Grants:Project/Rapid/WikiTZA/Africa Wiki Challenge 2021 in Tanzania/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2021-22 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


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

Yes, we met our goals and we are happy with how the project went.


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:20+ 16 23 registered participants were engaged in the other two projects (WLE and W4HR) projects that ran in parallel with this project.
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 300+ 272+ articles were written Photos from English Wikipedia articles (for those articles that had photos) were reused into the translated Swahili articles. The Category for the articles created is here
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 100+ 250+ photos was re-used on Swahili Wikipedia The goal was met

Note: Although the primary goal was to capture photos and upload them to Wikimedia Commons, the time factor limited us on organizing those photo hunts, and the capturing of photos to some areas such as national Demarcations needed some legal processes. Hence as per the project scope that aimed at improving the statistics of content about Africa on Wikipedia and its sister projects, we chose to write articles and re-use the available photos from Wikimedia commons into Swahili Wikipedia.


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?
Given that it was the first time implementing thi project, we were happy to see people interested with it.
Internet support helped people to engage well in online participation on contributing to Swahili Wikipedia.
  • What did not work so well?
Capturing photos for the National Demarcations needed special permission and needed us to be a legal organizational entity.

Due to that the project started a bit late, it was not possible to organize photo hunts to notable to Geographical Endowments

  • What would you do differently next time?
Bold textWe have already started some steps to register our User group so we widen the range of doing different projects in our country.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Proposed budget (USD) Actual budget Total (USD) Comment
Food and drinks for 30 people $16@30=$480 for both 2 events 480 This is for the launching and closing event
Branding & Stationeries (3T-shirts , Wikipedia wristbands and key holders, flyers, mugs, certificates, banner)=170 170 150 T-shirts were given to top contributors and active participants as determined by the jury.
Logistics, Communications & Outreach 1 147 Was used for transport for facilitators, data, and calls
Photo hunt (Photo Walk) 2@$200 400 was used for the small editathons aimed at writing contents during the project time frame
Social Media 2@$30 60 Social media Promotion
Closing Ceremony Awards (1st,2nd & 3rd Winners) ($85 gift voucher, $65 gift voucher,$50 gift voucher The award will be given in terms of gift cards/vouchers and certificates.
Equipment rent (3 laptops and 2 cameras) 4 laptops were rented for the project 342 Used for 4 laptops that was used during the project
Bank rates 70 Bank charges (for all three grants)
TOTAL => 1839 USD

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No fund remaining, all fund was used for the project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Yes, the winners for this project were:
1. user: Rwebogora
2: User:Killy19, and