CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Twestival – 12 February 2009
On 12 February 2009, 175+ international cities will be hosting a Twestival to bring Twitter communities together in an effort to raise money for charity: water. Twestival is organized 100% by international volunteers around the world and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects. By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis. ~ excerpt from Twestival Hong Kong
Why water one might ask? well, with over 1.1 billion people on planet Earth now which don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water (one out of six amongst the total population), that’s a major problem.
According to the Twestival website, “Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. This is where charity: water and their partner organizations come in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $12,000 USD and many living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one in their community, even if the money is combined.”
So you wanna help out and participate in the event? Join Twestival by:
- Attending one of the events detailed on the city sites listed on the Twestival homepage (http://twestival.com/);
- Uploading or buying music at Twestival.fm;
- Taking part in the t-shirt design competition; and
- Donating to charity: water.
For those in Hong Kong, Twestival will be taking place on the February 12th at Yumla Bar (Address: Lower Basement, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, tel: +852 2147 2382 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Festivities will kick off at 8pm and will include a live performance from N™ and a DJ. Tickets are just HK$100 and include a free drink. All proceeds go to Charity:Water.
To ensure that none of the money gets “lost”, tickets must be purchased from the Twestival charity website in advance. Space is limited, so get your tickets early.
Please go here to get your tickets now.