Women empowering women: Natalie Portman’s journey to Kenya

November 13, 2015

With a string of beads in one hand, Natalie Portman threw her head back and laughed, flashing her contagious smile while sitting cross-legged with a group of Maasai women under the Kenyan sun. The layers of beaded necklaces encircling their necks jingled softly as they made jokes and exchanged stories of motherhood. This jewellery is […]

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Five reasons ME to WE Trips to China this summer are going to be amazing!

April 16, 2015

1. There’s never been a ME to WE Trip like this before. For the first time, travellers will have a chance not just to visit Free The Children communities and meet community members there, but also spend time with Chinese youth who are travelling on their own ME to WE Trip. Connect with and volunteer alongside […]

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More incredible news from Kisaruni!

March 24, 2015

We just got some exciting news about Kenya’s Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School and couldn’t wait to share it with you! January’s graduating class recently took the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam. The results are in, and Kisaruni ranked number one out of 112 schools in Narok County! This exam is taken by all students […]

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Spencer's Top Ten

March 23, 2015

ME to WE speaker and seasoned traveller Spencer West takes over the blog this week to look back on some of his most memorable moments on ME to WE Trips.   Hey friends! I am so excited to take over the blog and tell you all about my top ten ME to WE Trip memories. […]

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Beyond the beach in the Dominican Republic

March 13, 2015

  Our newest ME to WE Trip destination, the Dominican Republic, offers an experience that’s like no other trip! We caught up with a few of our travellers and a ME to WE facilitator from a trip to the Dominican to find out what makes the trip so awesome and an experience you don’t want to miss. […]

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Stories From Around the World

March 3, 2015

Some experiences you just can’t fully describe. It’s not until you’re on the ground, visiting communities on a ME to WE Trip that it all makes sense. Every dollar raised for Free The Children has new meaning. Every fundraiser, every moment of preparation means so much more. The first moment you shake hands with a […]

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Celebrating Kisaruni's very first graduating class!

January 30, 2015

It was clear it was some sort of celebration. Chairs were set out in rows underneath large tents shielding onlookers from the hot Kenyan sun. Colourful paper garlands were strewn about and a small stage with a microphone was placed in the center of it all. A few small children started dancing and in the […]

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A little AWESOME from our staff trip to Ecuador

January 21, 2015

Last week our wonderful writer Kim brought you highlights from Free The Children and ME to WE staff’s experience in Kenya.  Now, check out some pretty cool moments from our staff trip to the Amazon! From the moment the plane landed in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, it felt like a second home. Forty staff made the trek to the lush, […]

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Happy New Year from our team in Kenya

January 9, 2015

Where have ME to WE and Free The Children staff been for the past 2 weeks? In Ecuador- Amazon and Kenya! We spent our holiday connecting with our partner communities overseas and checking out Free The Children development projects on the ground. We saw firsthand how continued support from amazing youth (like you!) is resulting […]

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Malcolm's Journey to East Africa

September 16, 2014

Malcolm Hill, 17, and his twin sister Veronica from Michigan, knew fundraising was their best option to get them to East Africa, but what they didn’t realize was the amount of people they would meet in their community while doing it. Collectively, their efforts offset more than half the cost of their trip—over $8,000. How […]

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