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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.
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Community Based Consensus Driven Approach.
I had the Opportunity to be the Project Lead Consultant for KFC Ghana Covid 19 Donation in Kumasi,providing 2000 packs of hot meals to the needy.
Julius Nyerere of Tanzania's political philosophy was Ujamaa (meant brotherhood).It makes a lot of sense to me during these uncertain times as a youth.
We adapted and adopted the Community based consensus driven approach .
It would not have been possible without Eco Warriors,Ashanti Regional Scout,International Model Diplomats for Integrated Development and Smart Stars.
If you want to help the people you go to where they are and not to cluster them defeating the purpose of the social distancing.
#youthAgainstCoronaVirus #FutureTeamGhana #Volunteer4Covid19 #EcoWarriors #IMDID
Post Colonial Failure of Most African States.(George Ayittey,PhD)
Going on a Journey from state A ; of under development and point B; a developed state..Going to the point of development, you need the following Vehicle,Road,Strategy and a Driver.
Most Countries had :
1.Bad Driver -Obviously (Head of state and the ruling elites)
2.Bad Vehicle - Represents the shape of State (Govenrment and state of constitution)
3.Bad Roads -Infrastructure (Education,Roads,Clean Water
4.Strategy (How fast you want to go only the state to move on the development path)
5.Angry passengers - Are the people.
(George Ayittey,PhD- Why Africa failed to develop in the Post colonial Era) emphasis mine. #AfricaLiberty #theMaxBeg
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.
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Author :Sailesh Patnaik
It was an opportunity to speak to the Church of Pentecost,James Dadzie Assembly at Adiembra in Kumasi as part of the Enviromental Care Campaign (ECC).
I highlighted on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change.I had to further explain Climate change and how we can mitigate it in our small way.The participants were very interested when i touched on Sanitation and the quality of air around.
Our tree planting project as Eco Warriors were introduced to the church and they welcomed the initiative supported by Green Stewardship International.
Choked gutters and the stench is really a major challenge around the community and the surrounding towns.
We need to protect the environment as we are Stewards of it.