Tuesday, 24 March 2015

IES Tháder working together with "Fair Trade"

Fair Trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as higher social and environmental standards.

We worked with The Fair Trade organisation several times.

First, with the colaboration of our teacher, who is an active volunteer of the Fair Trade shop in out town, we went to the local market in our town and spent the morning selling products from the F.T shop.

Then, in the medieval market also in our town, on the stand we sold products such as jewellery, food like chocolates, coffee and gifts. While some of us were taking care of the clients and the stand, others went around the streets giving pamphlets and telling people about the Fair Trade. We got a lot of money in the end.

We also put a stand in our high school, for a week. We raised €325.

Working with the volunteers and colaborating with the Fair Trade project in our town in general has been great, because it has made us aware of how unfair is the work situation in some countries, and we have learned that it costs nothing to help and make that change.

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