A Palestinian Muslim girl Leanne Mohamad, 15, of Wanstead High School won the Redbridge regional final earlier this month with a speech entitled, Birds not Bombs followed by a thunderous applause from the audience (watch video below).
The Speakers Trust that runs the competition on behalf of Jack Petchey Foundation, one of UK’s top charities. Sir Jack Petchey CBE, 90, a British property investment oligarch (£940m) established the foundation in 1999. So far the foundation has given £60m to provide opportunities for young people in London.
“As a child I liked playing ‘hide and seek’, and I still do – but how would you feel if I tell you for some children around the world ‘hide and seek’ is not a game but matter of life or death. Think about it. How would you feel if I tell you that somewhere children wake-up every day with the noises of bombs and not birds. How would…
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