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Community Fairtrade 

FERRYDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL'S COMMUNITY CAFE has been held in Ferryden Hall over several years.  This is a Fairtrade cafe with a small Fairtrade stall. 

The school has been associated with a very poor school in Luhomero in Malawi and the proceeds of the cafe have gone towards helping there.  Since the children there go through a "hungry season" each year from February until the next crop of maize is ready to be harvested, money sent from Ferryden School has helped to set up a "Porridge Program".

A team of volunteers prepares land in the village and plants maize when the rains come.  The biggest problem is having fertiliser to allow a good crop to grow and so Ferryden school has been able to supply that, funded from the cafe takings. 


The maize, once harvested, is stored till the following February when volunteer mothers use it to make porridge each day for all the pupils - 800 of them!  It is the time of year when ALL the pupils attend as it is the only meal that they are likely to get each day. 


Enormous cooking pots have also been supplied and most recently a proper brick kitchen shelter and maize store has been built.  

The good news is that the cafe has restarted.  There is always a wonderful choice of traybakes, scones, loaves and cakes and some primary 7s serving. Please come along to future cafes.  

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