“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.”

Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme (BSEP) and Academy, NAMA and (SSE) the School for Social Entrepreneurs London International Scholarship Programme 2018 - Cohort 1

Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme (BSEP) and Academy, NAMA and (SSE) the School for Social Entrepreneurs London International Scholarship Programme 2018 - Cohort 1

Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme (BSEP) and Academy, NAMA and the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) International Scholarship Programme 2018 Cohort 1 organised in

 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, London/Cornwall, United Kingdom and Dehli, India

 

Learning Block 1 -

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 2018

May 2018  I was accepted onto the Badiri Social Entrepreneurship International Scholarship Programme with the School for Social Entrepreneurs London,

2018 Cohort 1

 

BADIRI SIGNAGE AT NAMA SHARJAH - May 18

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.

I was successful in my interview and was accepted onto the programme. 

 

Sally Heard with Sabeena Ahmed at NAMA Sharjah - May 2018

Sally Heard CEO of SSE Cornwall and Sabeena Ahmed

Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship Programme, NAMA and the School for Social Entrepreneurs first Cohort 2018

Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship Programme, NAMA and the School for Social Entrepreneurs first Cohort 2018

 

Learning Block 2 - July/August 2018 London/Cornwall, United Kingdom

 

The Good Hotel, Excel Marina,

Royal Victoria Docklands, London

 

The Good Hotel - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

The Good Hotel - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

The scholarship programme was held at the Good Hotel which was previously used as a Dutch prison.

 

Excel Marina view of the O2 Arena London - Day 1 Badiri Academy BSEP Programme and SSE London August 2018

Excel Marina and view of the O2 Arena London

 

Badiri Academy and SSE ladies take a walk The Excel Marina - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

Badiri Academy ladies take a walk around Excel Marina -

Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

 

Day 1, 30th July 2018 with Alistair Wilson CEO of  of the School for Social Entrepreneurs London and Vegard Olsen of The Coaching Partner 

at The Good Hotel

Day 1 SSE Bag and Gifts at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Bag and gifts at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018 

 

Our first day was full of surprises, we all received a gorgeous School for Social Entrepreneur bag full of gifts from social enterprises based in London and the UK.

Many thanks to Sweet Cavanagh, Harry Spectre, Change Please Coffee, Bees Wax Candles and Miss Macaroons for their generosity.

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Miss Macaroon provided at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Miss Macaroon box at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018 

 

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Harry Specters Chocolates at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Harry Specters Chocolates at The Good Hotel  -

30th July 2018 

 

 Day 1 SSE Gifts -Change Please Lucy's Blend Coffee at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Gifts -Change Please Lucy's Blend Coffee at The Good Hotel

30th July 2018 

 

Recipient of a Sweet Cavanagh bracelet in my SSE gift bag August 2018 London UK

Sweet Cavanagh Bracelet

 

Recipient of a Sweet Cavanagh bracelet in my SSE gift bag August 2018 London UK

 

We were privileged to meet with the CEO of SSE Mr Alistair Wilson for our first witness session, 

Sadly, I don't have any photographs of him. We learnt about his life and how his failures had encouraged to him to operate successful businesses.

I think the most prominent and important question I understood from his presentation was what can go wrong with your business and how it can fail?

I think we should always think positively but its important to understand what can go wrong and prepare for those difficult questions and prepare accordingly.

Our first expert session was interesting and challenging. We were introduced to Mr Vegard Olsen a life coach who gave reason to explore our hearts, minds and souls and answer those life long questions 'Who You Are, Your Purpose and Your Why?'

 

 

 Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London -

30th July 2018

 

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London -

30th July 2018

 

Day 1, question cards, Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

 Day 1, question cards, Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - 30th July 2018

 

 

Day 2, 31st July 2018 with Reetu Sood Social Enterprise Consultant and

Naomi Mwasambili, CEO of Chanua

Day 2 and our expert session was thoroughly enjoyable one. We met social business consultant Reetu Sood who introduced us to the Social Business Canvas.

I've started to use mine and hope to post a photograph of it at different stages until it is completed.

