Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Accra Twestival 2010

Are you a Social Media freak/fan based in Ghana especially, Accra? Are you positive about creating awareness on social issues such as; Education? Are willing to volunteer, meet-up and share ideas with people who share a lot of information in the Cyberspace?


I’m very privilege to inform you about another social event happening in the month of March in the city of Accra. It’s the first ever Twitter Festival dubbed: AccraTwestival2010. Follow AccraTwestival for more updates and if you want to get involved. It is an event been co-organized by myself; MacJordaN & RodneyQuarcoo and a few volunteers based in Accra. It is scheduled to happen on Thursday March 25, 2010 and is aimed at supporting a great cause; that is securing Educational materials for children in deprived areas in Ghana. We figured it’s very impossible to say NO when you get the opportunity to throw a great meet-up with interesting people from all corners/areas of Ghana - all in the name of charity.


What is Twestival?

On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world including; Accra will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness. Twestival™ (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all donations go direct to projects.


What is the Impact of Twestival?

On 12 February 2009, the first Twestival Global was held in 202 international cities to support @charitywater, who we saw doing incredible work to help the almost 1 billion or 1-in-6 people in the world that don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. Over 1,000 volunteers and 10,000 donors fund raised $250k+, which resulted in more than 55 wells in Uganda, Ethiopia and India having a direct impact for over 17,000 people. Watch the videos of the first Twestival well drilled in the village of Mai Nabri, Ethiopia.


What does Twestival 2010 focuses on?

In 2010, we turn our focus to education and 72 million children in the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school. @Concern Worldwide has been selected by the Twestival global team and local organizers to be the recipient because of their comprehensive and well respected approach to Education. This is an issue that involves many different elements; hunger, water, teacher training, building of schools, etc. We hope to use the power of our global event fund-raising and social media influence as a vehicle to give people insight into this cause on a deeper level.


Where will the Twestival funds will go?

Each city hosting a Twestival will be given the opportunity to select an area of education to support. This will be recognized with a special icon on their website once they have set a goal. For as little as $28USD they can provide the uniform, books, pencils, and paper a child needs to attend one year of school. Concern Worldwide is able to guarantee that 100% of Twestival funds will go direct to project costs. This means that the money would be used for material purchases (curriculum, desks, pencils) as well as project activities such as construction of schools; rehabilitation of classrooms; teacher/management training; PTAs; HIV/AIDS school clubs; water and sanitation in schools; health education in schools; education advocacy; vocational/life-skills training for youth, farmers and women; and curriculum development for secondary school/university.


Sponsorship

We are in the process of seeking sponsors for this event. If you want to help make this event a successful, feel free and contact us through the event’s blog; http://accra.twestival.com/ and we shall be glad you did. If you know any organization/company/individual that is capable of sponsoring, kindly email their details and we shall contact them with as soon as we can.


Let’s all meet-up, create awareness on Education and share ideas for the future. Accra Twestival… Let’s Go

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm - I was thinking an entirely different thing for "Twestival" - more along the lines of Vagina Monologues......

Anonymous said...

Ditto Anonymous 1. You guys may want to think about changing the name. One tends to think of va-jay-jays when one sees 'twestival'....

Nana said...

For a second, I thought this was for something COMPLETELY different. I wonder if the organizers did any research before they came up with that name??

Edward of PathGhana said...

Great cause man!! About the name, I guess it is an International event so it doesn't sound so funny in their ears. In any case lets focus more on the cause of the event rather than just the name, although I do agree the name has a part to play in all circumstances.

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Charlie said...

Your event sounds incredible. I found your blog through Google Reader and saw pictures of your travels in Ghana on your blog. I have spent good time between Accra (Abeka), Cape Coast, and even Wli falls. Beautiful photos. Good luck with the event. I'll be sure to follow @CharlieHarding

Fondation Gantin said...

Hi,

My name is Jacques. I reside in Cotonou (Benin). I probably come too late. Have had your link after reading an article on Reuters.com about Twestival. Am also on a charity cause for Haitian students. Have a look at http://twitter.com/fondationgantin. Would like to stay in contact with you. Thanks for reading.

Jasmin said...

Twestival is a really great concept. I'm at the Hong Kong one. Check it out! http://clixtr.com/zpn7

cy lover said...

funny name...ya'll really shd change it