Manila, Philippines – The largest Tweet-up for a cause, Pinoy twitter users got together in real time to tweet, meet and eat.
On March 24, 2011 at Le Bistro Vert, simultaneously with the rest of the 166 cities in the world celebrated aiming to help fund an organization for educational development and awareness. A get-together offline to make a difference and to meet fellow twitter users in flesh.
Amanda Rose, founder organizer of Twestival in London teamed up with fellow Public Relations Practitioners and volunteers to raise money and awareness to fund Charity water back in February 2009. From what seemed to be a simple “Event for a cause” it has explored and teamed up with the rest of the world.
The twitter and facebook era has truly helped foundations and organizations reach the awareness they aim to educate people. Social media has touched networking in a different light. changing the world for the better, one cause at a time, one twestival at a time.
The cause which Twestival Manila chose to support is JeepneED, a foundation aiming to make roving science and computer laboratories out of jeepneys that run purely on vegetable oil. An educational tool to supplement all the abundant english proficiency programs available.
Php 50,000 were raised in a span of hours during the twestival to kick-start JeepneED. Donations and help are still well appreciated.
The twestival hosted by twitterholic ANC Sportscaster/host TJ Manotoc and Reebok Running Brand Ambassador/ Runner for a cause Kassy Pajarillo graced the internationally recognized celebration with a lot of gifts and raffles given away.
It is by far the largest tweet-up ever organized and twestival will keep on getting better says @TWESTIVALMNL organizers. This is the start of giving where all proceeds goes to the beneficiary. change happens now.