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Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana
This project is to contribute images of local natural heritage, landscape, plants and animals from the northern part of Ghana onto wikimedia commons.
targetWikimedia commons, Moore Wikipedia(incubator)
start dateMay 1
end dateMay 30
budget (local currency)26,500
budget (USD)3,697.49
grant typeCommunity
non-profit statusno
contact(s)• moore.wikimedians(_AT_)gmail.com• musahfm(_AT_)gmail.com
organization (if applicable)• Moore Wikimedia Community

Review your report

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Engage existing editors
  3. Upload Photos on Wikimedia Commons
  4. Add or improve content on Moore Wikipedia (Incubator)

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

Three (3) photo walks will be embarked on with a maximum of fifteen(15) people participating in each walk due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

Photo Walk[edit]

The walks will focus on taking photos of various natural heritage, landscape, plants and animals from the northern part of Ghana where Wikimedia activities are less covered.

Moore Wikipedia(Incubator)[edit]

  1. Moore articles must be of readable prose of about 100 words or roughly 3 sentences.
  2. Each article must have at least 3 references.

3. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

Communities will get to know about this proposal through Dagbani Wikimedia User Group social media handles below:

4. How will you let participants know about the photowalk? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Participants will be communicated to via WhatsApp, Telegram and calls to participants from areas with poor internet access.

5. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

All images will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Uploaded photos will be linked to articles that relate to those photos on the Moore Wikipedia incubator

6. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

As a young community, most members use their smart phones to take pictures. They also do not have enough requisite skills in photography. We will therefore have two professional photographers who will join us on each photowalk to provide technical support and ensure that images are of high quality for wikimedia commons.

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

As newbies in wikimedia and its projects, this photowalk will provide participants with an exciting experience to ginger them up for future projects.

8. 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:

Convid-19 Risk Assessment


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:

  1. Number of photo walks:3
  2. Number of photo walk participants:15*3 = 45
  3. Number of participants at upload session:15
  4. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons:400
  5. Number of articles created/improved on Moore wikipedia:20
  6. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 15% of images in the category used.


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).

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

Transportation Transportation for the entire trip 2000 3 6000
Refreshments Food and refreshment for Workshop and for the entire trip 150 45 6,750
Venue Rental (Upload) Venue for upload session 600 1 600
Projector Rental Rent of Projector 200 1 200
Internet Data Allowances Internet for all participants to compete in uploads and article creation 70 45 3,150
Internet Data for Workshop/upload Internet data for workshop and upload session 600 2 1,200
Venue Rental (for Workshop) Venue for editathon session 600 1 600
Upload Session Refreshment Food and refreshment for participants 60 45 2,700
T-Shirts for Participants T-shirts for participants of Photowalks and workshops 40 20 800
Best Photo challenge winner Prize (Gift voucher) Gift voucher 500 1 500
First best Contributor, photo contest (Gift voucher) Gift voucher 400 1 400
Second Best contributor, photo contest (Gift voucher) Gift voucher 300 1 300
Camera Rental Rent cameras for use during the Photowalks 400 1 400
Wiki souvenirs Pull-up banners and stickers. n/a n/a 1000
Covid-19 prevention equipment Cost of Hand sanitizers and face masks 30 30 900
Bank charges Transfers and Reimbursement charges n/a n/a 400
Transportation Purchase and mailing of shopping vouchers, purchase and delivery of souvenirs n/a n/a 600
Based on Oanda Exchange March 13 2022) GHS 26,500
1 USD = 7.16702 GHS USD 3,697.49


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project since it will get more photos of heritage landscapes, plants and animals from the northern part of Ghana onto wiki commons. Musahfm (talk) 22:45, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong supportI strongly support this project because I have learned more on it Attah Mohammed (talk) 23:09, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project as it will help us learn about landscape, plants and animals.

Munkaila Sulemana (talk) 12:28, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project as it will help us to learn more about the natural vegetation, plants and animals in the Northern part of Ghana onto Wikipedia commons Sir Amugi (talk) 05:47, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Northern Ghana is uniquely blessed with abundance of natural landscapes and beautiful trees and shrubs specifically found only those territories.This will help get those unique plants on commons repositories to help in Wikimedia projects. Dnshitobu (talk) 06:40, 15 March 2022 (UTC).
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project.Hasslaebetch (talk) 11:05, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly support this project Ruky Wunpini (talk) 08:20, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • {{SS}} I strongly endorse this projectYakubu Fadilatu (talk) 10:42, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project Abubakar280 (talk) 12:45, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project Tahiru Rajab (talk) 19:17, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project. Achiri Bitamsimli (talk) 22:28, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Great to know that the Moore wiki community will be organizing Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana. I endorse on behalf of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group. Shahadusadik (talk) 20:27, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I strongly endorse this project Robertjamal12 ~🔔 22:49, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
  • As a member of WLE international team I endorse this proposal. Ghana intends to significantly improve results compared to the previous year, and proposed activities (photo walk in underrepresented areas and article contribution) would be helpful — NickK (talk) 11:58, 15 April 2022 (UTC)