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We Day Vancouver 2012

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Blog by Bettina Reid | October 19th, 2012

We DayYesterday, my eldest had the honour and privilege to be a part of We Day Vancouver 2012. She attended with approximately 30 other students and teachers from her school. They all had an experience of a lifetime and heard speakers like "Desmond Tutu" and "Magic Johnson" speak, encouraging social change. This day will be one she will remembers and will likely share with her children one day.

"We Day is an educational event and the movement of our time—a movement of young people leading local and global change."

Her school like many others has taken part in the Me to We program which is partnered with Free the Children. They have helped to build schools in Africa and to provide clean water for these communities. The students who have taken part in We Day or Me to We programs are taking active roles in social justice initiatives in their schools.

The Story behind Me to We started in Ecuador over 10 years ago when the co-founders and brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger helped to build a school for an impoverished community. It was their experience and how the community and surrounding communities came together to make this school happen (when the Kielburgers feared it wouldn't) that brought about the Me to We mentality. Their main objective was to make the world a better place and that's exactly what the movement has achieved and will continue to do so through our children and hopefully through our children's, children and so on and so forth!

Be the Change you wish to see in the World!