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August 2017 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2017 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This August I was diagnosed with a torn ligament in my right shoulder which will require surgery and physiotherapy.

I finally managed to Skype with Dr Sara Calvo Martinez founder of Living in Minca and professor at the Middlesex University Business School, London.

My fair trade story was featured in the Story Exchange Women Mean Business website.

I organised meetings with Mr Daniel Ludvig and Mr Sayed of Sheraa, Sharjah.

Had coffee with Sandra Stephenson senior lecturer at the Middlesex University Dubai, and met founder and chairperson of The ZB Foundation Dani Wilson and Saima Khan.

 

Future Learn International Social Innovation

Challenge 2016

Future Learn International Social Innovation Challenge 2016 poster

Conducted a Skype conversation with Dr Sara Calvo of the Middlesex University Business School London, UK as part of my prize winning a social innovation pitch in the Future Learn International Social Innovation Challenge 2016.

During our hour long conversation we discussed how I can take the business forward.

I hope I will implement her advice and suggestions and raise further awareness for fairtrade and ethical producers in the United Arab Emirates.

Many thanks to Dr Martinez for writing a letter of support for my fair trade work and campaigning in Dubai. You can read her letter here.

 

Story Exchange

The Story Exchange Women Mean Business website featured an article about my work. Sabeena Ahmed - The Little Fair Trade Shop. You can read the article here.

 

Sheraa, Sharjah - Mr Daniel Ludvig and Mr T Sayed

Mr Daniel Ludvig of Sheraa, Sharjah supports SDG1 No Poverty with The Little Fair Trade Shop

I invited Mr Daniel Ludvig - Sheraa to dinner and learnt about Sheraa, The Accelerator Progam, The Mowada Project and Facebook training.

 

Mr T Sayed of Sheraa, Sharjah supports Fairtrade with The Little Fair Trade Shop  Aug 17

I also invited Mr Sayed - Sheraa to coffee and learnt about The Accelerator Progam and new initiatives at Sheraa.

 

Ms Sandra Stephenson

Ms Sandra Stephenson senior lecturer at the Middlesex University Dubai supports SDG10 reduced inequalities with The Little Fair Trade Shop  Aug 17

Had a wonderful meeting with Sandra Stephenson senior lecturer at the Middlesex University Dubai. She is very interested in my fair trade work and asked if I would like to present my story to students this semester.

 

The ZB Foundation

Dani Wilson and Saima Khan of the ZBFoundation, Pakistan

I also had a fantastic meeting with Dani Wilson and Saima Khan of the ZBFoundation.

The ZBFoundation is a pioneering organization that has initiated a heel prick test for all new born babies in Pakistan. The program has tested over 15,000 babies so far with specialist machines to be installed in major hospitals all over Pakistan over the coming year.

Saima Khan - ZBFoundation, Pakistan supports Fair trade

 Saima Khan supports Fair trade

 

Thank you for reading my blog and I look forward to recovering from my surgery to write an update for September.

Best regards to all fairtraders and fair trade producers around the world.

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Future Learn International Social Innovation Challenge 2016

Story Exchange

Sheraa - Sharjah

Middlesex University Dubai

The ZB Foundation





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Ramadan and Eid Mubarak to all my friends, family and fairtrade producers around the world!

Once gain here I am!

Another blessed Ramadan but one that is marred with pain and sadness.

This Ramadan my prayers and blessings are for Palestine!

This is my blog summarising my effort to support fairtrade producers and artisans during the blessed month of Ramadan 2024.

My right shoulder is very painful and prevented me from creating vlogs and blogs about Fairtrade in Islam.

Apologies in advance for any errors in the Urdu translation.

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April 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
April 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type a continuation of this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

I happy to announce that this is my 12th year participating in the Six Items Challenge 2024 with Labour Behind The Label.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

اس مہینے میرے دائیں کندھے میں اب بھی بہت درد ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے بہت جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہی۔

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March 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
March 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

اس مہینے میرے دائیں کندھے میں اب بھی بہت درد ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے بہت جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہا۔

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