Grants:Project/Rapid/Faith Mwanyolo/Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 in Kenya

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FaithMwanyolo/Wiki Loves Folklore 2020 in Kenya
This is a grant proposal to take part in the Wiki Loves Folklore for the first time.
targetWikimedia Commons
start dateFebruary 1st
start year2021
end dateFebruary 28th
end year2021
budget (local currency)168,820 KES
budget (USD)1,552.19 USD
grant typeIndividual

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new Wikimedians
  3. Engage existing Wikimedians

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Media content that focuses on local folk culture in the country. This is important to our community because it sheds a positive light on the rich culture that Kenya has.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We will send emails about the contest to our already existing mailing list which includes everyone who participated in the previous contests and we shall use social medias like WhatsApp,Twitter and Facebook. We shall also use the our personal networks to spread the word.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

A local jury team of 3 judges will be selected to choose the best photos from Kenya which will be forwarded to the international team of Wiki Loves Earth and we shall award the best 3 photos with prizes.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

We will fully brief participants on what is expected out of this contest and go further on to point out places and provide lists of places relevant to the competition.

5. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

There will be no in-person events.

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

We are honestly very eager for this one. Kenya is very rich in diverse culture and we cannot wait to see what comes out of this.


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:

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants 30
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 1000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 600

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants
  2. Number of articles created or improved


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 :We have a team that has consistently ensured the smooth running of the projects. The team includes FaithMwanyolo and LennyKisuu among others.

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

Project budget table
Category Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Communication outreaches 1 $100 $100 Use of social media platforms (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram,Twitter) for advertising the contest with an aim of  reaching out so many people.
Internet data Individual photo upload 1 $100 $100 Internet data will be provided to allow photo upload sessions to be done on an individuals basis
Online opening ceremony 1 $100 $100 We shall need this to facilitate internet to all participants together with the organizing team for an online training and opening ceremony
Online closing ceremony 1 $100 $100 We shall need this to facilitate internet to all participants and the jury together with the organizing team for an online closing ceremony
Photo hunt 40 $5 $200 This will be needed to ensure participants can move without transport fare issues.
Individual photo-hunts to be carried to any protected areas (Entrance fee) 5 $80 $400 This will cater for any fees and PPES required to get in to certain protected areas such as Bomas of Kenya.
Camera Rental 5 $30 $150 cameras will be hired to enhance the quality of pictures to be taken
Certificates 20 $3 $60 This will act as an appreciation & recognition to everyone who will have participated in WLF
Prizes 1 $350 $350 Awards to be given to the top 3 in terms of vouchers worthy 200$ (1st),100$(2nd),50$(3rd)
Contingency Amount 1 $50 $50 Other expenses.
Total: USD $1,552.19


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