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Billy Raftery – The Children Rise Foundation

Submitted by on June 23, 2010 – 2:21 pm

Billy Raftery moved to Durbin, South Africa after graduating from Columbia University.  Upon his arrival Billy was struck by the number of homeless children in his neighborhood on the Durbin beachfront.  Shortly after befriending the feared “street kid”  population of Durbin he founded the Children Rise Foundation.  The Children Rise Foundation sets out to empower former street kids to help those children currently living in the streets of South Africa.

To learn more about Billy Raftery and the Children Rise Foundation go to their website at:

http://www.childrenrise.com/

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