This January I completed my social business canvas my graduation presentation and reflective artifact.
A pdf copy of the Social Business Canvas
SOCIAL BUSINESS CANVAS
MISCONCEPTION THAT FAIRTRADE IS ‘CHARITY.’
ABSENCE AND LITTLE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT FAIRTRADE AND THE FAIRTRADE PRINCIPLES.
LACK OF FAIRTRADE OR FAIRLY TRADED PRODUCTS IN THE UAE AND MENA REGION.
CONNECTING CONSUMERS WITH FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS/ARTISANS.
CREATING SUSTAINABLE LONG TERM INCOME GENERATION FOR FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS.
EDUCATING AND RAISING AWARNESS TO CONSUMERS, EDUCATORS, BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
PARTICIPATING AT SPECIALIST MARKETS, EXHIBITIONS AND BOUTIQUES.
VISITING FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS
CONDUCTING AND EDITING INTERVIEWS WITH FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS AND ARTISANS.
WRITING HIGH QUALITY CONTENT BLOGS/VLOGS
DESIGNING PROTOTYPE FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS
Below are some of the flip charts I created for my Social Business Canvas
Social Business Canvas - Problem
Social Business Canvas - Value Propositions
Social Business Canvas - Target Segments
I presented or should I say my graduation video was screened at the graduation ceremony hosted at the Sharjah Gof and Shooting Club 21st January 2019.
What inspired you to start the business?
Here is my Reflective Artifact
Failure Quote - Failure is when you stop trying!
Quote - The Greatest Wealth Is Health
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
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 - Ben Okri
Jo Van Osch - Mentor, Life Coach, Birmingham, UK
Visit to ENABLE - Dubai Festival City - September 2018
The BSEP ladies (Badiri Social Enterprenerial Programme 2018)
As I end this 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.
Wednesday 23rd January I travelled to Sharjah to assist the NAMA (Badiri Academy) and School For Social Entrepreneurs London and Liverpool teams part design the programme for the second cohort.
I was joined by Mariyam Q, Mariam Hoteit and Ayesha.
Process for Co Design
Agenda and Timing
Collage - Part designing the second cohort with the NAMA, Badiry Academy and School for Social Entrpreneurs, Sharjah, UAE - January 2019
Amy Babor of the School For Social Entrepreneurs London with her completed
colour coded Post It Design Sheet
I started the year by enrolling on a play writing course taught by Alex Broun at the Emirates Literature Foundation Shindaga, Dubai.
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It was a dream come true to finally travel to the country of my parents birth, India.
I arrived in Dehli and was greeted by a beautiful warm evening.
I was humbled and privileged to visit two World Fair Trade Certified Organizations, M.E.S.H and Tara Projects.
Many thanks to Mathew K and Ms Moon Sharma for their time, care and hospitality.
Sadly, I was unable to interview Mathew, Ms Jacky Bonnie or the producer groups on this occasion and hope to interview them the next time I visit.
Despite struggling with my shoulders I completed my Six Items Challenge for the eighth consecutive year.
I interviewed Alex and Marie-Louise of Valy Export, Madagascar.
This April I was invited once again to judge 5 social enterprise businesses at the Middlesex University Dubai.
Many thanks to Shanthi Rajan, Sandra Stevenson, Suzannah Fernandes and Dr Michael Kloep and Dr Cody Paris for their hospitality.
It was a difficult decision as all the social enterprises were winners.
Congratulations to Pentagon and their initiative Mihriban for their concept and vision.
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