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Ealing’s Divine Fairtrade

February 25th, 2015 Comments off

On 24th February Divine’s amazing chocolate van visited Greenford High School to promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. As well as sampling their array of delicious chocolates, students were able to purchase a bar from their huge selection- which included white chocolate and strawberries, toffee and sea salt and dark chocolate and chili and orange to name but a few. The students hugely enjoyed and appreciated the quirky van and learnt about Ghana– where most of Divine’s cocoa comes from.

Greenford High School is pursuing FairAware Status currently and this visit helped a lot!

The van then went on to Ealing Town Hall where it was open to council staff and the public, and it was very successful there too.

Greenford High School students and staff learning about Fairtrade from Divine Van!

Greenford High School students and staff learning about Fairtrade from Divine Van!

It then made a stop at Ealing Town hall with equal success!

It then made a stop at Ealing Town hall with equal success!

World Cup 2014 – Ghana, Cameroon & Ivory Coast

June 16th, 2014 Comments off

How did you get on with your Fairtrade treats over the weekend?  Hopefully better than England did in their match!

We begin this week in West Africa…

GHANA

peanut soupPeanut soup (Nkatenkwan)

 A classic Ghanain soup made with chicken (or any kind of meat), vegetables and peanut butter.

Use Fairtrade peanut butter

Suggested recipe

 

Fixtures: Mon 16th, Sat 21st, Thurs 26th June

 

 

CAMEROON

pineappleBanana and pineapple salad

A refreshing desert for a warm summer evening

Use Fairtrade bananas, pineapple, avocado and peanuts

Suggested recipe

 


Fixtures:
Wed 16th, Mon 23rd June

 

 

IVORY COAST

cocoa beansChocolate

The Ivory Coast is one of the largest cocoa producers in the world.  Many plantations make use of child labour, making it all the more important to make good choices about what we consume.

There are more and more Fairtrade chocolate bars becoming available for you to buy and try.  You could always have a chocolate tasting evening with friends in honour of Thursday’s match, to find your favourite.

 

Fixtures: Thurs 19th, Tues 24th June

City youth support Fairtrade

March 5th, 2010 Comments off

 As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2010, a nation-wide effort to promote fair trade that took place in February-March, young people from the City’s youth groups performed during the “Do something different” weekend at the Barbican Centre. The concert was the result of a series of workshops, led by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, during which young people, aged 10 to 19, composed music and lyrics about fair trade – both related to the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark, and about fair and ethical trade in a more general sense.

 

Juliet Colyer from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama rehearses with the younger youth group (10-13)

Juliet Colyer from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama rehearses with the younger youth group (10-13)

  

The actual performance was introduced by Ghanaian cocoa farmers Comfort Kumeah and Kojo Aduhene-Tano invited by Divine Chocolate. Amazed by the young people’ engagement, they explained why and how fair trade does make a difference in their everyday life, fostering social economic development at their community level. Divine Chocolate also collaborated with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in providing information on Fairtrade and handing out Divine Chocolates during the workshops and the concert.

 

 Reverend George Bush, Chair of the City Fairtrade Steering Group and Comfort Kumeah and Kojo Aduhene-Tano, cocoa farmers from Ghana.

Reverend George Bush, Chair of the City Fairtrade Steering Group and Comfort Kumeah and Kojo Aduhene-Tano, cocoa farmers from Ghana.

 

Young people from the City’s youth groups said they really enjoyed the experience, not only because of the opportunity to express their musical and creative talents but above all for what they learned about fair trade and how purchasing products bearing the FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees a fairer deal to small producers in developing countries.

 

Michael Goodey from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama leads the younger youth group (10-13) singing “Shelter from Rain”.

Michael Goodey from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama leads the younger youth group (10-13) singing “Shelter from Rain”.

 

As Robert Wells from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama reports, “through this pilot project, an exciting collaboration has started between the Guildhall School and the City of London Youth Service. The young people involved in the project enjoyed themselves and were very much engaged musically and in writing words to the theme of fair trade. The final performance at the Barbican Centre was a great way for participants to showcase their creative work in an inspiring environment.”

This innovative project is the first of its kind to combine the expertise of the Guildhall School and the City’s youth services’ involvement to raise awareness about fair trade and could well lead to future collaborations.

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