Grants:Project/Rapid/Clementine Nyirahabihirwe/Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2020 in Rwanda/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes, we met all of them and even exceeded and yes happy with the overall results.
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-->15||Exceeded||We had about 25 participants|
|Number of photos/contributions to be made -->300||Exceeded||We had 1,464 revisions with over 1,120+ pages improved|
|Number of articles created or improved -->300||Exceeded||We had over 1,120+ pages improved|
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?
- -->WPWP was a great opportunity to increase more content and improve the RW (Kinyarwanda) Wikipedia pages.
- -->It increased the skills on Wiki commons usage along with Wikipedia.
- -->We had about 10 female or 40% of the total participants which is a great thing that women are get more interested to the digital world in Rwanda.
- What did not work so well?
- --> Rwanda as a newbie country to active contribution, getting images that could match with the existing Kinyarwanda pages was not so easy for many users.
- -->As this was carried out for the first time, there were challenges for users to get familiar with adding photos.
- -->The campaign tracking tool lagged a lot and it would take time for it to get updated with actual contributions.
- What would you do differently next time?
- Next time I would add add up a section for participants to team up and set an award for that section, to increase quality and highly engaged participants.
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
|Category||Item||Quantity||Rate (USD)||Total (USD)||Expenses (RWF)||Explanation|
|Pre-Implementation||WPWP Promotion/Advertisement||1||$100||$100||104,000||This was spent on a local radio station advertisement (80,000) & flyers (24,000).|
|Zoom subscription||1||$15||$15||0||As we received the funds a bit late, we choose not to buy Zoom subscription, instead we opted to use Google Meet.|
|Communication (Phone calls)||1||$30||$30||28,000||This was spent to make calls for advertisement or calling prospect participants.|
|Implementation||Internet (Launch)||15||$20||$300||247,000||This amount was spent on internet coverage for the participants to attend the launch and be able to understand about WPWP and how to participate plus all Wikimedia projects related questions.|
|Edit-th-on (internet)||15||$20||$300||285,000||This was spent on a practical training to teach the new and existing (with a shorter time) participants how get familiar with WP and Wiki Commons.|
|Internet (Articles improvement/writing)||15||$25||$375||360,000||This amount was given to the participants to be able to use it while searching for photos and adding them on WP.|
|Campaign progress tracking meeting - Calls||1||$15||$15||22,000||This was spent on airtime vouchers to easy communication and tracking the participants progress and address quick issues.|
|Participants certificates||15||$3||$45||63,000||This covered the certificates design and printing.|
|Internet for selection (Judges)||3||$10||$30||28,500||This helped the judges to collaborate each other facilitated online meetings between them.|
|WPWP Winners Prizes||1||$305||$305||290,665||This covered prizes for the top 3 winners|
|Judges gifts||1||$90||$90||85,770||This cost was used to purchase the vouchers gifts for the judges who participated in the winners selection.|
|Closing ceremony||15||$10||$150||199,500||This amount was used to cover the internet costs for the participants who have been into the campaign.|
|Contingency amount||1||$25||$25||0||During the project implementation there was some changes in pricing such as radio advert/mention cost which increased, airtime for communication surpassed the planned as well to to need to reach out many people, and the number of participants increased as well which led to the increase of certificates issued compared to the initial lower plan. All these added costs were covered using the contingency amount.|
|Total: USD 1,780||Total: RWF 1,713,435|
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
Yes, there 14,843 Rwfs (Approx. 14.5 USD) that remained and yes we would like to use it in form of airtime to do a follow up on the participants.
Anything else you want to share about your project?
The WPWP is certainly a great initiative that I believe will improve the smaller Wikipedia languages like Kinyarwanda and others as it has created more attention than it used to be and thank you the WMF for bringing such initiatives and support.