The Slavery-free Chocolate for Easter campaign was recently launched in Melbourne, Victoria, with students from St Bernard’s College, Essendon and Penleigh Essendon Grammar School.
Let us not forget that even our smallest actions have the capacity to impact on the lives of others. The Slavery–free chocolate campaign is designed to free those children, predominantly in West Africa, who are trafficked into picking cocoa to make the chocolate that we, in the developed world enjoy. This campaign has already had great success, with chocolate manufacturers pledging to source an increasing amount of their chocolate from ethical sources.
Let‘s ensure that all are chocolate is sourced from workers who received decant and fair wages and conditions and that children receive the necessary education that will assist them to elevate themselves out of poverty.
When your school purchases chocolate this Easter for fundraising, will you make sure that it is slavery-free??? Can we make all our schools – slavery free??? Can we encourage all our parents to buy slavery free?
If your store doesn’t sell Fair Trade Chocolate will you ask the owner or manager – WHY NOT????