WE is a family of organisations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change, ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity, and WE Day, filling stadiums around the world with the greatest celebration of social good.

WE enables young people and families to better the world—supporting 7,200+ local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of social action, shopping daily with an impact, and raising millions of pounds that directly benefit their local communities and the world. Globally, WE teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,500 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger.

Scale of WE's work


The WE Schools education programme engages more than 4.3 million students and is active in 16,000 schools and groups in the UK and North America.

In the 2017-2018 school year, 117,649 kilos of food were collected, £1,535,578 raised for local and global causes, and 864,082 hours volunteered by UK schools.


In 1998, WE built their first schoolrooms in Nicaragua and India. Now, more than 1,500 schools and schoolrooms have been built around the world, giving 200,000 children the opportunity to gain an education.

More than 30,000 women in developing communities have been provided with economic self-sufficiency tools, which has had a direct impact on the health and welfare of their families and communities.

What separates WE from other charities?

Through their domestic education programme, WE Schools, the mission is to equip young people with the tools, resources and support to identify issues they are passionate about and plan meaningful action to better their communities. In doing so they gain important life skills like leadership; critical thinking; and action planning, which they will continue to use and develop throughout their life.

Through their international development programme, WE Villages, they take a rights-based approach which accepts communities are partners in their development. WE Villages works because WE collaborates with developing communities to create solutions that empower families to lift themselves out of poverty.

Their family of organisations are unique in that they operate collaborative programmes both domestically (across the UK and North America) and internationally.

Other ways to get involved

Join the WE movement on Twitter and their website.


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