Grants:Project/Rapid/Faith Mwanyolo/Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Kenya

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Wiki Loves Africa 2020-Kenya
The Wiki Loves Africa contest runs across and lets contestants contribute media relevant to the given theme of the year. This year's theme is Transportation.
targetThis project mainly targets Wikimedia Commons as the goal is to contribute media content.
start date27 January, 2020
budget (local currency)KES 174,420
budget (USD)1700 USD
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• FaithMwanyolo/Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Kenya

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Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

  1. Contribute to Wikimedia by adding more images about the theme (transportation) in Kenya and improve existing articles by adding content and uploading relevant images.
  2. Create entirely new articles in relation to the theme.
  3. Recruit and train new editors through the various photo walks and subsequent follow-up sessions.
  4. Collaborate with existing editors in projects relevant to Wikimedia..
  5. Reach out to the community and create awareness about the Wikimedia Foundation.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

I will organize 2 photo hunts and plan to have approximately 8 people on each walk.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The photo walks will focus on the theme of the contest which is Transportation. The walks will depict the various transport networks in the country and provide images that will later on be uploaded and used in the various Wikimedia Projects. The topic is a priority since it will highlight the growing infrastructure of the country and also depict historic evolution of the transport system.

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

The plan is to ensure that all images taken are of good quality and unique in order to stand out and subsequently be used on Wikimedia projects.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Some of the participants do have the necessary equipment and skills. For those without equipment, rentals will be provided. Those with the necessary skills will subsequently train those without the skills in order for the activity to be carried out smoothly.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This is the first time Kenya is participating in the contest and it is a great step towards growing the small community of Wikimedians in the Country.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants Approximately : 20
  2. Number of new Wikimedians: Approximately : 5
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons : 300
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects :100


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Human resources

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


1 USD = 102.6 KES as of 4th December, 2019. (Central Bank of Kenya)

S/N Item Quantity Unit Cost (KES) Total cost (KES) Total cost (USD) Notes
2 Days of Photo walks
1 Vehicle hire 2 4,104 8,208 80 A vehicle will be hired for transportation of contestants during the 2 days of photo walks
2 Fuel for vehicle 2 4,104 8,208 80 This is for the trips to and from the two photo walk locations
3 Lunch and refreshments 20 641.25 12,825 125 10 participants for each photo walk
4 DSLR Camera Rental ** 2 6,412.5 12,825 125 One camera will be rented for use in the 2 day-photo walks
2 Days : 1 Training workshop and 1 Upload session
5 Venue 2 7,695 15,390 150 We have booked a space at Riara University given to us at a fee
6 Internet 2 2,565 5,130 50 A hotspot was turned on for the purpose of providing internet to the team
7 Food and Refreshments 20 1,539 30,780 300 20 participants
Other project costs
9 Contest prizes 3 35,910 350 1st place:$200 2nd place:$100 3rd place:$50
10 Gifts for the jury 3 5,130 15,390 150 To be presented to the 3 jury members
11 Certificates for participants 13 1,105 14,364 140 Certificates of participation will be given to participants who attend the trainings/upload sessions.
13 Contingency and miscellaneous 15,390 150 Any extra expense expected to be incurred.
- TOTAL PROJECT COST 1 174,420 1,700


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Support Support I trust you will do great ! Anthere (talk)
Support Support I support this grant Faith is doing a good job of riveving Wikipedia and it's sister projects in Kenya.Owula kpakpo (talk) 16:42, 9 December 2019 (UTC)