Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 (Ghana)

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Wikimedia Ghana User Group – WLM Ghana 2018
This proposal is to fund a local photowalk for the Wiki Loves Monuments 2018
targetWikimedia Commons and Wikipedia
start dateAugust 15
end dateSeptember 20
budget (local currency)¢7270
budget (USD)$1530.61
grant typeOrganisation
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Ghana User Group
website (if applicable)

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Add more photos of monuments in Ghana to Wikimedia Commons
  2. Engage existing editors through the photowalk

Project Plan[edit]


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

1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk? 2 walks with 3 people

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

  • The photo subjects will be monuments or scenes which count as part of Ghana's heritage.

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

  • Photographers are required to upload the photos on Wikimedia Commons.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?


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



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:

  1. Number of participants: 5
  2. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: N/A
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: See table below.
Monument / Site Possible unique items to be shot Count
Frederiksgave Plantation
  • Danish plantation house
  • Plantation house annex
  • Reconstructed slave village
  • Museum
  • Several rooms
  • Exhibitions within buildings
At least 20 photos
  • Scenes of the village on stilts
  • Social structures besides homes
  • Scenes of fishing occupation
  • Scenes of general village life
At least 20 photos
  • Grave sites
  • Mosque and compound
  • Cave
  • Execution site
  • Artefacts
At least 30 photos
Larabanga Rock and its surroundings At least 5 photos
Total 75


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).

  • Available resources include the time of volunteers who will take breaks from their work and school to participate.

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

Southern Ghana Photowalk Locations
Site Description Travel Location Accomodation ¢ Transportation ¢ Food + Beverages ¢ Equipment ¢ Tourism charges ¢ Airtime + Data for Uploads Participant(s) Total ¢
Frederiksgave Plantation & Common Heritage Site Frederiksgave is one of the Danish plantations at the foothills of Ghana's Akuapem Range where West Africans were enslaved to cultivate crops, starting in 1831.

Remains of slave and Danish settlements were left behind, recently excavated and some structures reconstructed.

There's also a museum on the site.

Free photos of Frederiksgave are not on Commons.

Accra –Abokobi 0.00 300 150 20 200 150 User: Sandiooses 770
Nzulezu stilt village Nzulezo/Nzulezu a village built on stilts over a lake.

The residents live on the water and is a popular tourist destination but very few quality images exist for the village and what's available does not the capture the diversity of the sceneries there.

Accra – Nzulezu 300 x 2 110 x 2 150 x 2 0.00 200 0.00


Northern Ghana Photowalk Locations
Site Description Travel Location Accomodation ¢ Transportation ¢ Food + Beverages ¢ Equipment ¢ Tourism charges ¢ Airtime + Data for Uploads Participant(s) Total ¢
Tamale The team capturing the north of Ghana are all based in Accra.

Tamale will therefore be used as the base location where the team will lodge and return to after each photowalk.

Accra – Tamale Hotel accommodation for entire trip:

600 x 2

Flight into Tamale and coach ride back to Accra:

600 x 2

Trip from airport to hotel on arrival and from hotel to airport on departure:


50 x 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 Users: 2530
  • Babatu’s grave
  • German cemetery
  • Naa Dataa Tua
  • Babatu was a notorious slave raider from Niger. There are remains of his grave and some equipment he and his army used in capturing slaves on Grunsi land
  • German cemetery popularly called "German grave” contains graves of German and Dutch soldiers who died in their colonization efforts in a war with Dagombas.
  • Na Dataa Tua is a site is a place where men who had affairs with the Ya-Na’s wives were beheaded. At the site are a sacrificial stone and a baobab tree, at the base of which the victims were beheaded.
Tamale – Yendi (and moving to all three sites at Yendi) 0.00 150 x 2 150 x 2 200 0.00 0.00 " 800
  • Tamale Central Mosque
  • Dakpema tomb
  • The oldest mosque in the Capital of the northern region.
  • The ancient cave where mortal remains of Dakpemas (kings of Tamale kingdom) are kept.
Tamale (moving between two sites) 0.00 100 x 2 150 x 2 0.00 50 x 2 0.00 " 600
Larabanga Mystery Stone Larabanga Mystery Stone during the British colonial times, there was a road that was laid near the Larabanga Mosque.

A stone was removed during the process to make way for the road. The next day, the stone returned to the same place it was displaced from.

Larabanga 0.00 100 x 2 150 x 2 0.00 50 x 2 0.00 " 600
Item Unit Cost ¢ Total ¢
Expense books for expenses without receipts 5 20 100
Prize for local winner N/A N/A 500

Total amount for south in GHS: ¢2140

Total amount for north in GHS: ¢4530

Miscellaneous: ¢600

Total: $7270

Total amount in USD: $1530

Rate: ¢4.75 = $1


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I endorse Sandiooses (talk) 21:21, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I support this grant and would be participating in making sure we get quality images of monuments not capture on commons. Owula kpakpo (talk)
  • I totally support this project. Another opportunity to capture images of monuments that does not exist on Wikimedia commons. Shahadusadik (talk) 01:03, 03 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I support the purpose for this grant, therefore I endorse it. Amuzujoe (talk) 23:23, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • The proposed sites visits especially in the north of Ghana contain rare images available online. This project will help make these monuments accessible to everyone. —M@sssly 23:45, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I endorse and support Enock4seth (talk) 12:07, 21 August 2018 (UTC)