Later in the afternoon we met with the ambitious and lovely Naomi Mwasambili CEO of Chanua.

Naomi was so passionate about mental health and supports many different initiatives around the world. She is truly an inspirational lady.

 

Once again the day was full of activities and the morning flew by.

We spent 2 hours making a start to fill our canvases.

 

A pdf copy of the Social Business Canvas

 

 

Day 2, Expert Session with Naomi Mwasambili at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 2, Expert Session with Naomi Mwasambili at the Good Hotel, London -

31st July 2018

 

Day 3, 1st August 2018 with Jennifer MacKay

CEO of Jump Training & Development

and

Life Coach and my Mentor Jo van Osch,

CEO of Soulfully Connected

Day 3 began with a lively and interactive expert session with Jennifer MacKay.

Jen taught us how to present our social enterprises using our voice, body, words and passion.

WE were all asked to answer and present a question to the group in a short speech form.

My question was 'What makes female entrepreneurs successful?'

I think I answered the question well as feedback was positive.

I must practice using my fingers for the 1, 2, 3 breakdown of points.

During the afternoon we travelled on the Emirates Airlines cable cars. As someone who suffers from vertigo I completed the task by singing on the way and back.

 

In the evening we had dinner with our respective mentors and shared our stories.

I spent over 3 hours talking with Jo. She is an exceptionally gifted life coach and NLP trainer.

Jo Van Osch who resides in Birmingham, UK.

Jo has established her business Soulfully Connected over a period of 20 years.

 Day 3 - BESP and SSE Course, Jo van Osch signing my fairtrade guest book - August 1st 2018 Good Hotel London, UK

 Day 3 - Jo van Osch signing my fairtrade guest book - August 1st 2018,

the Good Hotel London, UK

 

I look forward to our 3 sessions together and hope to learn more about Jo and her business.

 

Day 4, 2nd August 2018 Visit to Stour Space,

 talk with Director Juliet Can and expert session with

Lee Robinson Evaluation and Research Manager at SSE

Day 4 was an exceptionally long and hot where we were given a talk about Stour Space by the lovely Juliet Can and introduced to Theory Of Change by Lee Robinson.

We also enjoyed a boat ride along the Olympic Park.

The evening ended with dinner with colleagues at the School for Social Entrepreneurs which I did not attend because my shoulder was playing up and was sore.

 

Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London

 

 Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Director Juliet Can presentation about Stour Space - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

 

 Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Beautiful Canvas - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Beautiful Canvas

2nd August 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London Poster 1 - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Director Juliet Can presentation about Stour Space - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Director Juliet Can's presentation about Stour Space - 2nd August 2018

 

 Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Lee Robinson's presentation about The Theory of Change - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Lee Robinson's presentation about The Theory of Change - 2nd August 2018

 

 

 

Day 5, 3rd August 2018 at The School for Social Entrepreneurs, London, UK expert session with Janie Wilson

Day 5 began with an intensive ALS session with Isabelle, Sally, Amy and expert Janie Wilson.

We worked in our groups and I chose to share my issue with my peers.

We will be joining 3 other ALS sessions over the coming months.

Day 5 SSE Head Office London, UK, Our First ALS session - 3rd August 2018

Day 5 SSE Head Office London, Our first ALS session 3rd August 2018

 

 

Cornwall

For the second part of our programme we travelled to Cornwall to study with the School For Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall team.

 

 

The ArtHouse, Falmouth

We were very fortunate to stay at the ArtHouse, Falmouth.

