Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Cameroon/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.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

The main goals were the number of participants (ie 30) and the number of images (ie 300).
We had 33 participants and almost 240 images.
Satisfaction is partial.


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:30 33 The contest was successful basing on the outcomes and it being organized by new team.
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons:300 240 some participants had difficulty taking control of the upload despite the knowledge transfer sessions organized.
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects:20 16 (5%) uploading of relevant , this goal was met.
Number of new participants:10 22 This goal was met.


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?

Communication before, during and after the project. Collaboration with teams who organize sessions in concerning towns.

  • What did not work so well?

The fact that some participants denied to contribute (upload pictures)

  • What would you do differently next time?

There is new team on the project, so the effort is encouraging and the results could be better next year.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Item Description No. of Units Unit Price Total Costs Summary
Communication outreaches (twitter and blog) 2 25,42 50,85 Used to pay communication agent
10 Tee-shirts 10 8,47 84,75 Shared to winners and team organization
Posters, flyers and conception 1 127,12 127,12 Used for communication tools
Session in Yaounde (venue, snacks, travel) 2 127,12 254,24 Used for travel of team organization, venue and snacks
Session in Douala (venue, snacks, travel) 1 84,75 84,75 Used for travel of team organization, venue and snacks
Session in Buea (venue, snacks, travel) 1 84,75 84,75 Used for venue and snacks
Session in Maroua (venue, snacks) 2 84,75 169,49 Used for venue and snacks
WLE photo expedition (4 regions) 4 25,42 101,69 Photo expeditions were organized in each town
Upload session (internet fees) 4 16,95 67,80 Internet facilitation in each town
Award ceremony and exposition 1 245,76 245,76 Funds were used to rent the room and the cost of hosting the guests
Awards for participants (drone, tablette, modem) 1 300 300 All gifts have been purchased
Transport of volunteers 4 16,95 67,80 Volunteers were helping to organize sessions in each (4) town.
Transport of jury 2 16,95 33,90 Transport fee were give to jury as motivation.
Gifts for jury members 2 33,90 67,80 Gifts were given to the judges for efforts.
Contingency Amount 4 16,95 67,80 Used to supplement the video projector rental costs
Covid 19 tools 4 16,95 67,80 compliance with sanitary measures
Certificates (conception, print) 10 3,39 33,90 recognition for 10 finalists who will have participated in WLE
Total cost of project 1911,12 USD (1 USD = 590,00 Franc CFA as of 12 April 2020)

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, we do not have any funds remaining.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

We had a great experience and we hope to do better the next session.
We have taken resolutions to improve the rate of contributions.
All images