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Fair Trade Schools, Dubai, UAE - Fair trade banana lesson

Fair Trade Schools, Dubai, UAE - Fair trade banana lesson

Fair Trade Schools, Dubai, UAE

Hello, Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening fairtrade friends and supporters. Thanks for stopping by.

Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai UAE - fairtrade banana lesson plan with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

I was invited to teach fairtrade to a group of 25 children at the Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai UAE - fairtrade banana lesson plan with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

The children were enthusiastic and eager to learn about fairtrade. 

Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai UAE - fairtrade banana lesson plan with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

I decided to introduce the banana supply chain and used role play cards for them to understand and emphasise with the difficulties and challenges faced by farmers and banana workers.

Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai UAE - fairtrade banana lesson plan with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

I introduced the following videos which the children enjoyed watching.


Although, there were children with different aptitudes and abilities I remain hopeful that they remember the fairtrade mark next time they decide to embark on a little retail therapy.

 

Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai UAE - fairtrade banana lesson plan with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

Many thanks to the parents, Senior teacher Joy and the children who purchased fair trade products from The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd Stall and helped to raise 620AED for the fairtrade producers in Nepal. 

I would like to thank Ms Hibo Hussein for devoting her entire Sunday to support me in my first fairtrade teaching endeavour with children Dubai. 

Endless thanks to Bruce Crowther, Rita Verity and Christina Longden for writing letters of support for The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd and the Fairtrade movement of the United Arab Emirates.

I will continue to work hard and establish a fairtrade schools, colleges and universities network.

Thank you for reading and supporting fairtrade and ethical producers wherever you live.


Warmest regards and love,
Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Banana Split Game





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Translation in Urdu

میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

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ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
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Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

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1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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