Grants:Project/Rapid/Jeannette Rebecca /Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Rwanda/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2021-22 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? We have been able to meet our main goals which was to engage our community and create awareness on the heritage sites and monuments in Rwanda

1. Recruit new editors : We have been able to recruit new editors throughout the process of hunting the monuments photos

2. Increase skills for existing editors: We have been able to increase the skills of existing editors and they gained experience in the project we were learning especially in researching on the original stories from the communities around the monuments and heritage sites

3. Add or improve content on monuments in RWANDA: We have been able to document different monuments across the country

4.We have been able to maintain retention of our original Local participants as they participated several times willingly with out much of our follow up


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

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Organizing 3 events Organized 3 workshops We successfully organized the project introductory workshop and 2nd for the mass upload and the last anotheras a closing ceremony
30 participants 13 uploaders We have had photo hunting of heritage sites and monuments across the country
8 new editors 7 new editors We have had new editors actively participating in wikimedia activities but we haven't achieved the target because of the limitation in campaigning during the lock down.
250 uploads 261 The target number of uploads was achieved and exceeded with 11 photos


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?

some new sites were recovered as compared to last year

  • What did not work so well?

Some sites were not accessible due to covid 19 restrictions that were imposed to visitors to these sites

  • What would you do differently next time?

Seek entry permission to all sites before the contest to avoid the issues of not being able to acess them all


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Category Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Communication outreaches 1 $200 $200 We Used banners,posters of social media platforms (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram,Twitter) for advertising the contest with an aim of reaching out so many people.
Internet data Space hiring 1 $120 $120 We hired a space and Internet was used to allow photo upload sessions for new participants
Online opening and closing ceremony 30 $20 $600 We spent this to facilitate internet to all participants and the jury together with the organizing team for an online closing ceremony. With 10 participants. the rest of participants of 10 participants will participate offline
Photo hunt 30 $10 $300 This was spent to ensure participants' transport coverage and or the entrance fee required to visit any of the protected areas especially upcountry such as: Huye,Gisozi,Burera to mention a few. Note: This will be done individually without mass gatherings.
Camera Rental 5 $30 $150 cameras were hired to enhance the quality of pictures to be taken
Certificates 30 $2 $60 This acted as an appreciation & recognition to everyone participated in WLM
Prizes 1 $350 $350 Awards were given to the top 5 in terms of vouchers worthy 355$ (1st),100$(2nd),80$,(3rd), 70 (4th), 60 and the (5th)40$
Jury gifts 3 $50 $150 Voucher gifts were given to the judges in form of appreciations.
Contingency Amount 1 $45 $45 Unforeseen expenses.
Total: USD 1,975

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?


Anything else[edit]

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