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Farehaa Hussain

Farehaa Hussain
Riverside High School
Greer, SC

Farehaa organized a dialogue event modeled after the TED organization at Riverside High School. She advertised the public speaking opportunity, auditioned speakers, and ultimately selected ones that were most engaging, informative, entertaining, and relevant. After the auditions, she communicated with her speakers to revise their speeches and she coached them in public speaking. On the day of the event, over 125 students attended to listen to the speeches and students were encouraged to talk with the speakers during the breaks about the topics discussed. The speakers were able to develop essential communication and critical thinking skills while the audience was able to broaden and shift their perspectives. This program will be continued at Riverside High School. 

“EPL taught me the importance of not being the source of empowerment, but rather, leading the way to have others empower themselves.”