As you already know, we’re organising the activities for the 30th ANNIVERSARY OF TOOLS FOR SOLIDARITY. We hope that all of you will be there to celebrate with us.
Included below you can find the Development Events that will take place on Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st and on Saturday the 23rd of August.
We would be grateful if you can spread the word! Send us an email if you want to have the poster on pdf to print it out for display.
Thanks and see you soon!!
On February 3rd, the Education for Sustainable Development group (ESD) debuted a new activity, The Fair Trade Cocoa Game. The activity took place at Cliftonville Integrated Primary School (Belfast) with the P6 classroom.
The ESD had been wanting to implement a new activity related to this topic for quite some time. When the teacher informed us that the students had been studying Fair Trade for the past few weeks, we considered it the perfect opportunity.
The general objective of the game is to experience the injustice of the current market system and recognize the benefits of buying fair trade products.
The game consists of a role-play where, during 60-75 minutes, the children have to work from the position of the farmers, the companies, the supermarket and the shoppers. At this time the students can feel the unfair situation of the farmers versus the Big Chocolate Company and the better deal that the Fair Trade Company gives to the farmers. They also feel the benefits that the Cooperative Farmers receive compared to the Independent Farmers.
During the development of the game and the final discussion, we could see that the children felt the unfair distribution of money, the injustice imposed on farmers by big companies, and the benefits of buying fair trade.
The members of the ESD and the school are very satisfied with the results of the game based on feedback from the teacher and students. Now we are thinking about the possibility of adding a whole new session to the program specifically for The Fair Trade Cocoa Game.
Please contact us for more information. We are very happy to work with your school!!
We just want to say very loudly THANK YOU VERY MUCH for coming to our DAY RAVE celebration in our still current workshop. Thanks for your support, for made it possible and for sharing with us such a great day!
Soon we will put the pictures of the event.