Whilst Rainbow Turtle’s trading company provides a market for producers and farmers, our charity focuses on EDUCATION. We work with schools, faith groups, businesses and other local organisations to raise awareness of Fair Trade and the issues surrounding it. From exploitation and poverty to child labour and Global Citizenship, there are so many things to look at!
One of our main aims is to link local issues with global ones and we believe that doing this helps to find the common ground between us no matter how far apart we are. That’s why we’ve worked with the likes of Create Paisley, PACE Youth Theatre, Redss, the IDEAS Network and many more organisations. Knowledge is power as they say and we believe the more informed we are about the world around us, the more positive an impact we can have. Being able to connect the dots through our own experiences too makes a huge difference.
For many years now we have worked with schools, businesses, faith groups and other organisations to help educate local people. To find out what services we offer (such as Tuck Shops, Talks etc) click on the links below, or follow the pages in our menu at the top.
Fairtrade, Fair Trade and fair trade
You may have noticed all three of the above appearing on the site and in our literature. Why do we sometimes use capitals? Why is it sometimes one word and not two? We explain all in our What Is Fair Trade section.
Click to find USEFUL ORGANISATIONS and resources that offer starting points for further exploration, ideas and activities. Whether you’re looking for lesson plans, ideas for fund-raising activities or just want to learn more about the issues that surround fair trade. Our links to local, national and international organisations offer resources, such as lesson plans and activities designed to get people thinking, talking and working on the issues they address. This is a great way of introducing and developing topics such as Fair Trade and Global Citizenship to you, your students, your congregation…whoever you are involved with.
We’ve looked through the pages ourselves and given you quick links to the key areas, to make planning and researching just that little bit easier. We’ve given a brief explanation of what each organisation does, to help you find the ones most relevant to you.
If you’d like to get in touch with us regarding anything education or resources based, please do. We’d love to hear from you. Go to our EDUCATION CONTACT page.