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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.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Ebenezer Mlay/Wikipedia Editathon Arusha.
  • 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? I met the goals and I am happy with how the project went. Though the project was intended to have a series of three events but due to C0VID-19 restrictions only two out of three events were conducted.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of events -3 Number of events -2 Due to COVID-19 restrictions we had to cancel the third editathon a day before conducting it.
Number of participants - 20 Number of participants - 24 The goal was achieved
Number of new editors - 10 Number of new editors - 7 The goal was expected to be achieved after a number of three events, but due to the number of events that were conducted the goal was not achieved
Number of of articles created or improved - 35+ Number of of articles created or improved - 64 The goal was achieved
Number of repeat participants - 10 Number of repeat participants - 13 The goal was achieved


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? The most of the goals set were achieved even though not all the three events were conducted.
  • What did not work so well? Due to COVID-19 pandemic we could not conduct all the events intended
  • What would you do differently next time? Set higher goals and take it as a challenge to achieve the goals.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

  1. Food - 375000 * 3 (events) = 1125000 TZS (Grant money for the third editathon was paid in advance and it could not be refunded as they already started using it on the preparations)
  2. Tea, Drinks and Bites - 200000 * 3 (events) = 600000 TZS (Grant money for the third editathon was paid in advance and it could not be refunded as they already started using it on the preparations)
  3. Internet - 50000 * 2 (events) = 100000 TZS
  4. Local Transport - 375000 * 2 (events) = 750000 TZS
  5. Venue - 80000 * 2 (events) = 160000 TZS
  6. Stationary 70000 * 3 (events) = 210000 TZS
  7. Camera rent 100000 * 3 (events) = 300000 TZS (Grant money for the third editathon was paid in advance)

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 503,902 TZS / 218.63 USD were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Ebenezer Mlay/ Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Arusha, Tanzania 2020.

Yes, the grant funds remaining are 218.63 USD

I would like to use the remaining funds on a similar project online.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? The link to the outreach dashboard for the project is here Thank you for your support on the project.