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Fairtrade Fortnight

Event date: 
27 February 2012 - 12:01am - 11 March 2012 - 11:59pm
Event location: 
Nationwide

“Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system. If fair access to markets under better trade conditions would help them to overcome barriers to development, they can join Fairtrade.”

Global Campaign for Education action week

Event date: 
2 May 2012 - 12:01am - 8 May 2012 - 11:59pm
Event location: 
Worldwide

Global Action Week is the most campaign intensive part of the GCE calendar with national educational coalitions preparing for up to nine months in advance to ensure that the week has maximum impact on decision makers. Since its inception, Global Action Week participation has grown from 2 million people in 2003 to over 15 million in 2010.

Here are some reasons to get involved:

Education is possibly the best tool we have for tackling poverty. When someone gets educated, they will eventually earn more and be better able to support their family. 

Cocoa farmer

Aim: To understand why consumers should pay a fair price for cocoa.
You will need: Props (optional).
Duration: 30 minutes

As a group you will role play two scenarios. One is set in Ghana, the other in the UK. Each group will be performing their scenes at the same time.

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