12th April 2016
Testigo on turbocharge
Testigo is off to a flying start this year. We are training in Engarenaibor, a ward which has five villages and 11 subvillages. We're conducting training in three main villages, and will develop trainers from these groups to venture further out to the more remote villages in the ward. There are currently 12 thousand people living in this 430 square km area.
We're also planning to conduct training in a second area, most likely the Simanjiro district, using the same scaled up approach to cover multiple villages simultaneously.
To support our rapidly growing scale, we need to continue growing our volunteer base. Right now we are looking for business development volunteers to coordinate sourcing corporate sponsorship and running fundraisers, and a PR volunteer or agency to continue building our media and social media profile.
Can you help us out?
Testigo's founder, Tracey Sawyer, is returning to Australia for 6 weeks between late June and early August, and will be trying to speak with as many different groups and potential donors as possible.
If you know anyone or any organisations that would be willing to meet with Tracey, or you want to host your own Testigo fundraiser, please reply to this email!
As a result of cuts and reallocations to Australia's foreign aid budget, Testigo has lost a major source of funding, leaving private donors and community fundraising as Testigo's only funding channels.
Testigo on the radio
Tracey was recently interviewed by Trevor Chappell on 774 ABC Melbourne. You can listen to the interview and see other media activity here.