Fair Trade premium fund is often invested in education so that farmers can afford to keep their children in school and out of the fields.
From creating scholarship funds, improving school infrastructure to purchasing supplies for students, the additional income from Fair Trade is giving children in remote farming communities the opportunity to learn.
A public primary school like SDN Tegiri lacked funding to improve school infrastructure, such as paving the schoolyard where children used to have play space and gather during break time. Inadequate and insufficient school infrastructure negatively impacts student learning and schooling outcomes.
Before being paved, the schoolyard always got affected by floods during the rainy season as it was purely muddy.
Like at Tegiri Primary School, these projects take place at nearly all primary schools located at Aliet Green’s Coconut Sugar project. But, again, the Fair Trade premium fund is primarily used to support schools in need.
Each Fair Trade Purchase is helping send these students back to school—and keeping them there.