This workshop was developed together with Rebecca Morahan and in collaboration with Trading Visions, the educational arm of Divine Chocolate. The workshop is aimed at school children and aims to get them thinking about food, where food comes from, fairness and fair trade.

The workshop uses participatory methodologies and a range of creative exercises to get  a discussion going around where food comes from , how the supply chain looks and how money is distributed along the supply chain, what the lives are like for farmers etc.

Through the exercises children are encouraged to discuss amongst themselves what they think is fair in terms of distribution of money along the supply chain and how they think that this could be improved to a fairer system. Using forum theatre techniques we then look at the lives of farmers and the challenges they face, and look at solutions to improving their lives. The example of the Divine Chocolate,  Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative in Ghana is used as an example of how farmers have empowered themselves.

A pilot of this workshop was run in December 2010 at a school in Hackney.


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