Grants:TPS/Flixtey/Software Freedom Day

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Software Freedom Day
summaryA keynote presentation on "Promoting local contents online". Then a follow up session during the breakout sessions, titled "Wikimedia Clinic".
event locationAccra, Ghana
event date(s)19th 12th September 2015
amount requested$0.00
home countryGhana
submitted on17:30, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

At this event I will be presenting on how to champion local contents through free and open softwares that are accessible to all who require its use. The presentation will lead to mentioning of free and open tools such as Wikipeddia and other Wikimedia Projects. During the breakout sessions, i will host a Wikimedia Clinic that will run participants through Wikipedia an its sister projects.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

  • Promote the use of Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  • Recruit new editors
  • Establish the existence of the Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup
  • Extend the reach of the Usergroup in the country

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel (roundtrip from Tema to Accra) = GHS 20
  • Food = GHS 30
  • T-shirts = GHS20
  • Total = GHS 70 (self financed)

Non-financial support[edit]

  • 5 Wikimedia Project Lapel Pins ($1.43*5) = $7.15
  • 1 Wikipedia notebooks = $5.20
  • 2 Color Bar T-shirt (Unisex) ($6.85*2) = $13.7
  • Total = $26.05

Other instructions[edit]

I would appreciate an early delivery of the souvenirs.


  • I believe Felix is capable of handling and presenting the keynote address on that day. With the experience he has with the Wikimedia and its related sister projects, it will go a long way to bring new people on board to help elevate local content from Ghana. Kwameghana (talk) 22:02, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Great initiative glad I will be part of it Rberchie (talk) 19:29, 29 August 2015 (UTC)