via The Insider
What—or who, was Alicia Keys’ biggest inspiration to do something good for the community? The soulful songstress dishes the details in an interview with the UK's Daily Mail.
“(Fame’s) a currency – you must use it well or lose it. Bono told me that, and I totally agree. Now I’ve achieved a certain level of fame I know I must make good use of it, especially as I’ve been around the world and know suffering in a way I didn’t before.”
“That’s why I launched my charity Keep A Child Alive. I was so moved to meet people in Africa who have so little and yet are so generous, people who’ve been to hell and back but retain their dignity and are fighting for their dreams. The charity gives people the chance to chase those dreams,” Alicia explained.
The organization has helped 250,000 people so far, and continues on its mission to provide care for orphans and treatment for families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Want to join Alicia in helping people fight for their dreams? Get involved by hosting a fundraiser and leveraging the power of youth— Keep a Child Alive even has a "Kid Power Organizing Toolkit,” specially designed for teens who want to take action on a good cause.