Stories from Camp – Day 2
June 25-30, 2012
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]
Day 2 of camp was designed to give campers many images of how work and pay might be done fairly. In the morning, half of our group went to the local farmers market and bought local tomatoes, onions and fruit to use for lunch and dinner that night. We also purchased all of our meat and eggs from Koinonia. The other group of campers worked in the Koinonia fields, helping Farmer Fredo pick cucumbers, weed the field, and feed the pigs. After lunch, we visited a Cafe Campesino, a fair-trade coffee roaster in Americus, GA. The campers learned about fair trade economics and got to enjoy a sweet treat at the coffee shop. In the afternoon and evening, campers had free time to play in the water, relax, and do a craft project – using fair-trade coffee beans that Guatemalan women had drilled holes through for use in making jewelry. Farmer Craig also gave us a hay ride that evening! Click on any photo below to see a larger version.
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