150+ Canadians Day 129: Craig & Marc Kielburger

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Craig & Marc Kielburger contribute to peace through their organizations which empower young people to get involved to change the world. #Canada150

Craig Keilburger was 12 years old when he learned about a Pakistani boy who had started work in a carpet factory at age 4 and was murdered at 12 after turning the world’s attention to the exploitation of children in the Pakistan work force. Craig started talking about the problems of child labour and with his older brother, Marc Kielburger founded the Free the Children organization in 1995. Free the Children is an international charity active in 45 countries building schools and providing education opportunities for children.

Craig and Marc also founded “Me to We”, an enterprise providing products and services, such as Travel with a Purpose and Take Action camps, and We Day, a one-day event for young people to get together and be inspired to take positive actions in their communities.

Both Craig and Marc have won numerous awards and distinctions.

“Collectively, we have all it takes to create a just and peaceful world, but we must work together and share our talents. We all need one another to find happiness within our-selves and within the world.” – Craig Kielburger

“We wanted to make caring cool and changing the world possible for young people.” – Marc Kielburger

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