Craig Kielburger was only 12 years old when he decided to give up his childhood and start preparations for his world renown non-profit organization know as Free The Children which was founded in 1995
Free The Children was founded by Craig Kielburger and 11 of his class mates who were interested in his cause
Not only did Kielburger raise millions for his cause to help child labor slaves; as a 12 year old he raised enough money to travel to Southern Asia to witness child labor first hand to truly understand what it was like.
Craig Kielburger was only a kid when he first heard of Iqbal's Masih murder a young boy speaking out on child labor. Iqbal was a young Pakistani boy who was a victim of child labor then he was then free'd.
In that very moment as Kielburger states "The moment that would forever be engraved in my mind" Kielburger was never the same it effected him on so many levels that he had to speak about it and tell someone.
Kielburger was so startled when he heard a boy his own age was shot for speaking out. That he felt that as a human being it would only be right that he do something.
From then on Kielburger made it his goal to help those who never had a childhood Kielburger gave up his childhood just like the child labor slaves so that he could help people with nothing.
Kielburger funded his own trip to the southern parts of Asia where Iqbal was from and also where child labor was so abundant because of the poverty
Kielburger felt that it was essential that he go see what child labor was like; he had to experience it first hand so he wasent left wondering how it really was.
When Kielburger first arrived in India he automatically knew he was out of place and he was going to feel like that. He was a 12 year old boy in a poverty stricken country which was not an easy thing.
Kielburger visited: Dhaka, Bangkok, Calcutta, Kathmandu, Delhi and various other parts of India.