Co-Founder of WE, social entrepreneur, author and speaker
Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and speaker, inspiring millions to improve their communities and the world through daily actions.
Craig, along with his brother Marc, are co-founders of the world’s leading platform for social change: Free The Children, an international charity, ME to WE, an innovative social enterprise, and WE Day, a signature youth empowerment event.
The WE Pledge isn't just about us. When I take the Pledge, I'm not just making a promise to our organization. I am making a commitment to my family, my community, my country and the world. I am committing to make a difference through my daily actions.
The lesser known but long-fighting Satyarthi is a trailblazer for children's rights; Malala is the next generation. She is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and at 17, the first teen. This is a profound and long-overdue recognition for the role of youth in changing our world for the better.
It's difficult to criticize philanthropy. The desire to give back should never be put down. However, it seems to us that some philanthropists do not always take the same thoughtful, researched approach to giving that they do to their stock market portfolio.
If the community and the government really want to honour Mandela, they should be investing in schools and children. It is a shame that schools where his descendants and others in his community live are so poorly funded that they can't support educational ambitions.
Hundreds of people continued to gather Monday afternoon at the home where Mandela died quietly with his family around him. There were candles, police torches and cooking fires amid t-shirt hawkers and the growing shrine of hand-written notes, bouquets of flowers and balloons. At one point, doves were released into the sky as people cheered, then sang. Every now-and-then, bands with tubas shuffled through the crowd.
Through her energy and determination Emily has brought her community together to become more inclusive. She has also inspired others who face similar challenges. On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, what will you do to be a difference maker and create an inclusive world for everyone?