Help Sadik Support Wikipedia in Ghana

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Raised by 45 people in 20 days
Help Sadik travel from Ghana to present his work on education in Stockholm!

Sadik Shahadu, an educator from Accra, Ghana, has been invited to participate in the CivilServant Research Summit on 19 August 2019 and needs help to fund his travel to Stockholm, Sweden for the event. Practitioners from around the world like Sadik will gather at the Summit to discuss how Wikipedia projects can test their ideas to help their communities thrive. Global Voices has awarded Sadik a scholarship to cover his lodging in Stockholm, but he will be unable to attend without our help with travel expenses.

If we can raise $1,400, Sadik will be able to go to the Summit in Stockholm!

Sadik is an inspiring, energetic leader who works to build open educational practices in Ghana. Sadik co-founded and serves as the Director of Communication and Partnerships for the Global Open Initiative (GOI), a young nonprofit organization working internationally to promote data accessibility and open educational resources. Sadik is closely involved in GOI projects to support education in Ghana, including:
• A project to build and distribute “Internet-in-a-box” devices that enable people in Ghana to use rich online resources like Wikipedia even when their access to the Internet and electricity is missing or limited.
• An OER Network to provide no-cost websites for teachers in Ghana to create and share open educational resources designed specifically for local teaching and learning needs.

I’ve launched this campaign and I’m personally supporting Sadik because I know how important it is for people from all quarters to participate in gatherings like the Summit. Many people like Sadik who lead social change in countries like Ghana do not have the resources to travel to international events where they can bring their highly valuable work to wider attention and connect with peers in person.

I met Sadik and have collaborated with him in two communities: educators working to open educational practices with Creative Commons, and Virtually Connecting, an all-volunteer organization that makes it possible for people all over the world to have virtual "hallway conversations" with attendees at major conferences.

Let’s help Sadik make it to the Summit in Stockholm! No contribution is too small!

Whether you can contribute or not, please share this campaign to send Sadik to Stockholm on your social networks!
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We made it! Huge news folks: thanks to all your contributions and sharing, we successfully raised the $1400 USD that Sadik needs to travel to Stockholm for the CivilServant Research Summit on 19 August 2019. We'll report back on what happens there.

As I've learned in doing this campaign, raising the money is only part of the work. We actually initiated an international wire transfer last week when it looked like the campaign would finish and it looks like the money will land in Sadik's bank account tomorrow.

That's important news, because in order to get a visa to visit Sweden, Sadik needs to show enough funds to travel and return in his bank account. So fingers crossed that all your quick generosity will make all the other steps happen without delay.

Thank you so much again and we'll keep you posted on Sadik's journey.
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Only $80 to go people! We are almost there! Thank you so much for your contributions. If you can help more by sharing again to your social networks, please do. Here's a tweet I recently sent: https://twitter.com/xolotl/status/1150100887844425728
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We broke $1000 and now have only $385 to go!

Our help is essential! I've learned so much about how hard it is for people like Sadik living Ghana to go to international meetings: transfer fees, visas, expensive travel & more.

Thank you everyone for all your help! Our community is so generous!
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As of this morning — after only 5 days — 25 people have contributed $895 of the $1,400 Sadike needs to attend the CivilServant Research Summit on 19 August.

Thank you all so much to everyone who has contributed to help Sadik travel to Stockholm!

I'm hoping we can break $1,000 today!
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