Grants:Project/Rapid/Aliyu shaba/Commons Edit-A-Thon For Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group

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Online Training Edit-Thon in Urban Kaduna
In This Project will Help The New Users and Existing Volunteers to Know a Quality Work on Wikimedia Commons
targetWikimedia Commons
start date20th August 2021
end date15th September 2021
budget (local currency)781,072 (NGN)
budget (USD)1,901.17 (USD)
grant type(Individual) on behalf of the Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group
granteeAliyu shabaAnasskoko

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. we will Recruit new editors in Wikimedia Commons
  2. we will Increase skills for existing volunteers in Wikimedia Commons
  3. we will encourage hausa community to know a perfect works in Wikimedia Commons

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 plan to do both

2.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?.

we use the social media like whatsapp, facebook, and twitter

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?

we communicating through into phone call and whatsapp group to make sure our work going successfully

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

yes i have User:Anasskoko and User:Musa Vacho77 will help the event

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

Some of the participants they have not experience but some of them they have moderate

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

we add them into a whatsapp group to continue, to show them

7. 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:

  1. Number of events (2)
  2. Number of participants (20) including organizers
  3. Number of new editors (9)
  4. Number of files to upload in Wikimedia Commons (120)
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) (9)


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'm Aliyu shaba an active Wikipedian contributing mostly to Hausa Wikipedia and English Wikipedia, I'm a presenter An editor in Hausa Wikipedia, Participates in Bibliography and citation of Hausa folklore and i'm a presenter of 1Internet 1Reference in hausa wikipedia

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

This is the budget to use
Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Notes
1 Food 25 4,031 161,865 9.80 393.44 this is the tea break for participants and oganizers
2 Event space 5 134,885 269,774 327,86 655.73 Event space for five days.
3 Wifi + Internet 5 89,131 178,262 216.95 433.9 this is the data to use through the event
4 Transportation 6 13,486 80,932 32.78 196.72 this is the cost of Transportation for facilitators and participants before and after event
8 Certificate of participation 30 1,345 40,466 3.27 98.36 this is for Participants who fully participate in the event will be awarded a certificate
9 Name tags 30 670 23,602 1.63 57.37 This is the estimated cost of swags for participants
10 communication 1 26,972 26,972 65.56 65.56 This is for phone calls & internet before and after the events
Grand Total: NGN-781,072 (USD-1,901.17 )).


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support will boost Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group and Wikimedia Commons.--AnasskokoTalk 10:40, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

Support Support This will indeed help our community (Hausa) and will put to table an additional number of new editors in Hausa Wikipedia. Therefore, I support this project.Sanusi Gado (talk) 14:19, 3 August 2021 (UTC)