It all started with a little inspiration...
When I was 5 years old, my mom returned home after a meeting with a book called "It Takes a Child" by Craig Kielburger - the co-founder of WE Charity (formerly known as Free the Children). I read the book that afternoon and declared that I want to have a bake sale to help kids worldwide. A few months later - in the month of September - right after we all returned to school, I held my first bake sale in front of my house with the help of my neighbours and family. I baked yummy chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, mini cakes and more. Within three hours, we raised thousands of dollars. With WE Charity staff on hand the whole time, I was so proud of what we had accomplished. From that moment, I declared:
"I WANT TO BUILD A SCHOOL FOR EVERY YEAR I AM IN SCHOOL!"
A few years ago, I was awarded the Girl Greatness Award for Making a Difference from Girl Guides of Canada for my efforts!
Here we are, 10 years later, I'm now 16-years-old, and I have helped contribute to 4 schools in Kenya (1 through the Change Heros initiative), 2 in Haiti, 2 in India, 1 in Rural China and 1 in Nicaragua.
Moving ahead, I will look to support school initiatives focusing on our indigenous communities across Canada.
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my website. Let's bake a difference together!