SQA Staff Give Fairtraders a 'Fair Chance'

Ken Mkangala - Fairtrade Fortnight- Nut Producer

SQA staff gave fairtraders a 'fair chance' this week by promoting the Fairtrade concept through a variety of activities organised by staff volunteers at its Glasgow and Dalkeith offices. The events were promoted as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

The fortnight aims to raise awareness of Fairtrade and increase participation in Fairtrade activities and purchasing.

SQA hosted Ken Mkangala, a Macademia nut producer from Malawi, who is on an official visit to Scotland, sponsored by the Fairtrade Foundation. Mr Mkangala’s visit to SQA was part of his tour of Scotland. Staff heard Mr Mkangala speak about his work and experiences and also took part in a Fairtrade baking competition and authentic crafts were on display and available to buy - created from projects with the Wichi Indians from South America.

SQAFair has been running for three years. The volunteers raise awareness of Fairtrade to all SQA staff.

Neil MacGowan, Head of Corporate Affairs at SQA said:

“Our SQAFair activities help to raise awareness of Fairtrade through a variety of fun activities for staff which can also have real results in promoting the benefits of Fairtrade products.  This is another great cause we are pleased to support through our corporate social responsibility initiatives.”