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November 8th, 2011
In 2010, over 100,000 youths from 820 schools took Free The Children’s Vow of Silence and remained silent for a combined total of 932,164 hours, equivalent to 82 years. This year’s Vow of Silence campaign begins on Wednesday, November 30 at 3:00 p.m. and runs for a 24 hour period ending Thursday, December 1, at 3:00 p.m. Students, corporations and the general public across North America and the UK will gather pledges to stay silent for 24 hours (no speaking, no texting and/or no emails), standing up for youth around the world who don’t have a voice. Donations support children’s rights by funding Free The Children’s holistic and sustainable Adopt a Village model, providing education, alternative income projects, health care and clean water and sanitation systems in rural communities including Kenya, India and China.
To get you ready for the amazing Vow of Silence day taking place on November 30, there will be an event this weekend in Toronto. Make your way to Yonge and Dundas Square this Sunday, November 13 from 10am ET to 4pm ET (silent youth protest takes place from 11am ET to 1:30pm ET). Check out Free The Children’s site for more details on this event.
Below, former child soldier Michel Chikwanine delivers his powerful story on his experience of being a child soldier and why taking the Vow of Silence is important.
Celebs like Joe Jonas, Nina Dobrev and Shawn Desman are also taking the vow of silence along with Michel Chikwanine. Click here to find out more on Free The Children’s Vow of Silence.Tweet