How YOU can get involved with World Fair Trade Day whilst also helping our wonderful charity…
Happy #FairTradeDay! The 14th of May celebrates the World Fair Trade Organisation’s fantastic work. They believe that trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities especially for small and disadvantaged producers.
This years campaign involves the celebration of this day through the formation of human chains across the world! Fair Traders will all take a break and go outside to celebrate on a global scale.
The chains they will form are symbolic of solidarity with the people, groups and institutions that are making positive change and continue to make a difference in the lives of others, community and the planet. The World Fair Trade Organisation recognizes these individuals as all being Agents for Change!
If you too would like to be an Agent for Change there are a number of different ways in which you can get involved. Ideas range from creating posters to simply using the hashtags #FairTradeDay #AgentForChange which they utilise to widen visibility and awareness.
As well as these, you may be interested in some ideas surrounding different ways which you can support this global campaign, whilst also supporting our smaller, local charity.
Here at Made with Hope, we recognize the importance of Fair-Trade everyday. We aim to improve the everyday lives of the children in our orphanage in Tanzania through all of our projects, whilst also improving the livlihoods of the whole community.
One example lies with our project which aims to build a secondary school for our wonderful children. This is critically needed in the local rural villages for the students to break the cycle of poverty they are trapped in. It will not only provide the 400 Primary school students with an amazing education, it can also protect the girls from forced marriages, early pregnancy, and a life of hardship.
To achieve this, we need to raise £20,000 to build a strong, sustainable school. It will be kitted out with desks, learning equipment, stationary and all the other classroom necessities. Plus, each child will get a new uniform for them to wear with pride. As always, 100% of any donation goes directly to our projects.
You have the chance to make a real impact to these children’s futures. We’re determined to not let them down, so if you’d like to join us then you can donate here.
Alternatively, you could aid us in our mission by browsing our wonderful shop.
Purchasing this desk is also a fantastic way to celebrate World Fair Trade Day as it will be hand-made by a local and very talented carpenter who did an amazing job at building the beds for our orphanage. Clearly, this depicts our dedication to ensuring that trade delivers sustainable livelihoods, here at #MadeWithHope.
What you’ll get: Your name will be scribed onto the desk and you will receive a photo of the children using it. You will also get your name painted on the school on our ‘Wall Of Generosity’.
If you would like to get involved please check out our website and browse through our shop which you can find here: