samedi 19 mars 2011

The Tunis Twestival or how to tweet, meet and give for a good cause

What’s a Twestival?

"Twestival is a movement that uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause. Ideas start as a tweet and as it spreads, become a movement that has the power to make things happen." Source

The Twestival, which will take place on March 25th all over the world, is another demonstration of the power of social networks, and particularly Twitter.

Twestival Global 2009

The 2009 Twestival brought together 202 cities around the world for one cause and helped to raise $250,000 for Charity: Water.
Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.

Twestival Well Drilling - Day 1 from Ethiopia - charity: water from charity: water on Vimeo.

Twestival Global 2010

72 million children in the world do not get the opportunity to go to school. On March 25, 2010 over 175 cities hosted events and raised over $400k. The funds have been deployed to Malawi, Liberia, Haiti and Burundi.

Twestival 2010 in Liberia from Concern Worldwide on Vimeo.

Tunis Twestival

The Tunis Twestival will take place at the Acropolium Carthage on March 25th.
All the artists that will perform will do it for free, like Mounir Troudi, The Garby’s,Dub Mel Kaba, Julien Annik and many others.

Organised by tunisan tweeple like Ali Boulia,Zinga, Amina Amonniak, Karim Kik and Monji Brouhri, who came together and invited other tweeple to join them. And I proud to say that I’m one of the Tunis Twestival’s volunteer.

All the benefits for the show will go to a charitable project named The Rayhana Project.
So far, the Tunis Twetival’s logo, realized by the talented Amina Amoniak won and brought 1000$ to Rayhanna Project.

Rayhana Project

The Rayhana project aims to hold an art production that will be realised for and with the people of Rayhana village (4000 to 5000 inhabitants / Delegation of Rgueb / Governorate Sidi Bouzid) living in poverty and total lack of basic necessities.

rayhana project soon from RAYHANA PROJECT on Vimeo.

How to get involved?

-Buy a ticket and attend the show on March 24th, also buy the cool Tunis Twestival’s t-shirts
-Show your support and spread the word

Useful links:
-Twestival web site
-Twetival fan page
-Twestival Twitter account
-Tunis Twestival web site
-Tunis Twetival fan page
-Tunis Twestival Twitter account
-Rayhana Project web site
-Rayhana Project fan page

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