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TEDxLahore - Mudassir Zia - Vision to do, dare and dream

Zia's vigour and passion to help the disenfranchised section of the society led him to the path of establishing the Message Welfare Trust, a non-profit that relies on self-help rather than foreign aid. About the speaker Mudassir Zia is a graduate of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore and is the founder and President of Message Welfare Trust. In this capacity, Mr. Zia founded and teaches at Message Welfare Trust's pilot Project, Ghulam Muhammad Grammar School, an English medium school that provides free education to those who cannot afford it. Over the years, Mudassir has been responsible for setting up other projects for his organization, such as the Message Blood Donor Society, The Kafalat Program and the recent Solid Waste Management Program. Mudassir aims to get the youth of the country involved in his noble endeavors, as he believes that it is the most powerful division of our society. 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.) About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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