Grants:Project/Rapid/Ebenezer Mlay/Wikimedia Awareness Workshops and Editathons/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? The project went pretty fine and goals were met.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of events -3 Number of events -3 Goal achieved
Number of participants - 20 Number of participants - 27+ There are people who attended and created articles but we could not add them to the outreach dashboard.
Number of articles created or improved - 30 Number of articles created or improved - 52+ There are some of the articles which were written by new editors who we could not add them to the outreach dashboard. The 52 articles are the ones we could track from the dashboard.
Number of repeat participants - 20 Number of repeat participants - 15 Most of the participants who attended the events it was for the first time that they were introduced to the Wikimedia Movement and thus not all decided to be part of the upcoming events


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? Participants understood well about the Wikimedia Movement and it was an eye-opener for them to give back to the community by contributing to the Wikimedia projects.
  • What did not work so well?

The venue we expected to use at first, the management of the school, later on, denied us from using it so we had to find another venue to replace the first one. The second venue we had no computers and thus the participants had to share the laptops that some brought with them. We also had the problem with electricity cut off for some hours during two of the events this delayed the event and we had no backup plan for electricity issues. The venue we used was in the outskirts of the city and thus it was hard for the participants to reach the event and also they had to incur a high-cost transport to get there. Also, most people registered to attend the events but during the day of the event, only some of them appeared. With the budget we did not consider the internet as the first venue we planned for had internet connectivity but moving to the second venue we had to buy internet for the events

  • What would you do differently next time?

The venue for the event matters a lot, it determines the number of participants attending and also the number of the contributions, therefore, the next time we are going to get a venue at the city center which will be favoring. We will have a backup plan for electricity cut off issues so as it won't be a factor that will hinder us. Next time we are going to include the transportation issues for the participants so as they can be on time at the event and also be assured that the number of the registered participants will be the number of the participants attending. Next time we are going to consider the internet and place it in the budget as it is very crucial.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

All grant money was spent on the event activities which include tea (450,000 Tshs), lunch (1,180,000 Tshs) , internet(150,000 Tshs) and bank rates(20,000 Tshs).

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? There are no remaining funds

Anything else[edit]

The link to the Outreach Dashboard of the project is here