Grants:Project/Rapid/Ebenezer Mlay/ Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Arusha, Tanzania 2020

Ebenezer Mlay
Grant proposal to fund for the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in Arusha Tanzania 2020
targetWikipedia Swahili
start date1st July
start year2020
end date30th August
end year2020
budget (local currency)2,068,920 TZS
budget (USD)893.801
grant typeIndividual
granteeEbenezer Mlay

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Promote engagement of existing editors
  2. Promote the use of digital media files from photography contests and photowalks
  3. Improve the quality of Wikipedia Articles in Swahili Language

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The community will focus on the use of photos collected in the Wikimedia Projects and using the in Wikipedia articles. It is important to community as the the Wikimedia Community Arusha is still a young and growing community through participating in this project the community members will be more exposed to the Wikimedia projects and thus the community will be able to bring a bigger impact.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We have social media pages(WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram) for the Wikimedia Community Arusha which we will use as the channels to let the community members to know about the contest.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

The number of edits (photos added to different articles)
The relevance of the added photo to the article.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

Members will be trained in the discovery of Commons and on how to use images on Wikipedia articles.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

The project will strictly be online due to the current global situation


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants - 15
  2. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects - 300
  3. Number of articles created or improved - 100


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Ebenezer Mlay – Event organizer and facilitator
John Massawe – Event Advisor

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


1 USD = 2,314.74 TZS as of 14 June 2020 [1]
Project budget table
Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Communication (Phone calls) 1 $30 $30 This will be used to make external phone calls, to keep track and provide easy support to the participants.
Internet 15 $25.9201 $388.801 This will be used to run the online events where as participants will be provided with money to buy internet bundles
Winners Prizes 1 $450 $450 1st Prize ($200), 2nd Prize ($150) & 3rd Prize ($100) - All will be provide in gift cards
Contingency amount 1 $25 $25 This might be used to fix any change in the exchange rate
Total: USD 893.801


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Support --We are happy to seeing Wikimedians of Arusha, Tanzania joining more than 30 other recognized affiliates to coordinating this campaign in their community. T CellsTalk 19:04, 14 June 2020 (UTC)