Young Canadian nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Date: Sunday, October 06 2002
Topic: International News
Canadian teen activist Craig Kielburger has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, possibly making him the youngest person ever to have his name put forward.
He started an organization called "Kids Can Free the Children".
Kids Can Free the Children is the largest organization of children helping children in the world,
with 100,000 members in 35 countries. It has built 316 primary schools in the developing world,
sending almost 20,000 students to school.
The organization has shipped over 100,000 health kits to children and $2.5 million worth of medical supplies.
To learn more about Craig's foundation go to www.freethechildren.org.