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TEDxAjman - Jalal Bin Thaneya - Campaigning For The Challenged

About The Speaker:Jalal believes in raising awareness through physical activities which have lasted for long durations largely at his own expense. As an Emirati he feels strongly about the subject for special needs students and sees their integration into society as a primary factor to the UAE's development.In 2007 at the age of 20, Jalal Bin Thaneya started his mission to campaign for special needs. He walked around the UAE in 2007 and became the first to walk the country since its inception in 1971.The Year 2008 saw him embark on a unique urban journey for special needs,this time,climbing the stairs of one hundred of Dubai's Sky Scrapers in 12 days.Another journey took him from Dubai city to Rub Al Khali desert, one of the largest deserts and most harsh places in the world. He completed these 3 journeys during his years at university. He has raised awareness for the Dubai Autism Center, Rashid Pedriatric Center and the little known Senses Center all of which operate in Dubai city.Jalal speaks about his motives behind his campaigns, the different mind shifts he went through during his walks and the all the different challenges that faced him.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)This event was held in Ajman, UAE.23rd of April, 2011
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