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February 2019 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2019 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2019

 

This February I continued attending my play writing course with Alex Broun at the Emirates Literature Foundation.

 

Submitted my video for Be the Change and Ethical Hour.

 

Despite struggling with my shoulders I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

 My Fairtrade Journey was tweeted by Servane Mouazan of Ogunte.

The World Cancer Day team asked if they could post my video/blog to their website.

My application was successful as a World Pulse Ambassador.

 

 

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the Emirates Literature Foundation

This February I continued attending my play writing course with Alex Broun at the Emirates Literature Foundation.

 

INTRODUCTION

This year I decided to fulfill some long overdue ambitions and enrolled on a

play writing course.

My play was a collection of seven scenes highlighting experiences of discrimination, acceptance and love.

I'm passionate that BAME voices are heard on the international scene and this was my attempt to initiate a healthy dialogue about race, religion, misconceptions, acceptance and love.

I am grateful to Alex Broun, my peers and the Emirates Literature Foundation for guiding and supporting my work.

I wish all the ladies phenomenal success with their plays and writing.

 

 

 

Playwright Course and Readings with Alex Broun Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2019 l-r Brenda, Tvisha, Ashwarya, Padmini, Edwige, Deborah and Julia with Sabeena Ahmed celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai UAE 

Many thanks to Brenda, Tvisha, Ashwarya, Padmini, Edwige, Deborah, Julia and Andrea for their love and support on this beautiful journey.

 

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE - Sabeena Ahmed

Edwige at the Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the

Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

 

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

Tvisha, Ashwarya, Padmini and Julia at the

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the

Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

 

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

Deborah, Brenda and Edwige a the

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the

Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

 

Play writing Course with Alex Broun and the Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

 Playright Alex Broun

at the

Emirates Festival of Literature 2019 Dubai UAE

 

To read about our recitals March 9th 2019 at the Emirates Festival of Literature please click here.

 

 

 

Be The Change Awards 2019

Video for Ethical Hour

I submitted my video for Be the Change Awards 2019 and Ethical Hour.

 To vote for my video please kindly watch my video and like.

I would love to win the Peoples Award 2019 in memory of my beloved mother who returned to her maker after a 4 year struggle with breast cancer and dedicate it to all the fairtrade producers I support.

Sadly, the People's Choice Award was suspended.

 

Be The Change Awards 2019

With Ethical Hour

The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell.

Around the world independent, ethical & sustainable brands are having a positive impact on communities, people and the planet. We want to recognise, celebrate and raise the profile of those brands who are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating positive impact in inspiring and world-changing ways.

The first ever Be The Change Awards in 2019 will bring together ethical & sustainable brands across 12 sectors from fashion to business services, who have a powerful impact story to tell.

Entries for 2019 are now closed.

To learn more please click on the link below in Further Reading and Links


 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai, UAE

Despite struggling with my shoulders I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 - Gallery

Deborah and Brenda celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Deborah and Brenda celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Dubai, UAE

 

Padmini shows off the Fairtrade banner for Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Padmini modelling the fairtrade banner

 

Edwige celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Edwige celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Dubai, UAE

 

This year I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight in Dubai with friends at the Emirates Festival of Literature

 

 The gorgeous ladies celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai  2019 with Sabeena Ahmed 

 The gorgeous ladies celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai  2019

 

 Sabeena Ahmed with fairtrade supporters celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Dubai, UAE - The Little Fair Trade Shop

Sabeena Ahmed with fairtrade supporters celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Dubai, UAE - The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

Sabeena Ahmed celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 in Dubai and the United ARab Emirates

Sabeena Ahmed celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 201, Dubai, UAE

 

 

My Fairtrade Journey -

Tweet by Servane Mouazan

My Fairtrade Journey was tweeted by Servane Mouazan of Ogunte.

Many thanks Servane!

  

 

 

 

World Cancer Day 

World Cancer Day 2019  Logo

 

 

I was delighted to receive an email from Thuy Khuc-Bilon, Campaign Manager at World Cancer Day, Gevena Switzerland.

Dear Sabeena, 
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your beautiful blog about your mother. What a wonderful way to honour her. 
If you are agreeable to, I would be pleased to add your story to our website and share it more widely.
Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. 
With warmest wishes,
Thuy 

Thuy Khuc-Bilon

 

 

 

World Pulse 

 

Sabeena Ahmed - World Pulse Ambassador UAE

Sabeena Ahmed - World Pulse Ambassador UAE

 

 World Pulse Ambassador Banner

 

I wrote an impromptu application to apply as the World Pulse Ambassador in  and was surprised to receive a successful email from the Oregan, Portland team.

 

Further Reading and Links 

Alex Broun

Emirates Festival of Literature

Fairtrade Foundation

Be The Change Awards

Servane Mouazan and Ogunte

World Cancer Day

World Pulse

 




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