Inspiring Stories

This section lists inspiring stories of individuals who's life experience and hope in less advantaged regions of the world remind us why it is important to invest in society. The section also lists inspiring stories of individuals who have decided to take action to make a difference in the world.

Individuals in less advantaged regions

Choi, Sung-bong

- Young Korean orphan signer who auditioned in the TV show "Korea’s Got Talent" and who shared during his audition a part of his childhood and what brought him to sing
- Biography
- Video YouTube
- Picture: tvN



Individuals who decided to take action

Afshin-Jam, Nazanin

- Canadian of Iranian origin, singer-songwriter of the song “Someday”, co-founder of Stop Child Executions
- Biography 
- Video YouTube (song “Someday”) 
- Picture: persiancultures.com



 

Extreme Kindness Crew

- 4 young Canadian men who did an “Extreme Kindness Tour” in 2002, a 3-month marathon from one ocean to the other that consisted in doing acts of kindness; authors, advocates for social change and community service; speakers on corporate social responsibility programs
- Biography 
- Video YouTube
- Picture: extremekindness.com

 

Kielburger, Craig

- Canadian who, at the age of 12 years old, founded the organization Free the Children and is the co-founder of Me to We
- Biography
- Video YouTube
- Picture: Wikipedia


 

Kielburger, Marc

- Canadian who is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization Free the Children and co-founder of Me to We
- Biography
- Video YouTube
- Picture: Wikipedia


 

Lewis, Stephen

- Founder of the Canadian organization Stephen Lewis Foundation and co-founder of the American organization AIDS-Free World, whose goal is to fight aids in Africa; was successively politician, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and United Nations' Special Envoy for Aids in Africa
- Biography
- Video YouTube
- Picture: Wikipedia


 

Lindhout, Amanda

- Canadian ex-journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia in 2008 and detained during 15 months, who then founded Global Enrichment Foundation to help the population to which her kidnappers belong
- Biography
- Video YouTube
- Picture: Wikipedia

 

Nutt, Samantha

- Canadian doctor with more than 15 years of work experience in war zones; founder of War Child Canada
- Biography
- Video YouTube (the CTV documentary about Samantha begins 1 minute after the beginning of the video) - Picture: warchild.ca