Corella Huges owner and curator of the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall stayed August 2018

Corella Hughes owner and curator of the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall stayed August 2018

 

The Arthouse Living Room, Falmouth stayed August 2018

The Arthouse Living Room Falmouth, stayed August 2018

 

Sabeena Ahmed at the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall stayed August 2018

Sabeena Ahmed at the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall

August 2018

 

The Arthouse Dining Room,, Falmouth stayed August 2018

The Arthouse Dining Room, Falmouth stayed August 2018

 

The Arthouse Garden, Falmouth stayed August 2018

The Arthouse Garden, Falmouth stayed August 2018

 

 

A visit to Pendennis Castle and Falmouth

beach, Cornwall, UK

 

 

 Najat at Pendennis Castle visited 5th August 2018

Najat at Pendennis Castle visited 5th August 2018

 

Day 6 - SSE Cornwall Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat at Pendennis Castle Falmouth visited August 2018

 Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat at Pendennis Castle Falmouth visited 5th August 2018

 

A visit to Falmouth Beach with my sister Irem and the ladies - August 2018

A visit to Falmouth Beach with my sister Irem and the ladies - August 2018

 

 

Day 6, 6th August 2018 at The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Cornwall, UK

Interactive session with Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall

and the Isles of Sicily and

expert session with Steve Neale Creator of the Limbic Performance System

 

The SSE Cornwall team - August 2018

The SSE Cornwall team and Tracey Roose - August 2018

Day 6 we were introduced to the SSE Cornwall team and Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sciliy was our witness expert.

What a lovely bunch of compassionate ladies.

 

 

Tracey Roose CE of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session with BSEP and SSE Cornwall - Aug 2018

Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session

 

 Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session presentation

 Shared Purpose Quote - Seth Carguilo

'Shared purpose goes way deeper than vision and mission, it goes right into your gut and taps some part of your primal self. I believe that if you can bring people with similar primal purposes together and get them all marching in the same direction, amazing things can be achieved.'

- Seth Carguilo

 

Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session presentation pic 2

How many NOs should you be seeking to get?

2% of sales are made on the first contact

% of sales are made on the second contact

% of sales are made on the third contact

% of sales are made on the fourth contact

% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact

 

Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session presentation pic 3

 Think BIG!

'I think the key

is for women

not to set limits.'

 

Later that afternoon we were introduced to Steve Neale founder of the Limbic Performance System.

 

 

Steve Neale - Creator of the Limbic Performance System at SSE Cornwall August 2018

Steve Neale - Creator of the Limbic Performance System

 

Steve Neale - Creator of the Limbic Performance System Diagram - SSE Cornwall August 2018

 The Limbic Performance System Diagram

 

  

Day 7, 7th August 2018 at The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Cornwall, UK

Expert session with Louise Treacher Founder of 4George Ltd and

witness session with Tim Van Berkel Director of The Cornish Seaweed Company

 

Day 7 we were introduced to Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's who conducted a presentation about sustainable income model streams.

Later that afternoon we were introduced to Tim Van Berkel founder of The Cornish Seaweed Company.

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Social Entrepreneurs - Seth Godin

'It's tempting to reserve the new term 'social entrepreneurs' for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better.

The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the 'regular kind') is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible.

But that's not how the world works.

Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The jobs we take on, the things we make, the side effects we cause—they're not side effects, they're merely effects. When we make change, we're responsible for the change we choose to make.

All of us, whichever job or project we choose to take on, do something to change the culture. That social impact, positive or negative is our choice.

It turns out that all of us are social entrepreneurs. It's just that some people are choosing to make a bigger (and better) impact than others.

It's a spectrum, not a label.'

- Seth Godin

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams and types of finances and income

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about pitching your business to funders

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about pitching your business to funders

DO THEY CARE?

Evidence of need

What you are going to do

What impact will you have

Why I should care?

 

Tim Van Berkel of The Cornish Seaweed Company visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

Tim Van Berkel Director of The Cornish Seaweed Company visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

 

Tim Van Berkel of The Cornish Seaweed Company promoting his best selling products visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

Tim Van Berkel of The Cornish Seaweed Company promoting his best selling products visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

 

 

 

Day 8, 8th August 2018 at the EDEN PROJECT, Cornwall, UK

expert session with Dan James Development Director at the Eden Project UK Cornwall,

expert session with Charlotte Young and a private tour of the Eden Project with Dan Ryan

Day 8 We were introduced to Dan James Development Director at the Eden Project.

