WE was founded in 1995 by then-12-year-old Craig Kielburger after he read a newspaper story about Iqbal Masih, a former slave who was murdered after speaking out against the horrors of child labour. The tale struck a nerve, and Craig knew he had to do something to help free other children embroiled in child labour. Along with his older brother, Marc Kielburger, he started WE Charity.
More than 20 years later, WE Charity has expanded beyond the issue of child labour to include a sustainable model of international development, called WE Villages, that works to alleviate the root causes of poverty in nine countries around the world.
On Wednesday, March 6, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended We Day UK at the SSE Arena in London, England. The Duke of Sussex have an inspiration speech encouraging the youth to take part in creating a positive social change. The Duchess herself did not speak directly to the crowd, her husband yet said “I am with you, and we are with you.” to everyone attending.