Our voices are a powerful tool for social change—and so is our silence

By taking a vow of silence in solidarity with those who go unheard, we can prove just how big of a difference we can make. With a WE Are Silent fundraiser, the donations will go toward the WE Villages Education Pillar of Impact. Education is the cornerstone of a sustainable community, and for every $50 raised one child will be able to go to school, giving them the tools to advocate for their basic rights and secure a livelihood.

WE Are Silent Resources

Download our classroom and fundraising resources to learn more about the history of WE Are Silent, the importance of education and children’s rights. Our fundraising resources will equip you with the tools you need to plan and host a successful fundraising campaign.

Student Fundraising Resources
Student Fundraising Resources
Student Fundraising Resources

Download the WE Are Silent Student Handbook, fundraising posters, social media package and additional fundraising tools.

Educator Classroom Resources
Educator Classroom Resources
Educator Classroom Resources

Download the WE Are Silent Educator Handbook and our free classroom resource, Advocating for Children’s Rights, available for grade levels 1–12.

Five Steps to WE Are Silent: Let your silence be heard

GET READY

Set a goal and create an action plan that will set you up for success. From collecting pledges to arranging a silence march, there are plenty of great ideas to start your own youth movement!

SET UP A CROWDRISE PAGE

Set up and share your CrowdRise page to collect and track donations.

KICK-OFF YOUR CAMPAIGN

On any given day, more than 130 million girls around the world are not in school. On October 11, International Day of the Girl Child, start your campaign to give a voice to those girls and children everywhere.

SPREAD THE WORD

Let your classmates, family and community know about your campaign and educate them about your cause. Put up campaign posters, share on social media and host small fundraisers to help reach your goal.

GO SILENT NOVEMBER 20

This day marks the United Nations Universal Children’s Day, which signifies and offers a platform to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights—that’s why WE is choosing this day to go silent. On November 20, speak up with silence and give a voice to those whose rights are not upheld.

Learn more about how others are using their voice for social change