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Okay, so he’s not a kid at all. Full story at the New York Times:

In college he started the Oaktree Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has raised millions for third-world schools and education programs. Then he helped lead a successful campaign to get Australia to double its foreign aid. That campaign kicked off in 2006 with the Make Poverty History Concert in Melbourne, which was designed to coincide with the G20 meeting of world financial leaders.

Now, at 29, Mr. Evans, the co-founder of the Global Poverty Project, is organizing a similar concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Sept. 29 to call attention to crippling poverty in developing countries, just as world leaders converge on New York for their annual session at the United Nations General Assembly. He hopes to build a movement among the expected 60,000 concertgoers that will pressure world leaders to commit an additional $500 million for reducing poverty and eradicating diseases like polio and malaria.




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