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Rita Ora joins youth charity push

Rita Ora is to give a talk celebrating youth charity projects across the world.

The R.I.P. singer has signed on as a speaker at the WE Day event at London's SSE Arena on 9 March (16), attended by thousands of British school pupils and students who are being rewarded for their contribution to education and health programs helping the planet's less fortunate.


The day of talks, performances, and discussion, run by the charity Free The Children, will also feature stars including rapper Labrinth, British royal Princess Beatrice of York, and U.K. TV presenter Laura Whitmore.


"People say that young people are the future, but I believe that they're our present," Rita says. "I'm excited to join a movement like WE Day that offers students a platform to use their voice, embrace what they believe in, and collectively make a difference in the world.


"WE Day empowers young people to create change and impact social issues and I can't wait to join the movement and support them along their journey."


The mass meeting, one of 14 similar ones in cities across the globe between October last year (15) and April (16), honours young Brits who have raised more than $1.7 million for charitable causes.


TV star Laura, who is hosting the U.K. event, says, "Each young person at WE Day has earned their ticket there - I can't wait to celebrate their hard work and motivate them to continue pushing for change around the world."