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April 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

April 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

APRIL 2018

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This April I was invited to judge social entrepreneurs at the

Middlesex University Dubai.

I continued to trade at the Boutique Market at JBR.

Met my dear friend Miranda Paul, fairtrade advocate and children's author who was attending the Sharjah International Children's Book Fair.

Applied for scholarship with the Badri Social Enterprise in association with the School for Social Entrepreneurs London, UK.

 

Social Enterprise Showcase 2018 at the

 Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE

This April I was invited to judge 5 social enterprise businesses at the Middlesex University Dubai. 

Many thanks to Shanthi Rajan, Sandra Stevenson, Suzannah Fernandes and Dr Michael Kloep and Dr Cody Paris for their hospitality.

It was a difficult decision as all the social enterprises were winners.

Congratulations to Papersco for their concept and vision.

 

Photographs of the event

 Social Enterprise Showcase Judging Sheet at The Middlesex Uni Dubai April 2018

Social Enterprise Showcase Judging Sheet

 

 Dr. Michael Kloep Middlesex University Dubai Social Entrprise Showcase April 18

Dr. Michael Kloep Middlesex University Dubai

Social Entrprise Showcase April 18

 

Sandra Stephenson Middlesex University Dubai Social Entreprise Showcase April 18 

Sandra Stephenson Middlesex University Dubai

Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

 

 Dr Cody Paris announcing the winners at the Middlesex University Dubai Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

Dr Cody Paris announcing the winners at the Middlesex University Dubai

Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

 

Dr Cody Paris, Sandra Stephenson and Shanthi Rajan with the winners PapersCo at the Middlesex University Dubai Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

Dr Cody Paris, Sandra Stephenson and Shanthi Rajan with the winners PapersCo at the Middlesex University Dubai

Social Enterprise Showcase April 18 

Social Enterprise students at the Middlesex University Dubai Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

Social Enterprise students at the Middlesex University Dubai

Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

 

Sabeena Ahmed with Shanthi Rajan at the Middlesex University Dubai Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

 Sabeena Ahmed with Shanthi Rajan at the Middlesex University Dubai

Social Enterprise Showcase April 18

 

Certificate of participation for Dr Rajagopal at the Social Enterprise Showcase Middlesex University Dubai April 18

 OOPS! Our certificates were swapped accidently

Certificate of participation for Dr Rajagopal at the Social Enterprise Showcase Middlesex University Dubai April 18

 

Apologies for not taking photos of the students but I didn't feel it would be appropriate to distract them while they were presenting.

Congratulations to all the social enterprises, YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!

Many thanks once again to the Middlesex University Dubai for providing me with the opportunity to share my fair trade journey and support all the gifted young social entrepreneurs.

 

The Boutique at JBR, Dubai, UAE

 I continued to trade at the Boutique Market at JBR.

Many thanks to the team and valued customers for supporting fair trade in Dubai and the UAE.

Fair Trade Fortnight Dubai 2018 - Show Off Fair Trade on Your Shelves with The Little Fair Trade Shop

Show Off Fair Trade On Your Shelves

 

Fairtrade Humpty Dumpty and friends at the Boutique JBR Dubai available at The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE 

Fairtrade Humpty Dumpty and friends at The Boutique JBR Dubai available at The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE

 

The lovely JC supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 at the Boutique JBR Dubai UAE 

The lovely JC supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 at the Boutique

JBR, Dubai, UAE

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop at The Boutique JBR Dubai, UAE, - Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Dubai

The Little Fair Trade Shop at The Boutique JBR Dubai, UAE

 

 

Miranda Paul fair trade advocate and

children's author visits Sharjah and Dubai, UAE

My friend renowned children's author and fairtrade advocate was invited to participate at the Sharjah International  Children's Book Fair and visited me in Dubai.

I am very grateful to Miranda for conducting this interview during her short visit to Dubai.

 

Photographs of Miranda's visit

 

Miranda Paul with Sabeena Ahmed, April 2018, Dubai, UAE

Miranda and Me!

 

About Miranda

 

Miranda Paul is a award-winning children’s author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections.

Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named to several recommended and “best of” reading lists. 

10 Little Ninjas also was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month (August 2016). Miranda makes regular appearances at schools, libraries, and bookstores, and has been a guest presenter at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center along with environmental activist Isatou Ceesay.

Miranda also serves as Mentorship chair for We Need Diverse Books™ (www.diversebooks.org), volunteers for Books for Africa, and is a regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers (Wisconsin Chapter).

She believes in working hard, having fun, and being kind. Learn more about her current and forthcoming titles at www.mirandapaul.com.

 

 

Badri Social Enterprise and the

School for Social Entrepreneurs Scholarship Progam 2018, UAE

I decided to apply for the scholarship program after Servane Mouzan CEO of Ogunte kindly tweeted about it during March.

I attended a taster session and was invited to an interview.

 

 

Further Reading and links

Middlesex University Dubai

The Boutique JBR

Miranda Paul

NAMA - Badri Social Enterprise




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