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June 2018 - Video Blog Newsletter Summary

June 2018 - Video Blog Newsletter Summary

June 2018

This June I collapsed at the end of Ramadan and required urgent IVs for iron, glucose and vitamins. Beta thalasemia minor is pain!

During the final week of June I traveled to Thailand to visit Sister Louise of the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok and Mr Stephen Salmon of the Heritage Crafts and Cafe, (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand.

Many thanks to Sister Louise and Mrs Salmon for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk about their pioneering work.

 

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Beta thalasemia minor

Once again I needed a iron transfusion at the end of Ramadan.

A painful experience but I hope it will be my last for this year.

Iron Transfusion June 2018

 A painful tranfusion which was necessary as I struggle with my

Beta thalassaemia minor

 

The Good Shepherd Sisters, Bangkok, Thailand

It was great to finally meet Sister Louise of the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok.

Sabeena Ahmed with Sister Louise at the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok, visited June 2018 

With Sister Louise

 

About the Good Shepherd Sisters

The Good Shepherd Sisters, Fatima Centre, Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

The Fatima Centre of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Thailand is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the quality of life of all those in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

 

Ladies sewing at The Good Shepherd Sisters, Fatima Centre, Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Under the expert direction of those whose sole concern is the welfare of others the Fatima Centre provides opportunities for women and young girls at risk in the community and to break out of the unending cycle of poverty.

 

Ladies making children's toys at the Good Shepherd Sisters, Fatima Centre Bangkok Thailand visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Compassionate and healing relationships are integral to our mission. Our specific focus is towards the human, social and spiritual development of women and girls.

We work in direct service projects with women, children and families to empower, enhance dignity, support self-sufficiency, and build esteem in those who have been excluded from the benefits of society.

 

A lady embroidering a table cloth at the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed june 2018

 

 INTERVIEW WITH SISTER LOUISE

 Interview with Sister Louise Hogan

 

Photos Gallery

Sister Louise at the Good Shepherd Sisters Shop - Bangkok, visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Sister Louise at the Good Shepherd Sisters Shop - Bangkok

 

A lady artist embroidering and elephant on a cotton fabric - Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

A lady artist embroidering and elephant on a cotton fabric  

 

Snow White Dolls unfinished at the Good Shepherd Sisters visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Snow white dolls unfinished 

 

Heritage Crafts and Cafe Bangkok (ThaiCraft)

Mr Stephen Salmon and Sabeena Ahmed at the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok - June 2018

Mr Stephon Salmon and Sabeena Ahmed

 

About Heritage Craft and Cafe

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

In a recently restored shop-house, one of the oldest in Bangkok, the Heritage Craft Shop and Café is a convenient and interesting stop-over on a walkabout of the old city of Bangkok (Rattanakosin Island).

Just the place to take a rest in the heat of the day!

Come in for a cup of fair-trade coffee or tea and a cake, bun or cookie and take a look at the crafts we have displayed.

Fair trade tea and coffee at the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok visited June 2018 by Sabeena Ahmed

The shop-house is also the office of ThaiCraft Fair Trade, the sister enterprise that operates the monthly ThaiCraft Fair – which we have been running since 1992 without a break!!

Some 60 different producer groups from around the country take part in these events.

You can find out more about these not-to-be-missed events at our shop and café.

 Hand painted Thai doorstops decor at the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok

 Hand painted Thai doorstops/decor

 

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Photo Gallery

Heritage Craft and Cafe Entrance Bangkok - Visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Heritage Craft and Cafe Entrance

 

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok - Visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Heritage Craft & Cafe Signage

 

Roadside view of the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok Counter and Shop view

All photorgraphs were taken by my Fairphone2 17,418.

 

 

Further Reading and Links

Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok

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