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Twestival Fever!! Gonna miss it!

By Mohnish On February 7, 2009 Under News

The Twestival fever is heating up the globe!! But I’m really dissapointed that we might not have one here, in Mumbai. I don’t know the exact reason but when I contacted the volunteer yesterday to know the location since there was nothing posted on the official Mumbai Twestival Blog he said they were still looking for a location and asked me if I would like to volunteer. I mean – WTF!! 5 days before the Twestival?!?! You can’t expect me to help you find a place, sponsors, arrange stuff etc. I wasn’t really pissed off with the event organizer but I was really pissed off when I heard he is only 13!! How can someone(Twestival Global Organizers) give this job to a just turned teen just because he was the first one to register his city ?!?! But hey! Thats not the matter, Monik is trying hard, without any funds or support. I’ll make a blog post if I have any updates about the Twestival in Mumbai. 🙂

Mumbai, the financially capital of India is already out of the race before it started.. I’m afraid, India is.. because I don’t see many cities in India participating for the Twestival. But hey we can even donate online 😉 If we don’t have the Twestival in Mumbai, nevermind – I’ll donate the sum online 🙂

What is the Twestival?
On 12 February 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

Why Water?
Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. 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.

charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years.

Enjoy the Twestival and donate as much as you can! 🙂

UPDATE: All those who read my blog or were subscribed to the RSS feeds were updated about the Twestival that we had in Mumbai. All those who weren’t… See you next year! You can see my review on the Twestival Mumbai here

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