School hosts Fair Trade for Peace Market

SelfDesign High is hosting its 5th annual Fair Trade for Peace Market on December 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. and the 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Did you know that your holiday purchases can be a gift for more than your family and friends when you buy Fair Trade?

Purchasing power can actually help change the daily lives of those who make the products we enjoy. Whether you buy jewelry or household objects — and the variety is astonishing — Fair Trade products ensure that the makers actually benefit from their work.

And this is exactly why SelfDesign High is hosting its 5th annual Fair Trade for Peace Market on December 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. and the 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The students want to know that what they sell to their community will have far reaching and positive effects around the world.

It can, in effect, build peace: individuals and communities are empowered and can be proactive about their needs, be they in education or health or simply getting electricity in their village.

On top of this some of the monies raised at the market will support an end-of-the-year trip to Victoria where students will engage in a wide range of educational and fun activities from visiting the legislature to museums to gardens.

So, why not give a hand up this year and improve the lives of those all around the world as well as the world views and understanding of our local students?

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