$10,000 For 1,000,000 Followers: World's Youngest Teacher Raises Money For Haiti Via Twitter

Jan 29, 2010, 12:51 ET from Save the Children

SEATTLE, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's youngest teacher, Adora Svitak, is using all avenues of social media, including Twitter, to raise money for Save the Children's relief efforts in Haiti. Adora, a Save the Children Youth Ambassador, will donate one penny to each new follower on her Twitter account. In addition, Adora will use the sales of her books, Flying Fingers and Dancing Fingers, to raise money for Haiti at the eTech Ohio conference where she is presenting the opening keynote on February 1st at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Adora has used her writing and teaching talent to help children in the world since she published her first book at age seven. Her first book, Flying Fingers, has been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese. She donates all proceeds from Flying Fingers in China to a Tibetan orphanage, and she raised $30,000 in Vietnam in 2007 for children affected by the flooding there. She is hoping to raise $10,000 for Save the Children by encouraging people to follow her writing and teaching journey via Twitter. She will post inspirational messages and teaching videos to motivate people to share their talents and skills to help children in need.

"We are so grateful to all the celebrities, academics and politicians that have come out to generously donate time and money to help relief efforts in Haiti," said Jane Berliner, Director of Save the Children's Artist Ambassador program. "We are at a critical time right now in relief efforts, and to keep the issue on the table of Americans will help to save lives and rebuild Haiti."

About Adora Svitak: Since she published her first book, Adora has gone around the world speaking to children about the importance of reading, writing, and learning. She currently uses video conferencing to connect with students around the globe. A dedicated philanthropist, Adora is committed to helping make the world a better place.

About Save the Children: Since the earthquake on January 12, Save the Children's staff members in Haiti have been responding to the immediate needs of children and families.  The aid agency has worked in Haiti since 1978 and has more than 100 staff members in the country.  

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