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This year Deakin University was granted Fair Trade accreditation, only the 7th University in Australia to have done so. To commemorate the event an official launch was held in October 2012, opened by the Vice Chancellor. Students studying Creating Sustainable Futures also took part by developing a YouTube clip all about FairTrade at Deakin. Check out their great work.
What does this mean for Deakin?
Download the following fact sheet (187 KB) about Deakin's accreditation and future plans for FairTrade.
We are calling interested students to set up a student run Deakin Uni VGen Group which will be sponsored by World Vision and administered through DUSA.
This is a great opportunity to use you talents and capabilities in a positive and worthwhile role. You don’t need experience just your passion for social justice, world poverty and fair trade. You could be part of those that actually make a difference. Take part in activities such as fundraising and awareness programs. You can commence your journey of becoming active in the global community.
This is also your opportunity to add value to your CV as in today’s organisations corporate social responsibility is at the forefront of most businesses. Combine this with your availability this is not a demanding or time consuming requirement but the rewards will be part of a wonderful experience.
To help you get started we have a training day coming up.
When? Monday 4 February, 2013
Time? 10am – 4pm. Morning tea provided. Please BYO lunch.
Phoebe McMahon from VGen will come out to do the training with you all so you will be all ready to go for O’Week!
RSVP by Friday 1 February to email@example.com
What is VGen?
VGen is part of World Vision and is a grassroots movement of 15-25 year old who are passionate about reducing poverty.
VGen’s goal is to inspire, educate and empower young people to respond to issues of social injustice and poverty. VGen works by taking action on global issues. You can find out more about what VGen does by visiting their website.