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The Chocolate Industry Exposed: Child Labor, Trafficking and Fair Trade Mislabeling

Excellent piece on the situation!  Please think about the origin of your chocolate this Easter!

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‘Nothing Like Chocolate’ Washington D.C. Premiere

Monday, March 18 2013 : 6:30 p.m. Howard University Welcome by Alfonzye Chisholm Jr., Director, Office of Sustainability, Howard University NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE (USA/Grenada/Ivory Coast, 2012, 67 min.)Washington, D.C. Premiere   From currency to candy, chocolate reflects a rich history of sacred ritual, endorphin highs, hip anti-oxidants, exotic sensuality, high quality luxury and enslaved children. The film tells the […]

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The difference between Orphans and Trafficked Children

Following a conversation earlier with an organisation who has signed up to the Fair Labor Association; we realised the need to examine the ‘difference’ between an orphan and a trafficked child. An orphan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan A trafficked child – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafficking_of_children “This can stem from a dangerous “movement” stage of trafficking or from specific aspects of the “exploitation” […]

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Ideas for vocational skills

We’ve already mentioned that the children will all leave with a vocational skill, or hopefully continue to further education so to be able to provide for themselves during their adults lives. Initially the children can try whichever one they would like, but in later years we hope that they will concentrate on one or two. […]

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A, B, C of farming for CREER

A is for avocados, we hope to have a tree or two on the land B is for bananas, which are native to Cote d’Ivoire & will be grown with the expert eye of one of our Ivorian board members.  They contain at least 10 percent of a recommended daily intake of carbohydrate in the form […]

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Bees & Honey

As part of our sustainability we have a number of ideas we would like to put in place. We’re looking at having bee hives; they’re cheap, local & every part of the bee’s process can be used and put to good use as an end product. We’ve been in touch with an organisation regarding some […]

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Bucket list

As the Founder, I believe that I’m nowhere near kicking the bucket yet but on my bucket list I have to put a few ideals for CREER. 1.  CREER will have 30 children as a minimum 2.  That the centre will have small houses on the land for a few of the 17-18 year olds […]

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