We challenge you not to get goosebumps while watching this video. (Click here, or on the photo above, to watch.)
Last Sunday, 60 Minutes did a story about Craig Kielburger of Free the Children, about the organization came to be, and why they are so involved in educating kids in developing countries. The story includes clips of 60 Minutes‘ first story about Craig, when he started Free the Children in his living room 16 years ago (at the age of 12,) after reading about a Pakistani boy who was killed for speaking up for children’s rights. It’s an incredibly inspiring, moving story that highlights the extreme importance of education, especially in places where children’s rights and lives are at risk.
60 million girls partnered with Free the Children in 2007 in the Maasai Mara in Kenya; and again in 2010 in Udaipur, India. Seeing Craig, his brother Marc, in action, and the response from the huge crowds involved in their We Day project, it’s impossible not to believe that kids really can change the world.