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October 2016 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2016 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October will always be a special month for me. Its a bitter sweet feeling one of immense, love, pain and optimism.

This year I supported the Pink Caravan UAE team by volunteering at their breast screening tent during their first Pink Ladies Games.

I hope to ease the pain of losing Mum by working to prevent the disease through early detection.

I also decided to enrol on the Future Learn course ''Talk About Cancer.''

Sadly, it is still very difficult to talk openly about cancer in the Pakistani community and the effects and grief left behind on family members and carers once a loved one has passed.

I would like to overcome this obstacle by initiating a dialogue and encouraging the Pakistani communities in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates to talk about cancer openly and compassionately.

 

Anti-Poverty Week in Dubai and the UAE

 

Anti Poverty Week and Fairtrade Breaks Poverty with Saima Tahqiq and The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE October 2016

 

This October I supported Anti Poverty week with the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and tweeted about the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

 

 Anna Sadeghpour supporting Anti Poverty Week and Fairtrade Breaks Poverty with the Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE October 2016

 I was delighted to be interviewed for Anti-Poverty Week by marketing strategist and humanitarian Anna Sadeghpour for her blog Anahata Dubai's Community Service Blog. You can the complete interview by clicking here.

 

Lamya Tawfik supporting Anti Poverty Week and Fairtrade Breaks Poverty - Global Goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being by the Lilfairtrade Shop October 2016

 Lamya Tawfik Agent for Change

 

Anand and Neelam Kacchia Agents for Change supporting Fairtrade Breaks Poverty in Dubai and the UAE with the Lilfairtrade Shop October 2016

Anand and Neelam Kacchia Agents for Change

 

Many thanks to all my friends agreed to share their photographs for Anti Poverty Week and Fairtrade Breaks Poverty. To read and view my Fairtrade Breaks Poverty blog please click here.

 

 

Fairtrade Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dubai UAE and Manchester UK

This month I decided to volunteer with Pink Caravan UAE team.

Pink Ladies on the beach - The Pink Caravan UAE and volunteering at the breast cancer screening tent by The Little Fair Trade Shop October 2016

 

Volunteering at The Pink Caravan UAE tent at the Fairmont Hotel Palm Jumeirah Dubai UAE by The Little Fair Trade Shop October 2016

I encouraged ladies participating at the first Pink Ladies Games to visit the breast screening tent. It was wonderful to meet so many ladies who were passionate about supporting breast cancer.

 

A wonderful Pink Lady in a stunning costume supporting Breast Cancer Awarness Month - The Pink Ladies Games the Pink Caravan UAE by the Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai the UAE October 2016

To view more photographs of my day please click the link here.

 

 

Fairtrade Malaysia - Indochine Natural and the Stepping Stone Centre Penang

 

Ms Le Thant Thuy and Dr Mike Thair at Indochine Natural Penang Malaysia with The Little Fair Trade Shop

Ms Le Thant Thuy and Dr Mike Thair of Indochine Natural

 

I was excited to finally meet with fairtrade organic pioneer and research scientist Dr Mike Thair and Marketing Head Ms Le Thant Thuy at their head office Penang, Malaysia.

 

Ms Le Thant Thuy, Dr Mike Thair of Indochine Natural, Penang Malaysia with Sabeena Ahmed of the Lilfairtrade Shop October 2016

Ms Le Thant Thuy, me and Dr Mike Thair

 Indochine Natural Soaps handmade and produced by Dr Mike Thair and Ms Le Thant Thuy Penang Malaysia by the Lilfairtrade Shop

Indochine Natural No Fragrance and Honey Soaps for sensitive skin like mine.

 

Indochine Natural Dish Wash Soap produced by Dr Mike Thair and Ms Le Thant Thuy Penang Malaysia by The Little Fair Trade Shop

Dish wash paste made from recycled cooking oil collected from Halal restaurants in Penang.

 

Leaflet about the Dish Wash Soap produced from recycled cooking oil - Indochine Natural Dr Mike Thair and Ms Le Thant Thuy Penang Malaysia by the Lilfairtrade Shop

Dish wash paste produced by recycled cooking oil from Halal restaurants in Penang

 

Lovely Indochine Natural hand made fairtrade organic products produced by Dr Mike Thair and Ms Le Thant Thuy Penang Malaysia by the Lilfairtrade Shop

Lovely Indochine Natural organic fairtrade soaps

 
Dr Thair and Ms Le arranged for me to visit the Asia Community Centre and Stepping Stone Penang.

 

 

ASIA COMMUNITY SERVICE -

THE STEPPING STONE CENTRE, PENANG, MALAYSIA

 The Asia Community Service Stepping Stone Centre Penang Malaysia visit by The Little Fair Trade Shop October 2016

The Stepping Stone Centre Penang Malaysia

 

Many thanks to Hasra Othman (Manager), Shogu artist in residence from Osaka Japan and the other volunteers who took valuable time out of their schedules to show us the centre and its facilities.

 

Hasra Othman and Sabeena Ahmed at the Stepping Stone Centre Penang Malaysia visited October 2016

Hasra Othman and me!

 

Shogu artist in residence at the Stepping Stone Centre Penang Malaysia visited by the Little Fair trade Shop October 2016

Shogu artist in residence from Osaka Japan

 

Most of all I would like to thank all the wonderful members for welcoming us and making us feel apart of their family.

 

Artists at the Stepping Stone Centre sign Penang Malaysia visited by the Little Fair Trade Shop October 2016

 

Artisans Gallery at the Stepping Stone Centre Penang Malaysia visited by The Little Fair Trade Shop October 2016

The amazingly talented artists at the Stepping Stone Centre

 

I feel overwhelmed with emotion and love after meeting all the talented members.

 

SUPER SISTERS AWARDS DUBAI, UAE

 

At the end of the month I was humbled to be nominated by the Super Sisters of Dubai for an Environmental Award.

 

Awaiting award certificate to be added here.

 

Please watch my video acceptance speech here.

 

Many thanks to the Super Sisters for honouring me with this award and I look forward to working with them in the future.

Thank you for reading and keep supporting fairtrade and ethical producers.

Best regards

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Anti-Poverty Week in the United Arab Emirates

Fairtrade Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Asia Community Service and The Stepping Stone Centre Penang

Indochine Natural

Super Sisters Dubai

Future Learn - Cancer Research UK, Talk About Cancer




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