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Free The Children

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Craig’s Story


Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth
involved in its innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. It was founded in 1995 by 12-year-old international
children’s rights activist Craig Kielburger.
Since inception the organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel
Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships
with leading school boards and Oprah’s Angel Network.
The primary goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they
are powerless to affect positive change in the world. Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children
inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change for their peers around the world.
TO DATE, FREE THE CHILDREN HAS:
• Built over 650 schools and school rooms in Asia, Africa, Latin America; providing education to more than 55,000 children
everyday in 16 countries
• Delivered 207,500 school and health kits to students around the world
• Provided health care, clean water and sanitation facilities to more than one million people
• Established alternative income programs for marginalized women, helping more than 30,000 families
• Shipped over $16 million worth of medical supplies to marginalized communities around the world

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