Grants:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/A'isha A Ibrahim/Wikimedia Awareness at Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi.

Project summary edit

Briefly summarize your project proposal.

  • Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, holds a significant position as an institution dedicated to shaping future educators in Nigeria. Recognizing the pivotal role of knowledge dissemination, this Wikimedia project aims to introduce Wikimedia projects to the college community, fostering a culture of collaborative content creation and open-access information.

The importance of this initiative lies in empowering both staff and students to actively contribute to the vast pool of knowledge available on Wikimedia projects. By providing Wikipedia training sessions, the project aims to equip participants with the skills to create and edit articles, enhancing their digital literacy and promoting the sharing of locally relevant information.

As an alumna of the college, I bring a unique understanding of the academic environment, coupled with personal connections to lecturers and students. Leveraging these relationships, the project will be tailored to suit the college's context, ensuring accessibility and simplicity. By engaging with the college community, we aspire to cultivate a vibrant Wikimedia presence, enriching the educational landscape and contributing to the global repository of shared knowledge.

Wikimedia Project edit

Please state the Wikimedia project your project will focus majorly on (e.g. English Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc). It is advisable to focus on one Wikimedia project, but a maximum of two projects is allowed.

  • Wikipedia

Contact person and Location edit

Please state the contact details of the contact person(s) for this project including email(s) and location. For more than one contact person, indicate same details for everyone

  • Full name: A'isha Abubakar Ibrahim
  • Email address:
  • Address:Kano
  • Location of Project: FCE (T) Bichi.

Project class edit

Please state if you are applying as an individual or a network/club

  • Individual

Timeline of activities edit

Please state the timeline of your activities, and include the start and end date for your project

  • 10th March to 20th March, 2024.

Project Goal edit

Choose one or more of the following goals. Feel free to add or delete goals as required by your project.

  1. recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

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?

Over a two-days event, the first day will be for trips of awareness and discussion with staff and students about Wikipedia and the second day we'll guide participants in creating Wikimedia accounts and using Wikipedia for research on day one. On that day, we'll dive into making Wikipedia better by enhancing articles, especially those about the college and the local community in both English and Hausa. Join us for two days of learning and contributing to Wikipedia!

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 am the member at Kano Wikimedians WhatsApp groups, I have informed the participants in it. I will also share via Hausa Wikimedians General WhatsApp Group.

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 have connections with both lecturers and students at the college. And they have graciously agreed to assist in organizing the project. Additionally, I am acquainted with students who are willing to promote the project among their peers and other participants through various channels, including WhatsApp groups. Communication with all involved parties will predominantly take place through WhatsApp and phone calls.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals. (NOTE: all experienced Wikimedia editors MUST endorse your proposal as proof of availability)
For example: User:Kaizenify

Ibrahim Sani Mustapha

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

The participants has their Smartphones.

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

I will create a dedicated WhatsApp group which will lead to have a Wikimedia Community at the college.

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

I hope my application will be considered for approval.

Impact edit

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 - 15
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 15

Metrics tracking edit

How do you plan to track your project metrics?

  • I will use Wikimedia Foundation's Dashboard Tool

Resources edit

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 A'isha A Ibrahim, I will lead the event with the help of Ibrahim Sani Mustapha as Facilitator

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

  • Venue - 80,000 for two days
  • Food for refreshments for participants and facilitators- 2000×22×2days = 88,000
  • Projector/Screen Rentals= 15,000
  • T-shirts for two Facilitators 10,000
  • Banner = 10000
  • Flyers to be distributed during trips = 15,000
  • Data expenses for participants and facilitators=1,000×22= 22,000.
  • Logistics =10,000
  • Contingency =10,000

Total= 260,000

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