APT Action on Poverty

Registered Charity Number: 290836
Pershore, Worcestershire

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Soapstone Carving and Fairtrade Issues - with a Master Kisii Soapstone Carver

Sep 13 2013

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Please join APT Action on Poverty and Mahouts for a stimulating and insightful evening taking place at Number 8, Pershore High Street, Worcestershire   WR10 1BG.


We are very lucky to have Gerard Mtondi, a visiting Master Kisii Soapstone Carver, who will join us for the evening - offering a rare firsthand perspective on the challenges faced by those involved in the Kenyan soapstone industry.  Workers often suffer health problems, injuries and even death due to dangerous working conditions – damaging levels of dust, harmful dyes and injuries from explosions and falling stone.  Yet they receive only a pittance for their work. This is an area where APT is actively engaged, working with local partner organisations on the ground, to improve these working conditions - and we would love to share our experiences with you.

You will also be able to find out more about the inspirational work of Mahouts, a local business sourcing fairtrade homeware, furniture and gifts (website).  Finally, Andy Jeans - Chief Executive of APT Action on Poverty – will talk about the charity and the vital work that we do.  


Afterwards, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speakers and network with other guests.


Please RSVP by close of business on Friday 30th August to Liz Chard on liz.chard@aptuk.org.uk or +44 (0) 1386 861294.

We really look forward to meeting you on Friday 13th September!


Many thanks


Kind regards


Kevan Moll

Programme Manager

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Event Type

Evening Events – Themed Nights

Event Address

Number 8, Pershore Highstreet, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1BG

Event Contact Details

Liz Chard


+44 (0) 1386 861294

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