Grants:Project/Rapid/Dagbani Wikimedians/Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 Ghana/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?

  • We met our goal and exceeded our target. We are happy about the outcome of this project.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
A total of 3 photo walks 3 photo walks We organized 3 photo walks across 3 regions in northern Ghana, Oti, Savannah and northern regions.
A maximum of 10 participants in each Photowalks. 10 at each photo walk. Due to covid-19 restrictions, we invited only 10 participants for each photo walk.
A maximum of 10 participants at upload session and editathon. 10 each We invited only participants for the upload sessions.
Upload a minimum of 400 photos from this project. 1,278 We exceeded our target by 878 photos.
Use about 15% of the total images on Wikimedia projects. over 30%. over 30% of the total images been used across Wikimedia projects, Dagbani Wikipedia (incubator), English Wikipedia and Wikidata Lexemes
Create/improve at least 15 articles/items on Dagbani Wikipedia and Wikidata. 34 15 Dagbaini Wikipedia articles, 6 Wikidata items and 11 Wikidata Lexemes.


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?

Photo walks: We had a very high number of people registered to participate in the photo walks. We were able to select only 30 participants for 3 photo walks. We exceeded our target by uploading 1,278 images as against the original target of 400 images. Upload sessions: We successfully organized 2 upload sessions to teach new participants to upload images for the contest. 11 people created new accounts at the workshop. Edit-a-thon challenge: A total of 9 people participated in the online edit-a-thon challenge to create 15 Dagbani Wikipedia articles, 6 Wikidata items and 11 Wikidata Lexemes.

  • What did not work so well?

Everything went well except that the duration of the edit-a-thon was shorter for the participants.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Next time we will increase the duration of the edit-a-thon contest to 2 weeks to allow more participation.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Item Quantity Unit GHS Total GHS Comment
Transportation 10 450 4500 Cost of transportation for the entire trip
Refreshments 10 120 1200 Paid for food and water for the entire trip
Venue Rental (Upolad) 1 500 500 Cost of venue rental for upload session
Projector 1 200 200 Paid for the cost of projector rental
Internet Data Allowance 20 50 1000 Paid to all participants to compete in uploads and article creation
Internet Data for Workshop 1 500 500 Paid for internet data for upload session
Venue Rental (Workshop) 1 500 500 Paid for venue for editathon session
Upload Session Refreshment 10 50 500 Paid for food and water
T Shirts for Participants 20 35 700 Paid for all participants of Photowalks and workshops
Best Photo Prize (Gift voucher) 1 400 400 Paid for Melcom shopping vouchers
First best Contributor (Gift voucher) 1 300 300 Paid for Melcom shopping vouchers
Second Best contributor (Gift voucher) 1 200 200 Paid for Melcom shopping vouchers
Camera Rental 2 200 400 We rented a professional camera for the photo walk
Covid-19 prevention equipment 20 10 200 Paid for hand sanitizers and face masks
Bank Charges 1 300 300 bank transfer charges
Total expenditure in GHs 11400
Remaining balance 0 No balance remained

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • No remaining funds.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Wiki Loves Folklore Photo Contest[edit]

Feminism and Folklore Edit-a-thon challenge[edit]