The Wikimedia User Group in Ghana is organizing an event to help get more girls and women interested in contributing Ghanaian content online. This is what the group had to say about the event and the involvement of girls or females in contributing authentic Ghanaian content :
Our beloved country Ghana has borne wonderful daughters on the land who have made their mother country proud in historic times. Our women continue to make history in our current generation and deserve to be known for their audacious yet motherly attributes towards authority and achievement.The gender gap in the tech world needs to be bridged and this project is seeking to realize this mission. The main idea of this project is to increase female participation in Wikipedia and its sister projects with an effort to bridge the gender gap in these areas.
The purpose of bringing this project to the Women/Girls is due to our believe that women are more likely to contribute to contents they can best relate to and (or) mostly find a need to contribute to. Its sad that our internet is heavily populated by men related contents since they heavily populate the content creation cycles. Great women like the Yaa Asantewaa’s, Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, Georgina Theodora Wood, Theodosia Okoh, Farida Bedwei and many more relevant others that need to be featured are the essence of our general call on women/girls.
We need to pass on our history to our next generation while maintaining our heritage in the process. There are however, a lot of benefits contributing to Wikipedia and we are hoping to help you discover your role to play in open knowledge.
Event is scheduled for the – 25th July and 1st August, 2015.
Exact location will be communicated to all participants soon
NB: Kindly be informed that we have limited space for participants, so register in time to make it for the session.
Sign up by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/wikineedsgirls