 

Day 8 Visit to the Eden Project, Dan James Director of Development presentation

Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project

 

 Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project - BSEP and SSE Cornwall visited August 2018

Context

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

The Eden Story

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

Eden on Prescription

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

Deep Roots New Shoots

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

It's Great Outdoors

 

video tba

 

video tba

 

Photo Gallery

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Group pic- BESP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan - BSEP Academy visited

August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sunflowers - BESP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sunflowers - BESP Academy

visited August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sabeena and Najat - BSEP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sabeena and Najat - BSEP Academy visited August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, statue - BSEP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, statue - BSEP Academy

visited August 2018

 

 Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan - BESP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan - BSEP Academy ladies,

visited August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan Entrance to the Rainforest Biodome- BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan Entrance to the Rainforest Biodome-

BSEP Academy ladies, visited August 2018 

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, the Rainforest Biodome- BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan Entrance to the Rainforest Biodome-

BSEP Academy ladies, visited August 2018 

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, large waterfall - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, large waterfall - BSEP Academy ladies, visited August 2018 

 

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, murial - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, murial - BSEP Academy ladies,

visited August 2018

 

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, the lily pond - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, the lily pond - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

 

 

We ended our day with farewells and a beautiful dinner at the Mediterranean Biome.

 

group photo here

 

 

Learning Block 3 - September 2018

Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates

 

Day 1 -  Sunday 16th September 2018 at the Act Hotel, Sharjah, UAE - Learning Block 3

We began the day by introducing ourselves to ladies and NAMA representatives who were unable to attend the UK tour.

Day 1 - Introductions, BSEP and SSE 2018

We reflected about what we had learnt about the UK tour and how we used the tools and examples in our work.

 

Session on Funding and Finance with Louise Treacher in Cornwall was very informative and useful.

Day 2 - 7th August 2018 - Expert Session with Louise Treacher funding streams for soc ents SSE Cornwall 2018

Day 2 - 7th August 2018 - Expert Session with Louise Treacher funding streams for soc ents, SSE Cornwall 2018

 

I expressed the sustainable funding presentation was important however there is are limitations of funding in the UAE and I hope Tanu and Shalabh will be able to provide more information during our time in Dehli.

 

Day 1 Revisiting your SMART objectives, BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 1 - Revisiting your SMART objectives,

BSEP and SSE 2018

Revisit your SMART Objectives

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Relevant

Time-based

We all spoke about our social enterprise concepts and how our ideas were had evolved.

Day 1 - Introductions, BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 1 - Introductions

BSEP and SSE 2018

Maitha explained that she had acquired an events trade license from Dubai Economic Department which was reasonably priced at 2000 AED but one would require an Emirati sponsor.

The photographer came to take beautiful photographs of our afternoon session.

Day 1 - Presentation about soc ents in the UK, BSEP and SSE 2018

The second part of the afternoon session was brain storming ideas for social enterprises.

Day 1 - Presentation about soc ents in the UK, BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 1 - Presentation about soc ents in the UK,

BSEP and SSE 2018

 

We started by discussing issues affecting the UAE.

OBESITY

PLASTIC WASTE

ISOLATION cultural

KIDS RAISED BY NANNIES lack of understanding of cultural identity

CONSUMER ADDICTION

DEBT

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

BULLYING

MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

HIGH DIVORCE RATES

 

Trends in the UAE

Online learning

Oneline shopping

Social media influencers

Virtual reality

Artificial intelligence

Food Truck/Pop Ups

 

Current Trend in the UK

Online Learning

Oneline shopping

Pop ups

Upcycling

 

Activity Choose one social issue and one trend

Create an soc ent 

Choose an impact and income stream

Day 1 - Brainstorming ideas for soc ents in the UAE, BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 1 - Brainstorming ideas for soc ents in the UAE,

BSEP and SSE 2018

Mariam, Khadija, Fatima and I talked about low youth employment and how this could be connected to food trucks and pop ups.

 

Day 1 - Brainstorming ideas for soc ents in the UAE, BSEP and SSE 2018

 Day 1 - Brainstorming ideas for soc ents in the UAE,

BSEP and SSE 2018

What needs to happen or be in place for me to be successful starting and/or developing a sustainable social venture.

