BloggingGhana (BloGH), a group of over 100 bloggers and social media enthusiasts are in the process of establishing Ghana’s first Social Media hub in East Legon, Accra. The launch of the online fundraising project #morestories took place on January 20th, 2014 and aims to raise 10 000 USD through the crowd-sourcing platform, Indiegogo.
BloggingGhana’s activities and achievements have been recognized by Star-Ghana, White House in Washington, Google, and many other notable institutions. Our professionalism and knowledge has gotten us the opportunity to interact with stakeholders in the Government of Ghana, the Electoral Commission, MDs and CEO of Ghana’s Club 100 brands and representatives of multinationals with a presence in Ghana. Formed in 2009, BloggingGhana has grown to receive both local and international recognition from notable media organisations such as Joy FM, Citi FM, Mashable, Aljazeera and BBC.
A physical meeting place, a hub, will go a long way to provide a platform for the experienced bloggers in the organisation to train students and professionals on how to use blogging for creating #MoreStories and use social media to advance their agenda as citizens in Ghana.
Edward Amartey-Tagoe, the Director of corporate services at BloGH recounted how things were half a decade ago: “Some five years ago, there were only a handful of bloggers in Ghana, since then, bloggers and Internet enthusiasts have been organised under one umbrella body to build capacity, learn and share ideas from one another. Today, we are an influential organisation with a yearly event and awards ceremony who produce local content online on blogs and on various social media channels. We want to share our skills and create #morestories!”
According to the Chair the award winning association, Kajsa Hallberg Adu, “It makes sense for a social media organization to use our online network and do crowd-sourcing to fulfill our dreams. We think Ghana in ready for a meeting place for social media enthusiasts and we cannot wait to create #morestories about Ghana for the world to read!”
The acquisition of the hub is the first step towards the achievement of this goal, the next step is the fundraising for furnishing of the various rooms to prepare the hub for capacity building activities and then open its doors to the general public.
The video below explains the groups vision and how you can help them achieve that goal.