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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Overall, we are happy about how the project went and also created a huge relationship with photographers with it. We were able to have a total of 41 photographers with two photo walks that took simultaneously in two locations to cover Lagos. Most of the photographers dont know about the Wikimedia projects prior and they were thrilled at the exposure and want more of it.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1000 photos 910 photos The target could not be fully met as most photographers haven't uploaded their images due to the bad network connectivity we had during the upload session and so most couldn't upload but promised to upload individually
40 professional photographers and 10 experienced editors of Wikipedia 41 photographers participated and 3 experienced editors of Wikipedia We could not have up to 10 experienced editors as there was instability of the photowalk and upload session date due to the delay in processing the grant.
If at least 25% of the images collected are used(~910) 238 (27%) photos used on Wikimedia by the reporting due date This number was calculated using the glamtool here. We are continuing to encourage people to integrate their photos in articles.

Link to common for all the images [1]

Some of the photos from the conference include:


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?
  • We had lot of photographers that showed up and we had to streamline to not more than 41.
  • It offers the photographers opportunity to know about the Wikimedia projects.
  • The project as further helped in breaking the wall of photographers contributing to Wikimedia projects in Nigeria as many are ready to contribute and look out for other phototwalk opportunities.
  • The funds arrived early enough.
  • The photowalk created a good level of awareness while walking on the streets with the branded shirts for the walks as people were stunned with our uniformity.
  • Partnership with the Lagos state government who gave us passes to move around.
  • What did not work so well?
  • During the photowalk, there was heavy downpour of rain and hence restricted the movements to photograph the landmarks and even damaged some of the photographers gadgets.
  • The rain downpour couple with the weather affected the network connectivity the next day as the photographers couldn't do much upload due to the poor networks as a result of the heavy rain.
  • Not including the t-shirts which we had to make because of its importance.
  • The change of date due to the grant processing affected the plans and made most experienced Wikipedians not to attend.
  • About seven photographers that partipated in the photyowalk didnt come for the upload session due to the distance of the hall and also the stress from yesterday walk.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • We would never fix a photowalk during rainy session irrespective and rather wait till its over.
  • Would have also postponed the upload session till next time and not the next day when the weather will be favorable for internet connectivity.
  • Will give an advance date just incase the grant couldn't be processed within the specifies date so as to include everyone.
  • We will either get an accommodation to camp the photographers after the walk so all can be present or fix the upload session to after a week that everyone will be fully refreshed and hence will all be present.


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Transportation for photographers 2 100,0000 200,000 655.73 We had two buses and each bus conveyed 21 persons each for movement.
2 Food 42 3000 126,000 413.11 We able to provide the photographers meal and also drinks at the photowalk started around 9AM and we didnt end until 7PM.
3 Certificate of participation 41 500 20500 67.21 All the participated photographers got a certificate.
4 Food for the upload session 40 2000 80,000 262.29
5 Hall Rental 1 70,000 70,000 229.50 We had to go look for a less costlier hall so as to be able to accommodate the cost for the un-budget shirts.
6 Internet 1 25,000 25,000 81.96 The internet connectivity was poor due to the rain downpour
7 Shirts 40 80,000 80,000 262.29 We had to produce a shirts even when it was unplanned as that's one of the requirement given to us by the Lagos state government and also aided the photowalk as it gives us uniformity and allows easy passage.
8 Miscellany - - 10,150 33.27 Calls, bank charges, logistics, graphics design etc...
- TOTAL EXPENDITURE - - 611,650 2,005

Grant funds spent[edit]

A total of 611,650 Nigerian naira (2,005 USD) was spent

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • No i dont, we had to channel all the remaining funds to give room for the un-budgeted shirts.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  • See our project page here: here.