Prompts

Whats needs to happen? e.g. find more time

What do I need? Family support

What needs to change?

What do I need to do differently

What skills do I need to develop?

 

 

Day 2 - Monday 17th September 2018 at the Act Hotel, Sharjah, UAE

We started the day by preparing for Jen MacKay's session for Tuesday afternoon.

Questions we had to prepare for Jen's session

What does a leader mean being to you?

Being a leader means being passionate, honesty, dedication, credibility and good health.

What is your biggest leadership strength?

Happy, Organised, Optimistic, Powerful, Satisfied, and Compassion.

What one leadership quality could you benefit from developing?

Being heard and a little more assertiveness and confident.

Imagine it is 10 years into the future

What impact do you want your leadership to have?

Humble, Compassionate and Dedicated.

 

Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS OF THE MARKETING MASTERCLASS

For this session we were given a marketing handout.

Day 2 - Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis, BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 2 - Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis

BSEP and SSE 2018

Your unique proposition - What unique problems do you solve for your customers.

Day 2 - Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 2 - Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis

BSEP and SSE 2018

 

NOT ALL PROBLEMS ARE EQUAL

What 3 problems are you solving for your consumers.

1. Saving consumers valuable time and effort, by importing and procuring bespoke hand crafted ft products.

2. Raising awareness for fairtade by showcasing products, helping consumers to become ethical responsible consumers.

3. Changing and challenging the mindsets of consumers by sharing producer stories and explaining the benefits of fairtrade, environmentally, socially and economically.

Activity describe a product

Describe 5 features

My product

My Gold BAG

Hand embroidered bag by the Lahu Tribe

The gold bag is unique and special, its hand made not machine made and no-one will have a duplicate

Fair trade and ethical

It made AMY me feel good, She was so happy she was not exploiting anyone. She expressed it was good for her conscience.

Bespoke and beautiful this feature can be related to the bag

Durable

Long lasting, quality, it does encourage repeat purchase and also encourage consumers to purchase other ft products

Activity Page 6

We worked in pairs and filled out page 6

Day 2 - Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 2 - Expert Session with Alisdair Inglis

BSEP and SSE 2018

 

Worth through the different segments for your business.

Who is the knowledge holder ie. tourist companies/guides, hotels, b2b and wholesale opportunities

PART 2 webinar, October 2018 tbc

 

Witness Session with Sally Heard

Day 2 Expert Session with Sally Heard SSE Cornwall, Act Hotel Sharjah 2018

Day 2 - Expert Session with Sally Heard CEO of SSE Cornwall,

Act Hotel, Sharjah 2018

Advisory Session

Advisory Boards

Questions

What's in it for the (specialists advisors) them?

How to select specialists?

When to organise?

Why set this up?

Format of meetings

Background of members?

How to get those on board?

The selection process is key

Vary the skills people can bring to the table, Legal, Marketing or Finance

Do Not to assume they understand your business model

Make it a social event 

Your working from trust

4 meetings a year

The session was audio recorded.

 

Day 3 -  Tuesday 18th September 2018 at the Act Hotel, Sharjah, UAE

 

Activity 1 - We started the day using postcards to explain what we were bringing to the session. I chose a gentleman smiling which resonated with me.

His smile was a smile of contentment peace of mind and satisfaction.

I wanted to bring happiness, joy and laughter to the group.

We all gave an update about our mentors and our interaction with them.

 

WITNESS SESSION WITH RABEE ZURELKAT

JORDANIAN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND FOUNDER OF ZIKRA INITIATIVE.

http://www.zikrainitiative.org

 

Day 3 Expert Session with Rabee Zukelrat BSEP and SSE 2018

About Rabee Zurelkat

Studied marketing and advertising in Jordan.

He drove across Jordan when he received his driving license

He said he felt sad and mad due to the marginalization faced by rural communities..

Day 3 Expert Session with Rabee Zukelrat BSEP and SSE 2018

Below are notes about his presentation.

