WE Charity misled donors about building schools in Kenya, records show
Marc and Craig Kielburger's WE Charity routinely misled school-aged children and wealthy philanthropists across North America for years as it solicited millions for schoolhouses in Kenya and other projects in its Adopt-A-Village program, an investigation by CBC's The Fifth Estate has found.
Slick marketing videos, congratulatory social media posts and crowdfunding websites across the internet tell the story of two brothers on a mission to change the world, but under closer scrutiny those digital crumbs lead down a trail of contradictions and deception.
The local connection comes in the form or former local Realtor Taylor Conroy, whose charity mostly funded the Kielberger brothers.
He’s not in the articles, including this one:
But he was shown in the shocking Fifth Estate episode this week:
Including a shout-out to a local elementary school class that has donated money.
Conroy ended up going bankrupt a few years ago:
After trying to make a business of his own charity work.
And I’m not suggesting he did anything untowards. Except associating with those kielberger brothers. That are lucky to not be in jail. They still might be prosecuted in the US.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 November 2021 - 05:11 PM.