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The Story Tweet by Tweet

Charity Events, Celebrities and Guinea Pigs

The Management Meeting

Kelvin, Travel Sickness and Jet Lag

An Interloper

Aids or HIV or both is a Disease

Detained Shane

Detained Shane Continued

High Street Fundraising

Shane and Shirley

Can Humanitarian Space be Empty

Quarantine

An Inepd Humanitarian Quiz

A bit of Nothing

World Peace

Nothin much again

Time Poor Donors

Child Soldiers

Womens Community Centre

Internatonal Health Quiz

Copenhagen and Cop15

The Winter of Discontent and Après Skiing

Haiti

The Audit

Forward Accountability

The Ballad of Shane and Shirley

Derivatives and LSE MBAs

Marketing Kills

Tweet Funeral

Humanitarian Couple of the Year Awards

 

           

Child Soldiers
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Just about to get in the car. Bit of a heavy rain. Will be live tweeting from my field visit in a bit over 1 hour. Hope you follow me. 4:46 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin On my way to the Inepd International sponsored Ex-Soldier school in Waterloo on the outskirts of Freetwon, Siera Leone. 4:47 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Just reacing the outskirts of Waterloo near Freetown. Really excited to see our Inepd International programs in action. Be there in 30 min. 5:26 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin In Waterloo now. Had a great night with Inepd staff in Freetown last night. 5:56 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Right today we are travelling to the outskirts of Freetown to a place called Waterloo. 5:56 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Inepd International supports a primary school for ex-child soldiers. 5:56 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin The children in the school are between 5 and 11 years old. 5:57 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin It is just heart wrenching that children this young have had such experiences during the war from 1990-2001. 5:57 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin The initiation ceremonies of child soldiers were shocking and brutal. 5:59 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Much worse than anything that went on at Harrow. Should all watch The Silent Army http://bit.ly/30ftRT great if your researching the topic 6:00 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Samantha my PA will be tweeting my visit here as I want to be able to interact freely with kids and really understand the situation. 6:00 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Right we are now at the gate of the Inepd International sponsored Amistad Primary School in Waterloo. I am going to hand over to Samantha. 6:01 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Hi everyone. I’m Samantha and I will be live tweeting our visits to the Inepd International Programmes here in Sierra Leone. 6:02 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin I am so excited to be here. It is my first field visit in Africa. 6:02 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin The school is basic but tidy and simple with a fresh coat of paint on the school. 6:02 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin has just walked out of the Inepd Land Cruising and is shaking hands with the School Principal Mr. Isah Conte. 6:02 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin asks Isah to tell him about the children at this school. 6:03 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah says that the children here are from very poor backgrounds and could not go to school without Inepd support. 6:03 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin asks about the impact of the war on the children. 6:03 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah says; these children can't remember the war. 6:04 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin then says; Is it because of the trauma of the war they can't remember. 6:05 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah looks a bit confused and then says; that the children's parents can remember and would tell of the bad times. 6:05 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin I am Samantha by the way Live Tweeting for '@InepdKelvin while he visits the Inepd International supported school in Sierra Leone. 6:06 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin We are now walking now towards the classroom. Kelvin is wearing casual light tan hemp slacks with dark brown boating lofas. 6:06 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin He has an Inepd International Campaign T-Shirt “Forgotten Conflicts Where Are They Now?” 6:06 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin and an Inepd International Inepd bright green waist coat(with many pockets). 6:06 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin and the Principal Isah have just entered the classroom. Kelvin says a big “How di bodi”to everyone. 6:07 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin The children burst back with a “Di bodi fine”. The children then start singing a song. “Another day in Paradise” by Phil Collins. 6:07 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin was really moved by the song and has just wiped a tear from his eye and is spontaneously clapping and complimenting the children 6:09 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin We sit down with the students and teachers of the school. 6:09 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin It is a simple classroom with old wooden chairs and tables with a well worn chalk board. 6:10 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Now Isah has asked Kelvin if he would like to say something and Isah will translate. 6:10 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin said he thought they spoke English. 6:10 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah says yes they do a little but. But they speak Crio which is similar to English and their mother tongues. 