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WE Charity misled donors about building schools in Kenya

Internal WE documents leaked to CBC show that some schools in Kenya were fully funded by multiple donors.
Internal WE documents leaked to CBC show that schools such as this one in Irkaat, Kenya, were fully funded by multiple donors. (Ishmael Azeli/CBC)

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 in its Adopt-A-Village program, an investigation by CBC's The Fifth Estate has found. WE denies it has misled donors.

Today, Mark Kelley explains what the team found over the course of the investigation, and the obstacles they faced while reporting the story.

 

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