WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students hear story of blind activist

Mr. Khour Farhat recently spoke with eighth grade students at West Middle School. Mr. Farhat, who has been blind since birth, discussed the challenges he has faced due to his disability. Mr. Farhat motivated the students to work hard, get a good education and give back to the community. 

Mr. Farhat has “walked the talk”.  He came from Lebanon at the age of a 13, not knowing a word of English. But in the last 10 years he has graduated with honors at the high school and college levels, recently graduating from the University of Michigan with a political science degree. 

Mr. Farhat efforts are not limited to the classroom. He does extensive volunteering with the Make A Wish Foundation. In addition, Mr. Farhat hosts his own show on Facebook where he interviews policymakers at the local, state and national levels. He does this while holding down a full-time job and traveling as a representative of an insurance company. 

Mr Farhat encouraged students to join his cause and fight for those less fortunate, whether that be in your neighborhood or beyond.  

A big thank you to Mr. Farhat for taking time out of his very busy schedule to share his message of hope and encouragement with students. During this season of giving, West Middle School would love to have everyone give to another in a kind word or gesture as an act of gratitude. In this way we could repay Mr. Farhat for his visit. 

Published by talkingtaylorschools

Talkingtaylorschools is dedicated to the positive efforts made throughout the Taylor (Michigan) School District.

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