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Details

According to the guidance of global citizenship education released by UNESCO, there are three core dimensions, Cognitive, Social-emotional and Behavioural, in leading students to understand and promote Fair Trade gradually. Participating schools will first set up working groups formed by eight students, who can be replaced in the second year of the scheme, and one to two teachers. The working groups are responsible for arranging or implementing the following activities.

Support provided by FTHK

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    Student Workshop

    FTHK will provide at least three workshops introducing the values and principles of Fair Trade, current situation of international trade, how producers in developing countries are affected under globalization, and how Fair Trade has responded to these issues.

     

    Through the workshops, students will be able to:

    • develop attitudes of fairness and social justice, and skills to critically analyse unfairness and inequality based on socio-economic status, gender and other issues,
    • develop attitudes of care and empathy for producers and the environment,
    • have self-reflection and discussion with other members, and
    • enhance their recognition of their roles and responsibilities as a global citizen
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    School Thematic Talks

    FTHK will provide a talk on the theme suggested by the working group in each school. It serves as an introduction of Fair Trade and the importance of sustainable consumption, arousing the interest of the students on Fair Trade and ethical consumption concepts.

  • Working Experience

    Each working group will be offered a 1- or 2-day working experience in a sustainable consumption social enterprises or Fair Trade Traders to get a taste of local market situation. Through the working experience, students will be able to observe local consumers’ consumption behaviour, to understand passion and commitment to promoting sustainable consumption of the traders, and to discover the producers’ stories.

Activities led by teachers and students

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    Action Plan

    After the training workshops, working group members have to develop a biannual Fair Trade action plan, which should include the timeline and content of proposed events, such as school thematic talks, teacher-led Fair Trade lessons and student-led school activities. FTHK will provide assistance and previous action plans for reference.

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    Teacher-led Fair Trade lesson

    A Fair Trade lesson led by teachers is required for at least one form of students. FTHK will hold pre-lesson meetings with teachers and provide teaching materials, including video clips, worksheets and PowerPoints. Possible Fair Trade lesson content are as follow:

     

     

    Subject Topic
    Liberal 
    Studies

    1. Globalisation in the economic and cultural aspect

    2. Different responses to globalisation

    3. Collaboration and conflicts concerning environmental problems in the international community

    Geography

    1. Changing industrial location community

    2. Combating famine

    3. Climate change

    Economics

    1. Market and price: market intervention

    2. Competition and market structure: perfect competition and imperfect competition

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    Student-led school activities

    After training workshops, working groups need to organise activities in their school. These activities should focus on introducing the values of Fair Trade, and raise awareness of ethical consumption among students or even parents. The activities can be any kinds, from Quiz contest to charity sales, from dessert making to inter-class football match.

     

    Through organising activities, members will be able to:

    • deepen their understanding on the values of Fair Trade,
    • demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, and
    • obtain organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Suggestions for a sustainable school

    By the end of the Scheme, each working group has to submit a briefing paper to their school to enhance the sustainability of school procurement practice. FTHK will provide guidance throughout the process.

Joint-school Events

  • Joint-school committee

    Each working group has to nominate at most two members to form the joint-school committee, which will be the leadership for joint-school events, namely a survey on teenagers’ consumption behaviour and a voting of “The Most Fair Product”.

  • Survey on teenagers’ consumption behaviour

    Provided with guidance and advice from our University Partner - Department of Social Science, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, committee members will participate in designing the survey on teenagers’ consumption behaviour and data collection from their own schools.

     

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    Through this activity, students will be able to:

    • develop skills on survey design and analysis, which will facilitate their learnings in Liberal Studies,
    • have self-reflection on their own consumption behaviour,
    • identify possible obstacles of adopting sustainable consumption among Hong Kong students, and
    • strengthen critical thinking

     

    Click here for Survey Report (Chinese Only)

  • “The Most Fair Product” Voting

    The voting of the “The Most Fair Product” aims to encourage students to explore the unfairness of global trade and the responses given by different organisations or countries, and at the same time, to develop their research and storytelling skills. The scheme will provide training on understanding of social media, story writing, oration and media literacy to the committee.

     

    Each participating school will nominate one Fair Trade product based on its story illustrating the ethical values, and prepare online and offline promotion material for the voting.

     

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    Overseas education tour

    The Scheme also includes an intensive overseas visit to a developing country for students with outstanding performance. The tour includes visits to local Fair Trade business and advocacy organizations or farmer cooperatives, and home visits to producers families, so that students can have the opportunity to understand the operating mechanism and possible constrains of Fair Trade.

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    Student bazaar

    FTHK will host a 2-day bazaar in the community. Each working group will be assigned with at least one booth, and responsible for setting up and managing the booth according to their ideas adopted by FTHK. Students are encouraged to interact with local consumers, promote the concept of sustainable consumption and enhance the community development.