Itās always a wonderful thing to see the online community come together and help bring some positive changes to the society, be it through fundraising or even advocating for something good. That is what took place on Friday, 11th May 2012 which was our first Fundraising Friday. The Fundraising Friday was set aside to help realize three community projects currently running on the One Percent Club platform. A complete list of well-wishers that came out to be counted is available via this link
On twitter, we had the hash tag #FundraisingFriday and #my1pc trending in support of the ‘No Missing Periods coz of Periods’ initiative by the Maisha Mapya Foundation which aims at making sure no girl misses class during her menses. Their cause is raise funds to set up a factory to reproduce re-usable sanitary towels. Trust the interactive and active twitter community from Kenya to trend anything, be it funny or serious. You ask me and I will affirm to you that such a āgiftā is what most fundraisers would want on their team. A trend will get the world asking, āwhat are they talking aboutāā¦.they click and see the conversation their next question is āhow do I donate/become part of itā. A retweet can work wonders.
We say a massive THANK YOU to the Kenyan twitter community, and you too can help keep a girl in school by clicking on this link.
On Facebook, we had the Kwea MileleĀ harnessing their energies and network to help meet their target. The Kwea Milele group plans to raise funds to buy tree seedlings for the Mt. Kenya forest, whose cover was destroyed by fire early this year. They have a great network of hikers and people that love the outdoors and their slogan is Going Green!
Fanya Mambo Foundation: Fanya Mambo means āDo Somethingā in Swahili language is a group that educates school children on the importance of recycling plastics by having them collect them and take them to school for recycling. To date, Fanya Mambo works closely with over 300 school children to Make It Work! They plan to raise funds to use for the training of the school children.
Click on this link to see how you can support them.
Our next Fundraising Friday will take place on 8th June 2012 , and this time we shall make it BIGGER and BETTERā¦ thanks to giveaways from well-wishers that have given their 1%,,,watch this spaceā¦
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