Free The Children Assembly
We had a Free the Children assembly with grades 5-8.
Free the Children is an orginization that helps children who are in need all over the world. Free the children also has something called "Adopt a Village" and it helps places like Haiti, China, Kenya, Equador, India, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone. Any child can change the world like Craig Kielburger, who founded of Free the Children at age 12. Craig was born in Ontario, Canada, and as a kid, fought for children's rights after he found out how children rugmakers were treated in Pakistan. At the assembly we learned that even the simplest of things count, like having a bake sale and donating all the money to make the world a better place. For more info about Free the Children, go to www.freethechildren.com
Posted by Alise P
Posted by Alise P
A group of Upper Schoolers went to a workshop called Think-We Workshop. We learned about a program called Free the Children which sponsored the workshop. We learned about many issues affecting certain people around the world. Some of these issues are child labor, not enough water, poor education, and alternative income. We learned that children our age work from 10 to 16 hours a day in certain countries in Asia and Africa. They have to carry water from a well 3 hours away! Free the Children helps families help themselves so they start off by helping the community build a school. When the village no longer needs support, Free the Children slowly transitions to another country. Most of the money goes to help countries get health care, clean water, education, and alternative income. If you would like to donate, please do. Go to Freethechildren.com If you donate you will get a big thanks from the whole Think-We program! This program works hard everyday to help children around the world.
Some of the 5th graders who attended the Workshop are planning a bake sale to raise money for Free the Children. Also some kids are doing lemonade stands and bake sales outside of school at their homes. We are working as a community to support Free the Children and help children around the world have a voice.