Grants:Project/Rapid/Celebrating 15 Years of the Afrikaans Wikipedia/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.


A photo of the celebration event for Afrikaans Wikipedia's 15th anniversary in Cape Town, South Africa.

Goals[edit]

Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes, the project met its goals and the chapter was happy with how it went.

Outcome[edit]

Please report on your original project targets.


  • The number of people we expected to attend the event attended. The numbers were on target. We were also able to use the event to piggy back the Wikimedia ZA Annual General Meeting off of it by allowing one of the board members (who is also a major Af Wikipedia editor) to attend the AGM. The event was successful at reinforcing the sense of community within the Af.Wikipedia editing community as well as with the broader South African editing community in general.
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:
Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
10 attendees minimum 12-15 attendees Turnout was at an expected level. Group moral and sense of community was raise as was publicity for af.Wikipedia.
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Learning[edit]

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?
  • Venue and organisation worked out well. We were also able to use the event to get some media attention on Af.Wikipedia's 15th birthday and encourage more people to edit the Wiki.
  • What did not work so well?
  • Due to scheduling difficulties by some Cape Town based editors and geographical reality for editors based in the rest of the country not everyone who expressed a wish to attend was able to.
  • What would you do differently next time?

Finances[edit]

Calculations based on exchange rate dated 3 October 2016 taken from Oanda Currency Converter


Nr Qty Description Cost per Unit Amount Requested (ZAR) Amount Requested (USD) Amount Spent (ZAR) Amount left over (ZAR)
1 2 Flights from various destinations in South Africa (and possibly Namibia) 3 500 7 000 504 5 000 2 000
2 2 Single Accommodation x 1 evening (bed and breakfast) 1 850 3 700 266.40 5 490 -1 790
3 2 Travel Agent Fee 350 700 50.40 0 700
4 30 Cocktail Party - Catering 340 10 200 734.40 2 500 7 700
5 1 Contingencies 5 000 5 000 360 0 5 000
TOTAL 26,600 1 915.20 7 500 13 610


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Yes, ZAR 13 610.00 (US$ 980.55)

We would like to know if we could use some of the remaining funds to pay for chapter running costs such as paying for accountants & web hosting?


Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?