Grants:Project/Rapid/Musaddam Idriss/Building Fulfulde Wikipedia Community and Promotional Campaigns in Potiskum Metropolis

Building Fulfulde Wikipedia Community and Promotional Campaigns in Potiskum Metropolis
Despite the fact that Nigeria is a home to millions of Fulfulde people (also known as Pular, Fulani or Fulata) very little is known of the existence of Fulfulde Wikipedia in Nigeria. This Wikipedia promotion campaign will therefore, let the Potiskum people mainly the Fulani know more about Fulfulde Wikipedia, articles creation, editing, improve it contents, etc and also build the Fulfulde Wikipedia Community to continue sustaining the activities.
targetFulfulde Wikipedia and English Wikipedia
start date3 March
start year2022
end date31 March
end year2022
budget (local currency)689,003.78
budget (USD)1,659.61
grant typeIndividual
granteeMusaddam Idriss
contact(s)• realmusaddam(_AT_)

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Project GoalEdit

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  1. Online promotion of Wikimedia project(s)/campaign(s)
  2. Offline promotion of Wikimedia project(s)/campaign(s)
  3. Engage new users
  4. To bring Awareness about Wikipedia

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. What is your promotion plan?
You can do a campaign involving billboards or rickshaw announcements to promote a Wikimedia projects, such as Santali Wikipedia, at different places in a city. You can promote an online campaign such as Wiki Loves Monuments on Facebook, Twitter, etc using ads. You can also create gifs/slideshows or other easy to make multimedia files and use them to promote your project on social media.

It is going to be a three-days program; in the first two days, I and other facilitators will meet to tour in Potiskum metropolis and surrounding areas especially the tertiary institutions, ministries, Local Government Secretariat, Unity Colleges as well as some Secondary Schools in Potiskum metropolis and surrounding towns for Wikipedia promotions campaign and awareness. While on the third day, we will organize a workshop to teach how to edit Wikipedia for the participants.

2. How will you let your community know about the promotion campaign?
Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

I made the announcement on the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Talk page

3.Do you have any experience in promoting Wikimedia projects either online or offline?
Were you involved in a similar project in the past? Do you have any other experience related to online/offline promotion?

Yes, I organized and facilitated similar promotional campaigns in previous projects

4. What is your post-promotion plan?
What do you plan to do after your campaign ends?

After the event İ will continue to engage our participants via a special WhatsApp Group which I will create for the participants. Meanwhile, I will get the attendance of all the participants during the event and I also plan to create WhatsApp group to ease communication before, during and after the event.

5. 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:


Building Fulfulde Wikipedia Community and Promotion in Potiskum Risk Assessment Tool Form
6. 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 and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of people reached 1000+
  2. Number of campaign participants 40
  3. Increase in pageviews for a Wikimedia project


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 Musaddam Idriss will lead the event with the help of other two peoples one is the president of Fulani Women Association and the other is a Public Speaker.

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


S/N Item Quantity Unit Cost (NGN) Total cost (NGN) Total cost (USD) Notes
1 Training space 1 150,900 150,900 363.47 space for the training venues.
2 Data (internet access) 1 49,819 49,819 120 Data for internet access during the trainings
3 Laptop and Projector renting 1 50,000 50,000 120.44 Laptop and Projector will be rented for the event
4 Snacks and refreshments 40 3,000 125,000 301.97 40 participants to participate for the training + 3 Facilitators
5 Bus tickets 3 3,000 9,000 21.86 Bus tickets to/from to reimburse organizers for the training
6 Banner 1 40,528 40,528 97.62 Banner to be used during the training and for future initiatives
Trip expenses
7 Food & Beverages 2 Days trips X 3persons 3,000 27,000 65.04 Refreshment for organizers/volunteers during the trips in Potiskum metropolis and the surrounding towns
8 Transport 2 days trips × 3 persons 3,000 27,000 65.04 A vehicle will be hired for transporting organisers, volunteers for the trips.
9 Fliers/pamphlets/Tags -- 40, 000 40, 000 96.35 To be shared during trips
10 Branded Wikipedia T shirt 3 5,051 15,153 36.5 This is for the organizer and four volunteers for their identification during trips
11 Certificate 40 40,000 96.35 Certificate will be distributed for the Participants
12 Accommodations 2 days × 2 persons 6,038.5 12,077 58.18 This is for the accommodations for two experience editors that will be invited
13 Bus Tickets/Transportations 2 15,000 30,000 72.27 For invited Experience editors transport
14 Contingency fees During the whole event 50,000 50,000 120.44 for contingency
- TOTAL PROJECT COST 1 689,003.78 689,003.78 1,659.61 **Oanda rate used is $1 = 415.160, as of the date 31st January, 2022


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