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Grants:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Hussaini Mohammed/Spotlighting Notable African Women in Hausa Wikipedia

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Project summary[edit]

Briefly summarize your project proposal.

  • This project aims to shine a spotlight on the incredible achievements and contributions of Notable African women by creating and expanding articles about them on Hausa Wikipedia. We believe that by sharing their stories, we can inspire and empower others while promoting diversity and inclusivity.

Wikimedia Project[edit]

Please state the Wikimedia project your project will focus majorly on (e.g. English Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc). It is advisable to focus on one Wikimedia project, but a maximum of two projects is allowed.

  • Hausa Wikipedia and Wikidata

Contact person and Location[edit]

Please state the contact details of the contact person(s) for this project including email(s) and location. For more than one contact person, indicate same details for everyone

  • Full name: Hussaini Mohammed
  • Email address: elhussaini14@gmail.com
  • Address: Yobe State
  • Location of Project: Potiskum LGA

Project class[edit]

Please state if you are applying as an individual or a network/club

  • Individual

Timeline of activities[edit]

Please state the timeline of your activities, and include the start and end date for your project

  • 05-07-2024 to 25-07-2024

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. Feel free to add or delete goals as required by your project.

  1. recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content

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?

One Physical Training, Online Training and 2 Weeks Contest.

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.

We will share in Hausa Wikimedia Discussion Page.

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 WhatsApp and sending SMS as well as posting on facebook platform.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals. (NOTE: all experienced Wikimedia editors MUST endorse your proposal as proof of availability)
For example: User:Kaizenify


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


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

We will create a WhatsApp group and add them for follow up.

7. 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 (only those applicable to your project):

  1. Number of events - 2
  2. Number of participants - 25
  3. Number of new editors - 10
  4. Number of of articles created - 100
  5. Number of of articles improved - 150
  6. Number of of images uploaded - 20
  7. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) -

Metrics tracking[edit]

How do you plan to track your project metrics? (do not create a metrics dashboard until your project has been approved for funding) Outreach dashboard will be use


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).

El-hussain14 is the organizer of this project and will be assisted by Usmaney01

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

  • Hall ₦40,000
  • Projector rent ₦10,000
  • Generator and fueling ₦15,000
  • Food and drinks 1500 × 25 - ₦37,500
  • T-shirt for facilitators 5000 × 2 - ₦10,000
  • Gift for Top 3 participants ₦50,000
  • Transport for facilitators - ₦2500
  • Banner and fliers ₦20,000
  • Camera man for snapping event photos ₦15,000
  • Contingency 20,000
  • Total ₦220,000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This project will really help in expanding and creating more Hausa Wikipedia articles about notable African Women. Moreover, I strongly support it and I will be available to assist the organizer. Usmaney01 (talk) 04:55, 21 June 2024 (UTC)
  • I strongly support this project, because it is very important to bridge the gap.Mamman AA (talk)

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