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Wikitionary Editathon in Katsina
This project will introduce participants to other Wikipedia sister projects, wikitionary in particular and will add new words to Wikitionary
targetHausa Wikipedia
start date2 November
end date30 November
budget (local currency)698,399
budget (USD)1700
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• muhammadbashiryahuza(_AT_)gmail.com

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

Project Goal


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

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Introduce new users to Wikipedia sister projects
  5. Engage Female Editors

Project Plan




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?

1 online meetup to provide an insight of the project and 1 Editathon to compete in adding words to Hausa Wikitionary

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

yes, I have announced it on hausa wikipedia discussion page

https://ha.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Kofan_al%27umma#Wikitionary_Editathon_in_Katsina 3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Via social media and user groups on Whatsapp & Facebook

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

I have experience in organizaing wikipedia projects abd i have aided in facilitating 2 differerent Wikitionary projects in Kaduna including the recent Wikitionary editathon by[[Aliyu shaba]]Talk. Thus, 2 experience editors will help in making the project a success User:Sanusi Gado and [[Aliyu shaba]]Talk

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

Most participants have smart phones which is enough to access Wikitionary

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

Will add them to our already existing User group on Whatsapp

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:


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

This project will introduce new users to Wikitionary & other wikipedia sister projects and increase the number of wikipedia editors and number of words to Hausa Wikitionary as well.



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 12
  3. Number of new editors 10
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 500
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) atleast 3



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).

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

1. Branded T-shirts, Tags= 200 USD

customized T-shirts = 11USD x 15 = 165USD
Tags = 35 USD

2. Hall = 250

Training Space charges = 175USD
Generator service charges = 45USD
Extra Time charges & maintainance = 30USD
Total sum = 250USD

3. Computers & Projectors rentals = 200 USD

Laptops 20USD x 8 = 160USD
projector = 40USD
total= 200USD

4. Data Subscriptions = 200 USD

Data support for online meetup = 100 USD
Data for training session = 100USD
total = 200USD

5. Transport and Logistics = 300USD

Transport support (facilitators) = 200USD
Transport support (participants) = 100USD
total= 300USD

6. Refreshments = 300 USD

Snacks = 160USD
Soft Drinks = 80USD
Bottle Water = 60USD
total= 300USD

7. Certificates = 100 USD

certificate of attendance 8USD x 12 = 96USD 

8. Facemask, sanitizers & Hand washes = 150 USD

Facemask= 70USD
Saniters= 85USD
Handwashes= 45USD
total = 150USD
 Grand Total = 1700 USD



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

Support Support Surely there is a need of more number of articles/edits most especially in wikitionary. I think this project will efficiently help Hausa community, so I support.Sanusi Gado (talk) 14:10, 3 August 2021 (UTC)