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Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2021/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 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 Cameroon 2021.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
  • You are welcome to Email rapidgrants at wikimedia dot org at any time if you have questions or concerns about this report.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Main goals are attempt. We're very happy to face this project which is a real challenge for us as new organizer.

  • Organize the contest this year in far-north region of Cameroon
  • Engage new contributors
  • Emphasis on training sessions by professionnal photographers to facilitate newers about photography work
  • Share useful skills of how to contribute to wikimedia commons and how to contribute useful photos which can be used in other Wikimedia projects.
  • Train new editors through online photo upload sessions.
  • Add more images about Health and Wellness in our country
  • Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.


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 events= at least 10 main in person events We were able to do 2 in person events. Goal was met
Number of participants= at least 30 40+ participants Goal met
Number of new editors=10 10+ new participants Goal met
Number of of photos uploaded to Wikicommons 500+ 822 photos were uploaded Goal met
Number of photos used in WMF projects (through ISA tool contest)=500+ Due to the limitation of time we had, the contest is not set yet, we are expecting to launch it on WPWP Campaign and it will run for the whole campaign. on progress

Top 3 Winners[edit]

1.First Winner =User: Collins Ngwashi

2.Second Winner =User: Daisy MSL

3.Third Winner =User: John Mbenguè


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?
  1. All sessions, started at Yaounde were a very good experience.
  2. Good number of participants contributed their photos to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Good introduction of Maroua in contest
  • What did not work so well?
  1. Delay in launching, monitoring and achieving project objectives due to late funding
  2. We were forced to pre-finance several activities
  • What would you do differently next time?
  1. Strengthen communication within the User Group
  2. Create many teams to facilitate execution of project
  3. Anticipate in the submission of grants


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. We faced a deficit situation when we post our budget. In the table, the real amount in XAF is about 1170000, we submitted about 1145000. There is a gap of 350000 XAF. We have managed our project with what received (1145000).

Item Spent Budget in XAF Spend Budget in USD Receipt Available Comments
Conference 70000 $129,63 Yes To announce contest in Maroua and Country
Events 470000 $870,37 Yes All events organised in country
Branding & Stationaries 75000 $138,89 Yes Tshirts for teams, Photographers and jury
Communications, Outreach 165000 $305,56 Yes PhotoWalks, Rollup, Internet fees, Printing of winning photos
COVID-19 equipment 38000 $70,37 Yes Masks and Hand Sanitizer
Awards giving 207000 $383,33 Yes Prizes for three winners
Closing Ceremony at MINAC Delegation 80000 $148,15 Yes Venue, drink and snacks
Jury 30000 $55,56 Yes Transports and Internet fees
Transaction fees 10000 $18,52 No Mobile operator fees
Total 1 145 000 frs CFA $2 120,37 USD Changes were estimated about 540 XAF

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, the whole fund was used for the project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

We sincerely thank the Foundation and the grants team for all support that led to a successful project and hope that next year, we will anticipate on plan.