Craig Kielburger

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Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger, a Canadian social activist, humanitarian, and entrepreneur began his journey in changing the world when he was just 12 years old. It was at that age that he learned of the story about Iqbal Masih, a child chained to slavery since the age of 4 but eventually got out to speak up against child labour. Unfortunately, Iqbal got killed at the age of 12 by speaking up. Craig, having heard the story, found that he had to do something and that even if he was just 12, he could put his effort out to make a change and have a voice, just like Iqbal. It was then that the now worldwide charity, Free The Children began.

CRAIG KIELBURGER

Craig Kielburger, 12, talks to villagers on his trip to southeast Asia to visit children in labour camps

Kielburger, talks to thousands of youth at We Day event

Kielburger, 32, with students from Kenya supporting schooling for girls along with Malala Yousafzai

Kielburger, at Bellavista Baja, Ecuadorreading to children

Accomplishments

Craig's establishment of Free The Children has enabled them to build 650+ schools, funded $16 000 000+ worth of medical supplies, enabled 30 000 women to become economicly self-sufficient, and supplied over 1 000 000 people with clean water, healthcare and sanitation. Currently, his dedication to changing the world has enabled 45 countries to have Free The Children building projects and programming. Through the We Day youth empowerment event he has inspired 2 300 000 youth with empowerment programming and dedication to changing the world.

Kielburger speaks with the crowd during a We Day concert-thousands of youth participate in meeting famous artists and educators (they cannot buy a ticket, they earn it through We Day service acts.

- Established Free The Children- We Day (targetting youth with over 3.7M likes on Facebook), formed partnerships with Oprah's Angel Network, KPMG, Blackberry- Me to We (a social enterprise dedicated to providing leadership programs, volunteer internationally, and to provide better choices for the world- Wrote 9 books about changing the world- 15 honourary doctorates and degrees (youngest graduate of Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program)- one of youngest on The Order of Canada- writes columns "Global Voices" on various newspapers

MISSION:Craig Kielburger's main mission is to empower, educate, and engage youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens. He also is dedicated to ending poverty in developing countries via his innovative and successful new development model: Adopt A Village: that focuses on 5 pillars: Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Health, Alternative Income and Livelihood and Agriculture and Food Security.

Kielburger, talks with Oprah Winfrey on her show

Craig and Marc Kielburger with Kenyan childrenon a trip in support of school building


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