The buzz in the cold, London playground before Christmas was who would get the Nintendo DS. The boys are six, yet they already know the KUDOS of name-dropping brands.
The buzz in the dusty, Gambian yard before Christmas was how fast the battered sardine can with dirty string could travel, if pulled by a very fast pair of legs. The boys are six, yet they already know to desire nothing.
A true story.
There are lots of things that can be done to re-dress the balance. Choose one.
I choose this one:
A HUGELY uplifting video, young people and teachers talk about how naturally Fairtrade fits into the curriculum. I love the way they instinctively understand the global nature of trade!
© Suzy Rigg