Over the last couple of months I have been helping a local final year, high school student with a marketing plan for her major work. Now, I don’t know about your final year project, but mine was fairly low key. But Isadore Biffin has other ideas.

a39_one When she was 16, Isadore did work experience volunteering for charity work in Ethiopia. Here she learned about the plight of child soldiers and resolved to do something about it. Now, a year and a half later, Isadore’s challenge is to raise funds to assist in the rehabilitation of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and her plan is to hold a concert in Sydney on November 20, 2008.

Things are now starting to come together … Isadore has confirmed some local bands like The Shipwrecked and Peregrine — but I believe she is hoping to add a headline act to the list. There will be speakers and T-shirts and plenty of activity. One of her friends, Murray Bunton from Streetline Media has created great artwork, including logo and shirt designs; and Deanna Coleman and Stig Richards have given invaluable advice about getting the word out.

If you want to keep up-to-date with Isadore’s efforts, you can subscribe to her blog and join her Facebook cause (then you will be sure and hear when the tickets are available). Now, we just need to get some TV interviews scheduled and we will be set 😉

Oh, and THIS was my 1000th post! Wow.