At only 11 years old, Capri Everitt is one inspiring kid.
The Vancouver native has spent the last nine months visiting 80 different countries around the world, performing the national anthems (from memory!) in each and every one of them (that's 41 different languages, FYI). It might sound like an odd thing to do, but it's all in an effort to raise funds and awareness for child poverty worldwide.
Some time ago, Everitt read The World Needs Your Kid, by Craig Kielburger, Mark Kielburger and Shelley Page, and was deeply impacted by the stories involving children growing up in lesser-developed countries, especially those involving orphans living in poverty. After talking with her parents, Everitt came up with an idea to visit 80 countries, hold fundraisers by singing their national anthems and then donate any money she made to the SOS Children's Villages charity.
Since then, Everitt has belted out the national anthems in so many countries that she's actually earned herself a Guinness World record. Her project, Around the World in 80 Anthems, meanwhile, has raised more than $24,000 for SOS Children's Villages in Canada alone. As if that wasn't enough, she's also going to be singing the national anthem at the Blue Jays game in Toronto on Friday.
Without further ado, here's a look at some of her skills:
St Kitts & Nevis
And of course, Canada:
But if you want to really see the extent of Everitt's skills, watch as Ben puts her to the test with a live anthem pop quiz her in the video at the top of the article. Trust us, you'll be impressed.