Grants:Project/Rapid/BorisBahire/Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Rwanda/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes, we are happy with how the project was implemented.
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||We had 34 participants.||We had about 142% compared to the planned number of participants.|
|Number of uploaded photos <--300||345 photos were uploaded||We had a strong mobilization that made us reaching up to 115% of the target.|
|Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects <--30||About 17 photos were used||This was achieved by 57%, it was not fully achieved because of mainly the timeline and most of the participants were busy hunting photos.|
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?
-->Some participants were supporting each other to get photos related to the theme. -->We collaborated with some groups of photographers that also helped collecting more photos.
- What did not work so well?
-->Getting hospital or medical related photos was challenging for some participants requiring high level permissions.
-->The COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns in some parts of the country were also challenging and delaying whenever there was a complete lockdown in that region.
-->The photo selection tool (Montage) was challenging and we think that there are some tweaks needed to make for instance, the last round (3) showing up the top winners photos.
- What would you do differently next time?
-->Pairing up participants so that they do exchange ideas to be able to take photos that tell stories. -->First run some short time training to learn basic professional photography skills.
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
Project budget table
|Category||Item||Quantity||Rate (RWF)||Total (RWF)||Explanation|
|Pre-Implementation||Radio||1||70,000||70,000||This was used to run a promotion on a local radio station.|
|Posters||12||2,000||24,000||This covered the promo posters printing costs.|
|SMS||1||15,000||15,000||This SMS costs was used to raise awareness about WLA.|
|Graphical designs (Posters & flyers)||1||15,000||15,000||This was used to cover the design for these promo materials.|
|Organizing team transport (Logistics)||4||14,500||58,000||This was used for mobility and reach out during the promotion time coordinating the contest logistics.|
|Communication (Phone calls)||4||10,000||40,000||This was used to cover communication between the organizing team and to get participants.|
|Implementation||Internet data for the launch/Day1 Opening||25||9,850||246,250||This covered the internet cost for every participant.|
|Photo hunt transportation||1||220,000||220,000||This was used to cover the costs for transportation for WLA participants to be able to reach out to places where they went to take photos.|
|Camera hire||6||29,550||177,300||This helped the participants getting good cameras to shoot photos.|
|Online uploading (Internet data)||25||7,880||197,000||This was used to cover the internet costs to upload the taken photos.|
|Participants certificates||31||3,000||93,000||This covered the cost for designing and printing the appreciation certificates.|
|Mass/many images uploader's gift||1||29,550||29,550||This voucher prize was given to the winner of this category.|
|Winners Prizes||1||315,200||315,200||1st Prize ($170), 2nd Prize ($100) & 3rd Prize ($50) - All were provided via vouchers cards.|
|Judges gifts||1||98,500||98,500||The judges received vouchers cards for the appreciation.|
|Closing ceremony (Internet data)||25||9,850||246,250||This covered the internet cost for every participant.|
|Total: RWF 1,845,050|
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
There are no remaining funds.
Anything else you want to share about your project?
We do appreciate the support from WMF and Wiki in Africa, who are the lead organizer who have been providing constant support, and here is the link of the top ten winning photos. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2021/National_winners#Rwanda