Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A Man on a [Solar] Mission
Haidar Taleb, a disabled UAE native, has recently begun his two hundred mile journey across the desert of the United Arab Emirates on wheels. And not just any wheels: a solar-powered wheelchair he designed and built with his own two hands.
The reason influencing such a heroic journey? Taleb hopes to raise awareness of disability and sustainability, and to encourage other people with disabilities to continue their progress in achieving their dreams as individuals.
Occurring over the next eleven days, Haidar Taleb’s momentous journey will span across all seven emirates, eventually concluding in the capital of Abu Dhabi, December 2, 2010.
Developed in collaboration with Masdar (a renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi), Haidar’s wheelchair will hum down the roadways peaking at a hair-blowing twelve miles per hour. Being that there is no shortage of sun in the desert, one would not bet against the chair or it’s driver making it through such an arduous journey.
While setting out to not only send a message to the disabled and to add his name to history books, Haidar Taleb is demonstrating how to extract positivity out of every situation by taking matters into his own hands....or wheels. Have YOU helped save the world today?
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