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Maxwell is a Tech Enthusiast, Educationist and Virtual tutor for Educational Technology. He co-founds three not-for-profit organizations which focus on youth capacity building, mentorship and leadership. Maxwell is also a biologist and environmentalist who works passionately towards the SDGs and Agenda 2063. He believes strongly in the greater good and inclusivity of all humans regardless of their religion, race or gender.

Maxwell Beganim, Daniel Owusu, Others to Speak at SDG Ambassadors Forum in Accra – PlugTimes.com

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) establishes the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

It is in this light that the SDG Ambassadors Forum is being staged in Accra, Ghana as part of the moves to herald the 2030 vision.

A number of revered advocates of the SDGs have been named as the speakers for the Forum which comes off at the end of this month.

They include Amb. Daniel Owusu (Founder & Knowledge Management Analyst, Orientation Africa),  Hon. Maxwell Beganim (Educationalist & Knowledge Manager), Hon. Yaw Sekyere Nuamah (SDG Ambassador), Sewor Balasu (Business Speaker & Entrepreneur), Ms. Selina Segbefia (Founder & Executive Director, Brotar Foundation), and Akorfa Ama Akoto (Founder and President, Spring-Up Global Network).

This august event will be moderated by Isaac Selasie Ahadzie.

It will be held on Saturday,  February 29, 2020 at the SRC Union Building, University of Ghana, Legon.

SDG Ambassadors Forum 2020 held in Accra – PlugTimes.com

 

The much-yearned for SDG Ambassadors Forum 2020 has panned out in Accra, Ghana.

This was set in motion on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the SRC Union Building of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Mr. Isaac Kwaku Essien, the Executive President of YACEDX who welcomed participants highlighted on inclusion and partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ambassador Daniel Owusu, the CEO of Orientation Africa delivered a keynote address on the focal point of the SDGs.

The event was climaxed with a panel discussion on the theme “Reading and the SDGs, the nexus”.

The panelists were Hon. Maxwell Beganim (Educationalist & Knowledge Manager), Hon. Yaw Sekyere Nuamah (SDG Ambassador), Sewor Balasu (Business Speaker & Entrepreneur), Ms. Selina Segbefia (Founder & Executive Director, Brotar Foundation), and Akorfa Ama Akoto (Founder and President, Spring-Up Global Network).

The SDG Book Club – Accra as well as the Ghana SDG Ambassadors were officially introduced at the event.

'Make Her Smile' Project empowers Young Girls in Ashanti Region – PlugTimes.com

The first phase of the project was a canvas painting at ArtLand, a creative arts centre, in the capital Kumasi.

This was held on Ghana’s Independence Day 6th March 2020 and it was expedient to involve young girls to participate in the painting sessions.

The focus was to reflect on the inclusion of young girls in the socio-economic development of Ghana, a microcosm of Globalization. About ten (10) children participated in the session

The second phase of the project was a seminar organized at the T.I Ahmadiyya Girls Senior High School, in Asokore, in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region.

The event which was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 had fifty (50) participants.Maxwell Beganim and a group of students.

Wikipedia belongs in Education to Debunk the Myths

Wikipedia indeed belongs to Education. Open Foundation West Africa is excited to announce that after starting a Wiki Hub over a year now, Wikipedia 101 which stems from the Wikimedia Education Program has been accepted and integrated into the Educational Technology Course at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST. 

 

The program will be run under the supervision of Harry Barton Essel (PhD) a Lecturer who specialises in Educational Technology at the Masters level at the Faculty of Education in KNUST. It will also be co- facilitated by Maxwell Beganim, a Research Assistant of the University who doubles as a Wikip(m)edian. 

Education/News/February 2020/Featured education community member of February 2020 - Outreach Wiki

This month's nomination comes from Joris Darlington, who introduces us to Maxwell Beganim:

Maxwell Beganim hails from Ghana and contributes to Twi Wikipedia. He is currently the president of Kumasi Hub.

Maxwell has been honoured with the Star Ambassador award for his contributions to the the open movement especially on Wikipedia and it's sister projects. Maxwell and his fellow colleagues at Kumasi Wiki Hub with their enthusiasm to make impacts in some secondary schools in the Ashanti region is overwhelming. They work actively on Kiwix and provide training about it in different parts of the region.

Recently, Maxwell Beganim and a community volunteer Boakye Otuo Acheampong, visited Kumasi Academy and Konongo Odumasi SHS respectfully and had over 100 students trained on how to install and use the Kiwix to help their academic work. The students were thrilled and expressed their interest and desire to know more about Wikipedia and its sister projects. At the end of the day, the Kiwix was installed on over 20 desktop computers and 2 laptops. The student got most of their questions answered and felt furnished with the requisite skills to also train their peers on what they have learned.

These training includes introduction of Wikimedia with a focus on Wikipedia, digital information literacy its relevance and how they can harness opportunities in the open resource to enhance their academic work. And also with the help of Kiwix they are achieving to advocate for Open Education in their region.

Do you know of a great member of the Wikimedia education community that we should meet? Nominate them for a feature by following this! For more information contact spatnaikwikimedia.org

 

Author :Sailesh Patnaik

Futures of Education: UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Network’s curated input to the International Commission

UNESCO has launched a global conversation on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainly and precarity.

 

 

Which countries have the smartest kids? | World Economic Forum

Kids in Estonia are perfoming among the best in the world. Why ?

Standard test for 15 year olds are the best in Europe.They are positioned as 4th in the world of science,5th and 8th for reading and mathematics respectively.

1.Estonia expects high standards from every Child with resources available to succeed and books,transport and lunch are free.

There has been construtction of new efficient building with fewer resources in the long term.

Teachers salaries are on increasing pedestal to attract smart candidates.Irrespective of the structure and size of the community be it rural,urban,small or big the expectation to achieve the best is the priority.The family background has less impact on students achievements or school results with the link between thei socioeconomic status and reading skills weaker than the OECD average.

2.Teachers have autonomy

Teacher determine their own methodology as long as it is they stick to the curriculum.The government employs teacher with masters degree only.

3.Estonia digital technology fast

According to TES,they were among the first countries to integrate digital skills into the curriculum.It is projected that in 2020,every school in Estonia mush be able to teach using only digital learning materials.

World Economic Forum as how could schools in improve in the country?

 

Compiled by Maxwell Beganim.

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Amanda ShendrukVisual Journalist, The Things Team, Quartz

 

 

Maxwell Beganim Selected for Wikimedia Education Greenhouse Project.

Maxwell Beganim,popularly called Max Beg is an educationist ,Entrepreneur and Co-founder of International Model Diplomats for Integrated Development (IMDID).He is a conference facilitator and an expert in Higher Education Pedagogy.

Star Ambassador announced for 2018/2019 Summer Open School Group

Last years edition saw the launch of the were outstanding participants in the given year group through reporting and contributions is selected and awarded a year after the program and branded as a “Star Ambassador”.

The SOS18 Ambassador has organised Wikipedia trainings through peer to peer meet-up approaches to keep up to date on their contributions and how to better contribute to improving the Open Movement, held trainings in Sunyani and shared initiatives to further grow the community which is being implemented.

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