Grants:Project/Rapid/Art + Feminism: Women in Infrastructure and Technology/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes! The goals outlined for this project were met, regardless of challenges encountered. Conversations and possible collaborations were exchanged among organizers and participants to ensure a furtherance of the objectives in which A+F stands for, documenting content related to women and arts in various topics. Participants, especially new editors, were glad to have been a part of the project, which was a 3-Day Edit-a-Thon exercise on promoting free and notable content on Women in Art, Infrastructure and Technology. Participants expressed how much interest they had for the project topic and the community, they also expressed a continuous interest in subsequent programs. The project presented volunteer editors with an opportunity to get hands-on physical training, increased capacity and knowledge on advancing the objectives of Wikimedia through knowledge sharing on a specific topic.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of Participants - 25 27 We had a record of more than 25 participants who joined the project
Number of Articles Created or Improved - 100 296 Participants created and contributed to over 290 articles on the free encyclopedia


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?
  • What did not work so well?
  • What would you do differently next time?

It was an amazing time organizing this event with support from experienced editors who joined as co-facilitators to share introductory knowledge of the basics of contributing to Wikipedia to new editors. We were able to reach out to contributors and new volunteers who had an interest for promoting knowledge on the identified topic. Moreover, a challenge experienced would be the poor internet service connection at the workspace which we used. We had bought internet data to be used for the project, only for us to experience a relatively poor internet speed. This made us buy more data on alternative network providers, hence spending more than we would have on data. One thing we would do for subsequent events would be to test the internet speed at the proposed project training location before deciding when, how and what data to purchase.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

S/N Item Quantity Amount (USD) Amount (NGN) Remarks
1 Workspace 3 Days $515 N213,725 This was payment made to use the workspace at the gross rate of $170 per day.
2 Equipment Rental 1 $145 N60,175 A digital camera was rented to take photographs at the event. This was at the rate of $48.3 per day.
3 Local Transport $100 N41,500 This was the amount spent on local travel towards the project.
4 Facilitator’s Travel 2 $200 N83,000 Two of the project facilitators were in another state on personal duties. This was a travel allowance to avail them for the training at $$100 each.
5 Accommodation 3 $220 N91,300 This was spent on hotel bookings for 3 days which the two facilitators shared a room for the duration of the project at $73 per night.
6 Lunch & Refreshments 25 $591 N245,265 This was spent on getting meals and refreshments for participants for 3 days which the training lasted.
7 Internet $300 N124,500 This was spent on internet purchase to encourage contributions during the period of the project and to also organize the project. We spent more than budgeted due to poor internet service observed on the initial data bought at the training location.
8 Prizes 3 $150 N150 Top 3 contributors were rewarded with gift card vouchers at $50 each.
9 SWAGS $266 N110,390 This was spent on creating souvenir items like notepads, paper bags, pen for participants.
10 Roll-Up Banner 1 $73 N30,295 This was spent on procuring a roll-up banner specifically for the project. This would be available for subsequent events.
11 Incidentals $100 N41,500 This amount was spent on miscellaneous expenses like bank charges, logistics, meals for facilitators and other unexpected expenses.
Total: USD2,660

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No. Funds were carefully spent towards the actualization of the project.

Anything else[edit]

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