Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Ghana User Group/Wikimedian in Residence at Impact Hub Accra/Report

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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.


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

To a large extent we our goals and we are happy with how the project work.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
20 participants for the two workshops plus the WiR 13 participants Fewer participants attended both events because it was an event for experienced editors only. Some editors needed reimbursement for trip costs to and from the venue and we didn't budget for this. The events were postponed a few times and it might have put participants off.
At least 30 articles created and the updating of the main page on constituencies. At least 46 articles were created N/A

Other details[edit]

The first of the two editathons took place on 10 March 2018 and 11 articles were created. Here's the outreach dashboard assessment of the event.

The second of the two editathons took place on 14 April 2018 and 35 were created. Here's the outreach dashboard assessment of the event.

Some articles were created in between these two days. Participants created some articles outside of event.

We also wanted to address some pages of existing articles that require admin actions like this talk page thread here. The WiR has not been able to follow up. We need admins to help fix issues of redirect and moving of pages.


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?

Having a WiR who would gather resources and point to problem areas so editors can work faster and have a focus on editathon days.

  • What did not work so well?

The turnout was lower than expected. The events targeted experienced editors only and that move always narrows the bracket of people you can expect to attend. Those that lived outside Accra would only attend if their transport will be paid for. One of the events was postponed twice and that didn't help publicity.

Also this was the WiR's first attempt at program leadership and he needed a lot of help, from grant making to report writing. That put pressure on group leadership to help do some of the tasks involved.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Definitely not postpone events so much.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Item Budget Amount Spent Amount Notes
WiR Transportation ¢320 ¢240 The WiR visited the Electoral Commission of Ghana only once however they were not able give any records on the full updated list of Parliamentary constituencies in Ghana because they were undergoing restructuring. We therefore spent less because we made only one journey.
WiR Phone calls in coordinating trips and workshops ¢50 ¢50
WiR food and water ¢280 ¢280
Workshop food and drinks ¢600 ¢484
Volunteer and WiR transport to workshops ¢240 ¢260 One more trip was made after caterer cancelled. A volunteer had to go buy the food and drinks and incurred an additional transport cost.
Total funds = ¢1480 Total funds spent = ¢1359

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? ¢121

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? We would like to pursue a second phase of this project and we will communicate our intentions soon.