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Dagbani Wikimedians end of year get together in Tamale
Dagbani Wikimedians end of year get together in Tamale
Dagbani Wikimedians end of year get together in Tamale


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

The goals of the project were met, the team and community members gained a lot of new skills in contributing to Wikipedia and at the end all participants learnt one or more new skills. The whole project was a success and full of excitement.


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 total participants at community meetings: 150 160 We exceeded our target by 10 since we had new register expressed interest in the movement.
Number of total participants at team meetings: 48 50 The target of 48 was exceeded by 2, we invited 2 community members to take part in the team's meetups since we had intend to move them to be part of the team in future.
Number of new users engaged/recruited into Wikimedia movement: 50 60 Existing users invited their peers over to the training venue and others had information about the meetups from other mediums, these made our expectation to be exceeded.


Dagbani Wikimedians community meeting in Tamale
Dagbani Wikimedians community meeting in Tamale

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?
Involving some selected community members to be part of the Team meetups made them to experience the happenings within the team and that made them to be potential members that could join the team in future. Also, during the community in-person training sessions we were able to select experienced community members to be mentors of groups that typically were new editors to guide them in case they needed support with regard to contributing to Wikimedia projects.
  • What did not work so well?
More people than expected took part in the event making it difficult to observe covid-19 restrictions. Internet connectivity problem was encountered as we experienced fluctuations in internet connectivity.
  • What would you do differently next time?
We will be organizing more hybrid events and getting more backups for internet services.


Grant funds spentEdit

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

Item Details Unit Quantity per Event Number of Events Total
Team meetings Internet data allowance for participants; 6 total meetings for 10 expected participants per meeting 20 10 6 1,200
Community meetings Food/Refreshment for participants; 25 total meetings for 20 expected participants per meeting 45 30 6 8,100
Venue rental Cost of venue for offline events 700 NA 6 4200
Zoom annual subscription at 50USD per month Zoom will allow us record and stream session to Facebook or YouTube simultaneously 302.50 12 3,630
Total GHS 17,130
Total USD = 2,844.42 (Oanda Exchange, October 5 2021 = 6.02231)
Gurene Wikimedia Community
Item Details Unit (Ghs) Number Total Ghs
Venue rental Cost of venue for offline events 700 3 2100
Offline Workshops Refreshments for 3 offline workshops 60 80 4,800
Data cost (Community online meetings) Data for participants; a total of 12 virtual workshops for 20 expected participants 30 80 2,400
Total GHS 9300
Total USD = 1,544.26 (Oanda Exchange, October 5 2021 = 6.02231)

Remaining fundsEdit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No remaining funds

Anything elseEdit

Anything else you want to share about your project?

We engaged the Dagbani and the Gurene Wikimedia community through community support fund.
We started the Mossi Wikimedia community as part of our efforts to support the other 16 Mole-Dagbani language projects.
We were able to recognized the most active editors and volunteers at our end of year get together and awards ceremony.
Video of our end of year get together is here.
Link to outreach dashboard.