We have heard a lot about child prodigies or gifted children. Although, most of them are gifted, some have been lucky to get a favorable environment. Behind the limelight, these young achievers try to balance their lives. They try to keep their feet firmly on the ground while aiming high in life.
Here is a bit about some young achievers:
Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha (Age 6)
Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha, termed as a child prodigy from Bangladesh, began computing when he was seven months old. By age four, he already knew how to program and download game emulators. He has played more than 700 games and mastered video games like Metal Gear Solid and Modern Warfare. He aims to become a computer expert, and work for a big computing firm.
Zoya Ball (Age 7)
Zoya Ball snagged the title of the youngest person to create a full-version mobile application video game. The app created in Bootstrap programming language helps children aged 12 to 16 understand complex mathematics. Studying at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, in West Philadelphia, she picked up the tricks at Harambee’s 48-week after-school program offered by STEMnasium Learning Academy.
Marko Casalan (Age 8)
A boy from Macedonia, Marko Casalan is the youngest Microsoft-certified computer programmer. Raised by parents who run a private school specializing in computer studies, Marko was able to read and write at the age of two. An administrator with Microsoft at the age of six, he aims to be a computer scientist and develop a new operational system.
Pranav Kalyan (Age 9)
Introduced to the world of computers at the age of two, Pranav Kalyan is the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. Capable of solving complex problems in integral and differential calculus, he began writing small software programs when he was six years old. A fourth grader at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, California, he passed the MCTS test in ASP.NET Framework 3.5 in January 2013.
Lim Ding Wen (Age 9)
Mahmoud Wael (Age 14)
At 14 years of age, Mahmoud Wael is qualified to teach C++ in master’s courses. He learned to read, write, and speak English in just three months. Born in Cairo, Egypt, Wael possesses an IQ of 155, and is a Cisco Certified Networking Professional and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert. He dreams to win a Nobel Prize.
We wish them all the best!