Nelly Furtado Makes a Difference

Craig Kielburger - Nelly Furtado - We Day 2011 - TorontoBy Erica Howes

Nelly Furtado not only has a fabulous voice, she has a generous heart. At We Day she announced that she is donating 1 million dollars to the organization Free the Children (FTC)!

After traveling to Kenya with Free the Children, Nelly has become an advocate for girl’s empowerment and education. We Day launched her partnership with FTC and with her strength and passion, who knows what the future holds?

“I’m honoured to be a part of it. I’ve learned so many things, and that’s what Free the Children is all about. It’s about education and I feel very educated moving forward from my experience,” said Nelly.

Check out freethechildren.com for more information on Free the Children. And tune into the We Day MuchMusic special on October 30th, 2011 at 7pm (EST) to see Nelly Furtado’s performance at We Day!


Erica Howes is a freelance writer for Vervegirl.com. Erica is interested in journalism and is passionate about social justice issues. 


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