Ghana – National Essay Competition

Welcome to the Ghana – National Essay Competition!


We at GiveDirect have one focus. We are here to accelerate the elimination of extreme poverty around the globe. Our mission took its first steps in Northern Ghana, where we have faithfully delivered a basic Income to households in need, beginning in November of 2017. Our early work is helping a few to achieve financial freedom, but we can not do this alone.

GiveDirect is proud to announce our Ghanaian national essay competition.  As advocates of the global human right to live in financial freedom, we ask you as the citizens of Ghana to help us.

GiveDirect will award laptop computers to the individuals who most effectively compose a persuasive essay on the topic:

Why the Government of Ghana Should Sponsor a Basic Income to End Extreme Poverty In Ghana.

As the Ivory Coast, and all of Western Africa looks to Ghana to blaze the trail towards economic and social growth we encourage you, the ghanaian population to give voice to the rising cry for a fair and equal opportunity to have your basic human needs cared for by those who are entrusted to build your nation.

Competition Time Line and Rules:
  • Official competition promotion begins: May 25th 2018
  • Essays should carefully follow this specific Rubric and upon completion be sent to for scoring
  • Only your first submitted essay is eligible to win a laptop, no revisions, alterations or updates will be accepted
  • Authors should not put there names, titles, businesses or phone numbers on their works, so scoring can be as fair as possible
  • Absolutely no essay submissions will be accepted after: Aug 5th 2018
  • Essay scoring using this specific Rubric will be complete by: Aug 12th 2018
  • The 10 winning email addresses will be announced on this site on: Aug 13th 2018
  • Winning authors will be allowed to publish their name on their winning work, before it is distributed via global media outlets
  • The act of submitting your original essay to for scoring;  will give full and complete publishing rights without conditions to the GiveDirect Project who will use the essay un-altered however they see fit to help end global extreme poverty.
  • This site which can be found at serves as the official source for all contest correspondence; if you are an author please check it weekly for possible contest updates.
  • Finally, if you have question about the competition or GiveDirect please seek answers in our Discord channel #essay-gh we’ll answer your questions as quickly as possible… You can check out our FAQ too!

Happy writing and good luck!