This summer, my bud Alli went to Ethiopia with the non-profit organization Food for the Hungry. The same month, I headed to Honduras with ONE. When we came home, we gushed to each other. Then, she got me invited on Food for the Hungry’s next trip.
I’ve been on a few such trips with non-profit organizations to far-flung locales and again and again I’ve seen the value of sending a blogger to another land to share about his or her experiences. It works for the non-profit, it works for the blogger, and it helps changes lives long-term.
Sadly, I wasn’t able to make it to Bangladesh with the Food for the Hungry team this week, but I’m thrilled to be able to follow the updates of the group that did make it over through the blog posts, Facebook posts, and Tweets that they’re sending.
Here’s the fun group of folks who headed over:
They’re already churning out great content (and they’re only in their first day or two of the trip so far!).
Here’s some of the great posts I’ve been glued to:
Heck, not everyone can be in Bangladesh. What’s the next best thing?
Having a Twitter chat about it!
Want to find out more about what the group of FH bloggers is up to in Bangladesh and what they’re learning about the work of Food for the Hungry while there?
Join me (from afar) and them (from further afar!) for a live Twitter chat on Monday, January 28 at 8 PM EST.
The bonus? You might win a copy of my book, Twitter for Good.
Here’s what you need to know about the Twitter chat.
[ SCHEDULE ]
Monday, January 28, 2013
1 Hour Chat with 1 gift given out at the end of every 15 minute period
follow the hashtag #fhbloggers at these times
[ TOPICS ]
TOPIC #1 :: “Describe Bangladesh and the communities you’ve visited so far”
TOPIC #2 :: What’s the food like & what’s the most unique thing you’ve eaten?
TOPIC #3 :: What are you anticipating most about meeting your FH sponsored child?
TOPIC #4 :: How does FH child sponsorship work? What kind of difference does it really make?
BONUS :: What do you feel will be the most significant thing you’ll take home with you?
[ GIVEAWAYS ]
For those that engage in conversation with the #FHBloggers during this live tweet chat will be eligible to win any of the five local handmade goods from Bangladesh. These prizes have all ben hand crafted in Bangladesh and helps to provide sustainable livelihoods for women at risk and survivors of trafficking.”
(1) Hammered Necklace
(1) Pair of Earrings
(2) Hand crafted blankets were made from recycled saris
Come on! Join me tomorrow night at 8 pm EST on Twitter via #FHBloggers!