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[email protected], Amna Khalid: Yes, You can be a hero, Nov.26th,2011

Amna Khalid is a 4th year medical student from Wad Medani, Sudan.Born in Yemen in 1992, and brought up in the UK and currently lives in Sudan. This diversity gave her the opportunity to acquire an insight into the different cultural aspects of each country and community. This taught her to make friends quick and quickly adjust to different changes in her life. She learned to sew at a very young age, and learned to play the cello and is currently learning to play the guitar and wants to learn both Italian and Japanese in an effort to widen her cultural horizons. She is very passionate about learning about her country's cultural background, and that's why, you'll find her sitting with her grandmother listening to her stories. Her first career option was becoming a teacher, that then became a doctor. One of her future goals is joining "Doctors without Borders ". She is currently the co-founder with "Amal Muntaser" of a group called "More Than Expected: Young Sudanese Women United", the group is concerned with young Sudanese girls' issues in their community, including educational, cultural and social. People should listen to her because she says: " I think this is important, because I believe that this generation must have a strong cultural knowledge of their roots". 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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