Grants:Project/Rapid/Jamie Tubers/Wiki Loves Africa 2019 in Nigeria/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
- Yes, we met most of our goals and we surpassed many of our targets.
Please report on your original project targets.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|Number of participants: atleast 20||over 180 people participated|
|Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: atleast 700||over 1,000 images were uploaded to commons|
|Number of newly retained contributors: we hope to get atleast 5 new contributors to continue to make contributions, after the contest is over.||so far, at least 8 of the new uploaders, have made edits outside the scope of the contest.|
|Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: atleast 100||so far, about 10 images are being used on Wikimedia projects.||It's been difficult to incorporate some of the images on Wikis, when they were facing deletion nominations (some are still under review in fact). However, this would change with follow up edit-a-thons in the coming months.|
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?
- Our social media campaign and the marketing designs really worked well. We were able to achieve a great participation rate in the contest. Nigeria ended up uploading the most images in this year's Wiki Loves Africa.
- All our targets for this contest were met, which were mostly due to replicating and improving on some of the practices we learned from the previous editions, while trying not to make the same mistakes.
- The level of awareness this contest has also created for Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement in Nigeria is outstanding. So, the creation of awareness worked really well.
- What did not work so well?
- Photo documentation: After the conclusion of the contest, the laptop where I saved images of the activities got damaged and I was unable to upload a lot of them to commons. The ones I got, I had to take them from social media posts that I made during the events (which means that they are of inferior quality).
- February was Nigeria's federal elections, which got postponed to a date we had in mind for one of our upload sessions. We had to make an emergency reschedule, which I suspect had impact on attendance. Thankfully, we still had good turnouts for the events anyway.
- We had some unjustified photo deletion nominations, which didn't go through; but this was still quite stressful to deal with at the time.
- What would you do differently next time?
- The dilemma with photo documentation, has taught us that it is always advisable to either upload immediately or keep at least one other copy of digital documentations.
- There's little we can do about emergency reschedules due to incidents beyond our control, but we continue to learn how to deal with such, so as to minimize impact on our projects.
Anything else you want to share about your project?
- See our project page here: here.
Grant funds spent
|S/N||Item||Quantity||Unit Cost (NGN)||Total cost (NGN)||Notes|
|Photo walks/shoots - 1 main walk, and another walk organized by Unilorin wiki fan club|
|1||Vehicle hire (first walk)||1||20,000||20,000|
|2||Fuel for vehicle (first walk)||1||10,000||10,000|
|3||Snacks and refreshments (first walk)||10||1,000||10,000|
|4||DSLR Camera Rental (first walk)||1||15,000||15,000|
|5||Unilorin Campus photowalk||1||25,000||25,000||a campus-based photowalk|
|2 Days Upload Sessions/Workshops|
|6||Venue||2||5,000||10,000||A heavily discounted fee from the venue proprietors|
|8||Food and Refreshments||40||3,000||120,000|
|9||Backup Generator hire and fueling||2||15,000||30,000|
|Other project costs|
|10||Certificates||11||2,000||22,000||Certificates of participation for new members at the events|
|12||Compensation for coordinators||6||10,000||60,000|
|13||Mini Router||1||19,000||19,000||We had to change the router that the hub uses (which was mine) to get one with higher capacity.|
|14||Miscellany||-||-||38,750||Calls, logistics, taxis, bank charges, etc...|
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
Yes, ₦84,250 ($277)
We can add the remaining funds to the other projects (most especially followup workshops and edit-a-thons) that we'll be having in Ilorin. It can also be deducted from my future individual grant. The funds can also be returned.