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Reports:Wikimedia UG Nigeria Grants/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Community Support Fund/Report/Kambai Akau/Wiki Loves Africa 2024 by Tyap Wikimedians

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Goals

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

Yeah. The goal was to go out and take as many photographs and videos as possible and ensure that our User Group participates in Wiki Loves Africa 2024, and we succeeded against all odds. I was not happy about some things but the project was successful.

Outcome

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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 images to upload: 700 Number of images uploaded: 416 Initially, there were supposed to be seven participating members and each was expected to upload about 100 images. However, we later had a team of four due to the financial limitations we experienced. However, the result is still satisfactory.
Number of participants: 7 Number of participants: 4 (or 5) The financial handicap made us reduce the number of participants. However, one more editor used our category for her images, which makes five users who used our Wikimedia Commons category.


Participants

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The Wiki username of participants should be listed below

  1. Kambai Akau
  2. Friday musa
  3. Valtino44
  4. Zitchat

The above are members of the team that went out in the organized photowalk by the Tyap WUG. However, there are also image contributions from user:

  1. Meritkosy

Another user registered on the event Outreach Dashboard but did not have inputs during the event:

  1. Inyor4mr

Learning

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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 were able to find places to take the types of photographs we needed. We didn't have any challenges with the people we took images of while performing their trades. We also didn't witness any casualties during this event.

  • What did not work so well?

We hoped to travel across Southern Kaduna to take images in various locations with a team of about seven, but the finances we needed didn't come when we planned. Improvision had to be made from elsewhere to fend for just about four persons and we decided to limit our movement to the city of Kaduna. We had busy schedules that didn't allow us to focus on uploading the images earlier. We had two rooms rented instead of the one room earlier stated because just two people could take a room together. Three photographers travelled from across different locations to be present as against the two earlier mentioned. To be able to upload my images, I needed to edit them on the computer first and that took a while and needed electricity which was not available in my area. I had to depend on the generator for about two days close to the closing of the WLA 2024 event to be able to participate. Two members of the team had the challenge of network coverage which was so poor that they could only manage to upload a few images.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Hopefully, make time to begin uploading as early as possible after the walk, and even go for the walk as early as possible because we went as a team, about two weeks before the closing of the event which could not be enough time to edit and upload pictures, especially when the challenges of network stability and electricity embarrassment looms around.

Finances

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Grant funds spent

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

We received the sum of 300,000 NGN. The sum of 291,000 NGN was spent in this manner:

  • Food and drinks (for 2 days x 4 people) = 32,000
  • Camera hiring = 28,000
  • Accommodation (2 rooms x 2 days for three people) = 48,000
  • Data for editors (5,000 x 4) = 20,000
  • Transport reimbursement for 3 persons (20,000 x 2 + 15,000 inter-city to the common gathering place and back home at the end of the event) = 65,000
  • Photowalk movements (transport) = 40,000
  • Gift Vouchers (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) TBD = 30,000
  • Logistics involving camera hiring, finding venues including calls and transportation. = 7,000
  • Petrol for generator (15 liters x 1,400 NGN blackmarket price) = 21,000

Grants fund sheet

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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

  • Please find the grant fund sheet here.

Remaining funds

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Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Yes, we do. The sum of 9,000 NGN remains as balance.

We would like to refund it back to the Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation.

Anything else

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Anything else you want to share about your project?

Please find some pictures of the team taken during the project:

The pictures and videos uploaded during the photowalk can be found in the event category in Wikimedia Commons