In 2004 there was no Facebook so he couldn't post where he could volunteer.

During Ramadan he approached the Islamic Centre.

We watched a video about Umm Omar and we all valued and appreciated her innovative ways. We all agreed that she was a school of self sufficiency.

Rabee talked us through his slides and presentation.

Umm Ommar is an beautiful example about how to live a better life without modernity and how to be connected to life.

How to productive and responsible and how to make use of resources and your environment.

Exchange to Change

Everyone is giver and receiver.

Every community has something to offer and its not about a hero victim relationship/concept.

Exchange Tourism

Companies and Universities to come to the village 

Umm Omar is teaching others how to become sustainability

35 dollars per person (fee) this not charity it is a fee for her services.

No foreign aid 

Local resources

Projects are self funded

More sustainable

Day 3 Expert Session with Rabee Zukelrat BSEP and SSE 2018

Wire cars

Physics, Engineering, Mathematics the value of the toy.

Making products from local resources

Day 3 Expert Session with Rabee Zukelrat BSEP and SSE 2018

The kids from villages are teaching children from private school children to make the local cars and products.

We all have something to offer.

Notes referring to Q&A

The Cause will keep you going

Two entities non profit and consultancy

Rabee was an ASHOKA FELLOW and received a stipend for 3 years

A personal passion

Middle Eastern naaee

Arabic instrument was not available in Amann

Reed similar to sugar cane

He ordered one from Syria.

Quality is bad in Jordan.

He visited many valleys and conducted research

His friend was a naeee player 

The first nayee working workship

Rabee established with House of the NAYEE Bait al Nayee

Nayee is 7000 years old

Its a local resource

Divide between rural and city.

 

AFTERNOON SESSION WITH JEN MACKAY

This session was a continuation from our first session in London.

 

Day 3 Expert Session with Jen MacKay BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 3 Expert Session with Jen MacKay

BSEP and SSE 2018

 

Day 3 Expert Session with Jen MacKay BSEP and SSE 2018

Day 3 Expert Session with Jen MacKay

Asma Ahmed and Assia BSEP and SSE 2018

 

 

 

Day 4 -  Wednesday 19th September 2018

ENABLE at Carrefour, Dubai Festival City,

Dubai, UAE

 

On Wednesday we visited Reem who created ENABLE.

Day 4 Visit to Enable Dubai, BSEP and SSE London and Cornwall 2018

Day 4 -Visit to Enable Dubai Festival City,

BSEP and SSE London and Cornwall 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Enable Dubai, BSEP and SSE London and Cornwall 2018

Day 4 - Visit to Enable Dubai, BSEP and SSE

London and Cornwall 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Enable Dubai, BSEP and SSE London and Cornwall 2018

A beautiful succulent available at ENABLE, DUBAI, UAE

Day 4 - Visit to Enable Dubai,

BSEP and SSE London and Cornwall 2018

 

Day 4 - Succulent Planter purchased while visiting Enable Dubai Festival City  September 2018

Day 4 - Succulent Planter purchased while visiting Enable

Dubai Festival City

 

 

Day 5 -  Thursday 20th September 2018

Session with Reetu Sood

Day 5 - Expert Session with Reetu Sood, BSEP and SSE 2018

This session is a continuation of our session with Reetu in London.

 

Comparing fashion houses Monsoon and Zara.

Day 5 - Expert Session with Reetu Sood, BSEP and SSE London/Cornwall 2018

Monsoon Value Preposition Analysis

 

What is the product?

What's the value?

Whats the offer?

Who are they offering?

Differences

Price points

VALUE PROPOSITION 

Whats in it for customers, what value are offering them?

It explains how your product solves customers problems or improves their situation.

