Grants:Project/Rapid/WCUG UG/Wiki Loves Africa Uganda 2019

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Wiki Loves Africa Uganda 2019
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This grant is a request for funding to organise a wiki loves africa competition in Uganda. To encourage contribution to wikimedia projects i.e commons and wikipedia
targetwikimedia commons, Wikipedia
start date1st of February
end date31 march
budget (local currency)3,053,260
budget (USD)$822
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusyes
contact(s)• alicekibombo(_AT_)• erinamukuta(_AT_) User:Erinamukuta
organization (if applicable)• WCUG UG
website (if applicable)Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda

Review your report

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

  • 2 Wiki-Editathons on usage of the photos to create articles.
  • 5 Photo hunts, emphasising involvement of quality professional photography.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

  • 2 Wiki-Editathons on usage of the photos to create articles.
  • 5 Photo hunts, emphasizing involvement of quality professional photography.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Wikimedia community user group Uganda has three active editors who will be involved in the contest

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

Some Participants have the skills but we are collaborating with experienced photographers and editors to make it a sucess

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

Participants are welcome to our monthly meet ups at the Goethe Zentrum

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


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events 2
  2. Number of participants 20
  3. Number of new editors 5
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 2
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 5


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).

We have a camera for wikimedia user group and personal laptops for the editing sessions.

  1. Kateregga Geoffrey - Wikimedia User Group Uganda
  2. Bukulu Steven - Wikimedia User Group Uganda
  3. Erina Mukuta - Wikimedia User Group Uganda
  4. Mulumba Ivan Matthias - Wikimedia User Group Uganda
  5. Ssebaggala Douglas - Wikimedia User Group Uganda
  6. Alice Kibombo - Wikimedia User Group Uganda

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

Category Item Description Quantity Unit Cost USD Total Cost USD
Internet and phone expenses Voice and Data Internet and Phone Credit 12 20 240
Marketing Campaign Press Blog posts, articles, or newspapers 1 40 40
Communication - Marketing A3 Posters Publicity for two main editathons 2 2 4
Communication - Marketing Stickers To all the participants. 20 0.2 4
Communication - Marketing Pull Up Banner To be used at all the events 1 80 80
Communication - Marketing T-Shirts Most active participants 10 7 70
Travel Transport Travel 10 20 200
Events Snacks And Refreshments 10 18 180
Events Venue for editathons Covered by Goethe Zentrum - - -
Miscellaneous Bank Charges, e.t.c 1 4 4
Total 822


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support Anthere (talk) 21:49, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support --Isaac (talk) 08:13, 8 December 2018 (UTC)