Hardware donation program/Owula kpakpo (2nd Application)

Your contact informationEdit

your username
Owula kpakpo
your contact e-mail (optional)
community wmgh.com

Explain your planEdit

Tell us about how you contribute currently, and how you would contribute if WMF were to gift a used laptop to you.

I am an active contributor to the English Wikipedia but I am requesting the laptops for the use of Wikimedia Ghana User Group. The Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup (wmgh) started the first Ghanaian Wikimedian community in 2012.

While creating content for Wikipedia motivated the creation of the group, our raison d'être has been recruitment and training of new editors, as well as organising activities to engage existing ones; together with our partners over the years like Impact Hub Accra, MTN, re:publica, GIMPA Law School, U.S. Agency for Global Media (formerly BBG), Barcamp Ghana, Africa Open Data Conference, Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica).

This is because more Ghanaians should be given the opportunity to discover Wikipedia as an encyclopedia and also as an encyclopedia that they can edit with information relevant to Ghanaian topics. Additionally, we also want them to know Wikimedia has a world of open knowledge projects that they can take up.

Recently, we have added advocacy to our work. We started a campaign for Freedom of Panorama in Ghana in 2018.

Our priority for 2020 remains to recruit new Wikimedians and equipping them with knowledge about Wikimedia and engaging over 300 existing ones on our various platforms. We recently applied for an APG Grant which we were given and in our grants, we asked that we would purchase 3 laptops but they asked us to use this process instead of buying new laptops. So we are asking for 3 laptops for our programs for 2020.

Affected projectsEdit

Add the existing Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Commons, etc.) and language versions that you seek to impact with this equipment.

  • English Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Twi Wikipedia
  • Ewe Wikipedia
  • Meta Wikimedia
  • Wikidata
  • Wikitionary

Work you're proud ofEdit

Show us (through links) some of your best Wikimedia work, on or off wiki, to help us get a sense for the kind of work you do. (no more than 3 or 4 links at most, please.)

  • Wikimedia Ghana User Group 2019 Arts and Feminism campaign. ([1])
  • Our pilot Wikipedia Education Program.([2])
  • Our participation re:publica Accra. ([3])


IF YOU ARE REQUESTING THIS ON BEHALF OF A WIKIMEDIA AFFILIATE (i.e. to be owned by a Wikimedia affiliate rather than an individual), please type your affiliate name below, and add a link to your affiliate's public equipment tracking page.

Affiliate name
Wikimedia Ghana User Group
Public equipment tracking page
Wikimedia Ghana User Group equipment tracking page. ([4])


  1.   Support I strongly support this application because this hardware is going to help the community carry out activities easier. Robert Jamal …talk to me💬 15:46, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  2. I support this application . it will help in the Wikimedia Ghana User Group community activities -- Randybaah