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Stonelaw Young Co-operative named Scottish Young People’s Social Enterprise of the Year 2011

Stonelaw Young Co-operative award

Congratulations to Stonelaw High Fair Traders Young Co-operative, which is celebrating being awarded the Scottish Young People’s Social Enterprise of the Year 2011 Award.

The prize was presented to the successful Young Co-operative – the school has raised over £120,000 in seven years – by John Swinney, Finance Minister in Scottish Parliament, on 27 February. Stonelaw High Fair Traders is also a UK finalist and three Young Co-operators will attend the award ceremony in the 02 arena on 30 March. The Young Co-operative also had a stall and spoke at the Fair Trade Experience in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow just before the start of Fairtrade Fortnight.

All of Stonelaw High Fair Traders’ profits support the education of Aids orphans (about 300 annually) in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. In April, teachers from the school are heading to Ikusalethu High School in KwaZulu Natal, attended by many of the orphans. Two African teachers will visit the school in June as part of a partnership formalised through the Global Schools Programme.

On 23 and 24 March, Young Co-operatives co-ordinator Isabel Gilchrist and students will lead workshops for 400 primary children and 40 primary teachers at a Fair Trade event in New Lanark (where Robert Owen set up his model community).