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Theme: Young Icons

This event occurred on
January 15, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Sharjah, Ash Shāriqah
United Arab Emirates

Sharjah American International School zealous and a-diamond-is-forever speakers spread their maturity and wisdom for the coming generation believing in the importance of values in our lives. Fighting vanity and pride with honor and hard work is their end in their lives - indeed, ideas worth spreading. Omar Haj Yassin, Ghanim Abdullah, Salah Siam and Noora Lootah SAIS charismatic and effective speakers will proceed on stage to expose and to present their new ideas about the destructive vanity and pride, the importance of toil and work in our lives, integrity and honor and the role of social media in today's generations' lives. These topics will surly boost other people's feelings of confidence to always seek what is beautiful in life and to convey a message to the whole world that there is always a chance for success.

American University of Sharjah
American University of Sharjah University City Sharjah Airport Road (E88)
Sharjah, Ash Shāriqah, 009716
United Arab Emirates
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Ghanim Abdullah

What Destroys the World: Vanity and Pride
Ghanim Abdulla Ghanim Obaid Alarai Al-Ali was born in the United Arab Emirates in the 5th of September 2002. He has participated in many events in my school and outside school. In school, the events he participated in is the debate competition, the speech competition, and the STEAM competition. Outside school activities that Ghanim participated in before are the AUSMUN 2019, the WATTMUN 2019, the AUSMC 2019, and in February 2020; hopefully, he will participate in the AUSMUN 2020. I’m interested in TED Talks because he would like to present his experience, his knowledge, and his beliefs to other people which in his opinion many people really need these days. The ideas that he wants to spread to the world are ideas that very few people have. He believes that the only destructive forces in this world are vanity and pride.

Noora Lootah

With Honor and Integrity We Live!
Noora Lootah is an Emirati young lady studying in Sharjah American International American School - Umm Al Quwain Campus. Noora aspires to complete her postgraduate studies in the university in International relations. Noora participated in Model United Nations and in Model Congress, in MUN; in addition, she was awarded a verbal delegation for her effective participation. As an active high school student, Noora also participated in public speaking events at school. Noora has become interested in TedX because it is a platform where any person regardless of his/her the race, nationality and cultural difference can share his/her ideas about global day to day issues. Also, Noora believes that we all human beings live by values are basic and fundamental beliefs that guide or motivate attitudes or actions and human values are the ends to which we act and come in many forms.

Omar Hajyasien

The Importance of Work
Keen to study medicine, multiple award winning athlete and capable of taking on leadership. These are just some of his potentials as a person. Additionally, the love of travel made him visit several countries to gain knowledge. Also, through travelling, Omar Haj has become an open-minded young man to different cultures and ideas in the world. Omar also likes to go by the nickname of Haj, bestowed on him during a relay race event. Moreover, he loves to spend time with his family that consists of his parents and his one sister. On top of that, he likes to build his social network base, get to know new people and make new friends whenever possible. After watching many famous speakers speak in TED Talks, Omar was inspired to give his own speeches until this dream has become an obsession and a goal on the top of the list of his agenda of activities in this life.

Salah Siyam

Social Media in The Teenagers' World
Salah Siyam a Jordanian American, but his parents are from Jordan originally. Salah lived in the United Arab Emirates all his life. In his first year of high school, Salah moved back to California, USA and stayed there for two years before returning to UAE, to join his father in Ras Al Khaimah. In his senior year, he moved to Sharjah American International school in Umm Al Quwain. Salah has only one younger sibling called Jamal. In addition, his love for mathematics and science has motivated him to aspire to study engineering in one of the United States' prestigious universities to become an engineer; this is Salah’s main goal in life. Also, He is an athlete and he always participates in the soccer and basketball matches. The reason Salah wants to speak in TEDx Talks is because he believes that values that we live for change the whole world in general and the new generation's way of living in particular.

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