Grants:Project/Rapid/Shoodho/Wiki Loves Africa 2020 Botswana/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Shoodho/Wiki Loves Africa 2020 Botswana.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

  • No, due to covid mostly people went into panic mode and we had multiple lockdown so not much therefore we could'nt meet the target.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 400+ 206
Number of participants 34
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 25+ 46 [1]


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?
Making sure I had internet subscription and following up with people to guide and encourage the on uploading images, communication was key and also we had a WhatsApp group to share views on there.
  • What did not work so well?
Difficulty for some members to make or join video call, lack of internet for most of the community members to upload images as I was committed to helping those who did not have internet with access to internet on a weekends.
  • What would you do differently next time?

Possibly have a small budget for internet data bundles for outstanding dedicated volunteers who are passionate about contributing

Create a risk plan for unforeseen circumstance to strategise on how I can make damage control and not be entirely caught off guard.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

No. Item Price Notes
1. Venue 4500 Paid upfront to host 3 events at the University of Botswana computer lab
2. Prizes for the winners 3,500 Gift cards for the winners top 3
3. Transportation 1,000 Transportation was used to get the food to the venue, get quotes and also for other logistics, Organisers transport
4. T-Shirts/Printing 1500 15* T-shirts for the top 10 winners and 5 the organisers
5. Food/Snacks 2905.05 Snacks during our workshops and photowalk sessions
6. Internet(monthly subscription) 2310 Purchased a flybox router, made follow-ups with the community and make one on one trainings and assist the community hence extended need for internet monthly subscription, online session with Jury and training them on Montage
7. Airtime for communication with organisers and social media pages 500 Since we could not meet physically we relied on communicating through calls, getting quotes and planning
8. Posters 550 4* A2 Posters to advertise
9. Certificates 600 Certificates for the winners and team members plus the certificate design
10. Wiki Loves Africa Pop banner 1200 A Wiki Loves Africa Banner
11. Thunder bolt displayer for projector 469 For a live presentation to the participants in the lab
12. Wiki Loves Africa Stickers 249.99 Souvenirs for the participants
Total: 19,284.04

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • No, the remainder was for monthly bank charges

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  • Due to the unforeseen situations that Covid brought I was forced to make extended payments for monthly internet subscription, make phone calls and Online video calls looking for a Jury panel and plan online sessions to explain montage and judge the images.

Wiki Loves Africa 2020/Botswana Prize Winners[edit]