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September 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2021

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. Another painful month with my shoulders causing me stress and pain.

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

I attended the World Pulse Community Mentor Midpoint Check In Zoom webinar with other mentors and mentees.

 

Surgeries 2017-2020

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.

My cyst was removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.

Its been a long 4 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety.

This month was another particularly bad month, my left shoulder was very painful and typing incredibly difficult.

Thank you to all my friends and family who pray for my recovery and good health.

 

 

Happy International Literacy Day 2021

This year I celebrated International Literacy Day which takes place annually on the 8th September.

This year I campaigned for the World Literacy Foundation on social media in English and Urdu.

 

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۔

 

 

International Literacy Day 2021 banner

  

 

CEO Mr Andrew Kay

'Happy International Literacy Day with World Literacy Foundation CEO Mr Andrew Kay!

 

'It's a virtual event celebrating International Literacy Day.

 

We are joining together as a global community of people who understand the importance of literacy.

 

Reading changes lives and is a pathway to freedom, opportunity and hope.

 

We have 12 hours of story times, literacy activities and workshops.

 

Celebrate the joy of reading with others.

 

Thank you for being a part of our Read-A-Thon this year and Happy International Literacy Day 2021!'

 

 

Translation in Urdu

ورلڈ لٹریسی فاؤنڈیشن کے سی ای او مسٹر اینڈریو کی کے ساتھ عالمی یوم خواندگی مبارک ہو!

یہ ایک ورچوئل ایونٹ ہے جس کا عالمی یوم خواندگی منایا جا رہا ہے۔

ہم لوگوں کی عالمی برادری کے طور پر اکٹھے ہو رہے ہیں جو خواندگی کی اہمیت کو سمجھتے ہیں۔

پڑھنا زندگی بدل دیتا ہے اور آزادی ، موقع اور امید کا راستہ
ہے۔

ہمارے پاس 12 گھنٹے کہانی کے اوقات ، خواندگی کی سرگرمیاں اور ورکشاپس ہیں۔

دوسروں کے ساتھ پڑھنے کی خوشی منائیں۔

اس سال ہمارے ریڈ-اے-تھون کا حصہ بننے کے لیے شکریہ اور بین الاقوامی خواندگی کا دن 2021 مبارک ہو!

 

 

International Literacy Day 2021

I'm Attending the World Literacy Foundation Read-A-Thon 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

میں ورلڈ لٹریسی فاؤنڈیشن ریڈ-اے-تھون میں شرکت کر رہا ہوں۔

 

A Special Message from Mr Andrew Kay

A special message from our CEO, Andrew Kay, about the importance of literacy and how the pandemic has affected children's education.

Without any effective reading intervention, children are at high risk of becoming functional illiterate adults.

We must act now to ensure free and inclusive education for all.

 

ہمارے سی ای او ، اینڈریو کی کا ایک خاص پیغام ،
خواندگی کی اہمیت اور اس وبا نے بچوں کی تعلیم کو کس طرح متاثر کیا ہے۔ بغیر کسی موثر پڑھنے کی مداخلت کے ،
بچوں کو فعال ناخواندہ بالغ بننے کا زیادہ خطرہ ہوتا ہے۔ ہمیں سب کے لیے مفت اور جامع تعلیم کو یقینی بنانے کے لیے ابھی کام
کرنا چاہیے۔

 

Special Message from CEO Andrew Kay - International Literacy Day 2021

Special Message from CEO Andrew Kay - International Literacy Day 2021

 

Translation in Urdu

سی ای او اینڈریو کی کا خصوصی پیغام - خواندگی کا عالمی دن 2021
بہت سے بچے جو کہ وبائی مرض شروع ہونے پر سکول شروع
کر رہے ہوں گے وہ ایک
سال سے زیادہ عرصہ بغیر رسمی تعلیم کے
چلے گئے۔

 

ان بچوں کے لیے جو وبا کی بنیادی باتیں سیکھ رہے تھے
جب وبائی بیماری کا سامنا کرنا پڑا ، گھر کی مناسب مدد کے بغیر ،
رسمی تعلیم کا یہ فقدان رجعت کا باعث بن سکتا ہے۔

یہ نوجوانوں کو ان کے مستقبل اور قوم کے مستقبل کو خطرے میں ڈالنے
کا باعث بنتا ہے جو ان کی مہارتوں اور صلاحیتوں سے محروم
۔
ہو جائے گا۔
 

Every person has the right to literacy - International Literacy Day and the World Literacy Foundation Read-A-Thon 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Urdu Translation

ہر شخص کو خواندگی کا حق حاصل ہے۔




Literacy can't wait - International Literacy Day and the World Literacy Foundation Read-A-Thon 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Urdu Translation

خواندگی انتظار نہیں کر سکتی۔

 

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Midpoint

Check In Webinar September 2021

During September 2021 the World Pulse team organised a Zoom webinar inviting Mentors and Mentees to share their experiences of the Community Mentor programme.

The purpose of the midpoint check-in webinar was to share experiences of both the mentors and mentees, learn, motivate, encourage and acknowledge successes and resolve challenges.

It was lovely to be a part of the program and hear from other participants who called in from all parts of the world.

Many thanks to Jill, Manasa, Alexandra, Paula and Dawn for their support.

I am struggling to type and I felt reassured when the World Pulse team understood how difficult it was for me to type and respond to surveys and messages.

I explained how I would help Minakshi with her social media presence and hopefully create a Twitter account.

By establishing a Twitter account I hope that Minakshi and her team can upload and post videos and photographs of her current initiatives which include convincing the rural community to take the Covid 19 vaccines.

I am attaching some photographs of the webinar below.

 World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Welcome slide

 

 World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Dawn at World Pulse

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Agenda for the midpoint check in webinar

 

 World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Resilience slide

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Resilience slide with Alessandra 

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Paula Elsten's segment 

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Next steps slide

I look updating this blog and celebrating the end of the programme December 2021.

Thank you for reading and I hope to bring you another monthly blog next month health prevailing.

Love and respect to everyone making and being the difference.

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

World Literacy Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Minakshi Birajdar

World Pulse

Living with PCOS and Endometriosis - by Sabeena Ahmed

 





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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۔

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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۔

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

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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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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