Grants:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Mr. Snatch/Wikipedia Awareness and Training in University of Maiduguri

Project summary edit

Briefly summarize your project proposal.

  • The project proposal revolves around a Wikipedia Awareness and Training initiative at the University of Maiduguri, spanning three days. The primary objectives include fostering awareness about Wikipedia through discussions with staff and students. The subsequent days focus on practical training, guiding participants in creating Wikimedia accounts, utilizing Wikipedia for research, and actively contributing by enhancing articles. Special attention is given to topics relevant to the university and local community in both English and Hausa. This project aims to empower individuals with the skills to navigate and contribute effectively to the Wikipedia platform while fostering a sense of community engagement and knowledge dissemination.

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 English 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: Abubakar Umar Sadiq
  • Email address:
  • Address: Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Location of Project: University of Maiduguri

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

  • 1st - 15th 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?

During a three-day event, the initial day involves raising awareness and discussing Wikipedia with staff and students. The following two days will focus on helping participants create Wikimedia accounts and utilize Wikipedia for research on the first day. Then, on the next day, we'll work on improving Wikipedia by enhancing articles, particularly those related to the university and the local community in both English and Hausa. Come 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 will let them know via WhatsApp and Telegram groups, I will also share via Hausa Wikipedia Discussion page.

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.

The participants mostly know via face to face discussion and WhatsApp groups of departments

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


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)?

I will engage the participants by creating a WhatsApp group.

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

Im the alumni of UNIMAID where I did my PGD, I have a good contact with lecturers and some current students more especially the school of post graduate diploma, the foculty of engineering. Currently I'm working with Radio Nigeria sunshine FM Potiskum Yobe State as an ICT officer. The transportation expenses will cover my trips from Potiskum to Maiduguri and cover the trip of Gwanki from Kano to Maiduguri. Before applying, I have discussed with him about the project and he assured me that he accepted.

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 - 20
  3. Number of new editors - 15
  4. Number of of articles created - 50
  5. Number of of articles improved - 50
  6. Number of of images uploaded -
  7. 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?

  • 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 Mr. Snatch I will lead the event, with Gwanki will facilitate.

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

  • Trips - for two organisers food, transport during one day trip within school premises - 10,000
  • Hall - 30,000×2days = 60,000
  • Food and beverage - 1500×20×2days=60,000
  • Transportation From to Potiskum/Maiduguri for two organisers - 20,000
  • Banner and Flyers- 20,000
  • Projector - 20,000
  • T shirts for 2 organisers - 10000
  • Accomodation for organisers for two days - 40,000
  • Contingency - 10,000

Total = 250,000

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