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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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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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IAM - Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 UK (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

IAM - Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 UK (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

As a practising Muslimah who has experienced racism and discrimination due to my faith, I felt compelled to support the Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023.

Translation in Urdu

ایک پریکٹس کرنے والی مسلمانہ کے طور پر جسے میرے عقیدے کی وجہ سے نسل پرستی اور امتیازی سلوک کا سامنا ہے، میں نے اسلامو فوبیا آگاہی ماہ 2023 رضاکاروں کے ویبینار کی حمایت کرنے پر مجبور محسوس کیا۔

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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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August 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

My right shoulder was very painful and inflamed and I struggled to write this blog.

I attended a 2 day online webinar titled, 'Journey towards Meaningful Connectivity Exploring Value' with the Institute of Social Entrepreneurs Asia, (ISEA).

Joined the August 2023 webinar about storytelling with World Pulse.

I listened to guest speakers highlighting how to teach literacy to deaf learners from eKitabu, this session was organised by the World Literacy Foundation and Sun Books monthly webinars.

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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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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2023 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر 2023  with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2023 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر 2023 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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

This is my blog summarising my effort to support fairtrade producers and artisans during the blessed month of Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2023.

This year my right shoulder has been very painful and prevented me from creating vlogs and blogs about Fair Trade in Islam.

On a positive note I tried to post a fair trade product every day during Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2023 with translations in English and Urdu.

Apologies in advance for any errors in the Urdu translation.


یہ میرا بلاگ ہے جو رمضان کے بابرکت مہینے میں فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈیوسروں اور دستکاروں کی مدد کرنے کی میری کوششوں کا خلاصہ کرتا ہے۔


اس سال میرے داہنے کندھے میں بہت تکلیف ہوئی اور اس نے مجھے اسلام میں فیئر ٹریڈ کے بارے میں بلاگ اور بلاگ بنانے سے روک دیا۔

 

اردو ترجمہ میں غلطیوں کے لیے پیشگی معذرت۔

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World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022  ورلڈ پلس چینج میکر لیب (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 ورلڈ پلس چینج میکر لیب (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year I applied on the prestigious World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program. I was accepted.

اس سال میں نے مشہور ورلڈ پلس چینج میکر لیب 2022 پروگرام میں درخواست دی۔ مجھے قبول کر لیا گیا۔

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

May 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries, raised awareness for Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 and participated in two webinars,

the first webinar was a round table discussion about Social Enterprise in the UAE. the second was about 'Periods in a Pandemic.'

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Eid Clothes, A fair trade and ethical perspective by Sabeena Ahmed

Eid Clothes, A fair trade and ethical perspective by Sabeena Ahmed

 As a self confessed conscious ethical consumer I am shopping online for my sister who is far more fashionable than I am.  I struggle to find any ethical sustainable or fairtrade shalwar kameez (traditional Pakistani costume) brands and end my search defeated and disappointed.

 

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World Fair Trade Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year The World Fair Trade Organization's campaign was called, 'BUILD BACK FAIRER.'

World Fair Trade Day 2021 was an opportunity to give visibility to the Build Back Fairer statement which has been endorsed by various international civil society networks.

This was a chance for WFTO members to get recognised and join international forces to #BuildBackFairer.

I recorded two videos, one in English and one in Urdu. 

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April 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

April 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries, raised awareness for Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 participated in a Wikipedia training session with Whose Knowledge and World Pulse and  

was Sister of Ceremonies for the Encourager Party with World Pulse.

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