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Reports:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Report/Emmanuel Obiajulu/Imo State Network Wiki Loves Africa 2024

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

Yes we did. During the Wiki Loves Africa 2024, the Imo State Network thrived under the theme "Africa creates." Throughout the event, our network embarked on a journey to discover local crafts prevalent in both urban and rural parts of Imo State. We found that basket making, broom making, and fufu processing are predominantly found in rural areas, while furniture making, cloth making, and other crafts thrive in urban settings. Our exploration unfolded through a general photowalk to four locations: Marble and Granite Muniment Center, Aba Road; Furniture Center at Orji; A Cobbler at Amawire, Owerri; and Smoke fish Farm at Aladinma, Owerri. From these excursions and the individual photowalks of our participants, we gathered a wealth of insights. In total, 181 pictures were uploaded to commons, showcasing the diversity of Imo State's crafts. Additionally, 14 participants actively engaged in the event, with the welcoming addition of 2 new editors to our community.


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 events: 2 3 We had to initiate additional online training for participants to provide more support and address knowledge gaps
Number of selected sites for photo walk: 1 4 We saw more opportunities to cover more locations this helped us increase our output positivity.
Number of participants: 18 14 Some our members couldn't participate due to other engagement
Number of new editors - 5 2 Other targeted newbies are still trying to get along. However, they committed to participate actively in subsequent events
Number of of images uploaded -70 181 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaign:wla_imo_state_network_2024 New location enabled us capture more images
Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 13 12 Personal engagement made a member of the network to be inconsistent during the project


The Wiki username of participants should be listed below

Emmanuel Obiajulu

Favourite King




Sommy kemdi

Iwuala Lucy


Aminwa 21

Iwuala chisom


Onwuka Glory



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?

What worked well during Wiki Loves Africa 2024 for the Imo State Network was our focused exploration under the theme "Africa creates." We effectively delved into the local crafts across urban and rural areas, highlighting the distinctiveness of each setting. The genera and individual l photowalk provided a comprehensive overview of Imo State's crafts. The result was the upload of 181 images to commons, effectively showcasing the breadth of crafts in Imo State. Moreover, the active participation of 14 individuals, including 2 new editors, demonstrated the event's success in engaging and expanding our community.

  • What did not work so well?

The delay with the proposal review and funding affected our community planning, communication and engagement as a result this costed the campaign to run for one month and 13 days as opposed to one month which was specified on the proposal.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Secure timely funding to enable us have early preparation prior to proposal start/launch date


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

DAY 1 (Photowalk) Transportation/Hiring of Bus (to and fro) to convey 18 persons to 1 location = ₦85,000 Refreshments 18 plates of food @#2,500 per plate = ₦45,000 Drinks (2 packs) = ₦6000 Table Water (2 packs) = ₦2000 Customized T-shirt for the 3 Facilitators 4,000x3 = ₦12,000

DAY 2 (Photo Upload Session)

Airtime and data subscription for 18 participants for online training and photo upload (This was provided by the WUGN) Airtime and data for the organizing of the event and reaching out to some of the participants = ₦4500

PRIZES (For top contributors)

1st prize, 2nd prize, and 3rd prize = ₦45000 Contingencies = ₦10,000 Total - ₦207,500

Grants fund sheet[edit]

Your budget should be transferred to this google sheets and a copy added here or sent via mail to grant@wikimedia.org.ng. The first worksheet named Application is your budget while the second worksheet named Report is for your expenses

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? No

Anything else[edit]

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