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From the WE Day stage, they shine a spotlight on the causes closest to their hearts, from bullying and mental health to education and human rights. Many also travel overseas to meet with children and families in WE Charity’s partner communities and then go on to raise awareness and funds for our sustainable development model.
Lilly Singh is the embodiment of girl power. Through her YouTube channel, IISuperwomanII, Lilly works to unite girls and women around the world by spreading #GirlLove and showing her followers the amazing things we can achieve when women support each other. Lilly has traveled to Kenya twice with ME to WE to witness firsthand the incredible impact she has created and to connect with community members.
When Demi Lovato joined ME to WE in Kenya for her 21st birthday in 2013, we had trouble wrapping her gift. To celebrate the international pop star’s big day, one of our partner communities gave her a goat—an important source of milk and income for Maasai families. For Demi, who decided to help build an X-ray clinic in lieu of a traditional birthday party, it meant the world. She named him Billy.
When Natalie Portman traveled to Kenya in 2015 and visited Kisaruni Girls Secondary School, it made her reflect on her own childhood. She recalled complaining about her own homework as she met the first graduating class from Kisaruni—a group of young women who would rather stay up all night and study than sleep; a group who wanted school to be seven days instead of five. She was moved by the young women’s motivation to learn.
Kardinal Offishall is one of WE’s most prominent ambassadors. Always bringing his boundless energy in front of WE Day crowds and in fundraising efforts, he has been one of our closest friends and most outspoken supporters since he first joined us at WE Day Toronto in 2011. Canada’s ambassador for hip-hop has been a main event at over 40 WE Days from Toronto to Seattle, and is an ambassador for WE Charity on a global scale.
Paula Abdul • Kareem Abdul Jabbar • Holly Branson • Celebrity Marauders • Auli'i Cravalho • Jessi Cruickshank • Nelly Furtado • Rick Hansen • Shawn Hook • Bailee Madison • Sarah McLachlan • Machel Montano • Maripier Morin • Nina Dobrev • Johnny Orlando • Tyler Shaw • Martin Sheen • Hannah Simone • Aimee Song • Sonreal • Lennon & Maisy Stella • The Tenors • Liz Trinnear • Margaret Trudeau • Laura Whitmore • Chloe Wilde • Karl Wolf