Kickstarting our ME To WE Global Partnership Launch Event in Toronto with Co-founder, Marc Kielburger
Last October 4th, 2016, with nineteen of our TTC Canada and TreadRight team members, we hosted a special media dinner in Toronto where I was the Master of Ceremonies with Marc Kielbuger as our guest of honor. Our guests gave us a warm welcome since this is the city where Marc and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE Charity. For the past two decades, Canadians have been supporting their charitable and international development initiatives.
Marc is an outstanding young man and older brother to Craig. Since the age of seventeen, he has shared this united vision to make a difference in the world. Marc is a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar with a law degree from Oxford University, social entrepreneur and a New York Times best-selling author.
During Marc’s engaging presentation, he explained to our guests the impact of their WE Villages holistic development model and its five pillars: education, water, health, food and opportunity (alternative income and livelihood) which have helped to lift over 1 million people out of poverty in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
We also had two special guests, Maasai Warriors, Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana who are also co-authors of The Last Maasai Warriors which details their personal reflections of what it means to preserve a disappearing culture and honoring their elders teachings. Travelers can personally meet them at ME to WE’s Bogani Lodge in the Maasai Mara where they are both facilitators and leaders of their community.
Our event was impactful with various engaging conversations and social media updates which ended late into the night. It was an auspicious way to end my productive and inspiring three day visit to Toronto. Thus, I would like to thank our Canadian media friends for their support and enthusiasm on this lifetime partnership with ME to WE.
Here are some of the media coverage which we received from our Toronto event:
Travel Press: ME to WE Suits Travcorp to a Tee (Cover Story)
PAX News: Travcorp & ME to WE Team Up
Open Jaw: Celebrating Travel with Purpose Through the TreadRight Foundation & WE Trips
All the best,