Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Ghana/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?

  • We added several photos to Wikimedia commons..
  • We were able to create and improve articles related to cultural heritage and monuments in Ghana on Wikipedia.
  • New editors were recruited and trained on how to contribute to Wikimedia commons.
  • Existing editors contributed to Wikimedia commons.
  • We were able to recruit professional photographers to the Wikimedia Movement.


Dagbani Wikimedians group at Tongo

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 30 In all 30 volunteers participated in the photo walk, a maximum of 10 in each photowalk.
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 400 403 We exceeded our target by 3 photos.
Number of photo walks: 3 3 We embarked on 3 photo walks in which 10 volunteers participated in each photo walk
Images used on Wikimedia projects: 15% 1.23% 1.23% of the photos were used on Wikimedia projects. Most of the participants channeled their attention to taking photos and uploading to the detriment of using them on Wikimedia projects.


Dagbani Wikimedians group at Tongo

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?
Photo walks are usually fun, this one was not an exception. Experienced Wikimedians were able to carry along new recruits to go through the processes.
  • What did not work so well?
During the upload session, it required more participants instead of just 10 for a session in order to speed up the upload process.
There were some few instances where we had internet fluctuations.
  • What would you do differently next time?
I would put more participants in the upload session or increase the number of upload sessions and also test internet viability at locations of the upload sessions before the due date for the uploads.
Due to the low percentage of photos used on Wikimedia projects I, in subsequent projects would give equal attention to all targets set in other to be able to achieve them.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Item Quantity Unit GHS Total GHS Comment
Transportation 20 275 5500 Transportation for the entire trip
Refreshments 10 150 1500 Food and water for the entire trip
Venue Rental (Upolad) 1 500 500 Venue for upload session
Projector 1 200 200 Rental of projector
Internet Data Allowance 20 50 1000 Internet for all participants to compete in uploads and article creation
Internet data for upload session 1 500 500
Venue Rental (Workshop) 1 500 500 Venue for editathon session
Upload Session Refreshment 10 50 500 Food and water
T Shirts for top 10 non-winning Participants 10 40 400 For top 10 non-winning participants who made significant contribution
Best Photo Prize (Gift voucher) 1 200 200
Highest contributor (Gift voucher) 1 100 100
Camera Rental 2 200 400
Covid-19 prevention equipment 30 10 300 Cost of Hand sanitizers and face masks
Bank Charges 1 350 350 For all bank transfer charges
Grand Total in GHS 11950
1 USD = 5.99498 Ghc Based on Oanda Exchange (August 14, 2021)
Grand Total in USD 1,971.46

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No remaining funds.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?