Wikimedia Ghana

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Wikimedia Ghana User Group is a team of self-motivated individuals, who regularly help improve articles on Wikimedia Foundation project websites, such as Wikipedia, with the motive of promoting free and open access to knowledge locally and beyond.

Our mission is to promote the distribution of free educational material and media in Ghana and globally via the project websites of the WMF, towards the establishment of a local chapter.

Proposed Logos[edit]

Currently empty. Edit this portion to propose a logo

People Interested[edit]

A mailing list for the group exist for Ghana for discussions relating to activities happening in the group.

A Google plus, Twitter account and a Facebook group are active to promote Wikimedia projects and spread information among the Wikimedia community in Ghana.

Mission[edit]

As Wikimedia Ghana User Group, we hold these aims which will also be same when we become officially chaptered:

  • To aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in the public domain or under a license that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.
  • To collaborate with public and private Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums in making their holdings more broadly and freely available to those interested in an effort to preserve the heritage of Ghana.
  • To make use of, encourage the use of, and instruct people in the use of free and open source information resources; either electronic or printed for the advancement of education.
  • To encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of Ghana including but not limited to Akan, Ewe, Ga and others

Purpose of the User Group[edit]

  • To represent the Wikimedia Foundation to the Ghanaian Wikimedia contributing community
  • To promote Wikimedia projects and free content in general and to encourage the use of Wikimedia resources in education.
  • To recruit technically and non-technically minded people to participate to Wikimedia projects.
  • Organisation of conventions, conferences, meetings, workshops, contests, etc.

Events & Projects[edit]

For a full list of events and projects, see our page for that. Events and Projects Page

Possible Projects[edit]

  • Wiki Loves Something
  • Wikipedia Education Program
  • GLAM's
  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Ghana Goes Live
  • Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors
  • Open Street Maps Editing

Past Projects[edit]

Proposed Headquarters[edit]

Accra, Ghana

Contact us[edit]

Kindly send your emails to nkansahrexford at gmail.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible or send a message to our mailing list which is Wikimedia-gh@lists.Wikimedia.org