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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2024 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر   with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2024 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Ramadan and Eid Mubarak to all my friends, family and fairtrade producers around the world!

Once gain here I am!

Another blessed Ramadan but one that is marred with pain and sadness.

This Ramadan my prayers and blessings are for Palestine!

This is my blog summarising my effort to support fairtrade producers and artisans during the blessed month of Ramadan 2024.

My right shoulder is very painful and prevented me from creating vlogs and blogs about Fairtrade in Islam.

Apologies in advance for any errors in the Urdu translation.

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April 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

April 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type a continuation of this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

اس مہینے میرے دائیں کندھے میں اب بھی بہت درد ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے بہت جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہی۔

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March 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

اس مہینے میرے دائیں کندھے میں اب بھی بہت درد ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے بہت جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہا۔

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February 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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۔

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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30 Years of Fairtrade and details of Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

30 Years of Fairtrade and details of Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

As a passionate fairtrade campaigner and advocate I felt compelled to join the Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 webinar.

2024 will be 30 years of Fair trade in the United Kingdom.

This webinar was organised by the Fairtrade Foundation UK team.

I have attached photographs of the webinar below for those interested.

All credit and source courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation team UK.

Translation in Urdu

ایک پرجوش فیئر ٹریڈ مہم چلانے والے اور وکیل کے طور پر میں نے فیئر ٹریڈ فورٹ نائٹ 2024 ویبنار میں شامل ہونے کے لیے مجبور محسوس کیا۔

2024 برطانیہ میں منصفانہ تجارت کے 30 سال ہو گا۔

اس ویبینار کا اہتمام Fairtrade Foundation UK کی ٹیم نے کیا تھا۔

میں نے دلچسپی رکھنے والوں کے لیے ذیل میں ویبینار کی تصاویر منسلک کی ہیں۔

تمام کریڈٹ اور ماخذ بشکریہ Fairtrade Foundation ٹیم UK۔

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October 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This October I continued to heal from my shoulder surgeries.

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

I attended the volunteers webinars for Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 and the 30 years of Fairtrade in the UK.

I joined the October 2023 Power Inclusive Excellence Committee and Training Tuesday: Climate Change: Taking Action to Support Women and Girls with World Pulse.

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July 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder. 

I was very poorly and couldn't post about Plastic Free July 2023 everyday but hope to add short videos soon.

I attended a Zoom webinar titled 'The role of faith organisations tackling loneliness' organised by the Civil Society Consulting team.

Attended a Zoom webinar about social entrepreneurs and health organised by WISE women.

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June 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

June 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in the 2 day Loneliness Learning Programme organised by the Civil Society Consulting.

Attended the Fairtrade Foundation UK June 2023 Catch Up Zoom webinar.

Celebrated Eid Al Adha with my siblings.

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Six Items Challenge 2023 in English and Urdu with Labour Behind the Label and Sabeena Z Ahmed

Six Items Challenge 2023 in English and Urdu with Labour Behind the Label and Sabeena Z Ahmed

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

I'm Sabeena, a social entrepreneur, fair trade campaigner and educator.

So here I am for the 11th consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

AIM

My aim is to raise awareness about Fast Fashion, Garment Workers and decent wages and good working conditions online/offline.

 

میرے بلاگ پر جانے کے لیے وقت نکالنے کے لیے آپ کا شکریہ۔

میں سبینہ ہوں، ایک سماجی کاروباری، منصفانہ تجارت کی مہم چلانے والی اور معلم ہوں۔

لہذا میں یہاں مسلسل 11ویں سال لیبر کے پیچھے لیبر کے ساتھ چھ آئٹمز چیلنج میں حصہ لے رہا ہوں۔

مقصد

میرا مقصد فاسٹ فیشن، گارمنٹ ورکرز اور معقول اجرت اور آن لائن/آف لائن کام کرنے کے اچھے حالات کے بارے میں بیداری پیدا کرنا ہے۔

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May 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

May 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I celebrated World Fair Trade Day 2023 and edited videos in English and Urdu.

