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Phone: 416-925-5894
233 Carlton St.
Toronto
ON M5A 2L2
Canada
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Geographic areas served: Internationally

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The Adopt a Village program runs in rural and marginalized areas in Kenya, Ghana, China, India, Sierra Leone, Ecuador, Haiti and Nicaragua. Designed to meet the basic needs of developing communities and eliminate the obstacles preventing children from accessing education, Adopt a Village is made up of five pillars crucial to lifting communities from poverty: education, alternative income, health care, water and sanitation and agriculture and food security. Building a healthy community through the Adopt a Village model is like building the framework of a house. Each pillar provides crucial support, without which the whole thing would eventually crumble. The Adopt a Village five pillars for community development are all based on the idea that no problem and no solution stands alone.

Mission:
Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards, Oprah’s Angel Network and more.
Results:
Free The Children has built more than 650 schools and school rooms around the world and has reached more than one million young people through outreach in North America and the UK.

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10/28/13
Free The Children's holistic and sustainable Adopt a Village model is what initially drew me to this organization. Furthermore, it's a youth based approach which leads to empowered, motivated, and inspired young people taking the initiative to make a positive impact not only globally, but locally ... more »
10/01/13
My 4th grader along with 7 of his classmates and their elementary school teacher started a Free The Children Chapter last year. The group chose to support education in Kenya. So far the group has hosted 2 fundraisers (coin drive and hike). The group has raised over $6,000. This organization has ... more »
11/24/12
2 years ago was my first We Day, and as cheesy as it may sound, it changed my life. The speakers moved the crowd, and there was a sense of positive energy I realized I had been missing. Seeing Craig and Marc and hearing their story inspired me, and I was ready to make a change. I've come to ... more »
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