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Tearfund Voluntary Media Officer
Tearfund report hours of continuous rain unleashed flooding which left tens of thousands of people homeless on the island of Mindanao, with the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan particularly badly affected in the Philippines. Across the Ocean flooding affected 5,000 people near the Angolan border with the Democractic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Tearfund are inviting Pembrokeshire supporters to a South Wales Baptist Church who will host Ethiopian church representatives on the 25th January when they visit the UK. The Ethiopian Leaders will be bringing a message of community transformation, a vision they share with Tearfund. The Christian relief agency works along side churches worldwide to fight poverty through joint community development initiatives.
. Fair trade standards ensure workers are paid legal minimum wage rates to enable them to provide the basic necessities for their families. The community have established a health care scheme, made possible by the Fairtrade premium that is paid on every football they produce. In the run up to Fairtrade Fornight we will be sharing the individual stories of workers involved in the production of a Fun Football to demonstrate how fairtrade premiums really do make a difference to lives on a personal level.
Check out the steps for Fairtrade! (AND THINK ABOUT FAIR TRADE FOOTBALL TOO)
Take A Step This Fairtrade Fortnight
Fair Trade Wales Voluntary School's Speaker and Tearfund Media officer, Sharron Hardwick is encouraging Pembrokeshire to Take A Step for Fairtrade in 2012. Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February - 11 March 2012) kicks off a whole year of events to take Fairtrade further
Tavernspite County Primary teacher, Mrs Julie Houghton, is travelling to Zanzibar with Wales based Sazani Assosiates this half term
Kouame Fasseri, Fair Trade Cocoa Farmer, answers my questions :)
1. Have you always been a Fairtrade cocoa farmer? If yes, for how long now and if not: how did you become a Fairtrade producer and what made you decide to change to Fairtrade status?
Sharron Hardwick re-iterated all the good that Fairtrade does for the farmers and their families and thanked Tavernspite for all our efforts and told us all the newspaper articles we had been in.
Fairtrade thank you
The Pembrokeshire team visited Zanzibar schools with Wales based Sazani Associates' not-for-profit research and development organisation, specialising in community engagement through participatory research, and development of integrated programmes for sustainable rural development here and overseas.
Tenby Juniors Join Fairtrade Football Campaign
Tenby Juniors kicked off keen support of Fairtrade football, joining two other schools in the county, with Sharron Stokieshazer Hardwick's Fair Trade
in Football Campaign.
Julie visited Tavernspite's link School in Bububu, Stone Town; with an astounding 5,000 5-14 year old pupils. Tavernspite School and PTA enjoyed Julie's photographs, gaining insight into Bububu School life. They saw a Bububu girl dressed in Welsh costume and some Tavernspite inspired fun activities including: blowing bubbles, which excited, but scared some pupils; and pupil's flying kites donated by Tavernspite's PTA.
Pembrokeshire Media Officer's Dream Visit
Sharron Stokieshazer Hardwick 8 December 12:56
We Didn't See That!
Huddled in stewards' corner. Freeeezzzing!
Even the famous atmosphere can't warm me up.
I have a chill, an infectious iciness realising released.
Tearfund Seek Pembrokeshire Support For Sahel
Christian relief and development agency, Tearfund are asking for local support as people in the Sahel region of West Africa face a hunger crisis. UN and governments estimate that more than 13 million people in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad are at risk of serious food shortages.
Stokieshazer's Fair Trade in Football Campaign] Child labour
About 80% of association footballs are made in Pakistan. 75% of these (60% of all world production) are made in the city of Sialkot.
The Sharron Stokieshazer Hardwick's Fair Trade in Football Campaign, travelled to Staffordshire Moorlands recently, to raise awareness and promote a fairer deal for the thousands of football stitchers.
By Class 6 Tavernspite School (with Sharron Hardwick)
During Fairtrade Fortnight Sharron Hardwick, Fair Trade Wales, visited Tavernspite CP School to promote Fairtrade and the "Take A Step" campaign
During Fairtrade Fortnight Sharron Hardwick, Fair Trade Wales, visited Tavernspite CP School to promote Fairtrade and the “Take A Step” campaign.
Folly Farm, who sell Fairtrade refreshments, Africa Day organiser, Victoria Smathers, invited Fair Trade Wales volunteer's Simon Moffett and Sharron Hardwick, requesting 9 half hour Fairtrade workshops for more than 300 school children, as part of their Africa Day experience.
Pembrokeshire teachers, who visited Zanzibar earlier this year, returned a warm welcome to 23 Zanzibar teachers arriving in Wales recently.
Flush Away Poverty At Your Summer Fete
With sunshine, fetes, carnivals and car boot sales occurring across Pembrokeshire there is nothing like a cool glass of fresh water to quench our thirst. This summer Tearfund Wales are asking locals to support some of the world's poorest communities for whom clean water and decent sanitation are only a dream.
First Minister Commends Local Fairtrade in Football Campaign
The RT Hon First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, recently commended children from Tavernspite County Primary School who were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status from the Fairtrade Foundation for their work with Stokieshazer’s Fair Trade in Football Campaign.
Latest gadgets, new fashions, instant access, fast food - change. Should
believers be ridged in our ways, adapt to the times or cling to old
traditions? Living in a constantly changing culture, how does faith fit?
By Tavernspite Class 4&5 and Sharron Hardwick
Christmas began early at Tavernspite CP School with a late November visit from Sharron Hardwick, Fair Trade Wales Voluntary School’s Speaker.
Sharron created her own whole school assembly presentation on the school’s requested theme, reminding pupils of the Christmas story, which began over 2,000 years ago. She talked about how to be more Fairtrade this Christmas, which can make the world a better place.