BlogTrailblazerAhmed Topiwala – Al-Faisal College | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Ahmed Topiwala – Al-Faisal College | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Ahmed Topiwala

What are the Trailblazer Awards?

The Trailblazer Awards celebrates Year 11 and Year 12 students beyond their ATAR, recognising those who have overcome personal challenges and used their final year of school to positively impact their community.

Our Trailblazers will have the opportunity to build their personal brand and profile as a future leader, learn how to successfully apply for Early Entry, Scholarships, Co-Op, and Cadetships Opportunities, and so much more!

Find out how Ahmed navigated his senior schooling differently throughout 2023!

Introducing: Ahmed Topiwala

Category: Business & Entrepreneurship

School: Al-Faisal College

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Cybersecurity


  • Volunteered at U4C Martial Arts gym for the past 2 years, helping younger children build confidence and learn self-defence.
  • Became a swimming instructor and trained to become a lifeguard, saving two lives while teaching a swimming class.
  • Volunteered 1080 hours at the gym, serving over 120 students daily and assisting in increasing customer and student enrolment.
  • Taught a total of 320 hours of swimming classes to all ages in the community, aiming to create a positive difference for the future.
  • Currently a prefect in the Student Representative Council at school.

What makes Ahmed a Trailblazer?

Ahmed is an exceptional individual who has demonstrated his commitment to making a positive impact on his community. Through his extensive volunteer work at U4C Martial Arts gym, Ahmed has dedicated his time and skills to helping younger children build confidence and learn self-defence techniques. His selflessness and desire to better assist the community have made him a role model for others.

In addition to his work at the martial arts gym, Ahmed has excelled in the field of swimming. By becoming a swimming instructor and training to become a lifeguard, Ahmed has not only taught essential life skills but also saved lives during his classes. His dedication to teaching swimming and ensuring the safety of his students is truly commendable.

Ahmed’s commitment to community service is evident through his significant volunteer hours at the gym, where he has served over 120 students daily and contributed to the growth of the facility. His efforts have not only increased customer and student enrolment but also created a positive and supportive environment for everyone involved.

Despite his young age, Ahmed faced one of his greatest challenges during his time in Year 11. While teaching a swimming class, he heard a call for help and quickly sprang into action. Displaying remarkable bravery, he saved a drowning child and even went beyond his responsibilities to assist a struggling adult in the pool. Ahmed’s quick thinking, instinct, and selflessness in the face of adversity exemplify his strong character and commitment to the well-being of others.

Outside of his volunteer work and swimming achievements, Ahmed demonstrates his passion for personal development and physical fitness. He actively participates in various martial arts classes, further honing his skills and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These qualities not only contribute to his own well-being but also ensure that he can positively impact his community in the future.

As Ahmed aspires to pursue a career in cybersecurity, his dedication to learning and problem-solving will undoubtedly be valuable assets. His participation as a prefect in the Student Representative Council showcases his leadership abilities and advocacy for student needs and interests.

In summary, Ahmed’s remarkable volunteer work, lifesaving actions, and commitment to personal growth make him a true Trailblazer. His selfless acts, dedication to community service, and exemplary leadership qualities set him apart as a role model for others. With his determination, skills, and passion for cybersecurity, Ahmed is poised to make a significant impact in the field of business and entrepreneurship. Ahmed rightfully earns his place among our Top 50 Trailblazers!

The Top 50 Year 11 and Year 12 Trailblazer Awards

The Trailblazer Awards aim to identify and celebrate students who use their final years of school to invest holistically in the skills and experiences that will maximise their own future opportunities and make a contribution to the future of our society.

Our winners for the Year 11 and Year 12 Trailblazer Awards have demonstrated initiative in volunteering for their school or community, have participated in co-curricular activities, and have held leadership positions within their schools.

Learn more about who placed in the Top 50 Year 11 and Year 12 Trailblazers here!

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