Anti-Trafficking Achievement Standard

"The Fight Against Human Trafficking" provides a well-researched, up-to-date resource for schools, informed by practical field experience of fighting trafficking and exploitation. It has been developed for Geography Level 3 (AS 91431 v2 (3.6) Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue.) However its material can be adapted for other courses.

Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry. Young children, migrant workers, and indigenous people are particularly at risk of being trafficked. Domestic work, the commercial sex industry, agriculture, and manufacturing are key sectors of concern. Indeed, many of the goods we consume in our daily lives may have been produced by trafficked people.

Students explore the issue, focussing on the factors that fuel trafficking, its impacts on individuals, communities and countries, and steps that can be taken to address this crime. Students also discuss their own practices and norms around the consumption of products of forced labour. Includes: Assessment, Marking guide, Exemplar Answers, and a Lesson Pack of activities for teachers with worksheets and case studies.

Gift for Life

Your class can raise money to buy high school scholarships for children overseas whose families are too poor to send them to high school, through Tearfund's Gift for Life. It's the perfect way to give unique and meaningful gifts to support Tearfund's projects overseas, while helping your students to educate their schoolmates, family and friends about the world's needs.

When you buy a Gift for Life gift, the money goes towards one of Tearfund's projects in the developing world - which includes giving the gift you've selected to a family in need. Once you've purchased a gift, we'll send you a card with a story of its impact. You can then give the card to your friend or family member.

"Free School" buys a high school scholarship. "Good to Goat" buys a goat for a family. "Double Shot" buys coffee plants for organic growers. And there are tons more!

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Live Below the Line / Dine Below the Line

Your class can join up to Live Below the Line in March 2018. Our Schools Challenge is to live for two days on $2.85 as your food budget, while raising funds for our Empower projects. You can also make class lunches for under $1 per person, on those two days, using our cool recipes.

We'll send you all the resources, including educational materials, lesson exercises, and fund-raising pack. Potentially, a staff member can visit your class or school assembly.

Sign up here

Teachers, contact: or call 0800 800777

The Poverty Cycle – 25th Aug 2018

Do you cycle to School? Does your school have a cycling team? Find a crew and enter a team in Tearfund's annual Poverty Cycle. The main event happens in Auckland in August, but all around the country, your school can join in, through the Virtual Poverty Cycle.

The Future Rides on us!

This event raises money for Tearfund's anti-trafficking work overseas and for Brothers in Arms youth mentoring programme. 

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Who Made Your Clothes? The Ethical Fashion Guide

Download the Ethical Fashion Guide and discover how your class can live more ethically and reduce the chance your clothes are produced my exploited workers and slaves. Learn about ethical consumption and how our purchases affect the people who mae your clothes.

The next edition will be released in April 2018 and your class and school can organise a launch. Our staff may be able to visit your school

Download the guide

JustTalk - Year 9 and 10 Speech Competition

Win prizes and show your passion for justice!

JustTalk is a video speech competition for Year 9 and Year 10 students. It’s a great way to improve your speech-making and presentation skills – or to practice for your school speech. Get your whole class involved in learning about a justice issue and writing and performing their speech. Speeches can be filmed using a mobile phone, webcam or other digital camera.

Entry is FREE. First prize is $1000 for student, $1000 for the charity of their choice and $1000 for their school.

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