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December 2016 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

December 2016 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop at the Swiss Business Council Christmas market, Abu Dhabi - December 2016

Me at the Swiss Business Council Christmas Market, Abu Dhabi

 

Faitrade December

This December I received an email from Dr Sara Calvo, Professor at the Middlesex University to say I had won 3rd place in the International Social Innovation Challenge 2016 organised by the Middlesex University Business School.

Many congratulations and best wishes to the other winners Ms Palma Milicevic and Ms Emma Butler for their social enterprise ideas. I have attached my video submission for The Little Fair Trade Shop below for those who are interested.

Could I also praise everyone who entered the challenge, your ideas were inspirational and I am grateful to everyone for their support.

 

 

 

 

Swiss Business Council Christmas Market

From the 7-10 December I participated at the Swiss Business Council Christmas Market, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop at The Swiss Business Christmas Market, Abu Dhabi - December 2016

Me at the Swiss Business Council Christmas Market, Abu Dhabi

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Engel, Ms Maager and the entire Swiss Business Council team for their wonderful professionalism and support. Many thanks to both Ms Engel and Ms Maager for asking about my asthma and health during the event.

Thank you Annie and Helen for designing and printing my beautiful silk banner and sign. It looked gorgeous.

The Little Fair Trade Shop at the Swiss Business Council Christmas market, Abu Dhabi - December 2016

The Little Fair Trade Shop at the Swiss Business Council

Christmas Market, December 2016

 

Thank you to all the wonderful customers and new friends for supporting The Little Fair Trade Shop and all the amazing fairtrade producers around the world.

 

 

 

World Pulse Profile

I finally created my World Pulse profile to raise awareness for fairtrade and ethical producers and ethical consumerism in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Please click the Lilfairtrade's first post ''My Fairtrade Journey'' to view photographs and watch artisans and producer group interviews.

 

As we end this year I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.

Love and regards

Sabeena

 

December 2016 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

 

Further Reading and Links

The Middlesex University London Business School

Future Learn - Middlesex University London

Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action and the Social Innovation Challenge

Swiss Business Council Christmas Market, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Facebook Page

World Pulse 




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