15-year-old Kailash Sarma is a student of passion. After being severely bullied in primary school and losing his self-confidence, he discovered the art of public speaking. Through this, he was able to rebuild his self-esteem and find his passion. After noticing how many people live without purpose, Kailash began to explore what creates passion in our life.
While still in high school, Kailash founded Academy of Speakers; an organisation that is dedicated to building resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem in children. This has led him to explore ways on how to help refugees and indigenous youth rediscover their voice and tell their stories. Kailash is a published author and has presented to large audiences including the Opera House.