It is not uncommon to see schooling take place ‘under the mango tree’ in some rural areas in Ghana. This was the case with some of the communities around the plantation before Fairtrade.
School blocks have been built with the use of the social premium income from the banana sales. This has improved access to education and created more opportunities for the children of the workers on the farm.
These days we are building canteens next to schools, again funded out of the premium income. Proper nutrition supports well being and learning conditions creating even better opportunities for the future generation