The Rumi Foundation was proud to support the first ever We Day UK, which was held at Wembley Arena on 7th March 2014. Along with fellow co-chair Holly Branson, Lord Verjee welcomed 12,000 children, who could not buy tickets, but had earned their place by engaging in one local and one global charitable programme of their choice.
An initiative of the Canadian charity, Free The Children, We Day is a truly global movement inspiring children to make a difference and become active citizens. The true global reach of We Day could be seen by the amazing list of guest speakers and performers at We Day UK.
Amongst others HRH Prince Harry, Former US Vice-President and Nobel laureate Al Gore and Malala Yousafzai who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban to become a global activist for children’s right to education, all gave rousing speeches. Along with performances from Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, Dizzy Rascal and Ellie Goulding it is in no doubt that everyone left We Day UK truly inspired.