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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? We managed to;

  1. Introduce Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 theme to existing and new contributors of wiki commons for the first time.
  2. Recruit new contributors (professional photographers and non professional)to wikipedia projects.
  3. Upload monuments photos on the platform


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants Over 50 attended It was a exciting to see the number of participants including professional photographers
Number of photos 240 Photos were uploaded We targeted to have 300 photos uploaded, and we managed to get 240 photos uploaded


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 managed to introduce WLM for the first time to the community and photographers.

  • What did not work so well?

We had few challenges on accomplishing the mission, 1; some of the monuments were not easy to be accessed as they are located remotely, and 2nd; Some of the monuments needed special permit to take the photos, and they were some stops from agencies and officials for taking photos on buildings, till permitted.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Make sure we have partnership with government agencies, have our photographers names printed on their badges with permit number, if possible support few photographers with transport funds that will give the power to travel to remote area and collect the photos of the monuments.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

1 USD =2,279.03 Tshs as of 31 July 2018 [1]
Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (TSh) Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Events Venue 2 00 $150 $300 Was spent on the launch event and second event, snacks, venue, the purpose was for awareness and photo uploading guiding.
Snacks 2 00 $60 $120
Branding + Stationaries T-Shirts 15 00 $7 $105 T-shirt will be given to contributors who has uploaded good number and quality photos, as well as to participants who has exceptional contributions during competition as determined by the jury.
Stickers & ID-Tags 100 00 $0.5 $50
Printed Best Images 13 00 $5 $65
Participating Certificate 15 00 $3 $45
Communications & Outreach Transport 4 00 17.5 $70 Internet will be used during events for photo uploading, and events such photo hunt will occur for a purpose of collecting monuments photos in a group.
Internet (Event) 3 00 $20 $60
Photo hunt (Photo Walk) 3 00 $50 $150
Social Media (Promotion) 6 00 $10 $60.03
Closing Ceremony Awards giving (1st,2nd,3rd) 00 $350 $350 Awards and closing ceremony, the fund was distributed to winners through Jumia.co.tz voucher gifts.
Event Venue 1 00 $250 $250 Event hosting
Drinks and Snacks 1 Tsh 00 $100 $100
Total Spent in: USD 1725) in tshs: 3,931,968

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?
None. All fund was used for the project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?