Grants:Project/Rapid/Clementine Nyirahabihirwe/Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2020 in Rwanda/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


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[edit]

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

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

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.

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[edit]

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.