WE was founded in 1995 by then-12-year-old Craig Kielburger after he read a newspaper story about Iqbal Masih, a former slave who was murdered after speaking out against the horrors of child labour. The tale struck a nerve, and Craig knew he had to do something to help free other children embroiled in child labour. Along with his older brother, Marc Kielburger, he started WE Charity.
More than 20 years later, WE Charity has expanded beyond the issue of child labour to include a sustainable model of international development, called WE Villages, that works to alleviate the root causes of poverty in nine countries around the world. Through a service-learning program called WE Schools, youth in North America and the UK are empowered to become change-makers themselves. The only way to get to a WE Day event is by taking action on one local and one global issue through WE Schools—you can’t buy a ticket.
Yeading Infant and Nursery School have worked together to earn their way to WE DAY by working on local and global actions. WE CANNOT WAIT TO GO!
Look to see who we will be joining in the WE movement – A-list celebrities, inspiring speakers and world leaders, mixed with uplifting stories of change from real people.
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