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September 2017 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2017 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2017 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This September I am still tolerating the torn ligament in my right shoulder, however, I managed to Skype with Paksy Plackis-Cheng founder Impact Mania based in Calfornia, USA.

My tribute to my late mother was tweeted by the Women's Words Manchester project.

I received a wonderful birthday present my new business cards from my Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott.

Attended the Salam Sisters Network Dubai (SSND) monthly meeting.

Taught fair trade to Year 5 at the Manor Park Primary School, Dubai.

Attended the ZB Foundation lunch with founders Dani Wilson and Saima Khan and presented Fair trade to over 100+ ladies.

Participated in Live Create Meditate event with Mariam Yasin and Amruta Kshemkalyani. 

 

Impact Mania

This September I was fortunate to Skype with Paksy Plackis-Cheung a multi talented lady who founded Impact Mania after years as working as an IT specialist.

Paksy spends her time working on many initiatives including social enterprise projects and empowers women entrepreneurs by writing about them and promoting them on her website Impact Mania.

She is currently working with the United Nations and working to  promote entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

I am very grateful to Dr Sara Calvo Martinez for her wonderful e-introduction to Paksy and Impact Mania.

Thank you Paksy for supporting fair trade producers and the fair trade movement of the United Arab Emirates.

I hope to upload the link to my interview with Paksy soon.

 

Women's Words Project Manchester

My tribute to my late mother was tweeted by the Women's Words Manchester project.

I hope to upload the tweet here soon.

I'm facing a few technical issues.

 

One Line Studio

I received a wonderful birthday present my new business cards from my Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott. I will have to confirm if they are printed on recycled paper.

The Little Fair Trade Shop new business cards designed by the One Line Studio - Leeds, UK

 My new business cards designed by Helen Barlow Scott

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop new business cards designed by the One Line Studio - Leeds, UK

My lovely new business cards

 

Salam Sisters Network Dubai (SSND)

I attended the Salam Sisters Network Dubai (SSND) monthly meeting with its founder Sofia Choudhary and sister Fousia.

The SSND was established for all new Muslim sisters wanting information about Dubai.

It was interesting to learn of their core objectives and future plans.

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day 2016 Dubai UAE - Left to right Sabeena Ahmed, Saima Khan and Sofia Choudhury at the Home Grown Childrens Eco Nursery

I am very grateful to Saima and Sofia for supporting my work and purchasing a fair trade wall hanging for her son on World Fair Trade Day 2016.

 

Teaching fair trade to Year 5 at the Manor Primary School, Dubai

I was invited to teach fair trade to Year 5 at the Manor Primary School, Dubai.

Sabeena Ahmed teaching Year 5 fair trade at the Manor Primary School Dubai September 2017

Sabeena Ahmed with Mrs Mercer and Year 5 at the Manor Primary School

Please read my blog by clicking on the link here.

 

The ZB Foundation

Dani Wilson and Saima Khan with Sabeena Ahmed (The Little Fair Trade Shop) Aug 17

 Attended the ZB Foundation lunch with founders Dani Wilson and Saima Khan and presented fair trade to over 120+ ladies.

 

Fair trade presentation with Sabeena Ahmed at the Ladies With Zest Event - Dubai UAE September 2017

Fair trade presentation at the Ladies With Zest lunch

 

Fair trade presentation at the Ladies with Zest lunch, Dubai UAE with Sabeena Ahmed - September 2017

Dani Wilson Naqvi, Sabeena Ahmed and Saima Khan

 

Live Create Meditate 

I participated in an introduction workshop to holistic and sustainable living.

The 4 hour session organised at the Eco Yoga Sanctuary, Jumeriah Village Mall, Dubai

During the session we learnt about sustainable living.

Sewed a vegetable bag from old clothes.

Had a mind-body connection and mental detox.

Here are some photographs of the event below.

Zero Create Meditate Dubai UAE September 2017 - L to R Amruta, Mariam, Ellian and Sabeena

Ladies at the end of the session

Amruta, Mariam, Ellian and Me!

 

Further Reading and Links

Impact Mania

Women's Words Manchester

One Line Studio

Manor Primary School

The ZB Foundation

Sustainability Tribe

Mariam Yasin




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