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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/GuillaumeG/Wiki Loves Africa Senegal 2020.
  • 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?

We have met our goals, despite the pandemic. We have received more pictures than planned (+33%) from more participants (+30%).


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 50 65 [1]
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 500 667 [2]
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 30 189


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 have organized a photohunt in Thiès (the Senegalese "rail city") and a visit of a Bus factory. We have taken rare pictures, there is no other African vehicle factory with a category on Commons.
    • We have done the complete checking of the uploaded pictures (copyright, category, etc.) and have added them on the wikimedia projects (189 different images used).
  • What did not work so well?
    • Most of the pictures come from a few regions (Dakar, Thiès).
    • We did not have social media account before the launch of the event. We have some interactions with our posts (including from institutional accounts) but it is unsatisfactory. We need to have more followers before the beginning of the next contest.
    • We have canceled most of our activities because of the covid pandemic and we did not replace it with online events.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Encourage the participation in all the regions (one prize per region?).
    • Organize "retention" activities.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Items Planned (FCFA) Spent (FCFA) Planned ($) Spent ($) Explanation
Photohunts + upload events 345,000 75,000 586.72 127.55 Only 1 photohunt
Awards ceremony 85,000 0 144.55 0 No ceremony
Awards 150,000 150,000 255.09 255.09 ok
Jury 60,000 60,000 102.04 102.04 ok
Communications outreach 75,000 75,000 127.55 127.55 ok
Transportation/Phone for volunteers 100,000 100,000 170.06 170.06 ok
Editathons 120,000 0 204.08 0 No editathon
Total 935,000 460,000 1,590.09 782.29

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 807.8 USD were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/GuillaumeG/Wiki Loves Africa Senegal 2021.

We have remaining FCFA 475,000 (USD 807.80). We want to use it for Wiki Loves Africa 2021. A grant request is on progress.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?