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Prince Harry to speak alongside Malala at inaugural 'We Day' event

Prince Harry is the latest high-profile speaker to be announced for We Day, a “global youth empowerment event” being held in London on Friday.

The gathering will include educational speeches and performances from a star-studded line-up in front an audience of 12,000 young people at Wembley Arena.

Other speakers will include children's rights activist Malala Yousafzai, former US vice-president Al Gore, as well as music artists Jennifer Hudson, Dizzee Rascal and Ellie Goulding.

It aims to encourage them to volunteer and “take action on social issues” around the globe. Prince Harry is involved with charity Sentebale, which helps vulnerable children in Lesotho, as well as The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, which helps young people in the UK and overseas to build their skills, confidence and aspirations.  

We Day is free to attend, but schools must earn their tickets by committing to take part in the year-long school citizenship programme We Act, and supporting one local and one global cause of their choice. 

The event is run by the charity Free the Children, co-founded by Canadian Craig Kielburger when he was 12 years old after he read about a boy from Pakistan who was killed for speaking out about slavery.

Friday’s event will be streamed live on the TES Connect website.

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