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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 02/2012

These Kids are the Real All-Stars

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada

Wes, 13, has set a new goal: build a playground on every reserve in Canada. Aboriginal communities are lining up to get on his list. At nine, Ishan started a project to bring together school kids and seniors. His initiative has blossomed and today Ishan's Grand Kids Clubs are springing up in schools throughout Florida.

First Nations Children "Had Never Seen a Shower Before"

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada

When Cindy Blackstock noticed two aboriginal girls brought to a group home just staring at a shower, she started questioning whether being thrown into foster care was harming First Nations children as much as the environments they were being removed from. Three times more First Nations children are being removed from their families today than at the peak of the residential school system in 1949.

Starve, Get Aid, Repeat

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In Somalia we're delivering emergency assistance over and over but never getting the result we want: stopping people from dying of hunger. We can't stop droughts from happening, but we can give communities the tools to survive so they are prepared and don't starve when the drought strikes.