 

VALUE PROPOSITION: OVERVIEW

A clear stament of the benefits that you can uniquely offer your customers

Slide photo

 

Product Centric and Customer Centric

YOU WANT TO BE CUSTOMER CENTRIC not PRODUCT CENTRIC

Customer Centric

Create best solution for customer

Customer culture: searching for new needs to fill

New solution develop: customer experience management

Rewards deep insights into customer

 

3 COMPONENTS of VP

Customer Avatar

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood Customer Avatar worksheet

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood Customer Avatar worksheet

 

A Day in the Life

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood A day in the life worksheet

 

LOOK AT EARLY ADOPTERS

 

CUSTOMER JOBS

Trigger questions

handout

 

The VALUE PROPOSITION CANVAS

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood Value Proposition Canvas

handout

 

CUSTOMER PAINS

Trigger questions

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood Customer Pains worksheet

handouts

Orange post its

 

CUSTOMER GAINS

trigger questions

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood Customer Gains worksheet

refer to your orange post its

 

THE VALUE PROPOSITION CANVAS

Day 5 - Value Preposition with Reetu Sood, BSEP and SSE London/Cornwall 2018

Day 5 - Expert Session, value Preposition with Reetu Sood,

BSEP and SSE London/Cornwall 2018

 

Pain relievers

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood Pain Relievers

Day 5 Expert Session with Reetu Sood pain relievers worksheet

 

VALUE PROPOSITION TEMPLATE

Day 5 - Value Preposition Template with Reetu Sood, BSEP and SSE London/Cornwall 2018

Day 5 - Expert Session, value preposition template with Reetu Sood,

BSEP and SSE London/Cornwall 2018

 

ASSESSING VP

handouts

 

ZOOM CONFERENCE in INDIA with SSE INDIA

We ended the week with a zoom call to SSE India.

 

FAREWELLS 

Day 5 FAREWELLS Thursday 20th September 2018

Day 5 - FAREWELLS, Thursday 20th September 2018 

 

Day 5 - Succulent Gift produced by Enable Dubai gifted by Amy and Sally SSE London and Cornwall 2018

Succulent Gift

 

Day 5 - Farewells with Amy and Sally of SSE London Cornwall BSEP and NAMA Sharjah 2018

Day 5 - Farewells with Amy and Sally of SSE London Cornwall,

BSEP and NAMA Sharjah 2018

 

Day 5 - Farewells with Khadija, BSEP and NAMA Sharjah 2018

Day 5 - Farewells with Khadija,

BSEP and NAMA Sharjah 2018

 

Day 5 - Farewells with Asma and Maryam Q.  BSEP and NAMA Sharjah, Sept 2018

Day 5 - Farewells with Asma and Maryam Q. 

BSEP and NAMA Sharjah, Sept 2018

 

Day 4 - Visit to Enable Dubai, SSE London, BSEP NAMA Sharjah September 2018

Day 4 - Visit to Enable Dubai, SSE London,

BSEP NAMA Sharjah September 2018

 

 

Learning Block 4 - October 2018

Dehli, India

Due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to attend the Learning Block 4 in India. I was very disappointed and upset.

 

About NAMA 

Established by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

NAMA is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. Our core philosophy at NAMA is to raise awareness that women are an indispensable human resource for the development of every nation.

NAMA was conceived to go beyond the remit of supporting women and ensuring gender equality to a broader scope that aims to see women become influential key members of society, thereby enabling them to climb the ladder of success.

It encourages policies and legislation to support women and actively pursues programmes that support gender integration into all sectors and abolishes unjust practices and policies that discriminate against the advancement of women.

Its five affiliates, Sharjah Business Women Council, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, NAMA Fund, Badiri Education and Development and Souq Anwan, fall under the umbrella of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment.

Source: NAMA

 

About the School of Social Entrepreneurs 

We can’t fix all of society’s problems by ourselves.

That’s why the School for Social Entrepreneurs brings together people who want to change things for the better. People tackling urgent issues like poverty, education, inequality, health, climate change and much more.

Every year, we help more than 1,000 people learn how to transform their communities and help people in need.

We support social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and charity leaders. We run courses that equip them with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change. We help in other ways too, like connecting them with funding and mentoring.

Our 11 schools are changing lives across the UK, Canada and India.

