Twestival Manila 2011: the biggest Twitter meet-up for social good


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, becomes a movement that has the power to make things happen.

This year, Twestival is going ‘local’ in cities around the world on Thursday, 24 March 2011. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go directly to local non-profits that organizers have identified for having an incredible impact within their own community. The goal is to raise funds and awareness by doing a local meet-up with various activities.

Twestival Manila, our very own Twestival in the Philippines, will be supporting JeepneED. Their mission is to provide community-driven, financially sustainable in-school support in science and technology on a redesigned jeepney that runs on used vegetable oil. Their goal is to graduate both academics and farmers by reconnecting the disparity between everyday science and the science of inventors. JeepneED serves as an engaging outdoor learning lab with 10 netbooks, a 3G hub for Internet connectivity, a printer and scanner, a projector, and other basic science materials for a community of 8 to 12 rural public schools. Its unique and creative approach to enriching the quality of education for Filipino children is a cause worth supporting.

Twestival is the brainchild of Amanda Rose, who believes that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. Since 2009, over 200 international cities all over the world have joined the movement.

Be a part of the Global Movement!

1)  Grab a Ticket. Find your city on the official events list and attend your local event on March 24th.

2)  Volunteer. Local events are run 100% by volunteers and teams are always looking for more help.

3)  Donate. Each Twestival is supporting a amazing local cause with 100% of donations going direct to projects happening in their own community. Give what you can and help them reach their goal.

4)  Sponsor or contribute in-kind. Are you a company or organization looking to connect with the digital set? Twestival Local has great sponsorship opportunities and cities are always happy to receive great prizes.

5)  Tweet, Blog, Promote. Please spread the word about Twestival and our local charities.

To learn more, you can check out Twestival’s Twitter and Facebook pages.


Want to promote your local Twestival? Feel free to do so in the comments section below.

This story was originally posted on The Next Web