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TEDxYorkU 2010 - Yaman Khattab - The Power of One: Using Your Vision to Catalyze Change

Elucidating just how influential a determined leader with a clear vision can be, Khattab takes a health-based approach at outlining how an innovative vision-screening program can be used in Toronto elementary schools to help offset the recent trend of infrequent medical eye-exams in school aged children.Yaman Khattab is a York University undergraduate student in his final year of the Kinesiology & Health Science program, and an active leader in the local Toronto community. Along with his time spent involved with numerous leadership based programs on campus, his ongoing peer mentor role with a local youth group, and various health related experiences with student clubs and numerous health professions, Khattab's desire to affect change in the local community lead him to founding Unite For Sight at York University -- a student run non-profit group which has been working to prevent blindness locally and abroad since 2009. Since its inaugural year with Khattab serving as President, Unite For Sight at York University has collaborated directly with various local elementary schools to work with teachers and students in advocating for the development of healthy vision through visual acuity screenings, Teacher Training Workshops, and in-class programs. Khattab is also the author of the bioethical article "Is Prenatal Diagnosis Discriminatory Towards People With Disabilities?" published in Oracle: York University's Undergraduate Philosophical Review.About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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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