Founders day is a day set aside to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of a society or organization. It is celebrated all over the world within various institutions and countries.
In Ghana, Founders Day is a day instituted to celebrate the collective work of Ghana’s forebears who led the struggle to independence. In the spirit of the celebration, It is our responsibility as a nation to continue where our forefathers left off, to project and defend the name and heritage of our country as exclaimed in the 3rd stanza of the national pledge,“I promise to hold in high esteem our heritage won for us through the blood and toil of our fathers.” On days like this, the question to often reflect on is what are you doing to commemorate the day? We couldn’t have all founded this country but how are we leaning into the spirit to project and defend the honour of this country.
The Founders Day Ghana Writing Contest is an initiative of Open Foundation West Africa in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and the Wikimedia Foundation to commemorate the emancipation fight of the founders of this noble land earmarked for 4th August in Ghana. The campaign makes a simple ask of all of us; to contribute an article about personalities and activities that led up to Ghana’s independence, creative art works around that time (movies, music, etc) and any topic of national interest or importance. It's an opportunity to share the rich culture and history of our country, to create visibility and to change the narrative about our history. We are dedicating the month of August to commemorate, celebrate and educate the populace about this day by encouraging the curation and creation of related content or articles on Wikipedia.
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