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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 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 Monuments Ghana 2017.
  • 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?

Not all our goals were met but in all we were happy to have covered some of the monuments.



Here is a list of the targeted Monuments

Fort Dorothea- Akwida

Nzema Museum ( Fort Apollonia ) - Nzema land

Fort Orange - Sekondi

Fort Batestiene - Butre

Nzulezu Stilt Settlement - Lake Tadane

  • Number of participants : 6
  • Number of photos uploaded: 171
  • Number of new users: 2
  • List of the 10 selected photos from Ghana which were submitted for the international stage of the competition
  • Articles on the monuments we were able to visit will be improved by the end of November or in the middle of next month.
  • Number of Monument sites visited : 3 out of 5.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants 6
Number of New Users 2
Number of Photos uploaded 171 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2017_in_Ghana
Selected photos from Ghana which were submitted for the international stage of the competition 10 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Apollonia_001.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Metal_Cross_0013.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Metal_cross_5.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AThe_back_view_of_Fort_Metal_Cross.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWatch_Tower_at_the_right_side_of_the_fort_metal_cross.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Batenstein07.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Batenstein005.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_orange_10.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Orange004.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFort_Metal_cross_7.jpg

Number of New Users 3 out of 5
  • We were made to understand that Fort Dorothea in Akwidaa was washed out and there is no trace of it.
  • The rain stopped us from reaching the stilt settlement at Nzulezu so we had to abort our trip on going there.



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?

We did not face enough resistance from tour guides who are known for giving people on such projects tough time.

  • What did not work so well?

The fact that we could not visit Nzulezu Stilt Settlement

  • What would you do differently next time?

Spend two days on the project because we thought we could have done everything in a day.



Grant funds spent


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

The usergroup changed $1200 into GHS5088 and also added unspent funds from previous grants (GHS1924.191 + GHS 500.15 =  GHS 2,424.34) to give to the teams. The rate was $1 = GHS4.2. We have sent bank statements to show this. We have $93.11 left for this particular grant.

The south team was given GHS 2500.The team going to the north of Ghana called off the trip so didn't spend their quota.

Cash therefore: GHS5088 +  GHS 2,424.34 = GHS 7512.34 and then $93.11

We gave Bright GHS 2500. Meaning GHS 7512.34 - GHS 2500 = GHS 5012.34

Grantee has returned his unspent of GHS 1064 so we have unspent total of = GHS 6076 and $93.11

Find below the southern team's breakdown

Rented Transport Service 800.00
Amount Spent on Fuel 350.00
Fort Batenstien Guided Tour Fee 30.00
Fort Metal Cross Guided Tour Fee 15.00
Fort Apollonia Guided Tour Fee 35.00
Fort Orange Guided Tour Fee 10.00 No receipt was given
Breakfast 68.00
Supper 56.00
Toll Tickets 7.00 + free pass We followed a convey and enjoyed a free pass at one toll booth
Amount Given Apollonia Tour Guide 5.00 He took that money from us for his TNT
Amount given to one Participant 20.00 Was given to her because she was short of money for her Transport back home
TNT for Project Lead 40.00 Used his for his transport from home and back
TOTAL 1,436.00

Remaining funds

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 4,717 GHS + US$93.11 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2018_(Ghana).
The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 1,359 GHS were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Wikimedian in Residence at Impact Hub Accra.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

GHS 6076 and $93.11

And we want to use part of it for our Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Wikimedian in Residence at Impact Hub Accra project


Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?

No Please