The Twestival (or Twitter-Festival) is a Single day, Global movement which uses the power of Social media to organize offline events that mobilize communities in support of a local cause. This year, Twestival is going to take place around the world on Thursday, 24 March 2011 at Sweet Nirvana, Madhapur.
Since 2009, over 200 cities have participated in Twestival, raising close to $1.2 million for important causes like clean water and education. Twestival Local events are coordinated 100% by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised through ticket sales and donations go directly to support charitable projects.
In this edition of Twestival, the Hyderabad coordinators have chosen ‘Aashayein Foundation’ as the beneficiary NGO.
Aashayein Foundation is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) run by a group of youngsters, mostly IT professionals and students. This NGO was formed on 19th May, 2007. The NGO‘s objective is to empower children from economically weaker sections of society by providing monetary / non-monetary support in the field of education. To create awareness about the importance of education and to raise funds for its projects, Aashayein Foundation has organized events in the past like Choti si Asha, Walkathon, WalkON and many more.