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October 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This October I was interviewed by Voice of Islam Radio Station, London, UK.

My interview with Paksy Plackis-Cheng and Impact Mania was released on Twitter and Facebook.

I presented fair trade to group of approximately 30 ladies at a coffee morning Dubai, UAE.

I had my surgery for a rotator cuff. My right shoulder is still painful but healing.

I welcomed my friend Joanna Smieja from Poland. It was Joanna's first visit to Dubai and the UAE.

Supported Anti-Poverty Week, Dubai, UAE.

Recorded my tribute to my beloved mother for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Received my ''This Is Place'' tribute book.

 

Islam Radio Interview

This October I was approached by Producer of Voice Islam Radio, London, Ms Kashifa Badar.

I was interviewed 3rd October 2017 by Voice of Islam Radio Station, London, UK.

I am very grateful to Kashifa Badar for taking an interest in The Little Fair Trade Shop and the fairtrade movement of the United Arab Emirates.

I will try to ask her for a link of my interview if possible.

 

Impact Mania

I am very honoured to have been interviewed by Paksy Plackis-Cheng and featured by her organization Impact Mania. Many thanks to Paksy for taking time out of her busy schedule to take an interest in Fair Trade and fair trade producers around the world.

You can read my interview here.

World Fair Trade Day 2016, Oman with Sabeena Ahmed WFTO Individual Associate Member and owner of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai, UAE

 

Fair Trade Presentation

This month I also attended a Coffee Morning organised by a very kind hearted lady called Maryam and I asked the ladies to support Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE.

I talked about Fair Trade, Fair Trade Chocolate and Anti Poverty Week.

There were approximately 30 ladies present and I made a few fair trade friends.

Beautiful Dubai ladies supporting Anti-Poverty Week, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

Beautiful Dubai ladies supporting Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE 

 

Beautiful Dubai ladies supporting Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

Surgery for my shoulder

I finally had surgery for my rotator cuff!

Many thanks to Dr Thomas his team and the caring nurses at the American Dubai Hospital.

After surgery with Nurse Ruth At the American Hospital Dubai, Oct 17

With Ruth at the American Hospital Dubai 

I will try to request a photo with Dr Thomas and my physio therapist Gill

Photo to be uploaded soon.

 

Welcomed my friend Joanna Smieja from Poland

On the 17th October my friend and World Pulse Change Maker Joanna Smieja came to visit me in Dubai and we celebrated Anti-Poverty Week 2017 during her stay.

We had a great time and she thoroughly enjoyed her visit to the United Arab Emirates.

World Pulse Change Maker Joanna Smeija in Dubai, UAE October 2017 with Sabeena Ahmed

Jo eating a delicious date filled with pistachio

 

World Pulse Change Maker Joanna Smeija in Dubai, UAE October 2017 with Sabeena Ahmed

Joanna at Dubai Creek

 

Joanna Smieja at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed October 17

Jo enjoying the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

I am struggling to type and hope to edit and upload Joanna's interview soon.

To read more about Joanna's visit and watch her videos please click here.

 

Celebrated Anti-Poverty Week, Dubai, UAE

This year I celebrated Anti-Poverty Week with ladies in Dubai and my dear friend Joanna Smieja.

Supporting Anti-Poverty Week 2017 with Joanna Smeija from Poland

Jo and the WFTO's 10 Principles of Fair Trade

 

Supporting Anti-Poverty Week 2017 at The Top of the Burj Khalifa with Joanna Smieja - Dubai, UAE

At the Top of the Burj Khalifa supporting Anti Poverty Week 2017

This years hashtags were #LiveFair and #BeatPoverty

 To read more about Anti-Poverty Week in Dubai please click on the link here.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month I recorded a tribute about my beloved mother in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

This Is The Place Tribute Book

It was emotional receiving the This is Place Tribute Book by poet Tony Walsh and friends.

Love, Peace, Prayers and Blessings to the families and friends of the 22 victims.

Tony Walsh This Is Manchester Tribute received October 2017 In memory of the 22 innocent Manchester Victims 

 

And We Make Things From Cotton - Tony Walsh This Is Manchester Tribute October 2017

 

And My Mam Lived And Died Here - Tony Walsh This Is Manchester Tribute October 2017

 

This Is Manchester Tribute - Tony Walsh

Love this! :)

 

Apologies for not writing a more detailed summary this month. Typing is very difficult and painful.

I hope to bring you another update soon.

Warmest regards

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links 

Voice of Islam Radio

Impact Mania

Rotator Cuff

Joanna Smiejka

WFTO

Anti-Poverty Week, Dubai, UAE

Breast Cancer Awareness 

This Is The Place





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I celebrated International Literacy Day 2021 online with the World Literacy Foundation.

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'Literacy has been my light and hope through the most challenging times in my life. 
Sabeena Z Ahmed

For the second time I applied to participate as a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador with the World Literacy Foundation. My application was successful. 

Translation in Urdu
اردو میں ترجمہ
میری زندگی کے مشکل ترین اوقات میں خواندگی میری روشنی

اور امید رہی ہے۔

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World Literacy Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed with Urdu Translation
World Literacy Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed with Urdu Translation

Happy International Literacy Day 2021

This year I celebrated International Literacy Day which takes place on the

8th September annually.

This year I campaigned for the World Literacy Foundation on social media.

خواندگی کا عالمی دن 2021 مبارک ہو۔

اس سال میں نے خواندگی کا عالمی دن منایا جو کہ اس دن ہوتا ہے۔
8 ستمبر ہر سال۔

اس سال میں نے سوشل میڈیا پر ورلڈ لٹریسی فاؤنڈیشن کے لیے مہم چلائی۔

 

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