Grants:Project/Rapid/Abubakar A Gwanki/Hausa Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Kano metropolis

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Hausa Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Kano metropolis
Is an Edit-a-thon in Kano to add more articles in Hausa Wikipedia and train the Hausa Wikipedia editors on how to write on Wikipedia. This project will also help to introduce and give awareness on Hausa Wikipedia in Kano which is the largest Hausa city.
targetHausa Wikipedia
start date15 March
end date30 March
budget (local currency)320,753.89
budget (USD)842.98
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• gwankia6 (_AT_)

Review your report

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruits new contributors/users.
  2. Add and improve content.
  3. Train existing editors.
  4. Meet people face to face as this will help us know what objections they have and to find ways for improvements and to persuade them to join Hausa Wikipedia.
  5. Raise public awareness about Hausa Wikipedia to Kano residence.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are planning 1 editathon focused improving and creating Hausa Wikipedia articles.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

I use our social media handles Facebook, Twitter and our WhatsApp Group. I also leave a notification via

Hausa Wikipedia Discussion page and Hausa Wikimedians User Group Talk page and emailing our participants.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes, there are three experience editors and one expert in presenting the conference because there is a need for similar ones to enhance the event.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them? • • :We have set up computers that we will use to run the event but also some of the participants will come with their tools.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

  • WhatsApp Group
  • Mailing List
  • Face to face mentoring

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below: • • :Yes

This is Risk Assessment Tool

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? • This Edit-athon is also an important opportunity to present Hausa Wikipedia in Kano and Kano State Universities. This is an opportunity for Awareness.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: 25
  3. Number of new editors: 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 10


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

I Abubakar A Gwanki will lead the event and am an active editor at Hausa Wikipedia. I co-organized some events on Hausa Wikipedia. I will also have the support and advice from these experience editors, • Ammarpad


What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  1. Hall - $300
  2. Food and Refreshments - $150
  3. Data - $90
  4. Graphic design (Pliers and Banners certificate) $104.93
  5. Transportation - $118.05
  6. Contingency - $80

Total - $842.98


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I endorse this project.

AnasskokoTalk 05:14, 31 January 2021

  • Support Support-Yusuf Sa'adu (talk) 10:11, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support
  • Support Support - Of course Abubakar A Gwanki can lead this event, he is the one who showed me Wikipedia and taught me how to edit in Wikipedia. - M Bash Ne (talk) 08:18, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support.10:22, 1 February 2021 (UTC)~
  • Strong support Strong support! Abubakar is a dedicated contributor who has been always there when we need him, he has helped tirelessly on and offWiki (attending our events) to promote Wikimedia projects and I'm sure he has the experience to do this. Em-mustapha User | talk 16:23, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support This gentleman is alwayz willing to move forward Hausa wikipedia with the assist of Anasskoko,M Bash ne,Mustapha and the other editors.forward ever Hausa wiki editors.