Grants:Project/Rapid/M Bash Ne/Write for Rights in Hausa Wikipedia

statusNot funded
Write for Rights in Hausa Wikipedia
Lack of awareness about people's rights is coursing many problems in Northern Nigeria especially in rural areas, these problems brings conflict between farmers and cattle headers. The project aims to make awareness of the fundamental rights to a healthy environment. This project is join #WikiForHumanRights Campaign 2022 for bringing awareness about Human Rights and Creating quality articles about Human Rights related to a healthier environment in Northern Nigeria. The project's main effort is to bring awareness and improve quality articles about Human Rights in Hausa Wikipedia
targetEnglish Wikipedia and Hausa Wikipedia
start date1st April
start year2022
end date30th April
end year2022
budget (local currency)1,258,850
budget (USD)$3,006.91
grant typeindividual
granteeM Bash Ne
contact(s)• bashirgwanki21(_AT_)

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

The project is going to be awareness, training and Edit-a-thon. On the first day of the event, I will organise a training on how to edit Wikipedia to the new editors and invite expert on Human Rights to give speech on Human Rights especially Right to a healthier environment in Northern Nigeria, and environmentalist to give speech on how to keep our environment healthier. We also take two days of creating and improving articles related to a Right to a healthier environment in Northern Nigeria. After that, I and participants of the event we will take seven days of sharing the created articles during Edit-a-thon on social media platforms for awareness about Right to a healthier environment in Northern Nigeria and gaining visitors to Hausa Wikipedia. This project will Increase the number of articles on Hausa Wikipedia, improve existence ones and raise awareness about Wiki for human rights in Northern Nigeria. And Recruit new editors from Kano, the state with largest population of Hausa people. The project will Encourage Hausa speakers to edit Wikimedia projects, and Increase awareness around Wikimedia projects in Northern Nigeria.


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

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.

I have announced them know about the project via Hausa Wikipedia Discussion Page and Hausa Wikimedians User Group Discussion Page. I also announced via our Telegram and WhatsApp groups.

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.

I will create a WhatsApp group for the participants where I will continue engaging them and guide them for editing.

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 laptop and smartphones

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

I will engage them via WhatsApp group

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?

While there is a approved WikiForHumanRights grant on Hausa Wikipedia, I plan to take this program differently. My program is focuses on creating and improving articles related to Northern Nigeria especially rural areas. This program includes Edit-a-thon which will create and improve Human Rights articles related to Northern Nigeria, and Online Promotion and Awareness which we will promote Hausa Wikipedia and WikiForHumanRights Campaign, and Workshop which we will invite Human Rights and Environmental experts to give awareness to Participants, we also train new and existing editors how to edit Wikipedia.


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 and seven days of online awareness
  2. Number of participants - 30
  3. Number of new editors - 15
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 20


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 M Bash Ne, I'm experience editor of Wikipedia, I have attended many Wikimedia Events including Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Kano. I also organised a successful Hausa WIktionary Edit-a-thon in Kano. I will lead the event as organizer.
  • Gwanki is a Wikipedia experience editor, he have organised several Wikimedia Projects including Edit-a-thons and awareness. He will help me as Facilitator.

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

  1. Hall for three days 100,000×3=300,000
  2. Data Subscription - for three days of events and Seven days of online awareness about Wiki for human rights in Northern Nigeria =150,000
  3. Transportation of Facilitators - 5,000×3=15,000 this for Facilitators transportation from/to their Places to Kano
  4. Accomodations of Facilitators - 8000×3×3days=72,000
  5. Reimbursement of Participants - 2000×30=60,000
  6. Banner -40,000
  7. Flyers, Pamphlet and Tags -50,000
  8. Branded Tshirts =50,000 branded WikiForHumanRights and Wikimedia T-shirts to be distributed to participants
  9. Food and refreshments 2000×30×3 =180,000
  10. Social Media Promotion For Seven days- I shall use to create promotional materials on social media, run online campaigns, Stickers, video,etc.=50,000
  11. Communication (phone calls) - It will cover communication between I and to get participants engaged and recruited =13,000
  12. Laptop and Projectors rent =50,000
  13. Participants Certificate =1000×30 -30,000
  14. Experts Facilitation - 125,000×2=250,000
  15. Contingency amount =20,850
  • TOTAL USD =$3,006.91
  • TOTAL NGN =1,258,850


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