Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Kenya

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Leonard Kisuu/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Kenya
This is a grant proposal to take part in the Wiki Loves Earth.
targetWikimedia Commons
start dateMay 1st
end dateJune 30th
budget (local currency)KES 198,937.03
budget (USD)$1,835.00
grant typeIndividual
granteeLeonard Kisuu

Please see the sample Contest 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. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


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

1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Media content that focuses on local natural heritage in the country. This is important to our community because it sheds a positive light on the vast heritage that Kenya has.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.

You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We have created a local landing page with relevant information with regard to the competition, it's organizers and list of local sites.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?

For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will send emails about the contest to our already existing mailing list which includes everyone who participated in the previous contests and we shall use social medias like WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. We shall also use our personal networks to spread the word. We also fostered collaborations in our past events and will continue to pursue them.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

A local jury team of 3 judges will be selected to choose the best photos from Kenya which will be forwarded to the international team of Wiki Loves Earth and we shall award the best 3 photos with prizes.

5. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

We will fully brief participants on what is expected out of this contest and go further on to point out places and provide lists of places relevant to the competition.

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

There will be no in-person events.

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

We are honestly very eager for this one. Kenya is very rich in diverse natural heritage and we cannot wait to see what comes out of this. We cannot also go without mentioning that this has been our best performing competition thus far.


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

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants 25
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 1000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 50

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants
  2. Number of articles created or improved


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).

Human resources :We have a team that has consistently ensured the smooth running of the projects. The team is led by LennyKisuu assisted by other volunteers.

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

Project budget table

Exchange rate: $1=108.409 KES

Category Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Communication outreaches 1 $100 $100 Use of social media platforms (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram,Twitter) for advertising the contest with an aim of  reaching out so many people.
Internet data Individual photo upload 1 $100 $100 Internet data will be provided to allow photo upload sessions to be done on an individuals basis
Online opening ceremony 1 $100 $100 We shall need this to facilitate internet to all participants together with the organizing team for an online training and opening ceremony
Online closing ceremony 1 $100 $100 We shall need this to facilitate internet to all participants and the jury together with the organizing team for an online closing ceremony
Photo hunt 25 $15 $375 This will be needed to ensure participants can move without transport fare issues.
Individual photo-hunts to be carried to any protected areas (Entrance fee) 5 $80 $400 This will cater to any fees and PPES required to get into certain protected areas such as Nairobi Safari Walk.
Camera Rental 5 $40 $200 cameras will be hired to enhance the quality of pictures to be taken
Certificates 20 $3 $60 This will act as an appreciation & recognition to everyone who will have participated in WLE
Prizes 1 $350 $350 Awards to be given to the top 3 in terms of vouchers worthy 200$ (1st),100$(2nd),50$(3rd)
Contingency Amount 1 $50 $50 Other expenses.
Total: USD $1,835.00


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