6:10 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin says; he just though everyone's English was pretty bad here. 6:11 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin starts his speech. 6:11 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin says: Thank you for the warm welcome. It is a privilege to be here and I am looking forward to learning from you all. 6:11 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin He goes on: I have come here from far far away. I travelled many moons to be here and have left my family like you did during the war. 6:12 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin All you amazing children and your dedicated teachers inspire me and Inepd International to strive each day in enabling poverty development. 6:12 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin finishes his speech and sits down. 6:13 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah then asks if he has questions for the children. 6:13 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin asks; when did you children come here to Waterloo. 6:14 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin No child responds to the question just blank looks. Then Kelvin asks were you all able to find your parents. 6:14 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Once again some confusion in the staff and children. No child responds. 6:15 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin appears a little fidgety and then asks the children if they like football. 6:17 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin The children then shout yes and start naming football teams and players. 6:17 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin now more relaxed and asks if any of the children support West Coventry with a bit of a smile 6:17 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Once again there is silence from kids and teachers. Kelvin then asks if we should move on. 6:17 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin We then walk to an activity room with a small library, few games and puzzles for the children. 6:18 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin There is artwork from the children. Isah is telling about how it is also important for the children to play and be creative. 6:19 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin asks why there aren't depictions of war in the children's drawing like helicopter gunships or burning houses etc. 6:19 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah says they concentrate on what the children experience around them and their families. 6:20 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah says one child James does draw war scenes. Isah points to his drawing. 6:20 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin is visible shocked by the stick figures. 6:20 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin One stick figures has large muscles and a red head band with an automatic weapon shooting scores of people. 6:21 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Isah says that Jame's parents run a video store & Jame's favorite character is Rambo; they have asked him to stop drawing this type of scene 6:22 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin's composure has returned. Isah asks if we would like to stay for lunch and chat with the staff. 6:22 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin Our Driver says that we have to go as we have to make it to Makeni before sunset. 6:23 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin We say goodbye and head to the landcruiser. 6:23 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
Samantha for InepdKelvin I am handing the tweets back to '@InepdKelvin see you all. Bye all. 6:24 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Right I am back. Just a fantastic visit and incredible children and teachers. Thanks so much to Samantha for tweeting for me. 6:24 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Having suffered so much and still able to smile. It was such an uplifting experience. 6:25 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin I really felt that I learnt so much more from these children than I taught then. 6:25 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Although only a short visit I will remember these children and their Principal Ian always. 6:26 AM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Hope you will follow me on Friday for my visit to the Inepd Women's Community Centre in Makeni, Sierra Leone. 6:26 AM 28-Oct-09
Suzanne Munshower
expatina  @InepdKelvin No cliché left unturned. You always me smile '@InepdKelvin 6:35 AM 28-Oct-09
Spike Wyatt
SpikeTheLobster  LOL! Bot RT's negative press: RT '@InepdMercedes: RT '@TathraExpress [...] on Inepd International; I see more gutter journalism on the way 8:03 AM 28-Oct-09
giantpandinha
giantpandinha  @alexevansuk Inepd.org has it figured out 11:08 AM 28-Oct-09
giantpandinha
giantpandinha  @alexevansuk Yeah "Climate Change Not in our LIFETIME!" is the best slogan of all, congrats '@InepdMercedes 12:00 PM 28-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @giantpandinha '@alexevansuk Here is our submission to Copenhagen for the "Climate Change Not In Our Lifetime" campaign: http://bit.ly/4vQMyA 12:06 PM 28-Oct-09
giantpandinha
giantpandinha  Mozambique High Commission has fab redesigned, tropical paradise themed site - will surely allure elite of "poverty development" community 1:41 PM 28-Oct-09
Kelvin Peterson,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Shane Thompson,Shirley de Vries,Shirley de Vries,Shirley de Vries,tess martin-fox
