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August 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2022

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I was completed module 1 of the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and updated my initiative.

I was invited to participate in the World Pulse PIE Steering Committee.

 

Surgeries 2017-2022

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I've been living with painful shoulders for the past 5 years and PCOS/Endometriosis for the last 30 years.

During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.

After a few months of intolerable pain I was addmited to hospital to have a ruptured cyst removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

Its been a long 5 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety/panic attacks.

January 2022 was the month I finally had injections to relieve the pain in my left shoulder.

It's been a long 6 months of healing and I'm trying to keep positive, unfortunately I am experiencing pain in my right shoulder.

I have been to see an orthopaedic consultant this month.

Thank you to all my friends and family who pray for my recovery and good health.

     

 

World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 

This year I applied on the prestigious World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program. I was accepted.

I completed Module 1 and updated my initiative

 

Module 1

World Pulse Change maker Lab 22 - Module 1 lesson 1, vlog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Module 1 Lesson 1 - Framing the issue, understanding the problem with Ana Lozano

 

World Pulse Change maker Lab 22 - Module 1 lesson 1, vlog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What is the problem you're trying to tackle?

 

 World Pulse Change maker Lab 22 - Module 1 lesson 1, vlog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Problem Diagram

 

 World Pulse Change maker Lab 22 - Module 1 llive webinar check in, vlog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Module 1 Live Session Webinar

 

World Pulse Change maker Lab 22 - Module 2 lesson 1 , vlog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Lessons 1-7 Reflection and Initiative Update

Despite my shoulder surgeries and low energy levels I managed to watch all the lessons and realised I'm getting older, slower and my eyes cant focus on screens for long periods of time.

I was struggling to write notes and had to watch many of the video lessons multiple times. On a positive note My handwriting did improve over the lesson period. :)

I will post photographs to show the improvement in my cursive writing.

Lesson 1 - Ana's presentation video was informative but I had to watch it several times to understand it.

The handouts were useful, the Problem diagram best fits my initiative.

Lesson 2 - The Guided Vision Journaling session was an interactive session with Jensine Larsen and I learnt that am more than just a social entrepreneur, I have other hobbies and pursuits such as photography, and highlighted that I just want to being happy with life.

I will use the above as motivational tools to move forward to with my manuscripts and video content.

Lesson 3 - Still a little confused about this video and will need to re-watch.

I have however, detailed analysis of my fair trade female producers.

Lesson 4 - This video took me many days to watch.

I think I've figured out what Output, Outcomes and Impact I will be making for this initiative.

I did complete my SMART goals.

However, I do still need to identify how I will evaluate my writing and understand how to design my Initiative Plan.

Lesson 5 - I completed my SWOT analysis and needs.

I also spent a very long time completing my aspirational, social, familial, navigational, professional, community, communication, educational, personal, material, digital assets.

Lesson 6 - This video explained the Gender at Work Framework.

I have tried to complete it the best of my ability but need assistance to understand the change strategy.

Lesson 7 - This was the most calming video. I loved to listen to Ms Benjamin who had the sweetest soothing voice talking about the Logic Model.

I have completed my resource, strategy, audience, outputs, outcomes and impact lists. 

I enjoyed this video thoroughly and I all made sense.

 

What is the World Pulse Changemaker Lab?

The Changemaker Lab is a sixth month in depth training program focused on creating, strengthening, enhancing and/or escalating your transformative initiatives.

World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 - Changemakers are Diverse slide

World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 - Changemakers are Diverse slide

 

World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 - Some of the amazing Changemakers including me Sabeena Z Ahmed

This was a chance for World Pulse members to raise awareness for their initiatives get recognised.

 

World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed
69 Changemakers from 25 Countries applied to participate in the program

 

 World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What does your initiative address? 

I wrote fair trade, publication and media and legacy.

You can just about make them out above.

 World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Pulse Leadership Opportunities slide with Dawn Artega

 

World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Some of the Changemaker Lab World Pulse Trainers

 

World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Phase 1 

World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Phase 2

World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

How it works

World Pulse Changemakers Lab Program 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Dawn explaining World Pulse values

 

I am struggling to type and need to prioritise my health and well being.

I have explained my conditions to the World Pulse team who have been kind, compassionate and very accommodating.

Thank you for reading my August 2022 blog.

I look forward to sharing my September newsletter with you soon.

Sabeena





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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
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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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