Grants:Project/Rapid/Abubakar A Gwanki/Wikipedia Awareness in Kano Metropolis

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Wikipedia Awareness in Kano Metropolis
Kano is the largest city in Northern Nigeria, there are Universites and Colleges and secondary schools in the city. This Program is aimed to raise awareness about Wikipedia in Kano, especially in the state's tertiary institutions.
targetHausa Wikipedia, English Wikipedia
start date15 June
end date15 July
budget (local currency)₦583,950
budget (USD)1,540.94
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• gwankia6(_AT_)

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Project Goal[edit]

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

  • Raise public awareness about Wikipedia in the city of Kano
  • Add and improve content
  • Recruits new contributors
  • Meet existing Users Face to Face
  • Train existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • It's 7days trip We will be walks over the Kano city especially the major schools including universities, colleges and secondary schools in Kano city, we will discuss with the teachers and students and share the fiers with important information related to Wikipedia.
  • There is a Training on of one day after completing the trips, where we will teach how to write on Wikipedia to the event participants.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

I will let them know through our social media handles

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • Getting new editors from Kano State especially from Kano State Universities and Colleges.
  • Provide more Wikipedia users especially from Kano State.
  • Increase awareness about Wikipedia among the residents of the Kano.

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:


The link is here


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 specific to your project:

  1. If atleast Number of total participants reach 40
  2. If atleast the Number of new contributors join reach 30
  3. Increase in number of pageviews to Hausa Wikipedia
  4. Addition of quality content and improve stubs during the training


What resources do you have? Include information on who is the 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 program with the help of M Bash Ne, Hamza DK, Yusuf Sa'adu and Maliky as team facilitators.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:


S/N Item Quantity Unit Cost (NGN) Total cost (NGN) Total cost (USD) Notes
1 Training space 1 114,000 114,000 299.21 space for the training venues.
2 Data (internet access) 1 35,000 35,000 91.86 Data for internet access during the trainings
3 Laptop and Projector renting 1 37,95 37,950. 100 Laptop and Projector will be rented for the event
4 Snacks and refreshments 45 2,000 90,000 236.22 40 participants to participate for the training
5 Bus tickets 5 2,000 10,000 26.25 Bus tickets to/from to reimburse organizers for the training
6 Banner 1 40,000 40,000 104.99 Banner to be used during the training and for future initiatives
Trip expenses
7 Food & Beverages 7trips X 5persons 2,000 70,000 183.73 Refreshment for organizers/volunteers during the trips.
8 Transport 7trips 2,000 * 7trips 70,000 183.73 A vehicle will be hired for Transport organisers volunteers for the 7trips.
9 Fliers/pamphlets/Tags -- 40, 000 40, 000 104.99 To be shared during trips
10 Branded T shirt & 5 5,000 50,000 131.23 This for Organizer and four volunteers for their identification during trips
11 Contingency fees During the whole event 30,000 30,000 78.74 for contingency
- TOTAL PROJECT COST 1 583,950 583,950 1,540.94 **Forex rate used is $1 = 380.50 , provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria