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

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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.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Overall, we were very happy with how the project went. We managed to get a lot of submissions, honestly more than we anticipated due to the current COVID-19 crisis.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
20 participants per photowalk. 25 active and known participants. The volunteers who reached out through our calls for participation amounted to 25 in total.
300 photos 951 photos we were pleased to receive more than triple the number of expected submissions.


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? We introduced a lot of new contributors to the community which was really a major milestone for us. We also managed to get a lot more media content than we expected which was quite impressive, it being our first time participating. People bonded and shared ideas.
  • What did not work so well? There were some participants who reserved tickets for the photo-walks but did not communicate afterwards. There was a lot of back and forth with this. The COVID-19 also proved to be a challenge due to the limitation in social gatherings. It also became a challenge planning the logistics for people individually as opposed to a group; of which was the norm.
  • What would you do differently next time? I will confirm with the participants early enough to avoid having participants cancelling on the last minute or not showing up entirely.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

43,370 KES - Food, transport and refreshments
20,000 KES = Prizes
27,000 KES = 9 camera rentals
15,000 KES = Data
68,590 KES = Entrance fees

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 2,332 KES were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Faith_Mwanyolo/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2020_in_Kenya.

2,332 KES (23.32 USD) is the total amount of grant funds that remained. The remaining grant funds will be used together with the grant funds we hope to receive for Wiki Loves Monuments.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? The Wiki Loves Earth project was an amazing experience and took our minds off the prevailing pandemic.