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October 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

I was also seriously ill with a viral stomach infection and had to rest due to the flu.

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September 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

I was completed module 2 Part 2 of the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and updated my initiative.

I received my World Pulse Digital Ambassador 2022 Certificate.

I celebrated Zero Waste Week 2022.

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Zero Waste Week 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Zero Waste Week 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2022. 

My health has been challenging with a painful right shoulder.

My health has prevented me from typing, walking and my anxiety has prevented me from visiting Zero Waste Shops and facilities.

I hope to support the Zero Waste Week 2022 movement with a translation in Urdu and more visits to Zero Waste Shops next year.

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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year my shoulders prevented me from attending webinars organised by the Fairtrade Foundation UK team.

On a positive note I managed to post every day during Ramadan 2022 and produced a video in English and Urdu.

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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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June 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

June 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my procedure (January 2022) to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder and a bacterial eye infection.

I participated in a Guided Vision Journaling Session with Jensine Larsen founder of World Pulse.

 

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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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May 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

May 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my procedure (January 2022) to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder and a bacterial eye infection.

I celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr and World Fair Trade Day 2022.

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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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April 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

April 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my procedure (January 2022) to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I celebrated Fairtrade Ramadan.

I continued to participate in my 10th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

I participated in the Ikea Lagom Live Get Growing Session.

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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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World Cancer Day 2022 - ۲۰ ۲۲ کینسر کا عالمی دن with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day 2022 - ۲۰ ۲۲ کینسر کا عالمی دن with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum, peace and blessings,

My name is Sabeena and this is my message for World Cancer Day 2022!

My beautiful mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer March 2012, she was 59 years old.

Mum courageously received 4 years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before she returned to her maker April 2016, she was 62 years old.

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December 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

December 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Another painful month and a stressful month with my left shoulder.

I went to see an orthopaedic consultant who recommended I have injections to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I attended the virtual World Pulse Community Mentor Graduation 2021 and after 4 years wrote my personal experiences about Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain.

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Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.

I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.

I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.

Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.

I'd like to change the narrative!

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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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November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Another painful month and a stressful MRI scan and multiple appointments to see my orthopaedic consultant. My left shoulder has been excruciatingly painful.

I was happy to receive my copy of Bruce Crowther's book 'Not In My Lifetime.'

I attended day one of the annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.

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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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Ethical Consumer Week 2021 - Closing the Climate Gap Summary by Sabeena Z Ahmed

Ethical Consumer Week 2021 - Closing the Climate Gap Summary by Sabeena Z Ahmed

For the second year I attended sessions at the Ethical Consumer 2021 virtual conference.

Here is my summary of some sessions I attended.

Many thanks to the Ethical Consumer team and guest speakers for their time.

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September 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 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 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.

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World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2021 Summary in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2021 Summary in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

'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۔

دوسری بار میں نے ورلڈ لٹریسی فاؤنڈیشن کے ساتھ ورلڈ لٹریسی فاؤنڈیشن
کے سفیر کے طور پر شرکت کے لیے درخواست دی۔ میری درخواست کامیاب رہی۔

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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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July 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. My shoulders were particularly painful and I struggled to type.

I participated in my third Plastic Free July 2021.

Many thanks to the Common Objective team for organising and hosting the EXPO 2021 webinars.

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Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My Plastic Free July 2021 Summary.

This year was a painful and difficult Plastic Free July, my shoulders caused me severe pain and typing and posting was very difficult.

I've tried my very best to continue to live a plastic free lifestyle and am making gradual changes.

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