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The life of a little Emirati inventor

posted on 29/10/2014: 2697 views



Documentary on ten-year-old boy's impressive accomplishments to be shown on U.A.E. government channel YouTube

"I want to become an Emirati scientist and benefit all human beings from my knowledge.” These words summarise the vision of the little inventor, 10-year-old Adeeb Al Balooshi.

The U.A.E. government channel on YouTube is broadcasting a short exclusive film on the young boy, documenting his life around family and studies, as well as his impressive accomplishments to date.

Following him on his journey in the field of innovation, and how it all began in his quest for solutions to real-life issues, Al Balooshi speaks about himself in front of the camera spontaneously but with humility. In the film, Al Balooshi candidly talks to friends and family and reminiscences on the moments which sparked his interest in helping others.

"We went to the pool one day, and all of us immediately went into the water, except my father who was delayed. When I asked him the reason for the delay, he said he had to remove his artificial foot. I decided then to create a water-proof artificial foot. I have no lab but I invent things in my room to help people.”

During the film, he is seen waiting for the school bus and having fun with classmates, practicing swimming — his favourite hobby — and surfing social media channels. The film brings together Al Balooshi the child and Al Balooshi the innovator to highlight the intrinsic character of the little inventor. "Once I get a toy, I first try to figure out how it works, and only then will I play with it,” he says while checking out the electronic components of one of his favourite toys.

The three-minute film also emphasises the importance of family care, and contains several educational messages.

Al Balooshi's father also features in the film saying: "Adeeb is a representative of not only children in the U.A.E. but the entire world. Adeeb's participation in international events was possible only due to the full support of the U.A.E. government, and his nomination as an ambassador of the Interpol is a huge responsibility that will strengthen him. We hope that Adeeb can achieve his ambition.”

The movie concludes with the little Emirati inventor encouraging other children to take the path to innovation and work hard for the good of the society.

The video will be broadcast by the U.A.E. government's channel on YouTube: (www.youtube.com/uaegov) which was launched last June by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai. – Khaleej Times - http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/inside.asp?section=nationgeneral&xfile=/data/nationgeneral/2014/October/nationgeneral_October259.xml

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