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February 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

 

 

Apologies, I recorded this video blog and realised the volume on my Fairphone2 was low hence the poor audio quality. I'll try to record another one as soon as I have the energy.

 

Terry Fox Run Dubai

This year I participated in the Terry Fox Run Dubai and hopefully supported cancer patients and research in the United Arab Emirates.

Volunteers at the Terry Fox Run Dubai with the Little Fair Trade Shop, Dubai UAE

 

Participants at the Terry Fox Run Dubai, February 2017 - Dubai, UAE

 

Walking the 5km at Terry Fox Run Dubai, February 2017 - Dubai, UAE

 

Sabeena Ahmed at the Terry Fox Run Dubai, February 2017 - Dubai, UAE

 

Sabeena Ahmed at the Terry Fox Run Dubai, February 2017 - Dubai, UAE

 

''The answer is to try and help others'' T- shirt at The Terry Fox Run Dubai, UAE - February 2017

 

It was and honour and privilege to hear from Judith Fox. Judith had travelled from Canada to support the organisers and praised all the unsung heroes the volunteers.

 

Sabeena Ahmed participating at the Terry Fox Run Dubai, February 2017 - Dubai, UAE

 

Bride Dubai 2017

The Little Fair Trade Shop Sabeena Ahmed with Mrs Saima Tahqiq at Bride Dubai 2017, Dubai UAE

I attended Bride Dubai with my dear friend professional chef/baker Mrs Saima Tahqiq.

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop Sabeena Ahmed with Mrs Saima Tahqiq at Bride Dubai 2017, Dubai UAE

 

 

We had a lovely evening watching fashion shows and

visiting stands.

 

ASHOKA

I conducted a Skype conversation with Mr Daniel Schiff of Fabric of Change and Ashoka. I may even apply to be a fellow.

 

Prepared for Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

 

Welcomed my friend and web designer Mrs Helen Barlow Scott of the One Line Ethical Graphic Studio to Dubai.

 

Andrej Smok and Helen Barlow with Sabeena Ahmed at the Olea restaurant Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai UAE Feb 17

Invited Helen and Mr Andrej Smok Director of Proft - Eco + Fair and Traidcraft Wholesale Manager - Grocery to dinner at the Olea restaurant Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

We spent the evening discussing fairtrade and ethics and I learnt a great deal about their experiences working with fairtrade producers and artisans.

Helen and I were particularly interested to hear about Andy's experiences establishing the fairtrade movement of Poland.

 Helen Barlow Scott with Executive Chef Sudqi at the Olea restaurant Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE - February 2017

Many thanks to Executive Chef Sudqi for taking care of us and making us feel very special.

 

Video here...

 

PHOTO SHOOT FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT DUBAI 2017

Conducted a very impromptu fairtrade photo shoot and produced a short video with Helen for fairtrade fortnight Dubai 2017.

Many thanks to Mrs Helen Frances BarlowScott at the One Line Ethical Graphic Design Studio for her creative input and direction and Mr Trodd, Mr Chinn and Mr Ashcroft at Koolskools UK for my beautiful embroidered The Little Fair Trade Shop fairtrade organic certified cotton polo shirts.

 Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai UAE 2017 with Helen Barlow - The Little Fair Trade Shop February 2017

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop butterfly embroidery on fairtrade organic cotton Polo Shirts designed by KoolskoolsUK

Embroidered by KoolskoolsUK

 

Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai UAE 2017 with Helen Barlow - The Little Fair Trade Shop February 2017

Helen and Sabeena showing off their lilfairtrade label

 

WORLD PULSE VISION MENTOR

This month I am also volunteering as a World Pulse Vision Mentor supporting a Change Maker from Warsaw, Poland.

Joanna Smieja World Pulse Change Maker, Psycologist and Autism Specialist, Warsaw Poland with a learner

 

My World Pulse Change Maker is called Joanna Smieja an autistic specialist/therapist/educator from Warsaw Poland.

Joanna is an ambitious 30 years old who holds two degrees in psychology. She spent 10 months in California working with an organisation that specialised in teaching children with learning needs.

 

My World Pulse Change Maker is called Joanna Smieja autistic specialist/therapist and educator from Warsaw Poland.

She is currently employed as a child therapist and has been working with children who have autism for nearly three years.

 

My World Pulse Change Maker is called Joanna Smieja autistic specialist/therapist and educator with her colleagues from Warsaw Poland.

 As a child with learning disabilities, Joanna has worked hard to overcome stigma and attitudes towards her growing up.

She is dedicated to change peoples perceptions and mindsets about learning needs and disabilities.

I will be supporting her to write her World Pulse story and vision from February to April 2017.

Finally before I sign off this month I would like to thank to all my friends and valued fairtrade supporters particularly Carine Risberg and Natascia Radice who sent me messages of love and encouragement this month.

Best wishes and regards to all women entrepreneurs and change makers around the world.

Advanced Happy International Women's Day 2017

Love, light, peace and blessings

Sabeena

 

Helen Barlow Scott with Sabeena Ahmed Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 Dubai, UAE

Helen with Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Terry Fox Run Dubai - My Fundraising Page

Ashoka

One Line Ethical Graphic Design Studio

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 Action Guide

Future Learn International Social Innovation Challenge 2016

World Pulse

TEDxDubai

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