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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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March 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

Sadly, I was recovering from a painful bacterial eye infection and could only participate in a few March Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 webinars.

I participated in my 10th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

I supported the World Fair Trade Organizations campaign for International Day 2022 #SheLeadsTheWay.

I attended the The World Pulse 50: Voices Rising Award online Ceremony and was recognised as a Digital Empowerment Awardee along with 49 other exceptional women.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 فیئر ٹریڈ فورٹ نائٹ  English and Urdu Translation with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 فیئر ٹریڈ فورٹ نائٹ English and Urdu Translation with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year I was poorly and celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 by attending a few webinars.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation's campaign is a continuation about Farmers Climate Change, Fairtrade and You.

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#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Hello my name is Sabeena.

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

This is my message for International Women's Day 2022.

#SheLeadsTheWay and #BreakTheBias

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February 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 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 attended the February 2022 IKEA LIVE Lagom upcycling session.

Sadly, I was recovering from a painful swollen eye infection and could only participate in two February Fairtrade Fortnight 22 webinars.

I did attend the Anti-Racism in the anti-sweatshop movement webinar with Labour Behind the Label and Mayisha Begum.

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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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August 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 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 completed my first call with my Mentee Minakshi Birajdar for the World Pulse Community Mentor Program 2021.

I participated in a webinar about participating as a Fair Trade Ambassador with the WFTO.

Many thanks to all my fairtrade friends and family for their birthday wishes.

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World Pulse Community Mentor Programme 2021 - My Friend Minakshi - (World Pulse Digital Change Maker)

World Pulse Community Mentor Programme 2021 - My Friend Minakshi - (World Pulse Digital Change Maker)

This year I applied to World Pulse as a Community Mentor.

My application was successful and I was paired with Minakshi Birajdar from Aurangabad, India.

Minakshi is a social activist empowering women in her city of Aurangabad and its surrounding villages.

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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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June 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

June 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries,

I raised awareness for World Day Against Child Labour and attended a few webinars.

The first webinar at the beginning of the month was 'Wave of Hope Crafting Session' with the Fairtrade Foundation UK and the Arts University Bournemouth teams and the second 'Preparing your Board Ready CV' with Lara Oyedele.

Many thanks to Sabeena Akhtar for my signed copy of 'Cut from the Same Cloth.'

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Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask and Balancing Citrus Super Tonic review with Sabeena Ahmed

Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask and Balancing Citrus Super Tonic review with Sabeena Ahmed

As a fairtrade campaigner I believe it is my duty to support fairtrade organisations using fairtrade ingredients in their products and for this reason I have searched long and hard for products that suit my acne reactive skin.

I am relieved to have found a mask that works for my skin.

I apply the Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask to my skin every 4-5 days which is particularly helpful before you feel a cystic bump appear before your menstrual cycle.

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Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021, showcasing fairtrade certified food, drink and cosmetics that I and my siblings helped to consume and use responsibly during the blessed month of Ramadan.

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