“We love to listen to our customers and for this reason we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like a bespoke fair trade product made especially for you.”

Fair Trade Coffee and Cake with Mums at the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery - Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade Coffee and Cake with Mums at the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery - Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade Coffee and Cake Morning, Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade Coffee Morning - Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery Dubai

 

One bright and beautiful Sunday morning, 7th February 2016 to be precise. I and my merry fair trade supporters Saima and Fred visited the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery.

 

Saima and I had prepared cupcakes, granola and chocolate chip cookies for the parents (mothers) of the children.

 

Fair Trade Cakes and Presentation with parents at the Home Grown Childrens Eco Nursery - Duai-Dubai

 

 

Fairtrade cookies at the Home grown childrens eco nursery  Dubai UAE with The Lilfairtrade Shop

 

 

Fairtrade Granola at the Home grown childrens eco nursery Dubai UAE with The Lilfairtrade Shop

 Delicious Fairtrade Granola

 

fairtrade presentation with Mums at the Home Grown Childrens Eco Nursery Dubai UAE The Liltfaitrae Dhop
I started with a short introduction to fairtrade and showed the Mums where different fairtrade products came from.

 

Fairtrade presentation and Skype Q&A with Bruce Crowther MBE at the Homegrown Nursery DubaiUAE
I was blessed to arrange a Skype call with Bruce Crowther MBE who very kindly sacrified his sleep to answer questions about his fairtrade journey and how important it is to support trade justice.

 

Mums listening to Bruce Crowther MBE at the Homegrown Childrens eco nursery Dubai UAE
Mums waiting to watch a clip from ''The Dark Side of Chocolate and child exploitation in cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast.

 

Distributing #MumsDoFairtrade banners for social media at the Homegrown Childrens Eco nursery
Distributing #MumsDoFairtrde banners for an impromptu social media photoshoot

 

#MumsDoFaitrade at the Homegrown Children's Eco Nursery Dubai UAE with the Lilfairtrade

 

 

#MumsDoFairtrade at the Homegrown nursery Dubai UAE presentation by the Lilfairtrade
#MumsDoFairTrade
Dubai UAE

 

Mums browsing and engaging in a little fairtrade therapy Dubai UAE with the Lilfairtrade
A Mum browsing at The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop at the Homegrown Children's Eco Nursery Dubai UAE Feb16
The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

#Fairtrade Nuseries sign at the Homegrown Nusery Dubai UAE with the Lilfairtrade Shop

 

Visit to the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery Dubai, November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

I would like to thank Lucy Bruce, her staff and all the Mums who took time out of their busy days to learn about the fairtrade movement in the United Arab Emirates.

I hope Lucy and her team will contemplate obtaining fairtrade status to become the first fairtrade nursery in the United Arab Emirates.

If you would like more information about supporting fairtrade at your nursery, school, college or university please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat and fairtrade coffee.

Warmest regards

Sabeena

Future Reading and Links

Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery, Dubai, UAE

World Fair Trade Day at the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery Dubai, UAE




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