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This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.



Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group has organized in 2020, the second edition of The AfroCine Project contest in Benin. Thanks to our local community, although the COVID-19 impact, we've reached some of our goals. The contributions helped to create and improve the quality of articles about the beninese cinema on Wikipedia. Due to the COVID pandemic, all the activities were online. Overall, we are satisfied with how the project went.



Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
6 events 6 events organized Goal reached.
20 participants 21 participants Two of our jury members had participated too but we've retrieved them from the number of participants.
10 new editors 14 new editors Goal reached
20 articles created or improved 12 articles created Only articles created and listed on the project page had been taken in account. Due to the issues with the outreachdashboard, we couldn't create the campain to track the participants'activities.
10 repeated participants 12 12 participants had attended to at least two events.


  1. Rosecebelae
  2. Nasradinecebelae
  3. Onwuasorcebelae



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 are satisfied with the number of participants and the quality of articles we've got. We'll continue to improve the articles and try to keep the participants working on Wikimedia projects.

  • What did not work so well?

We haven't achieved 20 articles created or improved during the contest. Only 12 articles had been created during the contest period.

Due to the Outreachdashboard downtime, we could not be able to track participants' activities.

  • What would you do differently next time?

We think that we have to found the way to engage more participants in online activities. During this contest, after selecting particpants, we enrolled them in a dedicated whatsapp group and stayed in touch untill the events hour. The challenge now is to make them work more when they are alone, and also find an alternative tool for outreachdashboard to track their activities.



Grant funds spent


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

  • Prices (1st price : 60 000 FCFA, 2nd price : 45 000 FCFA, 3rd price : 30 000 FCFA) = FCFA 135 000
  • Internet connection for participants : 50000 x 6 = 300 000 FCFA
  • Internet connection for organizers 25000 x 6 : 150 000 FCFA
  • Internet access for jury members : 15000 x 4 : 60 000 FCFA
  • Communication (Zoom pro) : 15 USD x 1 (20 442 FCFA)
  • Communication (online Promotion) : 30 000 FCFA
  • T-Shirts 5000 x 5 : 25 000 FCFA
  • WLM Mugs 5000 x 4 : 20 000 FCFA
  • Grand Total = 740 442 FCFA

Remaining funds


Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No funds was left

Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?