Wikimania 2021/Scholarships/Dagbani Wikimedians User Group/Report

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Dagbani Wikimedians at Wikimania 2021


Dagbani Wikimedians at Wikimania 2021

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

The goals of the project were met and participating volunteers were full of excitement since this was the first time almost all the participants took part in Wikimania virtually.


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=50 50 Data packages was distributed among members of the 3 different Wikimedia communities and that supported them to take part in the conference.
Number of Wikimania meetups=4 6 We had in total 6 in-person meetups, 3 for GOIF and 3 for DWUG. These 3 meetups were the pre-Wikimania, Wikimania and the post-Wikimania meetups. The other groups took part in the virtual sessions as well.
Number of childcare support=15 15 15 Childcare support was distributed among selected members from GOIF and DWUG.
Number participants supported with small hardware=30 30 Small hardware were provided to aid volunteers take part in the virtual conference. 30 volunteers across the four communities benefited from it.
We would have catered for administrative cost N/A Administrative cost was catered for
We would have translated the Wikimania session to the participants in the Dagbani language N/A The Wikimania session was translated into the Dagbani language for participants


Dagbani Wikimedians at Wikimania 2021

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?

It was awesome having a lot of volunteers meeting physically to take part in the first ever virtual version of Wikimania. Volunteers got the chance to socialize and got to learn more about the various Wikimedia projects.

  • What did not work so well?

Internet connectivity fluctuations did not allow us to have a completely smooth virtual conference. There were a few hedges in internet connectivity.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Varieties of internet providers services will be provided as backups in case there is a repeat of such challenges.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

1 Data packages Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants 200 50 10000
2 Venue rental Pre-conference and post-conference meetups for Dagbani Wikimedians and Global Open Initiative Foundation 700 4 2800
3 Refreshment for 30 - 50 participants Refreshment for 4 communities 120 50 6000
4 Childcare services We will provide childcare support for 15 community memberS. 300 15 4500
5 Administrative expenses Cost associated with funds disbursements and general administrative expenses 1000 1 1000
6 Small hardware expenses Small hardware to support access (microphone and webcam) 150 15 2250
TOTAL GHS 26550.00
1USD = 5.91527GHS (Oanda exchange - July 9, 2021)
TOTAL USD 4488.38

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?