Fair Connections is a social enterprise that aims to promote understanding of fair trade with reference to Nepal, and to deepen children's understanding of global inequality. Our educational resources currently comprise of a story-book and puppet-based story sack. The stories promote fair trade as a solution to social injustice and teach children about their opportunity to become ethical consumers.
Interactive workshops utilise puppets to bring the story to life; engaging children by allowing them to become part of the story as they adopt the roles of the characters. Once the children develop an understanding of fair trade production they have the opportunity to purchase fair trade items such as bookmarks and pencil cases which they can sell to other pupils, parents and visitors at school community events. Children learn about both the value of the products and ethical trading. As the range of products that support the book are sourced from fair trade producers in Nepal, the producers are also direct beneficiaries.
Creating 'fair' connections - fostering school to school links
We will work with schools in the UK in association with a number of NGOs in Nepal to develop friendship links and provide training and resource packs to teachers in Nepal to help promote child friendly learning and foster links between schools in the UK and Nepal. These links will deepen intercultural understanding and develop a sense of respect between young people.
What will we do with the profits
Funds rasied will be used to both provide teachers and schools in Nepal with training and resources - including the story sack to help them become more child friendly in their teaching approach. Working with partners such as the Pahar Trust and Global Action Nepal we will support local schools in their efforts to make school fun!
The first workshops and resources for schools were distributed in December 2015 when the book, 'The Adventures of Fairis a Nepali Frog' was also launched. Following the recent earthquakes in Nepal, it is more important than ever before to help make schools safe and fun environments as puppets can be used to support children suffering from emotional stress.
We look forward to working with you and the amazing resilient people of Nepal.
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 schools working towards a more equitable and just society.
Fair Connections (Global) CIC is a registered Community Interest Company in England and Wales.