Think Global. Act Local.
The mission of Global Village includes educating individuals and the community as a whole, to the reality that we need to “think globally” at the same time we are “acting locally.”
In other words, how we spend our money and who we hire to do work, has an economic impact on people both in the Delaware area, and in the world as a whole.
We can have an intentional positive impact, or an impact that may unintentionally be both positive or negative. Child labor, environmentally harmful practices, extreme poverty, ongoing civil conflict, and lack of education or health care are all potential negative consequences that come from a lack of understanding on how interconnected people are around the world.
What we do makes a huge difference in the lives of others.
The purpose of the education section is to support teachers, parents, youth ministers, scout leaders, summer programs, service learning coordinators, university staff, and community groups in increasing awareness of the impact those of us here in the Delaware area can have on other people. If you wish to have a program about fair trade in your school or organization, send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a date and make plans.
Who can use these? Art, science, music, English, health, and geography educators, to name a few. Here are some of the resources available on the Web:
- Equal Exchange’s Fair Trade Curriculum and Educational Resources
- Oxfam Fair Trade Resources for ages 7 on up, including hands-on activities like “Go Bananas” where children can follow the journey of a banana from the Caribbean to their breakfast table
- Partners for Just Trade: Teaching about Fair Trade Resources page
- Mennonite Central Committee: Peace Education Project
- See more information on Videos in the 2nd Friday Film Series section of the GVC web site