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Nelson Mandela: a triumph of hope


On December 5, the world lost a true hero – a man whose triumph over adversity inspired us all. Nelson Mandela, the celebrated anti-apartheid icon, politician and philanthropist, passed away at the age of 95.

Craig Kielburger, co-founder of our charity and educational partner Free The Children, had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela on a few occasions. Last week, he was invited to South Africa to attend the many celebrations and memorial events honouring Mandela. Craig sent us a video message about his experience, and relayed how we here in Canada are helping inform our youth of Mandela’s vision and enabling his dream of education for all.