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Free The Children and Me to We 

Through KPMG's strategic relationship with Free The Children and Me to We, all of our people have the opportunity to make a difference in their local and global communities.
Free The Children and Me to We
In 2010, KPMG launched a four-year collaboration with Free The Children and Me to We.  Today our people engage with their families in their local communities and internationally to support sustainable change.

Get to know Free The Children and Me to We:

Free The Children is a Canadian-based international charity and educational partner with more than 1.7 million youth involved in innovative development programs in 45 countries. Its co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, are among the world's most celebrated social entrepreneurs.

Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences. Me to We is designed to help support the work of its charitable partner Free The Children. Half of its annual profits are donated to Free The Children while the other half is reinvested to sustain the growth of the enterprise.

  • Visit the Me to We site to learn more.
  • Click here to watch a video about this highly successful social enterprise.

Here are some highlights of our work together:

KPMG has adopted three communities in India
Through Free The Children's groundbreaking Adopt a Village model, the firm is supporting holistic sustainable development in three communities in Rajasthan, India with a particular focus on developing Alternative Income programs.

 

Free The Children co-founder Craig Kielburger commented: "KPMG's generous support has been a critical part of the positive change seen across all three communities. The communities have been supported to maintain good health, stabilize school attendance rates, diversify livelihoods and reduce the risk of economic insecurity, effectively breaking the cycle of poverty."

 

 

Me to We Trips
All KPMG people and their families have the opportunity to travel to Kenya, India or Ecuador to learn first-hand about life in a rural communities and how Free The Children is working to empower local people to lift themselves out of poverty.

 

We Day
KPMG is a proud national sponsor of We Day, a movement that brings together a generation of youth to be engaged in changing the world through an inspirational event and year-long educational initiative. KPMG helped to expand We Day across Canada by raising support in the corporate community. Hundreds of KPMG people and clients have attended as honoured guests and volunteers.

  • Click here to learn more about We Day.
  • Watch their latest video.

 

Free The Children Campaigns
KPMG people and their families have provided tremendous support for Free The Children campaigns such as We Scare Hunger, Redefine Possible and We Create Change.


Family Engagement Workshops
Many KPMG offices have hosted Family Engagement Workshops which enable our people and clients to empower youth in their lives to make a difference. The experience provides families with tools to raise socially responsible children.

 

Me to We speakers
KPMG people across the country have been inspired by Marc and Craig Kielburger, Spencer West, even Maasai Warriors Wilson and Jackson. Me to We speakers offer unique perspectives on the work of Free The Children, finding a passion within your community and making a difference.


 

Here are some highlights of our work internationally:

Throughout the year periodic stories from the field will be posted to give us updates on our adopted villages.


Blog #10: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Alternative Income and Livelihood
Free The Children's unique development model, Adopt a Village, is made up of five core pillars that work together to break the cycle of poverty and create long-term sustainable solutions for communities around the world.
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Blog #9: Empowering Marginalized Women in Bagad
The rural village of Bagad is located on a hilltop in the district of Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, India. Traditionally, most people in the community earn their income through agricultural farming.
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Blog #8: Financial Literacy & Economic Empowerment in Kamoda
Free The Children works to ensure that all community members, especially women, feel economically empowered to lift themselves out of poverty.
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Blog #7: Economic Empowerment via Chimneys
Chimney projects are not only an integral component of Free The Children's health development pillar in India, but they also have several positive, cross-cutting, environmental and economic benefits.
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Blog #6: Building Food & Economic Security in Udawad
Udawad is one of the most remote villages located in the region of Kumbhalgarh, a tehsil comprised of a cluster of small villages within the Rajsamand District.
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Blog #5: A Fodder Cooperative in Kamoda
Ratan Lal lives in the community of Kamoda, located in the region of Kumbhalgarh, a tehsil comprised of a collection of very small villages within the Rajsamand District.
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Blog #4: Nanki's Story: The Hope to End Poverty
Nanki, age 25, is the mother of two and lives with her husband and his family in the small community of Udawad.
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Blog #3: Strengthening Confidence, Income and Equality
Jasoda Lohar, 26, lives in the remote village of Bagad, India, with her three sons: Bhavesh, Umesh and Vikas, ages 10, 8 and 4, respectively.
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Blog #2: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Free Range Chickens
Many exciting projects are in full swing in the Adopt a Village community of Kamoda.
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Blog #1: Alternative Income and Livelihood Programming in India
Free The Children works in partnership with village members to create successful income generating programs.
Read More about this program


Community Update

Leading the way in social innovation
KPMG is proud to work with social entrepreneurs and innovators across Canada.


KPMG travels with FTC and Me to We
KPMG people and their families experience sustainable development in Kenya and India.


Sustainability at KPMG
Sustainability is a key part of our Community Leader strategy.


KPMG's Imapct
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