"It’s astonishing to think that only two years ago, I was standing on the We Day stage in Vancouver thinking how amazing it would be for young people in the UK to have the opportunity to be part of such an inspirational event... and now I have the honour of announcing its launch in the UK this March!
With just six weeks to go before the big day, I had the privilege of speaking alongside my co-chair, Lord Rumi Verjee, John Coles, CEO of United Learning, Craig Kreeger, CEO ofVirgin Atlantic and Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children, at the We Day UK school launch.
And we weren’t alone. From teachers dancing in the aisles, to inspirational pupils sharing their personal stories, there was one common theme – a passion for change. Attended by over 480 students, the launch was a great way of building some momentum and engaging with the true change makers of the project: our young people."
We Day is part of a comprehensive active citizenship programme called We Act, which helps transform the inspiration of We Day into tangible action by supporting schools and youth groups to make a difference in the world. It brings people together to lead global change, defy apathy and celebrate the change they are making in their local and global communities.
The project was initiated by Free The Children, who began working in the UK in 2010 to deliver free active citizenship and leadership programmes and has already reached over 500 schools and more than 125,000 young people.
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