Grants:Project/Rapid/Biography Editathon in Katsina

Biography Editathon in Katsina
There are lot of articles related to people that lack sufficient information on their personal backgrounds and early life history. The project will thus focus on improving such articles on Wikipedia with biographies and personal informations. Hence, another issue is most editors are not wary of the copyright violation issues. Hence, this project will teach new and existing editors how to paraphrase information so as to avoid direct copy and paste of information from the net.
targetEnglsih Wikipedia & Hausa Wikipedia
start dateMarch 30th
start year2022
end dateApril 29th
end year2022
budget (local currency)666,092
budget (USD)1600
granteeUncle Bash007

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

Project GoalEdit

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

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase wriiting and citation skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content with biographies

Project PlanEdit


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?

2 editathons, 1 online and 1 offline for training new and existing editors on how to search for biographies and other personal infromations on the net and para-phrase such information to avoid direct copy and paste on Wikipedia from the net.

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, ihave announced it on the hausa wikipedia community portal

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 will use social media handles and usergroups to call for participation on whatsapp, Telegram and Twitter

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 will be working with other experienced editors User:Sanusi Gado, User:usman Ahmad Isa among others.

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 are already active editors on wikipedia and have access to devices such as smart phones and laptops and we have online groups that we answer to questions and guide users.

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

we will add them to our already existing groups on social media and engage them actively.

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 add personal information to articles on wikipedia, it will also teach new and existing eidtors on how to search for biographies on the internet and how to para-phrase such infomation to avoid direct copy and paste of information from the net.


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
  3. Number of new editors 10
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 300+
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 4


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.

  • Hall = 250USD
  • Promotional Materials = 200USD
 Customised T-shirts= 100USD, Fliers = 50USD and Tags = 50USD 
  • Computer rentals = 200USD
 5 Laptops = 20USD x 5 = 100USD x 2= 200USD
 Total = 200 USD
  • Data subscription = 200 USD
Data subscription during training = 100USD
Data re-imbursement = 100 USD
  • Refreshments = 3000USD
 Drinks = 130 USD
 snacks = 85 USD x 2 = 170 USD
            Total = 300USD
  • Transport and Logistics = 300USD
 Movement to and from Libraries = 150 USD
 transport to event venue = 150 USD
 Total = 300USD
  • Facemasks= 55USD, Hand wash = 45USD & Sanitizers = 50USD = 150 USD

Total = 1600 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Strong support - It's true that many existing biographical articles lack sufficient contents especially on the Hausa Wikipedia and since this project is perceived, it's espected that it would help in improving it. Musaddam Idriss (talk) 16:49, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support supportedMusa Vacho77 (talk) 16:53, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

  Support Indeed a suitable improvement on Hausa Wikipedia platform. Therefore, I support.Sanusi Gado (talk) 17:52, 22 January 2022 (UTC)