Grants:Project/Rapid/Iliyasu Umar/National Teachers' Institute In Wikidata

statusnot funded
National Teachers' Institute Students In Wikidata.
This project will teach National Teachers' Institute Students on how to edit, create and improve wikipedia articles, especially, wikidata contents.
targetWikidata and Hausa Wikipedia
start date16th March
start year2022
end date31st March
end year2022
budget (local currency)N846,600 NGN
budget (USD)$2,040 USD
grant typeIndividual
granteeIliyasu Umar

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 skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

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?

Yes, I am planning to organise one edit-a-thon that will focus on the creation of awareness and training new editors from National Teachers' Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria.

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.

There are established social media channels (WhatsAPP, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram) for the wikipedia community Hausa which the community uses to inform about the proposals. Also I will inform the community via the community's meta 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.

There are established social media channels (WhatsAPP, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram) for the wikipedia community Hausa which the community will be informed about the proposal. Also we will inform the community via the community's meta page.

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 experienced wikipedia editors that could lead the project Em-Mustapha of [[User:Em-mustapha Abubakar A Gwanki, Umar-askira, Salihu Aliyu.

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

Some of the participants have smart phones but for those that do not have, i will support them by hiring laptop computers to participate and contribute effectively in the project.

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

There is already a community platforms created for from the past edit-a-thons and there is always a follow up reminder, questions mail and also communication of future projects through the email list and facebook and telegram account of the Hausa Community.

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: my risk assessment here [ ]

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

This is the first event that i am looking forward to engage participants from National Teachers' Institute Kaduna (NTI), so as to bridge the gap. The project will have the series of two events. Here is the plan of the project.
 - First event - creation of awareness and training of new editors on edit-a-thon.
 - Second event - creating and improving content based on the previous contributions and skills acquired.


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 = 16
  4. Number of of articles created or improved = 50


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).

* Em-Mustapha - Event manager.
 * Gwanki - Event manager.
 * Umar-askira Event facilitator.

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

  • Hall rent : $115 x 2 = $230
  • Food and Drinks : $13 x 20 = $260 x 2 = $520
  • Transportation : $57 x 2 = $114
  • T-shirt : $14 x 20 = $280
  • Laptops rent : $27 x 15 = $390
  • COVID 19 precaution measures : $117
  • Certificate : $14 x 20 = $280
  • Contingency : $109
  • Total USD = 2,040 USD
  • 1 USD = 415 NGN
  • Total NGN = $2,040 x 415 = 846,600 NGN.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I Umar-askira am in   Strong support of this project to be done in NTI for the NTI's students benefit. And the project will implement a potential impact to the students' career.
  •   Support —Gwanki 07:07, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. Salihu Aliyu (talk) 00:54, 15 January 2022 (UTC)