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Scope[edit]

Wikimedia Ghana is open to all possibilities of running the program in a way that best suits the schools involved after agreements made in discussions.

Educational institutions and instructors[edit]

Tertiary[edit]

What is the problem to be solved: The user group is assisting a lawyer and part-time lecturer at Gimpa Law School to incorporate the English Wikipedia in his curriculum for his law students. Editing will be used as a course assignment:

Program leader assigned by the group to Gimpa: Justice Okai-Allotey

Anticipated Impact:

  • A class of 60 students

Topic: Intellectual Property Law

Duration: 1 semester

Structure:

  • The educator was once a student participant in the WEP and he wants same for his students. Our involvement starts with supporting the educator by training his students on editing Wikipedia, then he takes over to administer the program.
  • The educator has been given a needs and assessment form designed by group to help make suggestions as to which tools (e.g. Wikiproject) available on Wikipedia will help him keep his students engaged while meeting their editing goals.

Other forms of the agreement have also been reached.

  • The group is targeting a grant to assist program leader make trips to the school and other activities
  • Program leader is expected to make provisions to apply for souvenirs for the school's program
  • Program leader is expected to visit schools if need be and help the group write a report on success or challenges
  • The educator would group the students and assignments would be given to them which would be put on Wikipedia.
  • The educator would grade the students through the articles they have created.

First training:

  • Venue: Gimpa Law School, West Legon
  • Time: 14:00pm

Grants: [ TPS grant for first training ]

Second training:

Grants: [Grant Proposal]

Potential incorporation:


Tertiary[edit]

  • Ghana Institute of Journalism (First request)

A student of the school wrote to us last year for the opportunity. However discussions stalled because because they had exams. We are hoping to revive that.

Program leader assigned by the group to French School: Sandister Tei

Wikipedia information session leading to the formation of a Wikipedia club in the school

Date: 24/February/2017

Venue: GIJ

Possible outcome: Wikipedia Club GIJ

Highschool[edit]

Scope:

  • The user group is set to train teacher(s) to use English Wikipedia in class. Editing will be used as a course assignment for students (most of whom are French) improve the on the English language.
The group will train students
  • Gender Gap related school club

Program leader assigned by the group to French School: Sandister Tei

Anticipated Impact:

  • At least 24 students
  • School club is open to all not necessarily the English course class

Structure:

  • Our involvement starts with training educator and supporting the educator by training her students on editing Wikipedia.
  • The educator is yet to be given a needs and assessment form designed by group to help make suggestions as to which tools (e.g. Wikiproject) available on Wikipedia will help him keep his students engaged while meeting their editing goals.
  • The group is targeting a grant to assist program leader make trips to the school and other activities
  • Program leader is expected to make provisions to apply for souvenirs for the school's program
  • Program leader is expected to visit schools if need be and help the group write a report on success or challenges