Social Entrepreneur Marc Kielburger was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1974. He co-founded the WE Movement, an umbrella organization for global youth empowerment, with his brother Craig. The WE Day event, held annually in large stadiums across North America, has been a huge success, drawing people from all over the world. In 2002, Kielburger discovered a story about child labor in Pakistan. He subsequently founded an organization called Free the Children, which he renamed to We Charity.
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WE Charity, an international education partner, was founded by Marc Kielburger in 1996. With this foundation, WE helped build 650 schools in developing countries and educated 55,000 children a day. After graduation, Marc Kielburger traveled to the US to study at Harvard and Oxford. While there, he also met Oprah Winfrey and signed an agreement to help build 100 schools for disadvantaged children. This was a big turning point in his life, as it provided him with an exciting education in leadership.
Together with his brother, Marc grew a global movement that has reached more than 4 million people. Through his work with WE Charity, he has inspired more than a million people to take part in their mission. The WE Foundation’s work includes raising awareness about child labour and empowering young people to make a difference in the world. He has also received several honors, including being named one of the world’s most influential young global leaders. In addition, he’s been honoured with several awards, including a special one from the Canadian Walk of Fame.