This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.
I participated in several webinars the first being the World Cancer Day 2023.
The second webinar was organised the World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.
I participated in Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 which commenced February 27th - 12th March.
I participated in World Cancer Day by posting a video message in Urdu and English on my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Profiles.
My World Cancer Day 2023 Gif
video to be added
I participated in the last live Module 6 webinar and graduation ceremony.
I've attached photographs of the live session below.
Congratulations to the World Pulse Changemaker team, trainers, guest speakers and Changemakers.
I wish you all well with your initiatives, may they flourish and prosper.
World Pulse Changemaker Lab Feb 23, Live Webinar, Module 6
* Module 6 Lesson on individual and Collective Care led by Adriana Leigh
* Changemakers Lab Closing Ceremony
* Final reflections & next steps
Individual and Collective Care with Adriana Leigh
* Articulate and Identify what well being means to you
* Build and apply strategies for you and your stakeholders well being
Changemakers Lab Closing Ceremony
Congratulations Changemakers Lab Participants
Thank you to all the incredible trainers and thought partners
* Your Certificate
* A compilation of lessons, live sessions and resources
* Sharing your fellow Changemakers' offerings to the community, and the projects you are invited to join
* Post-assessment survey
* Your videos for amplification
My congratulations comment in the live chat
The content was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed watching all the trainers and guest speakers.
Due to my painful shoulders I honestly never thought I would complete the program.
Many thanks to the World Pulse team for believing in me providing me with the opportunity to participate.
I hope to continue with my work and fulfil my initiative.
Once again best wishes and Congratulations to all the Changemakers.
This webinar was organised by the Fairtrade Foundation team and included short presentations from the team to help campaigners talk about Fair Trade and Climate Justice.
اس ویبینار کا اہتمام فیئر ٹریڈ فاؤنڈیشن ٹیم نے کیا تھا اور اس میں ٹیم کی طرف سے مختصر پیشکشیں شامل تھیں تاکہ مہم چلانے والوں کو فیئر ٹریڈ اور کلائمیٹ جسٹس کے بارے میں بات کرنے میں مدد ملے۔
Credit and Source: Fairtrade Foundation UK
How to talk Fair Trade in your community
How to talk Fair Trade in your community
* Who might you be talking to?
* Why might you be talking to them?
* Where might you be talking?
Top tips for talking Fairtrade Fortnight
* Introduce yourself to the audience and tell them about yourself
* Make it personal
* Utilise your knowledge and your role
* Share what you will be doing
* Take your time and talk through the script that we provide at a calm and easy pace.
* Afterwards, always give a a follow up email to attendees.
* The Script
* The recording
* The follow up email
The reality of the climate crisis
Areas where many Fairtrade products are produced, including Central America, East Africa, and the Caribbean, are very likely to experience increasingly extreme weather which will negatively affect their ability to grow crops.
This puts farmers' livelihoods in danger.
The Climate Crisis isn't fair
The impact of the cost of living crisis
How Fairtrade helps tackle cost of living across the world
Research proves that farmers that are members of Fairtrade certified organisations report greater economic resilience than non- Fairtrade farmers.
This is due to the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium which can deliver fairer income for farmers and workers.
But its also due to low or no interest loans, co operative support for its members and support in earning money from other sources and other training opportunities.
With the extra income and extra security Fairtrade can offer, farmers like Hugo can better plan for and adapt to the cost of living crisis and the effects of climate change.
What about the cost of living in the UK?
Fairtrade doesn't have to cost you more
Fairtrade is all about pay, protection, and power for farmers and workers across the world.
It's not about how much you pay.
That's why so many supermarket own brand ranges have Fairtrade options, and why you can find Fairtrade options in so many discount retailers.
Endangered Aisle campaign
This year our Endangered Aisle campaign highlights the urgent threat to the future of the foods we love and the livelihoods of the people who grow them, as they face the worst effects of the climate crisis.
Smallholder farmers simply can't foot the bill for adapting to economic and climate change on their current incomes. Without urgent action, our favourite foods could soon be much harder to find on UK shelves.
Which foods could be endangered?
93% of Fairtrade coffee farmers in Kenya surveyed are already experiencing the effects of climate change, including more plant diseases and increasingly erratic rainfal.
By 2050 up to half of the land currently used to farm coffee may be unusable.
Endangered Aisle slide
Buying and supporting Fairtrade
Buying Fairtrade leads to higher incomes for farmers, who can take positive steps to tackle climate change. For example, in 2022, Fairtrade producers across Latin America and the Caribbean have planted more than 300,000 trees in a six month tree planting drive.
Supporting Fairtrade products contributes to Fairtrade Premium spent on projects with an environmental impact included: clean water and sanitation facilities composting programmes, crop diversification programmes.
The Future is Fair
'Women deserve power and ownership'
Odessa Michelle Grant, Fairtrade coffee farmer Honduras
As her community rebuilt after the hurricane, Odessa has used Fairtrade to shake up traditional land ownership, so women have more rights and power to manage land and resources.
More slides to be added soon.
Times and dates for big Fairtrade get togethers
Cocoa Special – Monday 27 February, 6.00 - 7.00pm UK time Join on Zoom
Wednesday 1 March, 9.30 - 9.50am UK time (for schools - infant school age) Join on Zoom
Friday 3 March 1.00 - 1.30pm UK time (for schools - primary school age) Join on Zoom
Future is Fair Special – Saturday 4 March 1.00 - 2.00pm UK time Join on Zoom
Tuesday 7 March 9.30 - 10.15am UK time (for schools - secondary school age) Join on Zoom
Campaigns Special – Thursday 9 March 7.30 - 8.30 PM UK time Join on Zoom
Climate Justice Special – Saturday 11 March 1.00 – 2.00 PM UK time Join on Zoom
Source and Credit: Fairtrade Foundation
Thank you for reading my blog and supporting fairtrade, equity, justice, diversity and compassion wherever you live in the world.
Peace and blessings
Module 5 - Sabeena Ahmed (TBA)
Module 6 - Sabeena Ahmed (TBA)
My sister sent me links to webinars about Great Mental Health Day which took place 26th January 2024.
I am grateful to all the guest speakers and trainers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk about Suicide Prevention, Bereavement and Write to Speak Your Poetry.
Translation in Urdu
میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔
میں ان تمام مہمان مقررین اور ٹرینرز کا مشکور ہوں جنہوں نے اپنے مصروف شیڈول میں سے وقت نکال کر خودکشی کی روک تھام، سوگ اور اپنی شاعری لکھنے کے بارے میں بات کی۔
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.
My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.
Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.
I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.
These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.
Translation in Urdu
نیا سال مبارک ہو!
دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔
میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔
اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔
میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔
ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔
During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.
Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.
Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.
Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6
The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended.
I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.
2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.