Grants talk:Project/Rapid/BorisBahire/Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Rwanda

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Hello Mrbobax, thank you for submitting a grant request for Wiki Loves Africa in Rwanda. I am approving your proposal. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 00:07, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi WJifar (WMF) , much appreciation for a quick feedback and approving our proposal. We look forward to implementing this project and be a kickoff of the Wikimedia community growth in Rwanda. Kind regards, (Mrbobax) 10:45, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Hello Mrbobax, we sent an email to the email address you provided but it bounced back. Would you please email us at <> so we can send you the instructions for next steps? Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 21:08, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi Morgan (WMF),Davit (WMF), WJifar (WMF),due to this COVID-19 pandemic,a lot of things have changed including our plans as there is a lockdown that has been set here so I would like to request you project timeline extension till 30th September 2020 while we are waiting to see the situation coming back to normal to resume our project activities. Kind regards, (Mrbobax) 13:37, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Request approved[edit]

Hello Mrbobax, thanks for reaching out to us and posting your request. I approved the new end date for your project - September 30, 2020. Please stay safe and diligent in this difficult time, and let us know if you need anything else. Take care, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 11:51, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Budget Revision Request[edit]

Hi Davit (WMF), I hope you are well. Kindly find the revised budget that has been adjusted with the current COVID-19 situation to avoid in-person events as was initially planned.

Kind regards, Mrbobax (talk) 00:41, 31 August 2020 (UTC)


1 USD = 925,664 RWF as of 12 December 2019 [1]
Revised Project budget table
EVENTS Venue (Day 1) 1 $50 $50 This includes first launch event and second event. We will have the introduction of Wiki Loves Africa project, wikicommons and an uploading session and awareness. (This will cover costs for the venue and refreshments).
Lunch & refreshment (Day 1) 1 $100 $100
BRANDING & STATIONARIES T-Shirts 10 $7 $70 T-shirts and certificates will be given to the contributors/participants who will have uploaded good and quality photos and will have shown great commitment/activeness during the contest period and for the organizing team as well.
Certificate 20 $3 $60
COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH Transport 5 $30 $150 Transport for the participants and photo hunt activities will be incurred. Internet will be used during events for photo uploading. Cameras will also be hired to enhance the quality of the photos that will be taken. Posters and flyers will be printed to be put/distributed at the mentioned places in the proposal that are famous to be hosting social events but also gathering diverse communities who might get interests in WLA project. A banner will be printed to be used for the all the events such as opening, edit-a-hon and closing ceremonies.
Internet at the events 1 $30 $30
Photo hunt (Photo Walk) 2 $100 $200
Posters & Flyers (Designing & printing) 35 $2 $70
Photo camera rental 2 $30 $60
Banner 1 $90 $90
Participants badges 20 $1 $20
CLOSING CEREMONY Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for all WLA particpants & WLA awarding ceremony 32 $17 $544 A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be organized to take through the members into deep learning on how to create articles from scratch besides the photo contest that they have been participating in, and this amount will be used to cover internet costs for each participant as this Edit-a-thon will be conducted online. The awards will be given in terms of vouchers . We will give vouchers cards worthy $200 to the first winner, $100 to the second winner and $50 to the third one, the winners can spend vouchers cards on what they choose. The same will apply for the jury judges who will also get small voucher cards. The awarding ceremony will also be conducted online and on the same day of the Edit-a-thon.
Gifts for the Jury judges 3 $50 $150
Awards giving 3 (1st,2nd,3rd) $350 $350
Contingency Amount $6 Unforeseen expenses
Total: USD 1950
Hello Mrbobax, thanks for posting your request on the discussion page. I have reviewed and approved it. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 07:04, 31 August 2020 (UTC)