patch the knowledge gaps.

In conclusion; With this procedures, this project will cover and identify some importances articles that are missing in Hausa wikipedia

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, Human Rights, Open Technology, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, 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?

Our target participants are the ten most active participants each from the each events, basically Hausa community

We will follow up with them by merging them into one whatsapp platform and telegram where ideas,questions and guidances will be shared and treated by the participants and the five facilitators. This project will definitely drive the attention of all Hausa community,and be the first in the history of Hausa wikimedians user group to take place and it will bring about unity and sharing of ideas within the five different events participants and Hausa community at large

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

Wikimedia Foundation's Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct will be adopted in all our meetings to ensure the smooth running of the events.

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.

We have informed the Hausa Wikimedians community about this proposal and they are very excited about this project. I also announced this workshop on our social media groups:what's app, facebook, telegram.

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, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, 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?

We aim to know the potency and power of teamwork, good leadership and dedication. We will look further to see how well users get familiar with the translation team. I believe those factors will play a huge role in taking Hausa Wikipedia to where it's never been expected.

I'll learn how to collaborate and work on a collaborative project with our team though I have a experience in my previous project. Participation on Hausa Wikipedia has enhanced my understanding about copyright, neutral points of view and so on.

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 The Number of the people that will participate in the events 70
Number of editors This is the total number of new users to be recruited at the events 20
Number of organizers Events organizers 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia The Number of new Articles created 100
Wikimedia Commons The Number of photos upload to commons 15
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 and any other relevant tools to measure the project metrics.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1003150 NGN

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

2182 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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