Grants:Project/Rapid/BorisBahire/Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Rwanda/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


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[edit]

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

Project budget table[edit]

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

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

There are no remaining funds.

Anything else[edit]

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.