Ghanaian lady awarded by Wikipedia as its worldwide best worker for the year 2020
- A Ghanaian journalist named Sandister Tei has been awarded as the Wikimedian for the year 2020
- The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, recognized the work the young lady has done with regards to informing the public concerning the pandemic and chose her for the coveted award
- A video from the live event has been sighted by YEN.com.gh
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Sandister Tei, a Ghanaian Wikimedian and journalist, has been awarded as the 2020 Wikimedian of the year by the worldwide organization.
A report by medium.com indicates that Tei contributed heavily to the Wikipedia articles about COVID-19's effects in Ghana, ensuring the public record included Ghana in the story of how the pandemic is shaping the world.
This year, as the pandemic forced the user group to cancel in person events and gatherings, Sandister helped the general public stay connected and informed, which qualified her for the coveted award.
See announcement below:
Recounting how things unfolded after Tei was was selected for the award, the founder of Wikidepia, Jimmy Wales, narrated:
A few weeks ago, I joined a Zoom call to surprise Sandister and tell her about the award. It was the first time we had met, in what passes for “in person” this year. She was shocked by the news, and it was incredibly fun to see her reaction as she learned about receiving this award.
Sandister is an alumnus of the University of Ghana, where she studied geography, and of Cardiff University where she undertook an MA in international journalism on a Tullow Group scholarship.
In another interesting report by YEN.com.gh, KingKay Africa, a Ghanaian YouTuber has decided to walk from Accra to Tamale as part of efforts to preach peace ahead of the 2020 December General Elections.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Pulse.com.gh, it is indicated that KingKay will embark on the walk beginning on October 30, 2020.
The walk will be in two parts as there will be a stopover at Kumasi briefly before the journey will proceed to Tamale.
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