BE THE CHANGE AWARDS 2019, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD SUSPENDED :(

Lilfairtrade Shop
Posted March 14, 2019 from United Arab Emirates
World Pulse Ambassador - Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai, UAE
Grateful and humbled to be accepted as a World Pulse Ambassador
BE THE CHANGE AWARD - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
BE THE CHANGE AWARD - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Be The Change Awards 2019 With Ethical Hour The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell. Around the world independent, ethical & sustainable brands are having a positive impact on communities, people and the planet. We want to recognise, celebrate and raise the profile of those brands who are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating positive impact in inspiring and world-changing ways. The first ever Be The Change Awards in 2019 will bring together ethical & sustainable brands across 12 sectors from fashion to business services, who have a powerful impact story to tell. Entries for 2019 are now closed. To learn more please click on the link below. http://bethechangeawards.org/ (1/1)

UPDATE Tuesday 19th March 2019

Dear World Pulse sisters, Ambassadors and Administration,

Thank you for supporting me.

I am truly humbled and overwhelmed by your love and kindness.

If you LIKED my video Saturday 16th March, thank you! You were lucky! :)

If you can't watch my video today it is because the organisers of the the Be The Change Awards 2019 have had their YouTube account suspended indefinitely, 

All the finalists are upset and saddened by this news.

Thank you for your continued support.

I have attached a copy of my video from my YouTube Channel LILFAIRTRADE for those interested, but please note the People's Choice Award is now suspended and LIKES will not count towards any award.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Best regards Love peace and blessings

Sabeena

 

Original message

Dearest friends, ambassadors and the World Pulse team,

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum, peace and blessings,

I hope this message finds you well?

I am delighted to inform you that I have been selected as a finalist in the BE THE CHANGE AWARDS 2019 - CATEGORY THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD. 

Many thanks to Sian Conway at Ethical Hour.

I would be very grateful if everyone at World Pulse could kindly ''LIKE'' and circulate my video.

Here is the link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYfAhbwd0YM&t=15s

I've had a difficult 18 months recovering from two shoulder surgeries and I'm still healing.

It would be amazing to win, and if I did, I would dedicate this award to my beloved mother who passed away from metastatic breast cancer, a staunch fairtrade supporter and all the female fairtrade producers I support.

Friends and supporters have til the 12 April 2019 to LIKE my video. 

The more LIKES I receive the better chances I have of winning for women producers and uplifting/empowering them financially.

I'm currently 2nd place and need your LIKES.

I'm also very passionate about BAME female social entrepreneurs having their voice heard in an international arena and for this reason I'm posting here.

Thank you for your assistance and support in advance.

Love, Peace and blessings

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

My Fairtrade Journey

https://www.thelittlefairtradeshop.com/blogs/news/131150215-my-fair-trad...

Interview with Gulshan Bibi

https://www.thelittlefairtradeshop.com/blogs/news/143337031-interview-wi...

Be The Change Awards

http://bethechangeawards.org

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Jill Langhus
Mar 14
Mar 14

Hello Sabeena,

Congrats on being selected as a WP Ambassador, and for being selected as a finalist for the People's Choice Award. I hope you get it! I've liked it, as well as posted it on my Twitter and FB pages. I hope it helps! Please keep us posted.

Lilfairtrade Shop
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thank you Jill, I appreciate the support and LIKE. :)
Congratulations on being appointed a WP Ambassador too.
Yes of course! I'll keep you updated.

Best regards
Peace and blessings
Sabeena

Jill Langhus
Mar 15
Mar 15

You're welcome, dear. Happy to help!

Thank you!

Looking forward to it!

Corine Milano
Mar 14
Mar 14

Amazing work and video Sabeena! I have liked it and passed it on as well! Good luck and do keep us posted! So glad to have you as a World Pulse ambassador!

Lilfairtrade Shop
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thank you Corine, much appreciated.

Yes, of course, I'll keep you posted.

Many thanks for sharing.

Best regards
Peace and blessings
Sabeena

Hello, Sister Sabeena,

What an honor it is that you are among the fellow World Pulse Ambassadors! Congratulations! I have watched, liked and shared your video!

Rooting for you!

Lilfairtrade Shop
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hello sister Karen,

Thank you for your kind words. :)
Thank you for sharing. I am very grateful.

I look forward to learning more about your work.

Best regards
Peace and blessings
Sabeena

Dawn Arteaga
Mar 15
Mar 15

Congratulations again - love these photos!

Lilfairtrade Shop
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thank you Dawn!

I hope I get a few more LIKES.

Sabeena

Tamarack Verrall
May 08
May 08

Dear Sabeena,
I am just coming across this today and am saddened by the news that this Award got cancelled. Is there any news of why and whether there is hope for next year?
Love in sisterhood,
Tam