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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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February 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
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My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I celebrated World Cancer Day 2024 by creating a poster in Urdu and English.

I participated in a School for Social Entrepreneur webinar with Chris Hines MBE.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبینار میں شرکت کرنے اور PIE کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گیا جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں نے کینسر کا عالمی دن 2024 منایا

میں نے Chris Hines MBE کے ساتھ ایک سکول فار سوشل انٹرپرینیور ویبینار میں حصہ لیا۔

اردو میں ترجمہ

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THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)
THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)

My sister sent me links to webinars about Great Mental Health Day which took place 26th January 2024.

I am grateful to all the guest speakers and trainers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk about Suicide Prevention, Bereavement and Write to Speak Your Poetry.

Translation in Urdu

میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔

میں ان تمام مہمان مقررین اور ٹرینرز کا مشکور ہوں جنہوں نے اپنے مصروف شیڈول میں سے وقت نکال کر خودکشی کی روک تھام، سوگ اور اپنی شاعری لکھنے کے بارے میں بات کی۔


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January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

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میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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