Hey! Have you guys heard about “Free the Children”?!

Posted by Lily on 7/23/2012 1:05:00 PM

They are an amazing organization, whose goal is to help out kids in bad situations all around the planet AND prove to the world that no matter how young or old you are, you have the power to make a difference and make change!

“Free The Children” is a network of kids helping other kids by starting up education and development programs in 45 different countries. It was started by a guy called Craig Kielburger, when he was only 12 years old! He got together a group of 11 school-friends to fight against child labour, and it grew from there.

Now “Free The Children” is huge, and they spend their time speaking to kids, like us, about how powerful we are and how we can make change. Not only that, but they’ve also sent health and education kits to kids in need around the world, built 650 schools, given villages the chance to have clean drinking water, and so much more. That is what I call making a serious difference!

And guess what? On Takara we’re going to be getting together with “Free The Children” to get some amazing projects underway! We’re starting out with a School Garden Project, in Mwangaza, Kenya, to help kids get access to food in areas affected by drought. How exciting is that?? Click on “Give To Projects” to find out how you can help!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Takara!!

Posted by Lily on 7/18/2012 2:37:00 PM

We’re the newest place to hang out online, but we’re NOT your average gaming site. On Takara you have the power to change the world, by having fun! Adopt a pet, play games, chat with friends, earn currency, collect stamps, and make a real difference in the world!

Here’s how it works; adopt a pet, and fill in your passport, and then get playing! Takara has tons of awesome games to try out, and the more you play the more Riffs you’ll earn. Then, spend your Riffs on the incredible real-world projects on Takara.

No matter what you’re interested in, there are always projects to get involved in, and cool ways to change the world. Partner up with amazing organizations, like DREAM Project and Free the Children to change the world, one project at a time.

And we’ve already gotten started! During the BETA tests of Takara In 2011, users got together with DREAM Project to build a playground for the children of Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Amazing, right??