InepdShane  @InepdMercedes Hi Mercedes. Are you there. 5:38 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdMercedes I am still in bed with '@InepdShirley it is now our 6th day of our Bed-In for World Peace not Justice. 5:40 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdMercedes we are still staying at the Stayokay Hostel in Amsterdam in Dorm room 18. We have renamed the room to the de Waal Dorm. 5:40 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdMercedes We have now put 6 of the dorm beds together and around 12 people have joined our Bed-In. 5:40 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane  @InepdMercedes I am still in bed with '@InepdShirley it is now our 6th day of our Bed-In for World Peace not Justice. 5:40 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane  @InepdMercedes we are still staying at the Stayokay Hostel in Amsterdam in Dorm room 18. We have renamed the room to the de Waal Dorm. 5:40 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane  @InepdMercedes We have now put 6 of the dorm beds together and around 12 people have joined our Bed-In. 5:40 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @InepdShane I am a little busy at the moment  5:41 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane  @InepdMercedes I need an advance for my honeymoon with '@InepdShirley , the finance department is not answering. 5:42 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @InepdShane I think most of the finance staff are still on extended incoherence and miscellaneous leave. I will try tomorrow for you. 5:43 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @InepdShane when are you coming back. I think I have a lead with Hello Magazine on your prison detention in the Congo. 5:43 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdMercedes We don't know, there is just such positive energy in the de Waal Dormitory. 5:44 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes InepdShane Right, Ok.. 5:44 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdMercedes In the last 6 days we have been in bed. We feel we have really made a difference for World Peace not Justice. 5:44 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh,Shane Thompson,Shane Thompson
InepdMercedes @InepdShane tell '@InepdShirley that she here article: “Aromatherapy for Severe Acute Malnutrition Sufferers”has been accepted by OdeMagazine 5:45 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdShirley they're publishing your article on “Aromatherapy for Severe Acute Malnutrition Sufferers” in OdeMagazine 5:45 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdShirley I know I am here as well. I am at the bottom of the bed behind Klaus, Sigrid, Francois and Bakti. 5:46 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley @InepdShane I feel so happy, so free and alive. World Peace not Justice. Everyone one in the room is also chanting it. 5:46 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley @InepdShane Oh yes I see you now. I need to dance!! 5:47 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane Fantastic!!, this is so beautiful. '@InepdShirley is now doing a Dinka dance from the Bor Dinka of Southern Sudan. 5:48 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane She is arching her back with her hands raised above her head like the horns of a cow. 5:48 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane She is now jumping with her knees high and feet high up behind her. Incredibly difficult condition; the 6 un-sprung mattresses can be lethal 5:48 PM 29-Oct-09
Shane Thompson
InepdShane I love this woman so much. I have to sing!! 5:49 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley This is so romantic. '@InepdShane is singing No Woman, No Cry. But he keeps changing the lyrics. 5:50 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley He starting sing Know Woman, No Cry, then No Woman, Know Cry and now No Shirley, No Cry. 5:50 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley Although subtle differences in the lyrics, they have such a profound affect on the meaning. I love this man so much. 5:50 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley I really feel we have made such progress here with our Bed-In. 5:51 PM 29-Oct-09
Shirley de Vries
InepdShirley All the backpackers have been helping and coming to listen to our songs and dance and lectures on World Peace not Justice. 5:51 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Mercedes Bligh,Shirley de Vries
InepdMercedes Some quite unflattering rumours about Inepd International this week on twitter about our registration in the UK. 5:59 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes To set the record straight. Inepd Int. is registered as a subsidiary charity in the UK with primary registration in the Cayman Islands 5:59 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Tom from Advocacy has been with me this week in NY. 6:00 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes He is also in Miami with me on an Advocacy Workshop: “Termoinage at a distance; playing it safe” 6:00 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Tom said the workshop was great and was about building Advocacy Campaigns using secondary and tertiary sources of information. 6:01 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh,Tracey Aylmer
taylmer  @InepdMercedes hmmm.... cayman islands.... tax haven.... can you tell i've just finished studying tax law??? LOL 6:01 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes RT '@taylmer hmmm.... cayman islands.... tax haven.... can you tell i've just finished studying tax law??? LOL 6:04 PM 29-Oct-09
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maneno  @InepdMercedes Got my amazing t-shirt a couple of days ago, thank you Inepd! 6:21 PM 29-Oct-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @valentilaw Yep I think we might call it a night as well if no one else is playing. 6:23 PM 29-Oct-09
Wronging Rights
WrongingRights  Us too! '@maneno '@InepdMercedes Got my amazing t-shirt a couple of days ago, thank you Inepd! 6:31 PM 29-Oct-09
Tracey Aylmer
taylmer  @InepdMercedes i wrote a paper on tax havens & i concluded that uk, usa & australia must compete by lowering taxes. its the only way... 6:35 PM 29-Oct-09
crop_face_normal
alanna_shaikh  Anonymous RT Inepd is my favorite poverty development charity but I'm afraid to tweet it out loud! They seem to KNOW the field so well 1:00 AM 30-Oct-09
crop_face_normal
alanna_shaikh  @Michael_Keizer '@alanna_shaikh ROTFL I can see why you RT that one anonymously. 1:30 AM 30-Oct-09