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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.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Dykeffect/WikiActivate.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
  • You are welcome to Email rapidgrants at wikimedia dot org at any time if you have questions or concerns about this report.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes we met our goals. We hosted 3 series of edit-a thon/Training and we introduced Wiki Data to both new and old editors.


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 events 3 3 Successful Events
Number of participants 20+ 17 participants registered on the Dashboard [1]
Number of articles edited 30+ 105 Articles was edited and improved [2]
Number of new editors 5+ 6 new editors and 11 Old editors registered


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?

Making sure I had active internet connection and following up with participants to guide and encourage them on how to make substantial edits, communication was key and also we had a Telegram group to share views on there. Also, we recorded our video sessions and share to participants who couldn't join through the live video call

  • What did not work so well?

We found out some new participants were scared to make their first edit on an article even when they are sure of what to do. I was committed in helping them get through their fear by monitoring and encouraging them.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Focus more on the new editors to help build their confidence


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

No. Expenses Explanation Amount ($)
1. Graphic design Design of Posters and flyers and certificate 150
2. Online advertising campaign Social media campaign- Facebook and Twitter promotions 350
3. Communication Airtime for Communication between organizers, Reminder calls and SMS to Participants 60
4. Internet Subscription Internet Support for participants for the 3 events and Internet used for training 450

5. Gift Cards First Prize $150
Second Prize $75
Third Prize $50
6. Consolation gifts for top 5 participants This to encourage them to keep up with improving Wikimedia projects 60
7. Production of Wikipedia20 Stickers Swags that will be dispatched to Participants 75

8. Contingency and miscellaneous expenses 100
Total: $1,520

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? No

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?