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School gets a lesson in Fairtrade

3/16/2011
THE communications director of the largest cocoa co-operative in Ghana has spoken to hundreds of children at a Plymouth secondary school.
 
THE communications director of the largest cocoa co-operative in Ghana has spoken to hundreds of children at a Plymouth secondary school.
 
Erica Kyere, of Kuapa Kokoo, promoted Fairtrade products and their importance to pupils of Lipson Community College.
 
The school is a co-operative trust school – and is a "firm supporter" of Fairtrade.
 
It has just backed the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, with pupils and staff involved in activities such as baking Fairtrade cookies.
 
Lynda Mctier, assistant principal, said: "A highlight of their fortnight was a visit from Erica Kyere. Her visit was organised by the Plymouth Ghana link.
 
"Erica was promoting Fairtrade and the work of the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative.
 
"The co-operative has 45,000 farmer members in more than 1,300 villages and communities.
 
"Students listened to a presentation from Erica and had the opportunity to ask her questions about the co-operative values that Kuapa Kokoo promotes and what they can do to support Fairtrade in the UK."
 
Susan Kilvington, head of citizenship at Lipson, said: "This was an amazing opportunity for our students to engage with someone who is active in the world of co-operatives.
 
"The work of this woman and the women of Kuapa Kokoo is truly inspirational."
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