Taking A Flight

Abdullah Mahmood
2 min readJun 19, 2021


What is the purpose of Amal Academy? It’s a place where you can take your ideas and convert them into plans that can be implemented. It’s like being a member of a family where everyone wants to see you succeed. This fellowship encourages you to feel confident in your own skin.

My Batch (Spring 2021)

The last session, called “Taking Flight,” was the most fruitful. In all other sessions, we tried our hardest to complete the assigned work or learn something new; we pushed ourselves harder. The last session, on the other hand, was all about relaxing and enjoying the company of our friends.

Last session

I’ll never forget the moments when many of my friends wrote me thank-you notes and we all sang songs together. It was one of the most enjoyable times of my life. Even when the Amal scholarship ended, it gave me more drive to strive harder in life and go the extra mile.

Appreciating each other in last session

There is no effort without error or shortcoming. -Theodore Roosevelt

I’m quite aware that I still have a lot of skills to learn and improve. I’ve discovered numerous deficiencies in my skill set, and I’ve discovered that I still need to improve communication skills. I’ll gradually learn it, but I’m confident I’ll be able to do so. After all, it is only through practice.