We also launch Peace Fund Helping Hand, a new monthly initiative that begins with Adrian’s plan to get a young boy’s education back on track after years of heartbreaking setbacks.
Slavery still generates $150 billion of profits per year — and 26 percent of the world’s 27 million slaves are children. Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier expose the places where slavery remains prevalent and highlight what Walk Free and CNN Freedom Project do to make a difference.
And in my Hero of the Week segment, learn how Kendall Ciesemier of Kids Caring 4 Kids has raised nearly $1 million to protect, educate, and empower vulnerable orphans in Africa! I also spotlight previous Heroes Neha Gupta, Vivienne Harr, Kylesh Sharma, and the founders of Free the Children.
And in my Hero of the Week segment, find out how young inventors Cassandra Baquero, Grecia Cano, Jacquelyne Garcia Torres, Caitlin Gonzales, Kayleen Gonzalez, and Janessa Leija created Hello Navi, an award-winning app to assist visually impaired classmate Andres Salas. The girls’ science teacher, Maggie Bolado, tells us how they did it — and talks about what’s next for Team Hello Navi.