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Free The Children is a charitable organization, founded in 1995 by international child rights advocate Craig Kielburger. It has built more than 450 schools in 16 developing countries, providing a daily education for more than 40,000 children.[citation needed] The organization also provides alternative income projects as well as school and health kits to people in need. It has sent more than $12 million in health supplies to the developing world. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Shortcut: WP:RULES Wikipedia is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal: Wikipedia has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. ... Image File history File linksMetadata FTCLogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata FTCLogo. ... Craig Kielburger (December 17, 1982- ) is a Canadian humanitarian and activist for childrens rights, with child labor in particular, most famous for forming a non-profit organization, Free the Children at the age of 12, with two of his friends. ...


Free The Children was inspired by the death of Iqbal Masih, a twelve year old carpet factory labourer who spoke out against his working conditions and received help from the Bonded Labour Liberation Front of Pakistan. Iqbal was then murdered by the carpet mafia. This motivated Kielburger to dedicate his life to the cause.[citation needed] More than one million children have benefited from its education and development campaigns.[citation needed] It also has an extensive roster of motivational speakers who travel to schools, faith groups, businesses and community organizations around the world. The organization has garnered with three Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has partnered with the United Nations, National Bank Financial, and Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network. Iqbal Masih Iqbal Masih (Urdu: اقبال مسیح) (b. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... The Crisis Fund, USA is a non-profit, volunteer served, public charity serving as the funding arm for The Threshold Foundation, Sri Lanka, also a non-profit, volunteer served, care giver for child victims of parental poverty and children trying to survive and grow up in the backwoods of Sri...


Craig Kielburger and his brother Marc Kielburger are also co-authors of the bestselling books Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship and Take More Action, as well as of Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World. They are regular columnists in the Toronto Star and Canadian Living. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... Canadian Living is a monthly Canadian lifestyle magazine, which publishes articles relating to food, fashion, crafts and health and family advice. ...


Free The Children is part of the Kiel Network, a trio of worldwide organizations that also includes Leaders Today and Me to We.


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