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Posted On: 30 August 2012 09:33 am
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[email protected] on November 17

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[email protected] is coming to Qatar for the second time on November 17, in commemoration of United Nations Universal Children’s Day. TEDxYouth events aim to encourage youngsters not only to speak about their achievements to their peers, but to prove to older generations that the young can do great things if given the opportunity. Co-curator of [email protected], Uzair Mohamed, said: “As part of how we organise the event, we have recruited youngsters from across the nation to help develop this annual event. Through [email protected], we wish to teach young people skills they will need in the future; we do this by making them an intrinsic part of the process, whether it is being an organising team member, a speaker, an audience member, or a livestream viewer. High school students find a voice at [email protected], and that is the most important milestone we can aim to achieve. “The theme we chose for our event is #failbetter. Through this year’s event, we want Qatar’s youth to shed their fear of failure, and to realise that to trying and teach them more, make them stronger, and will help them succeed in the future.” After the success of last year’s event organisers are hoping that [email protected] 2012 will attract speakers that are breaking the mould in Qatar- though leaders, doers, and storytellers. One of the more experienced volunteers helping organise [email protected] this year, 23-year-old Aisha al-Naamaa, is a senior designer on the team. Currently working at the Centre of Design Innovation at Qatar Science & Technology Park, Aisha said: “I feel very inspired by being a part of [email protected] More information about [email protected] 2012, can be had from www.TEDxYouthDoha.com. Gulf Times