Grants:Project/Rapid/Noor/Recycling Awareness Event/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2022 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

We met our goals which we previously listed in the grant regarding recycling and increasing the awareness of the importance sustainability, and overall we are happy with the project.


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 from 20 t0 25 Number of participants was 13 the Number of participants was lower than expected although the registered participants on the event page is 23. Some registered people cancelled their enrollment just few hours before the event.
Newcomers from 15 to 20 Newcomers were 8 The same explanation in point above.
Edits on 15 to 20 article on Wikipedia Ongoing Accounts on Arabic Wikipedia were created by newcomers at the beginning of the event and the editing on the articles related to recycling is still ongoing, we are still providing training for the newcomers by virtual meetings.
Upload the event pictures on Wikimedia Commons 18 pictures were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons We uploaded the event pictures on Wikimedia Commons and created a category.


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  • What worked well?
  1. We successfully had an hybrid meeting, as part of the organizers joined in-person and the remaining organizers joined the event virtually.
  2. The participants were interested in the recycling activities and worked in group in the activities.
  3. The participants were engaged all the time, participants had live and productive discussions with the environment expert.
  4. The participants attended for 5 hours and no one left early.
  5. The participants are still very interested and interactive with the event, as we are still providing a virtual training approximately once each two weeks for to train the newcomers properly on Wikipedia and editing.
  • What did not work so well?

the Number of attendees were lower than the registered on the platform, although we created WhatsApp group directly after the registration to contact the participants and motivate them. The platform we used (Nahno) is well known platform in Jordan that posts a lot of events and voluntary opportunities related to Sustainable development, and usually the registered participants attend the events, as we searched about the platform before. The participates notified us hours prior the event that they will not attend.

  • What would you do differently next time?
    • we would share the announcement on different websites which share the same interests on environment issues so we get the most reach and thus the number of participants would be greater, as We posted the event on Nahno website, which shares a lot of activities in Jordan but the number of attendees was lower the expected.
    • We would schedule two separate events for one editing and the other for non-editing activities. Although the time for event was 5 hours, but discussing the recycling and environment concepts and implementing the recycling activities which were designed in our program took the majority of the event time which leads to only create user accounts on Wikipedia and provide a quick introduction about Arabic Wikipedia and Wikimedia of Levant user group. to catch the slot, we are still meeting to make edits on Wikipedia.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Expenses Summary
Section Amount in dollar
Haul Reservation 71
Environmental Expert fees 571
Snacks 57
Admin fees 67
Printing services 47
Tools for Recycling activities 28
Gifts for participants 49
Total 890

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining funds from this grant have been returned to WMF in the amount of US$83 after fees.

Yes, we have a remaining of 107 US dollar.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?