We now have the coffee and cups from from Arvid Nordquist. 16 packeges and 800 cups. The coffee should be enough to make 1000 cups, but as we all know it’s usually a little less than that, so 800 cups should be perfect!

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Are you aware of who makes your coffee?

Parents send their children away to work when they are 4 years old.

250 million children between the ages 4-14 all over the world are put to work.

From the age of 4 children are working 16 hours a day.

70% of these children have dangerous lines of work

Children are sold so that families benefit from what could be viewed as a “loan”

The children are promised a good salary and working conditions, but are rather taken advantage of under extremely awful circumstances

An example is children working out in the fields in the blazing sun without water or permission to rest.

All of this to put food on their families tables, as well as coffee in your breakfeast cup.


Project Child Labor
Who is behind this project with child labor in focus?
We are 12 students from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Throughout a period of 4 weeks we have worked very hard with this project, putting together a campaign to open up peoples eyes about the truth behind their coffee.
Our mission is to wake up Stockholm, where simple changes such as choosing Fairtrade marked coffee can change the lives of some children.

Project Child LaborWho is behind this project with child labor in focus?We are 12 students from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.Throughout a period of 4 weeks we have worked very hard with this project, putting together a campaign to open up peoples eyes about the truth behind their coffee. Our mission is to wake up Stockholm, where simple changes such as choosing Fairtrade marked coffee can change the lives of some children.

What is child labor?

Children under the legal working age are put to work everyday. This usually means no time for school or free time for recreational activities.

They are the source of income for their family, and provide food and other essential needs.

The childrens work causes different types of dangers to their mental, physical, and social health.

It also deprives them of their childhood, development, and education.

Why does child labor exist?

Poverty

The parents are illiterate

Social apathy

Ignorance

Lack of education and knowledge of anything beyond their every day life

The explotation from cheap and unorganized companies

Culture and family traditions


The dangerous effects of putting a child to work

Severe muscle pains and stretches

Countless of cuts to their skin

Concussions, bruises, scratches due to falling or bumping into large machines and objects

Burn marks

Broken bones

There are physical as well as

psychic side effects such as:

Deprived childhood

Preventet developement

No room for an academic education

May 7, 2010

Wake up Stockholm!

May 6, 2010

Source: http://www.mobil.se/polopoly_fs/200711-27-1445420070-kobolt-s-jpg-1.270022.html!/image/2457636008.jpg

Child labor in the coffee industry, how does that directly affect you as a student at KTH?

Do you drink coffee on a regular basis, and are you aware of who makes your coffee?

Follow our blog for our campaign “Wake up Stockholm”, where we spread the word to our fellow KTH-comrades by giving out free Fairtrade-marked coffee and at the same time the brochure that tells the truth about the huge coffee market.

http://wakeupsthlm.wordpress.com/

Wake up stockholm!

Click on the link below to watch a movie that is about farmers/planters and producers telling you as a consumer that your choice in the shop can make a difference.

http://www.rattvisemarkt.se/gorskillnad/

http://www.sackeus.se/ – Is cooperating with shops in Sweden, and there’s a lot in only Stockholm. The fairtrade shop on Rådmansgatan but here are a couple more:

Stockholm
Coop Nära Järntorget
Järntorget 80

Emmaus
Götgatan 14

Forum Syd
Katarinavägen 20

Hemköp City
Mäster Samuelsgatan 57

Bromma
Källan Ekobutik AB
Tunnlandsvägen 58

Easy enough

May 4, 2010

There is a shop just around the corner of KTH.

http://www.fairtradeshop.se/