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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.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Africa Benin 2019.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Although we haven't achieved all our targets, we are satisfied with our results, for the first time we attend the contest in our country :

  • 752 photos were uploaded by 50 participants (with 45 Uploaders registered after competition start)
  • 3 training and upload sessions were held in Abomey-Calavi
  • 2 training and upload sessions were held in Cotonou
  • 3 photo walk outgoing were held in Abomey-Calavi and Cotonou
  • Each participant received 1 T-shirt and a sticker
  • Media participation in the events increased the visibility of the wikimedia projects and the Wiki loves africa 2019 contest in Benin
  • The exhibition of the 20 best beninese photos was displayed for since march, 25th in Campus numerique francophone de Cotonou at Abomy-Calavi university


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 launch event 1 We held launch event on february, 2nd at Abomey-calavi, with 23 participants and media
2 training and uploading sessions and to raise awareness 5 We held 3 sessions in Abomey-Calavi and 2 in Cotonou (with 1 editathon at Institut Français du Bénin)
3 photo walk outgoings 3 We held 3 outgoings for photo hunt
2 training and uploading sessions and to raise awareness 5 sessions were held We held 3 sessions in Abomey-Calavi and 2 in Cotonou
1 closing ceremony 1 The closing ceremony was held at Institut Français du Bénin
50 participants More than 50 50 participants uploaded photos during the contest
600+ uploaded photos to Wikimedia commons 752
20+ photos used on Wikimedia projects 17 We will continue adding photos on Wikimedia projects
50+ photos categorized as valued, quality or featured 0 We will propose photos now that the contest ends
20 participants for the editathon 22
20 articles created or improved 24 created, improved and translated


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 did not work so well?
    • Bad internet connexion during uploading session
    • Lack of professional camera for photo hunt outgoing sessions
    • Few number of professional photographer within the participants
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Contacting sooner sponsors
    • Trying to interest more professional photographers
    • Organising more uploading sessions and at least 2 editathons


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Item Spent Budget in XOF Spend Budget in USD Receipt Available Comments
Awards for participants 225 000 F CFA USD 391,11 Yes 1st prize: 100 000 F CFA, 2nd prize: 75 000 F CFA, 3rd prize: 50 000 F CFA.
Launch event 105 000 F CFA USD 182,52 Yes Vinyl streamer: 45 000 F CFA, Snacks: 60 000 F CFA
Training and uploading sessions (04) 120 000 F CFA USD 208,59 Yes 30 000 F CFA for each session
Editathon 125 000 F CFA USD 217,28 Yes Vinyl streamer: 45 000 F CFA, snacks: 80 000 F CFA
Branding & Stationaries 119 000 frs CFA USD 206,85 Yes Tee-shirts : 21 500 F CFA, stickers: 15 000 F CFA, print: 60 000 FCFA, certificates: 22 500 F CFA
Communications & Outreach 300 000 frs CFA USD 521,47 Yes Transport: 40 000 F CFA, Telephon: 20 000 F CFA, Internet at events: 100 000 F CFA, Snacks at photo walk outgoings: 75 000 F CFA, Media promotions: 40 000 F CFA, Posters & flyers: 25 000 F CFA
Closing ceremony 120 000 frs CFA USD 208,59 Yes Check printing: 30 000 F CFA, Presenter: 30 000 F CFA, Snacks: 60 000 F CFA
Total 1 114 000 F CFA USD 1936.40

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, we had a surplus of 45 395 F CFA - USD 78,90.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

The closing date of the contest was changed from february, 28th to march, 15th. So we had to change our closing date too.