PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market opens for seventh year

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, will be open for its seventh year from noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 23.

SAMSUNGThe Global Market, located at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City, is staffed entirely by volunteers and sells products from around the world, purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade principles include a guarantee that artisans are paid a fair price in local context when the products leave their hands. They also receive assistance with quality control, design, and improved working conditions.

Each week, the Global Market will highlight the handiwork and stories of a different artisan or collective. Their stories are often inspiring and remarkable and lead to a greater  understanding of the items they have created. Fair trade products at the Global Market come from almost every continent, from countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Burkina Faso, India and Indonesia.

All proceeds from the Global Market benefit PAMBE Ghana’s La’Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. This model school is a collaboration that has brought the promise of literacy to under served villages in rural Ghana.

OCU Honors PAMBE Ghana Founder During Homecoming

alice-ocuThe Oklahoma City University Alumni Association will honor seven outstanding alumni during Homecoming weekend festivities in November. The Distinguished Alumni awards dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the University Center. The Distinguished Alumni awards dinner is part of OCU’s Homecoming weekend Nov. 7 to 9.

This year’s honorees are arts and sciences alumna Alice Iddi-Gubbles, nursing alumna Kristen Bailey, dance and arts management alumna Melanie Shelley, music alumna Auda Marie Thomas, business alumna Jennifer Grigsby, religion alumna Claudia Lovelace and theater alumna Ruth Charnay.


The Children at the La’Angum Learning Center Send Their Thanks