Grants:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Hausa-Wikipedia Pan-Africans Leaders Writing Contest

Project summary edit

Briefly summarize your project proposal.

  • This project (HausaWiki Pan-African Leaders Writing Contest) aimed at creating articles about Pan-African Leaders and Revolutionaries, who do not currently have representation on Hausa Wikipedia. We believe that this project aligns with our shared commitment to knowledge dissemination, public engagement, and the promotion of notable figures from diverse backgrounds. However, we will engage editors from Hausa community to contribute their knowledge and expertise in creating or translate articles about Pan-African Leaders and Revolutionaries who are currently absent from Hausa Wikipedia.

This project will focus on identifying and documenting the accomplishments, contributions, and stories of Pan-African Leaders and Revolutionaries who have made significant impacts in various fields especially in Africa and the world at large but they have not been recognized on the Hausa Wikipedia.

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.

  • Hausa Wikipedia and wikidata

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:Muhammad Alhaji Idriss
  • Email
  • Address:Potiskum Yobe State
  • Location of Project:Potiskum Yobe State

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

  • 5th March, 2024 to 31st 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:On the this project, we will source new members.
  2. Add or improve content:In this project, We will create new contents.
  3. Follow up to inactive editors.
  4. Translate or create articles about Pan-African Leaders from English Wikipedia into Hausa, good and quality ones that everyone can read and understand.
  5. Enhance/arrange the use of Hausa Wikipedia as a reliable source of information related to Pan-African Leaders by creating articles about them

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?

Activities We will conduct 3 online trainings and 3 weeks article writing contest.

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.

We will let our participants know about This project on our discussion Page and social media platforms.

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.

We will let our participants know about This project on our discussion Page and social media platforms.

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

User:Muhammad Idriss Criteria
:User:Mamman AA

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


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

We have our social media platforms where we follow community members up.

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

This project will help increase the contribution of Hausa community members. Then it will help Hausa Wikipedians editors to know who are the Pan-African Leaders and Revolutionaries and the role they played and it will help the Hausa Wikipedia Community by getting many articles about Pan-African Leaders.

Impact edit

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets (only those applicable to your project):

  1. Number of events -3
  2. Number of participants -30
  3. Number of new editors -10
  4. Number of of articles created -300+
  5. Number of of articles improved -500+
  6. Number of of images uploaded -
  7. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) -

Metrics tracking edit

How do you plan to track your project metrics? We will use outreach dashboard in tracking our Edits.

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).

User:Muhammad Idriss Criteria is the one who organizing this project and will be assisted by :User:Mamman AA

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

Internet data support for the participants and facilitators N1500 per person for three online events
Prizes for top 5 contributors N120,000
Total =180,000

Endorsements edit

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

I am strongly support this project because it will help to improve and outline the Africans leaders to get more knowledgeable about Africans. This project is too supportive due to the vast experience of the organizer for this wonderful project. Mamman AA (talk) 10:33, 13 February 2024 (UTC)

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