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… Read More

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… Read More

Learnings from Wikipedia brand workshop in Bengaluru, India.

OPINION This 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… Read More

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… Read More

Introducing the Free Knowledge Free Data project

Data scholarships by Wikimedia Ghana User Group for Wikipedia editors Recently, as part of our Ghana Edits Wikipedia (#GhanaEditsWikipedia) activities, we have held offline workshops and edit-a-thons to improve the content on Wikimedia wikis and also train and engage editors. For these events, we have provided travel support (T&T), refreshment and free Wi-Fi for participating… Read More