McLeod kids go silent so others can have a voice

A WE DAY mod made of kids from W.L. McLeod in Vanderhoof was seen silent during a mini protest

The WE DAY group at W.L. McLeod are seen walking the streets during a silent protest to raise funds for impoverished children to gain access to education.

A group of McLeod kids, kindergarten to grade six, have taken a vow of silence in support of children all over the world.

A small flash mob of the WE DAY supporters was seen at the Vanderhoof CoOp mall April 23 with signs to engage the public in hopes of raising funds to go toward Free The Children, an international organization started by Canadian Craig Kielburger when he was 12,  Roz Harper, teacher at McLeod said.

“Free the Children helps children who don’t have a voice gain access to education. We’ve been working all year and we’ve raised over $300 to buy goats. They’re $50 each so we’ve bought 6 goats for a community in Nicaragua,” Harper said.

One passerby expressed sincere gratitude for what the kids were doing.

“I just don’t know how you got them to be so silent,” the community member said.

Harper assured that it was entirely the students idea to remain silent throughout the protest.

To support Free the Children a donation can be made at the McLeod front office.


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