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[email protected],Wafa Elamin: Positive thinking, Nov.26.11

Wafa Elamin is a 5th Year medical student studying at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) in Khartoum, Sudan. She was raised in County Kildare, in the Republic of Ireland but came back to Sudan. Wafa grew up as the only Muslim African girl in the Irish town of Naas and studied in Catholic schools. The strong atmosphere of her Sudanese home contrasted greatly to the Irish culture. This is the single factor she believes that helped her to build a very strong sense of personality and religion. She believes she is dreamer; fantasying about a world both peaceful as it is accepting. She wanted to give a voice for those society has neglected. Medicine has been her gateway into the heart of the Sudanese community through voluntary humanitarian work in non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Currently, Wafa is project coordinator of Water the World working to bring water to the most vulnerable families in Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps such as Mayo. "...My message to both the Sudanese youth and all those across Africa is to rise. RISE. This is the era for great intervention. Don't wait for someone else to throw the dice when it is your turn to awe the world. Rise Africa." ... 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)
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