On March 25th this year, 175 cities hosted events to support Concern Worldwide, a charity that helps provide funding for education and schools in developing countries. $400,000 was raised to donate to this project.
The main message is that education changes people and helps improve the way of living in poor communities.
A school for a village in Liberia is one of the first projects from this year’s Twestival. 2/3 of elementary-school-age kids in Liberia do not have access to school. The school will help 3,000 families that did not have a facility that could provide education for their children. Even parents are excited to attend along side their children.
An alarming fact I discovered reading this story is that 72 million children around the world do not have access to schools. Concern Worldwide is targeting countries that needed the most. Their team includes 3,600 members in 28 countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.
This is the second year of Twestival, and registration for the next one starts January 1st, 2011 on their website.
To read more about twestival, check out our post Twestival Global 2010: Education is a Global Issue.
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