OYW Summit 2012 - Friends of One Young World WeDay at this years Summit in Pittsburgh

 

 
One Young World Returning Ambassador Adeline Braescu-Kerlan reports on WeDay Special Session.
 
The second session of Day 2 at One Young World this year was a great reminder that true leadership has nothing to do with age.
 
Mark Kielburger, the co-founder of Save the Children rocked the stage when explaining that his organization was first started by his then 12 year old "(!) brother Craig, after he was shocked by the story of a boy his age in Pakistan who was a child worker.
17 years later, Free The Children is an organization that both acts on empowering the next generation of global leaders in developed countries and concretely designs and implements projects in order to provide labor free environments to children in eight developping countries,
 
With the WE Day action, an incredibly amaizing event designed to empower young people aged 12-18 in Canada, Mark truly showed us that it is possible to make a massive difference in the minds of young people through presenting them with extraordinary people.
 
One of these amaizing persons was present on the stage. Spencer West, who lost his legs at a very young age told the OYW community than nothing is impossible to achieve after climbing Kilimandjaro on his hands.
 
His story, his energy, his sense of team achievement embodied the quotation of Mother Theresa that Mark provided at the end of the session : 'We can not do great things, we can do small things with great heart'.