On top of committing to support many smaller charitable endeavours in various capacities, AppleCheeks has pledged to donate a portion of its profits to Free the Children.
Who we are: 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.
The organization was founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger when he was just 12 years old.
Free The Children has built more than 500 schools in developing countries around the world, providing quality primary education to more than 50,000 students every day.
What we do:
The primary goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world.
Empowering youth at a local level
• We believe that youth in North America have the power and the potential to address inequalities affecting their peers in developing countries. Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and provides them with the skills, confidence and awareness to take action and make a difference.
• A broad network of more than 1,000 Youth in Action groups and student advocates are actively involved in fundraising and awareness campaigns to support international development projects and create tangible changes for communities around the world.
• Our international development model is called Adopt a Village. It was created from the recognition that development must be truly holistic in order for it to be meaningful, effective and sustainable.
• Adopt a Village works with and supports every aspect of community development, empowering children and their families to break the cycle of poverty.
• Adopt a Village iworks with rural communities in seven countries – Kenya, Sierra Leone, China, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, India and Haiti. It is composed of four program areas which ensure that all community needs are met equally – education, healthcare, alternative income, water and sanitation.
• Free The Children’s annual We Day is the largest event of its kind. It celebrates the power of young people to change the world and kicks off a year of youth-led world-changing initiatives.
• The day features inspirational and motivational speeches and performances by leading activists, speakers and entertainers.
• Every person attending We Day has committed to take tangible actions for a better world. This is not just an event; it’s a movement.
To get involved in a fundraising or awareness campaign, or to invite a Free The Children speaker to your event please visit www.freethechildren.com
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.