FairTrade in rang a sé
Over the past number of weeks the children of 6th class have been revising the topic of Fairtrade and what it means for developing countries. As part of our studies on Africa we have watched a number of video clips documenting the direct impact Fairtrade has had on the lives of people in Kenya and Malawi.
'Fairtrade is a social movement that helps Third World workers get their fair share of money for their work. Before Fairtrade, big companies came to Third World countries and would take advantage of workers and would not give them a fair amount of money for their work.
Fairtrade has helped people and villages to get water, electricity and because parents are getting more money children can go to school.'
'Fairtrade is a movement to help Third World people to get the amount of money they deserve for the work they are doing. Before Fairtrade multinational companies used to take advantage of the Third World people, they used to buy their products but not pay them a fair price. Fairtrade has given electricity and water and money to help build schools to lots of villages in Africa.'
'When you buy a Fairtrade product you are helping many people. Try to look out for the Fairtrade logo next time you go shopping because it helps a lot and can save lives.'