and social media training. This Twestival Global takes place in cities around the world : March 25,2010.
What is Twestival Newark?
Twestival Newark was adapted by Lindsey C. Holmes, a self-proclaimed Social Media Guru,Mobile Application Developer and proud Newark Resident. She understands the relationshipbetween Social Media and its potential impact on ‘everything.’ When asked about the impact thatTwestival Newark will have on the emergent city, Ms. Holmes states “Social media is unlikeBroadcast Media. Though both are extremely influential and necessary, social media gives thepeople a voice, and allows for a truth that is much too often devoid in the news. Newark’s peopleneed to be heard. Social media will give us this outlet.”
The Charity: Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide was founded in 1968 to meet the needs of people living in extreme poverty,for whom every day is a fight for survival. Concern is a non-governmental, international,humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimateelimination of poverty. Concern’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives - improvements they can sustain without ongoing support. Concernmeets the needs of the poorest people in a caring and personalized manner, respecting their human and cultural dignity. They are committed to reaching the most vulnerable, even in the mostdifficult of circumstances. Concern’s work is informed by a vision for change. Concern’s educationprograms target the poorest people in the poorest countries in the world, with particular emphasison reaching out-of-school children such as girls, orphans, street children, working children,children affected by conflict, children affected by HIV and AIDS, and children with disabilities.Concern’s education programs reach over 700,000 people in 25 countries across the regions of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
How Concern operates and where the Twestival funds will go.
For as little as $28USD they can provide the uniform, books, pencils, and paper a child needs toattend one year of school. Concern Worldwide are able to guarantee that 100% of Twestival fundswould go directly to project costs. This means that the money would be used for materialpurchases (curriculum, desks, pencils) as well as project activities such as construction of schools; rehabilitation of classrooms; teacher/ management training; PTAs; HIV/AIDS schoolclubs; 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. Money will not be used for things like administration, overhead,reporting oversight, etc.Concern Worldwide requires all fields that receive money strictly adhere toa six- and 12-month formal reporting protocol in which the field details the specific activities it hasundertaken and how the funds were utilized. This system provides a very tangible case studies,evidence and updates, and other detailed information about how programs have progressed andbenefited program participants; including the financial allocation in field; the GPS locations of schools in receipt of funds; digital video clips and photos from the schools; and case studies/quotes from people who have benefited from the projects.- more -