Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Hausa Wikimedians/Hausa Lexicography on Wikidata

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Comments from DSaroyan (WMF)[edit]

Hi M-Mustapha, thanks for submitting this Rapid Grant. We are excited about this training, especially given that the Hausa language has been selected as one of the focus languages for Wikifunctions and Lexicographical data.

  • We now require all grantees to announce their projects and receive the Wikimedia community feedback in advance. Could you please announce this project and grant on the relevant community pages on the target wikis? Community notification may be most appropriate on a village pump, talk page, or mailing list. Please paste a link into the proposal page to where the relevant communities have been notified of this proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
  • Is this grant requested on behalf of Hausa Wikimedians User Group? If it isn't, are you holding any leadership positions in this affiliate?
  • Do you have any experience in working with lexicographical data on Wikidata?
  • Additionally, do you have any team members who have linguistic knowledge or education? From my personal experience, you would definitely need someone who has some linguistic knowledge of the Hausa language.
  • Which sources will you use for the lexicographical data?

Budget. I need more information about some items in your budget:

  • Event space - this seems high from what we usually approve for the grantees from Nigeria. Could you please provide more details about the space and its price?
  • Laptops and projector rent - how many laptops do you plan to rent?
  • Data for internet access - does this include internet bundles or you plan to acquire internet for the event location?
  • Tags, Flyers and Banner & Transport and communications - provide more detailed breakdown.
  • Contingency - reduce by half (50 USD).

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 09:10, 27 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you DSaroyan (WMF) for your kind and encouraging words, It's good to hear from you about this, below are my response to your queries,
  • Yes! all the relevant communities have been notified about this and I updated the links in the proposal
  • No, this grant is not requested on behalf of the User Group, yes! I'm holding leadership role in this affiliate, I am its' current Lead Coordinator and primary contact to WMF.
  • Yes! Of course, I have experience in working with lexemes on Wikidata, I created most of the current Hausa lexemes on Wikidata together with User:Massly
  • Yes! I have reach out to people who studies BA in Hausa language at university and I have contacted a Professor of Hausa language who is the Head department Nigerian languages, Kaduna State University and he promised to help with all he could
  • There are existing publications that we are going to use, some of which are; Mahmoud, I. (2001), Ka’idojin Rubutun Hausa don Dalibai, Marubuta da Masu Nazari, Kano: Ahmadu Publication Network. 'Yanawaki, N.G(2017), Ka'idojin Rubutun Hausa, AGF Multimedia, Kano. Yahaya, I.Y. da A. Xangambo (1986), Jagoran Nazarin Hausa, Zaria: N.N.P.C. Galadanci, M.K.M. (1976), An Introduction to Hausa Grammar, Lagos: Longman Nigeria Limited, Sabon ƙamus a Hausa zuwa turanci by Paul Newman, and Roxana Ma Newman, The Hausa Language: An Encyclopedic Reference Grammar by Paul Newman etc
  • Yes! The event is for two days, so I will detail more about this.
  • I plan to provide at least 20 laptops in place for participants who may not come with any.
  • Yes, this is for internet data bundle to be used during the event
  • I would elaborate in the proposal
  • Alright. The contingency is reduced by half. M-Mustapha (talk) 22:38, 30 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Additional comments[edit]

Hi M-Mustapha, thanks for your response. I have some follow-up requests.

  • Since you are holding leadership role in Hausa Wikimedians User Group, this grant should be credited to this user group. The board members and any others in a leadership role in the user group are ineligible for funding in their capacity as an individual. The reason for this is because there is substantial ambiguity in meaningfully separating one's role with an affiliate in a leadership role and one's individual capacity outside of that role. So, please add the user group's name to the proposal, so that the grant is requested on its behalf.
  • Please update the total requested amount in USD and NGN in the probox.

Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 07:15, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting date extension[edit]

Hi! all, I hope this finds you well. I would like to request an extension of this project end date to 25 July 2021, this is due to the time taken to receive funds. Thanks M-Mustapha (talk) 12:07, 8 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi M-Mustapha, your request is approved. The grant end date is extended to 25 July 2021, and the final report is now due on 25 August 2021. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 07:23, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks DSaroyan (WMF) I forgot to notify you by email. Regards. M-Mustapha (talk) 11:15, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries! Thank you!--DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 12:27, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]