Grants:Project/Rapid/The Living love/Wikipedia Awareness in Kaduna metropolis

The Living love/Wikipedia Awareness in Kaduna metropolis
Promote wikimedia projects (emphasis on Hausa projects) to people (preferably students) in Kaduna metropolis which consists of 4LGAs of Kaduna state, in order to encourage them to contribute to wikimedia projects and to increase awareness of wikipedia among the locals to know about their language projects.
targetHausa Wikipedia
start dateNovember 10,
start year2019
end dateDecember 10,
end year2019
budget (local currency)385,582
budget (USD)1,294
grant typeIndividual
granteeThe Living love
contact(s)• mmaliyu2012(_AT_)

Project GoalEdit

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

  • Raise public awareness about Wikipedia in order to encourage people contribute to the project
  • Recruits new contributors/users
  • Add and improve content
  • Train existing editors
  • Meet people face to face as this will help us know what objections they have and to find ways for improvements and to persuade them to join

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • We plan to go on 6 trips and walks over a period of one month round the city centers holding promotional materials and sharing pamphlets with important information about Hausa/wikimedia projects
  • plan to hold a training during the campaign
  • we will visit some selected secondary schools and colleges to meet students and staffs so as to share with them our experience contributing to Wikipedia and the joy/benefit involve in doing that.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

  • social media (Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp)
  • To reach out to locals within Kaduna metropolis who are mostly Hausa speakers to know about wikipedia projects in their language
  • Promote access and use of wikipedia for gaining knowledge so as to increase the project readers
  • Promote Hausa culture, language and it's people

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • we aim to recruit new contributors and increase awareness about wikipedia to the public who usually are unaware about contributing to open source encyclopedia specially in their own languages
  • We will encourage new recruits to register themselves to our community user group and social media handles so that they will be connected always
  • A test contest will be organise after the events, aim to keep hold of new users while it will create a feeling of togetherness and at the end small prizes will be given to winners e.g T-shirt, voucher, stickers etc (NB: this is separate with 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 specific to your project:

  1. If atleast Number of total participants reach 60
  2. If atleast the Number of new contributors join reach 15
  3. Increase in number of pageviews to Hausa Wikipedia
  4. Addition of quality content and improve stubs during the training


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 am an active Wikipedian, with the username The Living love, contributing mostly to Hausa Wikipedia and enwiki, I'm a student of Urban and Regional planning, I will organize the project with the help of some Volunteers and some of our Wikimedia User Group Northern Nigeria members, and any support from anywhere else that would be of help to us for the success of this project is highly welcomed.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:


S/N Item Quantity Unit Cost (NGN) Total cost (NGN) Total cost (USD) Notes
1 Training space 1 100,000 100,000 327 space for the training venues and some laptops to be hired.
2 Data (internet access) 1 15,000 15,000 49 Data for internet access during the trainings
3 Snacks and refreshments 1 2,000 20,000 66 20 participants to participate for the training
4 Bus tickets 1 20,000 20,000 66 Bus tickets to/from to reimburse organizers for the training
5 Banner NA 30,000 30,000 98 Banner to be used during the training and for future initiatives
Trip expenses
6 Food & Beverages 6trips X 5persons 2,000 60,000 196 Refreshment for organizers/volunteers during the trips.
7 Transport 6trips 10, 000 * 6trips + 20, 000 + 20, 000 80,000 262 A vehicle will be hired at 60, 000 to Transport organisers volunteers for the 6trips, 20,000 to subsidies two volunteers to participate in 2trips and the remaining 20, 000 for local organizers/volunteers for all the 6trips
8 Fliers/pamphlets -- 30, 000 30, 000 98 To be shared during trips
9 Contingency fees During the whole event 30,600 30, 600 100 for contingency
- TOTAL PROJECT COST 1 385, 582 385, 582 1, 294 **Forex rate used is $1 = 305.8, provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria


  Support - I'm project's co-organizer. Abubakar A Gwanki (talk) 20:31, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

  Support The committment of the organizer to the Hausa Wikipedia project is very impressive, and this project makes a lot of sense as Kaduna is one of the biggest cities where Hausa is spoken, where no event has been organized yet. --DonCamillo (talk)

  Support BASHIR A SANI GWANKI (talk) 13:10, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

  Support This will surely makes hausa usergroup more progressive, we will like you to look forward to it. Anasskoko (talk) 13:34, 29 September 2019 (UTC)


  • Volunteer I will help this project by encouraging people to contribute in Hausa Wikimedia projects. Abubakar A Gwanki (talk) 20:41, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Volunteer There is alot of native people i know within my locality, whom are willing to help with the best of their knowlege, but unfornutely they dont know how make an edit on Wikipedia, but by this they will get it. Anasskoko (talk) 13:38, 29 September 2019 (UTC)