This report for a WMF Individual Rapid Grant Award approved on 7 December 2021 by the Wikimedia Foundation, where the funds where received in December 31. The report results from the proprosal found on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/AfroCine_Contest_Mozambique_2021.
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? This was my first experience with Wikimedia grant and the first time in my career that I received a grant. Therefore I am quite happy to have achieved the goal of training 40 participants among university students, local associations members and independents writers.
Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants. Please report on your original project targets. We had three meetings. I felt forced to work with two groups. The first group was composed by 24 independent volunteer writers gathered into a whatsApp group. In the live training event only 11 turned up. Unfortunately, this group did not write any article. After three weeks, they were not active neither I the group nor in the dashboards. I had to contact another group. This time only composed of University Students who attend courses related to Language, Literature, and Arts. A total of 36 students who participated in two virtual events.
|Number of Events (2)
|Number of Events (3)
|We had two live events, five training days and 36 video recording events, one for with each participant. All information sharing was through whatsApp Groups and emails.
|Number of Participants (40)
|Number of Participants (37)
|We targeted 40 participants. We ended up with 60 interested people where only 36 were active and 24 did not make any contributions.
|Number of of articles created (40)
|Number of of articles created (43)
|The tracking dashboard indicates that 43 pages were created. The dashoboard can be found here: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Tomas_Armando_Moz/AfroCine_Project_2021?enroll
Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:
- What worked well?
Two main things went all in this project. Number one the University students gad their first opportunity to write in their local language and in Portuguese Language. The second thing that went well is the some of the students showed intered in continuing to work with cinema content to document biographies of actors, directors and the films because they found out little information is available
- What did not work so well?
I desperate sometimes during the project execution, when the first group that we had created ended up failing to publish article even after three weeks. I was expecting that each participant could publish more that article but the second group had but 15 days to learn and publish articles.
- What would you do differently next time?
Next time, I would right away work with language, arts and literature students from the university because they have passion, potential to write in four languages (English, Portuguese, French and Emakhuwa).
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. Staff Honorarium = $188 Design of flyers = $164 Internet café (first Group) = $313 Internet café (second Group) = $164 Honorarium for the Trainer (Emakhuwa orthography) = $276 Honorarium for the Trainer (Emakhuwa orthography) = $178 Participants video editing= $235 Certificates = $125 Total = $1,645
Do you have any remaining grant funds? Due to having worked with two groups, I had to add some amount to 35 USD to make sure all students had their certificates of participations.
Anything else you want to share about your project? The project was so beneficial to the group of Students at Universidade Rovuma and Mozambican actors, actresses and directors may be found on Wikipedia as soon the article are officially reviewed.