I edited my in Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2023 video in English and Urdu.   

I also edited my 5 videos for the Six Items Challenge 2023 with Labour Behind The Label in English.

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World Fair Trade Day 2023, ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ یوم - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2023, ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ یوم - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This is my message for World Fair Trade Day 2023.

I'd like to congratulate all fair trade artisans, producers and organisations around the world,
I wish you a very happy World Fair Trade Day 2023.

This year the World Fair Trade Organization's Theme is Reimagining the Economy.

السلام علیکم،

میرا نام سبینہ ہے۔

یہ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ کے لیے میرا پیغام ہے۔

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April 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

April 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2023 and tried to post a fairtrade product in English and Urdu every fast.   

It was my 11th consecutive year supporting and participating in the Six Items Challenge 2023 with Labour Behind The Label.

 

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March 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 which commenced February 27th - 12th March and wrote a blog in English and Urdu.

Celebrated International Women's Day 2023, this years campaign was #EmbraceEquity.

I participated in Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2023 by trying to post a fairtrade product every fast.   

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July 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I was accepted on the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and participated in Plastic Free July 2022.

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IKEA Lagom Live 2021-22, London, UK with Sabeena Z Ahmed

IKEA Lagom Live 2021-22, London, UK with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that my application to attend the IKEA Lagom Live Sustainability Programme would be successful.

Lagom translated in Swedish means 'just the right amount.'

Here is my summary of the 9 month programme 2021-22.

Congratulations to the Sustainability leaders Tayab and Ahmed for organising this programme. 

Congratulations to my peers, Ester, Stephanie and Dawn for participating in the course with me.

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World Fair Trade Day 2022 videos in English and Urdu with S Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2022 videos in English and Urdu with S Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2022

۲۰۲۲ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ ڈے

This year The World Fair Trade Organization's campaign was hashtag,

#CLIMATEJUSTICE AND #LETSDOITFAIR

 

اس سال ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن کی مہم ہیش ٹیگ ہے،

#کلعمت جستس

# چلو اسے فیئر ٹریڈ کرتے ہیں مزید پڑھنا اور لنکس

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Ikea Lagom Live April 2022 Get Growing Session with S Z Ahmed

Ikea Lagom Live April 2022 Get Growing Session with S Z Ahmed

This months session was titled Get Growing.

I enjoyed learning about get growing at home, composting and the activity slides.

Many thanks to Ahmed for creating and organising the presentation and providing refreshments.

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My 10th Six Items Challenge 2022 with Labour Behind The Label and Sabeena Z Ahmed

My 10th Six Items Challenge 2022 with Labour Behind The Label and Sabeena Z Ahmed

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum, peace and blessings! 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Six Items Challenge 2022 blog.

I'm Sabeena, a social entrepreneur, fair trade campaigner and educator.

So here I am for the 10th consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

This blog has taken a long time to complete due to a horrible bacterial eye infection I've had since February. 

This year the challenge commences 2nd March - 27th April 2022. 

Happy 20th Birthday Labour Behind The Labour team!

Much love

Sabeena

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IKEA Live LAGOM Upcycling Session (Re-love Re-use) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

IKEA Live LAGOM Upcycling Session (Re-love Re-use) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

On a cold and very windy Tuesday evening I attended the IKEA session about upcycling items.

Many thanks to Ahmed for providing a wheelchair, and providing a behind the scenes of upcycling at IKEA.

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Journey to Create a Sustainable Christmas/Ramadan/Eid Session - IKEA Lagom Live with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Journey to Create a Sustainable Christmas/Ramadan/Eid Session - IKEA Lagom Live with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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October 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

I published my blog and videos about the World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program in English and Urdu. This blog took 5 months to write and translate due to my painful shoulders.

I attended the Ethical Consumer Week online conference 2021 and wrote a summary of some of the sessions I attended.

I was chosen to attend the IKEA Lagom Live 9 month sustainability program.

I received my certificate for attending the Muslim Mental Health and Wellbeing Alliance Conference, Muslim Mental Health in an Unequal World.

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