Wiki Indaba Kickstarts in Accra, Ghana

The biannual regional conference of African Wikipedians ‘’Wiki Indaba’’ will begin in Accra, Ghana from the 20th – 22nd January 2017. This will be the second edition of the conference after the first edition was initiated and hosted by Wikimedia South Africa (WMZA). It was first held in Johannesburg South Africa from June 20th – 22nd 2014. In attendance were …

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Pen To Paper Ghana Increasing Literacy Power Of Children

Pen To Paper Ghana

Pen To Paper Ghana is a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the objective of improving education and educational facilities for the young Ghanaian. The NGO works in partnership with the Ghana Education Service to prepare youths for a future of success. One way Pen To Paper Ghana sets out to achieve their agenda is by assessing pupils to ascertain their …

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Samantha Boateng Of William & Mary Builds Library In Ghana

Samantha Boateng

William & Mary freshman Samantha Boateng has been named as one of the “22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women” by online publication Her Campus. Boateng was chosen out of 1,000 applicants for her work with Read 2 Lead this past summer in Ghana. Read 2 Lead is an organization Boateng created to promote a love of reading by providing …

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US Embassy Ghana And Ahaspora Partner On Mentoring Initiative


Since its inception in 2013, Ahaspora Young Professionals, Ghana (Ahaspora) has been mentoring senior high school students throughout the nation through the “Changing Mindsets, Channeling ourFuture”initiative. To date, over 300 students have participated in a day-long mentoring event which has exposed them to career counseling, professional development and civic engagement activities. Some notable guests have included Patrick Awuah, Founder of …

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IREX 2016 World Smarts Competition Featuring Ghana and USA Teachers


WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — IREX 2016 is excited to announce the selection of 32 schools and 36 teachers and their students from the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, Maryland in the USA respectively, and several cities in Ghana to participate in the inaugural IREX World Smarts STEM Challenge, an initiative that pairs high schools in the United …

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Survey: Interest In Politics Among African Youths Based On Education


Youth in Africa with higher levels of education have more interest in politics than those with less education or without any form of schooling. This was revealed in a report released by research organisation Afrobarometer in Constitution Hill on Friday in South Africa. Rorisang Lekalake‚ Afrobarometer assistant project manager in southern Africa‚ said that in the 36 countries surveyed education …

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Threads By Dreads Foundation Scholarship Offer In Ghana


A sc­holarship offer to high school scholars in Ghana has been instituted by the outreach arm of ­T­h­r­eads by Dreads known as  Thre­ads by Dreads Foundation. Christiana Afotey, o­w­­­­ner and designer of the fashion brand ­T­h­r­eads by Dreads informed of this development. In a conversation with Christiana Afotey said “each scholarship goes towards ­the winning candidate’s tuition costs for any University …

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Bishop Adonteng Institutes Divine Word Scholarship Scheme

Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng of the Divine Word International Ministries (DWIM) Church in Springfield, Virginia in the United States (US) has instituted a scholarship scheme for deserving students located in the Alexandria public schools systems in the state of Virginia. The scholarship award initiative is the first of its kind by the church. Bishop Adonteng who told that his church …

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TedxAccra to make you Rethink this year

The speaker lineup for TEDxAccra conference for the year 2016 has been announced. The event will be held under the theme ‘Re-Think’ and will take place from April 19, with an icing-on-the-cake climax on the 23rd at the National Theatre from 9 am – 3pm. Speakers for this year’s conference are from different backgrounds and industries – entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, artists, …

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Wikimedians in Ghana Celebrate Wikipedia at 15

January 2016 – Wikipedia was born 15 years ago on January 15, 2001 with the sole purpose of providing free and open access to knowledge globally. Over a decade and half down the line, millions of curious online explorers have been impacted by Wikipedia. As part of celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia worldwide which the organization dubbed #Wikipedia15, …

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