if on the 29th of July exactly at 11 am you weren’t in the main hall of Future university in Egypt, YOU MISSED OUT. TEDxYouth@EBIS took place in FUE, with excellent organization, a generous welcoming pack, delicious catering and amazing TED talks and performances.
One of the most remarkable talks of the day was “How to read and control minds” by Karim Azmy, who took us on a journey through mind manipulation and body language; while giving a very smart example himself by putting an extra N in the word “illumination” on the ticket. It was definitely one of the smartest talks of the day.
Later on came Manal Rostom the founder of the Facebook group “Surviving Hijab“, she spoke about her own struggle and her own experience and how she got through it all; setting an excellent role model for everyone in the room. Manal is not only the very first Hijabi model to be featured in a Nike campaign, but also a Nike COACH for both men and women. she is also the first Egyptian woman to climb two of the seven highest summits in the world. Kudos to you, Manal! keep on rocking!
Then we went from personal experiences to life coaching with the certified NLP coach Omar Bahaa, with his talk “Fulfillment, success and financial freedom”. I think we all left the hall with a clearer view of materialistic and financial benefits.
After being so technical in some talks, TEDxYouth@EBIS didn’t neglect the emotional side at all. They had lots of moving speeches and performances but one of the most touching was Fareeda BadrEldeen’s who rocked the hall with her voice, singing Hallelujah. And before you knew it every single person in the audience was singing along while waving with our flashlights in smooth unison.
TEDxYouth@EBIS had a lot of surprises for us, but one of the most exciting was the live painting performance by Claudine Hesham, while accompanied with live music in the background. One of the best performances of the day as the painting was done delicately and in a very impressive time; only 8 minutes!
Then we had AbdulRahman Abdallah show us the way to happiness through his talk, AbdulRahman, the young writer who started “inspira” had us fascinated throughout the entire talk with his definition and view of what happiness is.
Last but definitely not least was Mariam Al Khosht, mostly known for her role as Shahira in the ramadan series “La Totfe2 El Shams”, she spoke about fear and how to overcome fear. While shedding light on animal rights and giving a voice to the voiceless.
It was one of the best TED events in my personal opinion and all is thanks to the upperboard that was entirely built of students with the oldest organizer being 18, that delivered a message as strong as the brilliant talks, that age is just a number. They didn’t only organize a great event but they also gave us lots of surprises and lovely reminders of the day to go home with; one of them stood out the most.. “the jar of happiness”. Thank you, TEDxYouth@EBIS for hosting such a beautiful day!