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Added: (Mon Mar 11 2002)

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12 March 2002, London, UK

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Environmental Issues - Fairtrade Web Chat On Education.com

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight http://fairtrade.org.uk, Education.com http://uk.education.com will be hosting an exclusive live web chat with Samuel Waniale Magona, a Ugandan coffee farmer and chair of the BUSAGAMA Growers Co-op Society, on Tuesday 12th March at 3pm (15.00). This is an unique opportunity for students, teachers and anyone interested in socio-economics of developing countries, to get a first-person insight to the aims, achievements and problems involved in competing in a global marketplace.

Also, thanks to Cafe Direct http://www.cafedirect.co.uk and Day Chocolate Company http://www.divinechocolate.com, there is a week-long prize offer of Family, Teacher and Children's supplies of delicious Fairtrade products to be won, so you can taste the difference for yourself.

More detailed information will be forwarded on the Education.com web chats (of which more are planned later in the year) and other exciting new features coming to Education.com in the near future.

The web chat link:
Tuesday 12th March 2002 at 3:00pm [15:00] and 3:30pm [15:30] on Education.com
Education.com has teamed up with Cafédirect this Fairtrade Fortnight to take the Fairtrade message to teachers, pupils and parents.

Log on to Education.com on 12th March at 3pm-3:30pm, and talk to our special guest, Samuel Magona, a Cafédirect coffee grower from Uganda.

Samuel was born into a coffee farming family in Uganda in 1936 and was given a small plot of 50 coffee trees at the age of 17 which he farmed to earn some pocket money whilst studying.

Direct web chat link
http://uk.education.com/versions.asp?idversion=6&contents=chat/default.asp?TH=305,584
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This press releases is available in PDF and Word formats. Please email for the following.
- Biography of Samuel Waniale Magona.
- Photographs, images are available.
- Screen shots of the themed website

Web chat links:
Direct Chat link:
http://uk.education.com/versions.asp?idversion=6&contents=chat/default.asp?TH=305,584
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Education.com Fair Trade Week Homepage:
http://uk.education.com/versions.asp?idversion=6&target=/statique/fullscreen.asp?id=50322
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Reports Link:
http://uk.education.com/versions.asp?idversion=6&contents=/ftemplate/default2876.asp
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Links for editors:

Education.com
http://uk.education.com

Fair trade
http://fairtrade.org.uk
http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight2002/share_the_passion/media.htm

CaféDirect
http://www.cafedirect.co.uk

Day Chocolate Company
http://www.divinechocolate.com

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