Fairtrade Group

Our Current Campaign – A Bag of Rice Can Change a Life

Portlethen Primary are taking on a 90kg Rice Challenge to give a helping hand to Malawian farmers and their families.

We will be helping to make a huge difference to the lives of farmers in Malawi and their families by taking part in the 90kg Rice Challenge.

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and less than 1 in 4 children are able to attend secondary school. The 90kg rice challenge was inspired by the fact that if a farmer can sell just 90 x 1kg of Kilombero rice at a fair price, they will be able to send a child to secondary school for a year.

By taking part in the challenge we are looking to show that by simply making changes to the way we buy food, fair trade can help to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.

You can help by buying a bag of rice from the school- £3 per 1kg bag. Both brown and white rice is available.