12-year-old is a child ambassador for UNICEF, runs his own website – and is now an author
There aren’t too many 12-year-olds who can boast a website and blog, a top 20 under 20 award, his own business card, a passport filled with stamps as a child ambassador for UNICEF — and his own assistant.
So for Bilaal Rajan, launching his first book yesterday, Making Change, Tips from an Underage Overachiever, was all in a day’s work for a kid who started selling clementines to help Indian earthquake victims when he was just four.
With a mouthful of braces, the Grade 8 student at Aurora’s St. Andrew’s College looks like most of the other boys in blue blazers and grey flannels at the exclusive private school. That is, until he gets up on stage and speaks for 10 minutes to the assembled dignitaries, media and students why he’s written his 150-page guide for young teens.
Part-preacher, part-motivational speaker, the kid expertly paces the stage and speaks passionately and eloquently about how kids can change the world — all without a single note in hand.
Earlier related: MAKING CHANGE NOW – A Message from Bilaal Rajan