Alhamdulillah, all praise is due to Allah for the endless blessings He has showered upon me and my family. After a long wait, I am finally able to unveil my #SECRETPROJECT with all of you who have been kindly praying and patiently waiting…
I AM OFFICIALLY A TEDx SPEAKER!
Yes, I have been blessed yet again with another amazing opportunity! I received this blessed news on the same day I received my double award way back on 8th October. But, since this event was strictly for KES students, parents, teachers, school governors, and Old Edwardians (alumni) only, I was not allowed to announce it until after the event.
I had to go through several stages before even getting selected as one of the speakers. First, I had to write a proposal about the topic of my talk, and fortunately, they were interested in my topic, so they called me in for the next stage, which was an interview. At this stage, I wasn’t putting much hope into getting this, as the possibility to get selected was very narrow, cos the competition was high. But, all praise is due to Allah and only Allah…I passed the interview! And the best part was that I was the only student – out of hundreds of KES students – who had been selected.
I can’t describe how proud I am to have the honour of giving a talk alongside 7 other adults – a Professor Emeritus from London, a Deputy Medical Director who recently won an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), an actor who has also worked in large-scale science communication, a Physics and Philosophy student from the University of Oxford, an engineering graduate from Durham University, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Birmingham, and the chief executive of Wildlife & Countryside Link.
The main theme for the whole event was ‘The Future Of Everything’, and my chosen topic was ‘Do You Speak The Future?’, a talk discussing the future of language and how we can predict it. I’ll discuss about my topic in the next post. For now, allow me to personally thank each and every one of you who has been supporting me and praying for me tirelessly. May The Almighty reward all of you abundantly…
Over the moon,
O. Mukhtar O. Mukhlis