19
Nov
10

Twestival Global 2010 In Liberia

Earlier this year I volunteered for the Sydney contribution to Twestival, the global Twitter effort to help raise money and awareness for the education programs of charity Concern Worldwide.

That effort has not gone to waste. Here are some of the things that Concern has done with that money since then, plus a video.

Liberia, Senyah Town: School Construction
Thanks to Twestival 2010 funding, approximately 3,000 families in Senyah Town will benefit directly from a brand new school. Construction of a safe six-classroom school is underway, and will include new latrines and a hand-pump well for safe water, as well as a staff room and principal’s office. Twestival funding will also provide the classrooms with desks, chairs, and blackboards.

Burundi, Cibitoke Province: Improving Access and Quality for Extremely Poor and Marginalized Primary School Children
The project, funded with donations from Twestival 2010, will train 56 teachers in 56 schools in Citiboke, one of the poorest rural areas of Burundi. The project will also repair and rehabilitate 2 primary schools, benefiting 1,941 children who would otherwise have no access to education.

Haiti, Port-au-Prince: Child Friendly Spaces
Twestival funds will allow Concern to train 200 new teachers and give 14,600 displaced, earthquake-affected children access to education as well as psychosocial support and a safe place to play in camps in Port-au-Prince.

Malawi, Nsanje District: Education for Girls and Vulnerable Children
In one of the most impoverished districts of Malawi, Concern will use Twestival funds to bring education to 18,736 out-of-school girls and vulnerable children. The project will also provide training to 197 teachers and 500 School Management Committees and PTA members, and will work to establish community support for education through mother’s groups and child protection committees.

Vodpod videos no longer available. Twestival Global 2010 In Liberia, posted with vodpod

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