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Photowalk in Kano State
Kano state is one of the important states in northern Nigeria. It is regarded as the commercial city of the region. And one of the oldest historical Hausa state. There are historical sites in the state including the new created four Emirates councils. This photowalks aim at taking images of the various historical places and upload them into commons, In order to promote and improve the quality of Wikimedia projects contents.
targetHausa Wikipedia, English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia and Igbo Wikipedia
start date5, February
end date20, February
budget (local currency)745,000
budget (USD)1,886.50
contact(s)• gwankia6(_AT_)yahoo.com

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Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal


Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. To improve content in English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba Wikipedia.
  2. To recruit new editors.
  3. To engage existence editors.
  4. To create awareness about Wikipedia in the State.
  5. To improve articles related to Kano State as well as articles about Nigerian histories

Project Plan




Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

5 Photowalk with 5 editors each

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The focus on taking fictures of architectural building, monuments, landmark and nature reserve in the city of Kano and other four Emirates councils of the Kano state. They include these but with more Ancient Kano City Walls, Bayero University Kano, Kano Emirate Council, w:Bichi Emirate, Rano Emirate, Karaye Emirate, Gaya Emirate, Kano Meseum, Gidan Rumfa, Great Mosque of Kano, Kano State Polytechnic, Maitama Sule University, Kurmi Market, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano Pillars Stadium, Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano State House of Assembly, KUST Wudil, w:Watari Dam, Challawa Dam, Tiga Dam, Triumph, Roman Catholic Diocese of Kano

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

Different Photowalk with 5 Professional photographers and editors. Editathon will take place at the hotel after Photowalk to upload all the images to Commons.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?


5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Yes this project will help to increase articles with the lack of images of Kano state as well as Northern Nigeria

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:



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

  1. Number of participants
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects
  4. If atleast 5 editors participated
  5. If atleast 300 photos were uploaded to wiki commons
  6. If atleast 20% of the images collected are used



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 trips with the support of one professional photographer and 3 Wikipedia editors

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


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Transportation for photographers 5 280,000 280,000 734.52 This will cover the transport fares for 5 days.
2 Food and drinks 5 6,000 150,000 379.83 This will cover the feeding and refreshment for the 5 days during the photowalk for the 5 photographers.
3 Branded T-Shirts & Tags 5 5,000 25,000 65.58 This is important for identification and uniformity as it will also help for access during the photowalk.
4 Data allowance during the upload session 5 5,000 25,000 65.58 This is the cost of data for each of the 5 photographers to upload their various images.
5 Accomodation 5 30,000 240,000 629.59 This is cost of accomodation for 4 nights with 2 photographers sharing a room making 3 rooms.
6 Contingency cost 1 25,000 25,000 63.30 For calls, bank charges or any logistics cost.
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 745,000 (USD 1,886.50)



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!Yusuf Sa'adu

  • Support Support - Mrniger (talk) 22:47, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
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