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Craig Kielburger

Forget the Magic Bullets: We Can Save Millions of Lives With Basic First Steps

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There is still much to do -- millions of lives to save and people to make healthy. Bill Gates believes his beloved downward red line can dip below "well below a million" in his lifetime, and we agree.

Civic Engagement and the College Campus

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I was well into my 40's before I started to realize this. I am amazed that these young people are so grounded and insightful at such a young age. Their words are inspiring to me.

Two Approaches to Radicalism

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Earlier this month, a U.S. congressional committee heard Melvin Bledsoe share the story of his son's conversion ("brainwashing," he called it) to Isla...

How Do You Spell Democracy?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Peacekeepers and observers may produce fairer elections in Haiti -- but education is the first step towards democracy.

How One Woman Is Helping To End Poverty In Nigeria

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

At the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, Amina Az-Zubair smiled and said, "You're probably wondering, 'Who's this lady in the Nigerian clothes...

Finding Legacy in Dharamsala

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls Dharamsala home. It isn't the "rooftop of the world" that Tibet is. But, you could've fooled me.

Creating a Cycle of Haitians Helping Haitians

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We found a group of Haitians rebuilding their country in a sustainable, scalable model through decentralization. Unfortunately, foreign aid tends to overlook this in favour of short-term, surface relief.

Election Day in Haiti

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

At mid-morning on Election Day, Iman sat cross-legged outside her tent in a refugee camp in Hinche, Haiti, hunched over a bowl of beans. When asked if she would vote, she chuckled, rolled her eyes and continued opening the pods with her fingers.

Haiti Struggles to Prevent Cholera's Spread

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Angeleno wears rubber boots, thick gloves and a blue medical gown as he piles rubbish under the hot, Haitian sun. Beads of sweat appear around his f...

The G20 Needs a Permanent Home

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The G20 Summit is like a traveling circus without the laughs. It comes in with a lot of bells and whistles. The performers demonstrate feats of (pol...

Rehabilitation Must Be the Next Chapter of Khadr's Saga

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

A hole in the wall and the anger behind the fist that punched it can symbolize hope. Canada should be thinking about that when it comes to Omar Khadr.

World Needs to Get Tough on Mining Standards

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There's nothing better than a happy ending. Last month, the world got one. You could almost feel the global sigh of relief when Luis Urzua, the last...

Championship Team Helps Rebuild Liberia

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Seven years ago this month, Liberia saw the end of 14 years of civil war. But, as the fog of war lifted, it revealed a country with no schools and no jobs.

The Day I Met Omar

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's unfair for any kid to have to live up to their parents. It's especially so when you're a Khadr.

Liberia's Diaspora Returns Home to Rebuild

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Henry Benson got off a plane in his native Liberia to a country resembling nothing of what he left.

Five Years After Kashmir, Pakistan Faces a New Disaster

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Last month a new study detailed attitudes of Pakistanis in Kashmir towards Americans. In the areas most hard-hit by the earthquake, more than 60 per cent people said they trust Europeans and Americans.

Airplanes, Indicators and the Countdown to the Millennium Development Goal Deadline

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Sahr Banga used to go to a school with walls made of dung. The community mothers would re-smear them every few months. When the weather warmed to scorching temperatures, they dried, cracked and crumbled.

Recognizing the Right to Water

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Earlier this month, 100 Canadian youth volunteers brought the precious gift of water to six villages in Kenya's Maasai Mara. They stood alongside community members as the water distribution system opened.

Peace Talks Offer Obama a Chance to Regain Approval

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The Israel-Palestine conflict draws interest everywhere because resolving would ultimately mean greater security for the world.

Schools Sees Beyond Politics When Providing Aid to Pakistan's Flood Victims

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's shocking that students can see that flood victims don't have time for posturing while world governments make them wait.

With Attention on the Gulf, Niger Delta Oil Spills Continue

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The delta is the third-largest wetland in the world. Farmland and fishing should be a source of income for 31 million inhabitants. However, the oil-saturated water has destroyed most crops and fish stock.

Is "Wyclef for President" best for Haiti?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The international community can deliver its aid commitments without Jean's solicitation. That way, whoever becomes president can stop acting as a collection agent and start helping Haiti help itself.

Willing the Rich to Share in the World Cup Profits

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's not just the absence of the incessant vuvuzela casting an eerie silence across South Africa. Instead it's the fading buzz of planes carrying about 300,000 tourists home.

Changing the Game With an Indestructible Ball

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For most kids in the developing world, sporting equipment is a luxury they cannot afford. The indestructible soccer ball represents durability, longevity, possibility and hope.

Americans abroad in the age of Obama

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For Jordan Blum and Amanda Smock, the plan for their seven-month backpacking trip was to say they were from California. The San Francisco couple in ...