Access to technology is one of the privileges we take for granted. But according to studies, around 53% of the world’s population does not even have access to the internet. Learn how we help solve this problem. Half of the world's school and university students affected by class closures because of the coronavirus outbreak -- from pre-primary to university level -- do not have access to a computer for home-schooling. Highlighting "startling digital divides" between the rich and poor, a UNESCO statement added that 43 per cent of young people have no access to internet at home.
This means roughly 826 million students have no home computer and some 706 million no internet at a time when "distance learning" is the only option available for most, with school closures in 191 countries of the world, according to UNESCO.
We are very concerned for our community and we strive for doing more.
Although most people have some degree of education, we need to understand that there is 12% of the world that is illiterate. Education solves problems at its roots by creating better opportunities to those who need it.
Every kid deserves a chance to study. Nothing should stop our learning journey, not the virus, not the lack of a computer…… Education should take in anybody regardless of religion, color, race, age or sex.
It is no doubt that music can make people feel better. That’s why our volunteers bring live music to the people who need it most but hard to get access to – seniors at residential care houses. By delivering in-house music performance to vulnerable populations at healthcare facilities, we add a dose of joy, we foster a culture of love and enrich the lives of elderly residents, in the form of talent donation.
As one of the largest industries in the world, agriculture provides livelihood to 26.7% of the world’s population. Yet millions of farmers are going hungry, not earning enough to support themselves and their families. The main goal of our organization is to provide a fun yet educational opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of Fair Trade and to interact with all students who have a shared interest in business and humanity.
Many farmers (especially those in the third-world) do not receive a fair price for what they produce. Workers do not receive a fair wage and are denied labour, economic, social, civil and political rights such as freedom of association, a living wage, collective bargaining and health & safety standards.
Started in the United States in 1946, Fair Trade today is a truly global movement with a focus on greater equity in international trade. The movement is engaged in debates with political decision-makers in the European institutions and international fora on making international trade fairer. Organizations were set up to import goods from progressive countries that were both politically and economically marginalized. On top of that, Fair Trade has made mainstream business more aware of its social and environmental responsibility.
We believe in a future where trade works to the benefit of all, not just a few. We know Fair Trade can deliver this future. When schools focus on fair trade, they show solidarity with children in poorer countries. When Fair Trade certified products are used, farmers' children get a chance to go to school while their families have a brighter future. That connection brings us together in a powerful global movement for change.