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Ponchi Rani Mondol sits at her sewing machine at home in Bangladesh

Trading trainers game

A simulation game about working hard for a living and staying poor

Age: 13+ / Youth group (11-18)

We all own a pair of trainers, but do you know where and how your trainers are made?

This free 14-page game highlights the situation facing many poor countries that manufacture trainers – where working hard for a living does not equate to earning a fair amount.

Time required: One and a half hours, including introduction and debriefing.

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Trading trainers game

The aim of this game is to help the players understand how it is still possible to be poor even if you work hard for a living.