Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania/Wiki Loves Africa Tanzania 2020/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.



Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes.! managed to meet our goals . We managed to;

  1. Introduce Wiki Loves Africa 2020 theme to existing and new contributors of wiki commons, and share all about Wiki Loves Africa and its Impact towards reducing African content gap in Wikimedia projects.
  2. Recruit new contributors (professional photographers and non professional)to wikipedia projects.
  3. Engage existing editors



Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: Over 60 We managed to reach the targeted audience we were looking
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 580 Photos were uploaded Through social media promotions but no actual face face training
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 580 were used ISA tool photo depiction competition was organized whereby a total of 18412 contributions were obtained from the participants.



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 managed to host our first event, and conduct one photo hunt, which it was before COVID19 sparks out, we were able to conduct online webinars and meetings plus training on uploading, and even final event as well as judging.

  • What did not work so well?

On the beginning every one has expectation on participating physical on the event, so we had to convince people through virtual tools, that led us to spend more time on internet, waiting and re-do some of meetings or webinars.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Combine both virtual meetings / webinars and physical to create a culture of acceptance of virtual events. We will also advise for the judging tool to be improved ie: The tool should allow the admin to see judges screen so we could easily explain to judges on how the tool works, we had to re-do some of the judging, due to little mistakes on the usage of the tool.



Grant funds spent


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

1 USD = 2,303.88 Tshs as of 4th Dec 2019 [1]
No. Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Total (TSh) Summary'
Event One Venue 1 $100 $100 230,000 Power backup fuel
Snacks 1 $120 $120 276,000 Was spent for snacks on the launch of the event
Branding & Stationaries / T-shirts,Wikipedia wristbands and key holders 25 $7 $175 403,000 Printed and to be given to contributors who has uploaded a good number and quality photos, as well as to participants who has exceptional contributions during competition as determined by the jury.
Stickers 100 $0.5 $50 115,000 Printed srickers for collaborators.
Certificates 30 $3 $90 207,000 Printed Certificates for collaborators.
Communications & Outreach Transport 1 $215 $215 494,500 Transport, communication for organizers during the event.
Internet, communication(Event) $225 $225 517,500 Was pent on supporting community members who struggled with internet to attend on online events, support the jury and other online communication activities during online webinars.
Photo hunt (Photo Walk) 1 $290 $290 667,000 We managed to host one photo hunt in two groups and they were about 30 members who participated to the walk with 4 organisers.
Social Media (Promotion) $110 253,000 Was spent on social media for awareness
Closing Ceremony Awards (1st,2nd,3rd) $350 $350 805,000 The amount was given to the winners as Gift cards, 1st Prize $350 Gift card, 2nd Prize $100 and 3rd Prize $50.
Bank Charges $20 $20 46,000 Bank service charges on withdraw and wire transfer
Total: USD $1745

Remaining funds


Do you have any remaining grant funds?
None. All fund was used for the project.

Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?
It was a bit difficulty to do photo hunting during this time of COVID 19, we had to use Zoom calls, and other form of digital tools to reach more photographers and contributors, and the few converted were able to submit. One thing we might like to advise is also to look into the judging tool by adding features that will help organizers to preview or see the interface of the Jury for a purpose of helping.