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Sadik Shahadu is an open advocate and a professional project manager with over 4 years of experience in managing community projects.
He is a certified professional at NTEN and currently volunteer in coordinating Wikipedia related projects in Ghana.
He is the co-founder and Director of Communication and partnerships for GOI Foundation.

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Sadik Shahadu

Team #Ghana off to #Stockholm, for #Wikimania 2019. See you soon guys. #Wikipedia

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Wednesday, June 26 2019

The Global Open Initiative Foundation hosted its monthly homebrew website meeting to discuss how they can extend their network to more students in Ghana. The Known OER network is an initiative of the Foundation with seed funding from the Southern Connecticut state university. The project helps the Accra indieweb homebrew website club to build free websites for university students.

These websites allow students to own customized websites on the goifnetwork.org. The purpose of this initiative is to help students to create their own OER by publishing their own learning materials.

Out of 15 university students, 5 students have already received their own websites!

Visit: GOIF network or Our meta page to learn more.

Hosting an indieweb Africa summit in Ghana

The team also invited Greg Mcveery, a mentor and a member of the advisory board for Global Open Initiative Foundation to discuss the possibility of organising an indieweb Africa summit in Ghana.

 

Sadik Shahadu

Looks like is presenting more Scholars to this year than any other country from . A total of 8 scholars. 3 out of 8 are coming from my org. Wait.. I'll also be there for a day so 4 in all.

Sadik Shahadu

A meeting with Adina in Accra Ghana

A meeting with Adina in Accra Ghana

Adina is a Creative Commons certified librarian from Glendale community college USA. She is currently on an exchange program in Ghana. She is a librarian and an open education advocate.

The purpose of our meeting:

She wanted to learn more about our projects and freedom of panorama in Ghana.

My meeting with her was personal and unofficial. We had a conversation on issues like freedom of panorama, the Ghanaian educational system, public universities versus private universities and the general cost of university-level education in Ghana. 

Also, she shared some wonderful experiences on their visit to Cape Coast and Kumasi

Apart from that, she was more interested in learning how we intend to pilot our IIAB project and the  websites we are currently creating for tertiary students. 

Again, she commended the Ghanaian community for organising satellite events to promote Wikipedia and the sharing of free knowledge. 

Some of the questions she asked were:

1. The challenges we face as a community 

2.  Our motivation as volunteers for in Ghana

3. How popular is Creative Commons or open license in Ghana

4. Which sector/industry uses Creative Commons licenses most in Ghana

 

Sadik Shahadu

Just 7 more days to go!
Art+Feminism is looking for an Executive Director to help further the vision they've developed over the past six years click here to apply: http://www.artandfeminism.org/executive-director/

Sadik Shahadu

Accra indieweb homebrew website club meeting by Global Open Initiative Foundation (Wednesday, June 26 2019)

1 min read

Wednesday, June 26 2019

The Global Open Initiative Foundation hosted its monthly homebrew website meeting to discuss how they can extend their network to more students in Ghana. The Known OER network is an initiative of the Foundation with seed funding from the Southern Connecticut state university. The project helps the Accra indieweb homebrew website club to build free websites for university students.

These websites allow students to own customized websites on the goifnetwork.org. The purpose of this initiative is to help students to create their own OER by publishing their own learning materials.

Out of 15 university students, 5 students have already received their own websites!

Visit: GOIF network or Our meta page to learn more.

Hosting an indieweb Africa summit in Ghana

The team also invited Greg Mcveery, a mentor and a member of the advisory board for Global Open Initiative Foundation to discuss the possibility of organising an indieweb Africa summit in Ghana.

 

Sadik Shahadu

Dear all,
I wish to inform the community that our application to join the Wikimedia education greenhouse project has been shortlisted for the final stage of the selection process. The Global Open Initiative Foundation is among the 4 teams to be selected out of 15 team applications. Congratulations to us all for this milestone. We hope to finally win the ultimate prize. Read more about the project here: https://outreach.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Greenhouse/teamsubmissions/GOIFON

Sadik Shahadu

We had a successful homebrew club Meetup with @jgmac1106 today. He will create additional @Known websites for students in . Gradually, we are expanding our network. @Goifoundation

Sadik Shahadu

homebrew website club meeting with . About 12 new websites will be created for ur network in .

Sadik Shahadu

@Sadike25 I will be virtually connecting with an amazing group of open education enthusiasts in Galway, Ireland for conference on the 7th of April 2019. time is 6:30am (Galway time) = 1:30 EDT.
@VConnecting @GOIFoundation

Sadik Shahadu

English-Twi Wikipedia translation

We are going to translate English Wikipedia articles to Twi Wikipedia articles.

Location: AITI-Kace, Accra

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Time Zone: Africa/Accra

Do you care more about preserving our indigenous  languages? Did you know..? there is a  and other Ghanaian languages Wikipedias? Register here:  to attend a free English - Twi  translation workshop in