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Fazer is concerned about children in cocoa-producing countries

"In West Africa states of Ivory Coast and Ghana, 1,8 million 5-17-year-old children are working in cocoa plantations, according to information gathered by the American University of Tulane, commissioned by the United States Department of Labor. ... 40 percent of the 820 000 children working in Ivory Coast don’t go to school. Only five percent of the Ivorian children get a salary for their work. The responsibility in cocoa production emerged in a public debate in Finland when the confectionary producer Fazer announced its plans to build a school in Ivory Coast" (Source: Anon 2012g, np).

 

A Fazer Blue chocolate Cocoa School campaign page was added to our site as part of our 2013 St Valentine's Day celebrations, in English and Finnish. The links:

 

 

followthethings.com/fazerschoolenglish.shtml & followthethings.com/fazerschoolfinnish.shtml

 

Legoing and translation from Finnish by Eeva Kemppainen

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Taken on February 12, 2013