December 9, 2013
Pakistan is a very important country in South Asia. The population is believed to be around 190 million where 12 million children are reported to work in agriculture, garage work, hotels, the carpet industry, the bangle-making industry, cement, deep sea fishing etc. UNICEF estimates that 250,000 children work in brick kilns. Protection of the Rights [...]
June 21, 2013
As part of my Welsh Baccalaureate course I had to participate in a week’s worth of work experience. I (being cynical) presumed it would be the same as my year 10 placement.
May 28, 2013
One thing I can not stand in football is unfairness; it ruins games, even seasons; but what most people are not aware of is that it also ruins lives.
Newcastle Emlyn are going for gold, fair trade gold that is, looking for that magic status of ‘a Fairtrade Town’. The town started on the road to accreditation last year with some key events to promote awareness in Newcastle Emlyn; not least amongst their efforts being participation in the Fair Trade World Record success last [...]
March 8, 2012
Yesterday evening saw the success of a Fairtrade Fortnight event at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. Two producers from Palestine were there displaying their goods ranging from olive oil to almonds to sun-dried tomatoes. Chapter was buzzing with its usual lively atmosphere and the Fair Trade stand was never without interested passersby, almost all of whom [...]
February 2, 2012
I have been aware of Fairtrade for years and have always known that it is about the fair treatment of producers in developing countries. Beyond that, though, I knew little about it. The familiar Fairtrade mark always encouraged me to buy products carrying it, but I wasn’t very aware of what it really meant until [...]