Source: SSE website

 

 

 

Reflection and Thoughts

My Reflective Artifact

We were asked to produce our Reflective Artifacts, a summary of our journey and what we believed assisted us to develop our businesses and which aspects of the course had the greatest impact.

I've attached my reflective artifact below.

 

 

Sabeena Ahmed creator and founder of The Little Fair Trade Shop

Sabeena Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop Brand Logo Butterfly and strap line Fair Trade Ethical Living

The Little Fair Trade Shop Brand Logo Butterfly and strap line

Fair Trade Ethical Living

 

Alistair Wilson - Chief Executive School for Social Entrepreneurs London UK

Alistair Wilson - Chief Executive School for Social Entrepreneurs London UK

 

Failure Quote - Failure is when you stop trying!

Failure Quote - Failure is when you stop trying!

 

Quote - The Greatest Wealth Is Health

Quote - The Greatest Wealth Is Health

 

Quote - Self-Care Isn't Selfish

Quote - Self-Care Isn't Selfish

 

 

Vegard Olson - Life Coach and expert witness for BSEP and SSE London, workshop at the Good Hotel July 2018

Vegard Olson - Life Coach and expert witness for BSEP and SSE London, workshop at the Good Hotel July 2018

 

Jen MacKay - Business coach and presentation expert witness for BSEP and SSE London, workshop at the Good Hotel July 2018

Jen MacKay - Business coach and presentation expert witness for BSEP and SSE London, workshop at the Good Hotel July 2018

 

Quote - Believe in Yourself

Quote - Believe in Yourself

 

 

Quote - Ben Okri

Quote - Ben Okri

 

 

Reetu Sood - Business Consultant, Social Business Canvas Workshop with Reetu Sood at the Good Hotel August 2018

Reetu Sood - Business Consultant, Social Business Canvas Workshop with Reetu Sood at the Good Hotel, August 2018

 

 

Jo Van Osch - Mentor, Life Coach, Birmingham, UK

Jo Van Osch - Mentor, Life Coach, Birmingham, UK

 

 

Visit to ENABLE - Dubai Festival City, September 2018

Visit to ENABLE - Dubai Festival City, September 2018

 

The BSEP ladies (Badiri Social Enterprise Programme) Pioneering cohort, Cornwall Eden Project UK August 2018

The BSEP ladies (Badiri Social Enterprise Programme 2018)

 

Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat - Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, August 2018

Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat -

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, August 2018

 

 

Sabeena Ahmed with Khadijah (BSEP, NAMA and SSE London) Badiri Social Enterprise Programme Cohort 1 2018

Sabeena Ahmed with Khadijah (BSEP, NAMA and SSE London)

Badiri Social Enterprise Programme Cohort 1 2018

 

 

Sabeena Ahmed with Asma and Maryam - Badiri Social Enterprise Programme Cohort 1 2018 (BSEP, NAMA, SSE London)

Sabeena Ahmed with Asma and Maryam -

Badiri Social Enterprise Programme Cohort 1 2018 (BSEP, NAMA, SSE London)

 

The journey has been very special, inspiring and enlightening.

Sabeena Ahmed The Little Fair Trade Shop and the LOVE sign - Dubai, UAE

As I end this blog and pioneering programme I would like to take this opportunity to  wishes to all the ladies on the programme the very best, may your ideas thrive and flourish.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

NAMA

Badiri Academy

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Harry Specters

Sweet Cavanagh Jewellery

Change Please Coffee

Miss Macaroon

Bees Wax Candles

Vegard Olsen - The Coaching Partner

Reetu Sood - Social Enterprise Consultant

Naomi Mwasambili - Chanua

Jennifer MacKay - Jump Training & Development

Jo van Osch - Soulfully Connected.co

Stour Space

Janie Wilson

The Good Hotel

School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall

The ArtHouse

Pendennis Castle Falmouth

Charlotte Hill

Tracey Roose

Steve Neale

The Poly Falmouth

Louise Treacher - Founder 4GeorgeLtd

Tim Van Berkel - The Cornish Seaweed Company

Charlotte Young

The Eden Project




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