Grants:Project/Rapid/Arts+Feminism 2017 – Accra/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Arts+Feminism 2017 – Accra.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
  • You are welcome to Email rapidgrants at wikimedia dot org at any time if you have questions or concerns about this report.


Did you meet your goals? Not entirely Are you happy with how the project went? Not entirely


More information on achieved outcome can be found via the outreach dashboard.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 event 1 event None
20 participants 16 participants 28 registered to attend but only 16 showed up
10 new editors 8 new editors Fewer participants showed up unfortunately
Number of articles created or improved: 5 5 Participants were split into groups so the 5-articles-target can be met


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? The use of the Wikipedia app to create accounts is increasingly becoming helpful when not more than 6 accounts can be created on a wi-fi network. Art+Feminism made arrangements for workshop organisers to be given account creation rights however I didn't need to use that right. Participants simply created accounts on their mobile devices with their own 3G. Besides, the ability of participants to create their accounts quickly and on their own puts less burden on workshop organisers.
  • What did not work so well? It seems Wikipedia workshops are not about just learning how to edit, but also having knowledge of the topic you want to contribute to. Participants spent a longer time searching selected articles for what they were comfortable editing than the editing itself. This was because the selected topics were specialised, for example legal issues around LGBT rights or what academia is saying about the Ghanaian woman's role in the society.
  • What would you do differently next time? I may host a themed workshop but I will refrain from narrowing topics so participants can be free to choose what they know about to contribute.


Grant funds spent[edit]

During grant-making the exchange rate was put at $1= GHS4.50 however at the time of reimbursement the rate is now $1= GHS4.16.

Initial budget at $1= GHS4.50

Item Budgeted Spent Explanation
Plate of food, soda or juice, and water for participants GHS 22.5 x 20 (persons) = GHS 450 @ $1= GHS4.50 makes $5 x 20 (persons) = $100 N/A
Transport GHS 40.50 x 4 (persons) = GHS 162 @ $1= GHS4.50 makes $9 x 4 (persons) = $36 N/A
Total GHS 612 = $136 N/A

Real budget at $1= GHS4.16

Item Budgeted Spent Explanation
Plate of food, soda or juice, and water for participants GHS 22.5 x 20 (persons) = GHS 450 @ $1= GHS4.16 makes $5 x 20 (persons) = $108.17 GHS 246.09 = $59.15 We didn't spend on bottled water as planned. The venue had a dispenser.
Transport GHS 40.50 x 4 (persons) = GHS 162 @ $1= GHS4.16 makes $9 x 4 (persons) = $38.94 GHS 162 = $38.94
Total GHS 612 = $147.11 GHS 408 = $98.09

Remaining funds[edit]

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.
The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of US$27.83 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Ghana UG WEP – Gimpa Law School.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Yes, $49.02

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? Yes

I don't have receipts for cost of transportation given to trainer Sandiooses and volunteers: Owula kpakpo, Gloria amirize, SitsofeOfori. Perhaps each can sign that they've indeed received their reimbursements.