The Fairtrade Foundation has a banner completion to help enage young people in the campaign. Sara Parker took this idea and started a 'Fairtrade Prayer Flag' project in 2005 and ran this along with Janette Porter taking it to multifaith community groups and the wider community through holding events at the Liverpool World Museum, African Oye and at a number of other Fairtrade related events.
By decorating A4 sized fair trade cotton and sewing them up to make strings of prayer flags the messages on the flags are carried away on the wind. Inspired by the prayer flags that adorn the temples in Nepal this project was awarded a FTF Community outreach award in 2006 and inspired the FTF Fairtrade Bunting Initiative.
Following the recent earthquakes in Nepal this prayer flag project is being restarted and schools are invite to make send their messages of friendship and hope to Nepal to either Fair Connections or to Global Action Nepal. More details on how to engage in this project will be posted after the school summer vacation.
Fair Connections aims to deepen understanding of what it means to be fair in a globalised world.
Through stories and fairly produced educational material young people are provided with creative ways of thinking through complex issues.
We can help create new exciting connections between different actors working towards a more equitable and just society.
Fair Connections (Global) CIC is a registered Community Interest Company in England and Wales.