When reflecting on We Day, King George Elementary School Grade 7 student Cauy Cobb thought of two speakers, Craig and Marc Kielburger, who met Ghandi’s grandson.
“The grandson told the secret how one pencil can be broken but 40 pencils can’t be,” said Cobb. “That’s just like people. One person can be beaten but if you all come (together) you can’t be beaten.”
“We learned lots about how to help people,” added fellow Grade 7 student Keira Heinbigner. “We could fill a jar or bag of pennies and give it to the bank and then it supplies (others) with clean water.”
Cobb and Heinbigner were two of 19 students from King George Elementary School who attended We Day in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Organized by the international charity Free The Children, Saskatchewan’s first We Day celebrated the power of youth to create change.
A total of 420 students from the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) attended We Day. A total of 15,000 people attended the event.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.