Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Have You Heard of Wiki Loves Earth in Ghana 2014?

 By Kobebigs

I guess some you might have seen Wiki Loves Earth on the web. If not you can now via all social networks is just @wikilovesearth and hashtag #Wikilovesearth

Do you know how it feels when you see a photo by you (Yes I mean you the one reading this) used to illustrate something on Wikipedia or any Wikimedia Foundation project? Then come help during Wiki Loves Earth.

What's Wiki Loves Earth all about?

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo contest of taking pictures of natural heritage that took place in May 2014 and still ongoing in Ghana, Germany, India, Algeria, and more here till June 30th ,2014.

I want to cut it short.

So why am I sharing or writing about this? Am inviting you to come share your photos of natural heritage sites in Ghana (taken now or earlier) with Wikipedia and sister projects. 

How? What? Who?

It's simple, this image should be your own work, When uploaded it must be released under CC-BY-SA-3.0.
Who? Anyone at all can participate. Click here for more on what to upload and how to do it.

Below is a photo I randomly picked from the ones uploaded so far here

By Kobina ebo (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What Do I get? 

Not much but more than you might expect. See here for more about the prizes.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

Get involved today!

Further Reading


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Card (Wikimedia Commons)
I still remember the lovely voices of the Nursery and Kindergarten pupils, when I was a teacher at Javard International School, shouting:

Danye si dzim, me lɔ wo ŋutɔ... (language: ee)

Meaning: My mother who gave birth to me, I love you so much!

That one line is the beginning of a rhythm. The energy, love and power that is used by these kids to say this aloud can be heard by the whole school and beyond. As I write it's echoing.... :-D

Mothers do a great job even when fathers refuse to do their part, they add it up to theirs. What a lovely mother they are!

The only thing you can give back to your mother is the LOVE.. I'll like to use this post to say Happy Mother's Day to my mum, her twin sister, Ghanaian and African mothers, and to ALL responsible mothers around the globe.

I LOVE YOU ALL... MUM... GOD BLESS YOU.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

BarCamp Tema 2014, Register NOW!


BarCamp Tema 2014 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tema, Ghana and beyond. It takes place on March 22, 2014 at the Rotary Centre (Club House) in Tema. The theme is “Building People of Excellence”.

This Barcamp will be the 29th organized by the GhanaThink Foundation as it builds a network of young change makers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana. It's being organized in conjunction with the Rotaract Club of Tema.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Greater Accra Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Tema leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tema eventbrite website (barcamptema14.eventbrite.com) or text "Barcamp Tema [name] [email address]" to 1945 through any mobile network. You may also contact the BarCamp Tema team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Tema 2014 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Rotaract Club of Tema, Nandimobile, etc. Join us to move the Greater Accra Region and Ghana forward.
Stay tuned via our social media.

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Register NOW!

See you there......

Via: BarCamp Tema 2014 Eventbrite page

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Ghana is 57! Happy Independence Day! #Ghana57

Borrowed from Google Ghana
Waking up around 4 am today (6th March, 2014) it started raining heavily with thunderclaps and lightening all over.
Immediately I said to myself:

Even nature knows......

The rains didn't spare the Black Star Square in Accra as well:
At 7 AM I saw my brothers seriously getting ready for the independence day parade in my community. While it was still raining, I'd no choice to send one of them to their school campus under my umbrella.

I didn't make it to any of these gatherings today. And am trying to believe what I saw last year didn't happen.

On my way to Ho today I saw many students along as usual.

But one thing: Does Independence Day celebration only means march pass by students, security personnel and others?

Some Facebook posts I liked:



Happy Independence Day!! Let's make Mother Ghana proud.

Akpe!