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My friend Joanna Smiejka - Poland (Autism Spectrum Educator & World Pulse Digital Change Maker) visits Dubai, UAE

My friend Joanna Smiejka - Poland (Autism Spectrum Educator & World Pulse Digital Change Maker) visits Dubai, UAE

My friend Joanna Smiejka - Poland (World Pulse Digital Change Maker) visits Dubai, UAE

On the 17th October 2017 my friend and World Pulse Digital Change Maker Joanna Smiejka came to visit me in Dubai and we celebrated Anti-Poverty Week 2017.

We had a great time and she thoroughly enjoyed her first visit to the United Arab Emirates. I hope there will be many more!!!

 

UPDATE MARCH 2018

Jo has recently established the first Austim Spectrum Centre in Warsaw Poland!

Heartfelt Congratulations Jo...:)

 

INTERVIEWS

I am grateful to Jo for recording these interviews in English, Polish and being a great sport at teaching me Polish and learning Urdu.

We hope you will enjoy them as much as we did recording them. 

 

Jo and Sabeena's introduction for World Pulse!

 

Jo's interview in English

 

Jo's interview in Polish 

 

Jo and Sabeena learn teach each other Polish and Urdu

 

Jo and Sabeena say goodbye

 

 

Photographs of Jo's visit to Dubai, UAE - October 2017

 

World Pulse Change Maker Joanna Smeija in Dubai, UAE October 2017 with Sabeena Ahmed

Jo eating a delicious date filled with pistachios

 

Diwali Rangoli created by Vibuthi Artist in residence, Dubai, UAE Oct 17

Jo's first experience of Diwali and Rangoli

 

Diwali Rangoli created by Vibuthi Artist in residence, Dubai, UAE Oct 17

 Jo admiring the colourful rangoli

 

Diwali Rangoli created by Vibuthi Artist in residence, Dubai, UAE Oct 17

Vibhuthi artist extraordinare and my neighbour creating beautiful Rangoli's

 

World Pulse Change Maker Joanna Smeija in Dubai, UAE October 2017 with Sabeena Ahmed

Joanna at Dubai Creek

 

Joanna Smieja taking photographs at the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE Oct 2017

Jo taking a few shots at Madinat Jumeirah

 

Joanna Smieja at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed October 17

Jo relaxing at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

 

Joanna Smieja and Sabeena Ahmed supporting Anti-Poverty 2017 Week Dubai, UAE

Jo and I supporting Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE

 

 Jo supporting the WFTO's 10 principles of Fair Trade, Dubai, UAE

Jo supporting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade

 

About Joanna

Joanna is a qualified lawyer, behavioural psychologist and Austim Spectrum educator and trainer.

I met Jo online while mentoring for the World Pulse Digital Change Maker Programme February to June 2017.

Joanna is passionate about teaching, travelling and photography.

She hopes to establish the first Austim Spectrum Centre in Warsaw Poland in the near future.

I wish her every happiness and success! 

It was a pleasure having you stay with us Jo. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

 

World Pulse

Late December 2016 I decided to apply as a World Pulse Change Maker. I sent my application and hoped for the best.

 

I received a message from the World Pulse team early January 2017 to inform me that I had been selected as a World Pulse Vision Mentor.

 

I was surprised by their message as I didn't believe I was qualified to mentor anyone.

 

I said ''YES!''
As they say, the rest is history.

 

Joanna Smiejka - Autism Specialist, Autism Therapist, Educator, Trainer and World Pulse Change Maker Warsaw Poland
My Change Maker is Joanna Smiejka from Warsaw, Poland.

 

Joanna Smiejka Autims specialist, psycology graduate and World Pulse Change Maker - Warsaw Poland

Joanna is 30 years old, is double psychology graduate and an autism specialist/therapist/shadow teacher and trainer.

 

Joanna Smieja with her collegues Warsaw Poland

Joanna has lived with her disability and has overcome it with the support of her family, friends, peers and colleagues.

 

She is a ''TRUE INSPIRATION'' and would like to share her passion, her teaching to assist children with autism to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.

Unfortunately, autism is an area of education which is under resourced and under funded in her country.

Joanna spent 10 months working abroad with two organisation based in California, US and Wales UK specialising in autism.

To read more about Jo please click on the link her Girls Compete, Women Empower and Beautiful Minds Inspire Blog.

 

World Pulse Vision Mentor Update - May 2017
 
 
World Pulse Vision Mentor Update - April 2017
 
 
World Pulse Vision Mentor Update - March 2017
 
 
 
World Pulse Vision Mentor Update - February 2017
 
 




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Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

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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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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.

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Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

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