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About Wikimedia Ghana

Before we talk Wikipedia, here’s a bit about us.

We are Wikimedia Ghana User Group, an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organisation of Wikipedia.

Our mission is to promote Wikipedia and its sister wikis in Ghana and for 7 years, we have been recruiting, training and engaging Wikipedians.

Fun fact: We pioneered Wikipedia community building in Ghana, West Africa and most parts of Sub Saharan Africa; and we work to give every Ghanaian online a chance to discover Wikipedia and teach you how to use it and/or edit it.

Getting started with Wikipedia

Besides using Wikipedia for research, you can also edit it, and that’s why you are here.

Step 1

Set up a Wikipedia account. (Please use a functional email)

Step 2

Fill a form so we can determine how to help you.

Interested in learning to edit Wikipedia? Please fill this form.

Have you already learnt to edit Wikipedia and would want to partner with us to do a workshop (online or offline) in your school or community? Let us know.

Step 3

Join our mailing list to learn more.

Join our Telegram or Whatsapp for real-time help.

You can also follow our social media pages.

Check some community blog posts

Closing Akan Wikipedia: not a goodbye, but a hello.

The Akan Wikipedia was closed to editing in April 2023.  While the closure of a wiki may signal the end of its cause, for Akan Wikipedia, it is an opportunity for clarity and growth for Akan languages in Wikimedia, and here is why. The wiki was created in the mid-2000s without the realization that Akan is a language…

Press Release: Ghanaian Wikipedia community starts the second phase of a photo project for 500 notable people in Ghana.

February 2, 2022 Accra, Ghana  Wikimedia Ghana User Group, a Ghanaian community of Wikipedia editors, has launched the second phase of its 500 Notable People photo project.The project aims to collect and upload photos of notable people in Ghana who do not have their images available for use on Wikipedia yet. The project’s first phase,…

Learnings from Wikipedia brand workshop in Bengaluru, India.

OPINIONThis post reflects the author’s personal opinion and not that of the Wikimedia Ghana User Group. I got a message earlier this year about my availability to join the second Wikipedia Brand Workshop scheduled for Bengaluru, India; I wasn’t too sure how and what my contribution to the whole process would be. Mind you this…

Making a case for a Wikimedia bigger than Wikipedia

OPINION by Sandister TeiThis post reflects the author’s personal opinion and not that of the Wikimedia Ghana User Group. As far back as March 2019, the Wikimedia brand team contacted Wikimedia Ghana User Group to get our thoughts on the ‘global perceptions of Wikimedia brands’ and ‘how our Movement’s brand system could be refined’.  I…