Article 23, Section 3: “Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worth of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.” [from Universal Declaration of Human Rights]
On Day 2, our focus was on the value of work and the right of everyone to be paid fairly. After doing a work project on the Koinonia Farm in the morning, we took a small group of campers to purchase fruit and tomatoes for the week at the local Americus Farmers Market. We purchased our eggs and meat at Koinonia. And then we visited Cafe Campesino to learn about Fair Trade. Our farm work was HOT and TIRING, but it helped the campers get a feel for how difficult manual labor can be, even though it’s one of the most poorly paid professions in many areas of the world.