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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Funtua
Between 2019 to the end of 2021 Hausa Wikipedia got more articles and articles viewers according to Wikimedia Statics. So I searched for some articles that Hausas prefer to read on Hausa Wikipedia. These articles are related with Hausa culture and religion. Examples of these articles include the history of the Northern Nigerian Emirs and Political Leaders of the First Republic of Nigeria and the military leaders of Nigeria, and the Kannywood film stars. Then the history of Hausa cities and Hausa empires. There are also articles on Islam which is the main religion of the Hausa people, especially articles related to the history of the Fulani Kingdom of Sokoto. This project will provide quality articles that Hausa Wikipedia viewers prefer to read.
targetHausa Wikipedia
start date1st April
end date30th April
budget (local currency)NGN 1,065,000
budget (USD)USD 2,559.195
grant typeindividual
granteeYusuf Sa'adu
contact(s)• abbasaadumahuta(_AT_)gmail.com

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. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add and improve quality contents

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?

Is a 3 days series of Edit-a-thon of creating and improving articles related to Hausa People, cultures and religion. I will create a landing page and listed wanted articles on it. We will translate some articles from English Wikipedia with the quality translation and improve the existence articles. We will share these articles on Social Media for Promotion and gaining viewers.

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.

They Will know via Hausa Wikipedia and Hausa Wikimedians User Group Discussion pages.

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.

We have a WhatsApp group for Wikipedia editors of Funtua, i already discussed with them about the project. I have also talked with some of them via phone call about the project.

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 Gwanki

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

Yes they have a smartphones and some of them have Laptops

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

I will continue engage them via our WhatsApp group. We've created that WhatsApp group since during my past project "Wikipedia Workshop in Funtua".

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: Yes I have completed the Risk Assessment Link

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


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

  1. Number of events 3
  2. Number of participants 25
  3. Number of new editors 10
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 150
  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 Yusuf Sa'adu will lead the event. I have participanted and Facilitated in many Edit-a-thon an other Wikimedia related event both offline and online.

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

  1. Hall -. 100,000 × 3days = 300,000
  1. Data - 50,000 × 3days = 150,000
  2. Transportation - 2000×25×3days = 120,000 transportation of Participants
  3. Food and Refreshments - 3000×25×3days = 225,000
  4. Flyers, Pamphlet and Tags - 40,000
  5. Social Media promotions - 50,000 we will share the articles via social media for gaining viewers
  6. Banner - 40,000 - Banner for the event for decoration
  7. Branded Tshirts - 5000×10=50,000
  8. Laptop and Projectors renting - 40,000
  9. Logistics - 50,000
    • Total NGN 1,065,000
    • Total USD 2,559.195

(using Oanda at the price of 1 USD to NGN 416.173)


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