Maiden Hausa Wikipedia Project Event in Northern Nigeria
The first workshop took place on Saturday, 29th December at the conference hall of Chilla Luxury Suites in Kano, Kano State. More people attended than we actually envisaged, and our guest Olaniyan Olushola had flown a day earlier. During the first segment of the event, we have a very basic Introduction to Wikipedia presentation as actually almost 80% of the participants never edited Wikipedia before. DonCamillo made a presentation on How to write basic Wikipedia article remotely from Addis Ababa. Earlier, on Friday 28th December 2018, we had a preliminary session and discussion with some select people from Kano, including Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu, (who's now our Kano coordinator). In the night of the same day we have media engagement on a local radio station, Guarantee FM where Olaniyan Olushola was interviewed and explained the work of Wikimedia UserGroup Nigeria, the purpose of the then-yet-be-done workshop in Kano and overall mission of Wikimedia movement. Ammar, among other participants, were interviewed the following day and the event covered by the station too: Interview with Ammar in Hausa language and report that was broadcast can be heard here on Soundcloud.
Some pictures from the event
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