TEDxYouth@Singapore was TEDxSingapore's 7th idea event. For the first time ever, over a span of 24 hours, TEDx organisers in over 60 cities, town and villages all around the world organised global TEDx idea events for and about young people and our future. All our events shared a common vision and purpose: To inspire curiousity, ignite new ideas and empower young leaders and children. Children and youth in Singapore had a special, unique opportunity to give TEDx Talks and share with Singapore and the world about what you feel, think and do... TEDxSingapore hosted this global conversation on Saturday 20 Nov from noon to 5pm. Children and youth of Singapore delivered TED-style talks, sharing their ideas, talents and endeavours with the whole world, plus TEDx Talks about development and education of children, As always, we had engaging commuity activities and great shared experiences with the incredible diversity of people and TED fans in Singapore. We especially invited people to attend as a family, by bringing their daughters, sons, nephews, nieces, grandchildren. Children and youth attended with parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts...
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Palaniyapan MuthhukumarPalani is a student at Victoria Junior College who believes, that as individuals we have a collective responsibility to make the world a better place. He hopes to make a positive difference not only as an individual, but also to inspire and empower others to serve the community. He loves reading, especially philosophy, economics and psychology. He also enjoys public speaking and was the first runner up in the Singapore Can Speak Competition.
Aslam ShahAslam Shah is an 18-year-old student. He possesses a very intelllectual and creative mind. Aslam enjoys sports and is strongly motivated to learn and speak in various platforms. After participating in various speaking genres Aslam won the Singapore Can Speak competition. Aslam is strongly motivated to make a difference in the lives of others. His favourite TED Talk is "Asia's rise" by Hans Rosling.
Oliver LokeOliver Loke is student at SMU pursuing Business Management as well as Political Science. He is on the Executive Committee at World Alliance of YMCAs. Oliver is part of the Youth Committee for the Asia-Pacific Alliance of YMCAs. And he is Deputy President of the University YMCA @ SMU Oliver was awarded the HSBC Youth Excellence Award 2010 for Service & Leadership. In his spare time Oliver enjoys running and triathlons. He loves reading & good food.
Bernise AngBernise is a social entrepreneur who believes that young people can do amazing things in the world - if only they are given the opportunity to do so. That's what drove her to start up Syinc, a nonprofit with the mission to empower young people to become incredible change-agents. Bernise also holds a full-time job as a Change Management consultant and sits on the board of the International Youth Foundation. When not in meetings or speaking engagements, Bernise enjoys (fairtrade) chai latte with friends, live jazz, and exploring obscure nooks and crannies in Singapore and beyond.
Mirella AngSweet. Charming. Articulate. 6-year-old Mirella Ang Yuan Ning wowed the judges at YMCA Plan English Speaking Awards with her heart-warming tale. Her TEDx talk “My Chiangmai Holiday”, shares her personal experience learning kindness from the poor in Chiangmai.
Deborah PetersonDeborah Peterson is a founder of Neural Pathways Asia, a Singapore-based consultancy offering programs grounded in neuroscience, coupled with empowering applications to enable individuals and teams to gain self-insights into the foundations of their behavior as well as practical strategies for the different spheres of their lives. The ultimate goal is that with self-insight, self-compassion and a new lens by which to view their world, young people will contribute to a movement towards peace.
Joshua PhangJoshua Phang, 16-year-old, has led his group H.E.L.P (a.k.a. Hope, Enlighten, Love, People!) in the Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes programme and raised more than $22,000 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation. With his leadership capabilities in community initiatives, Joshua has been elected as the vice-chairman of the Youth for Causes Alumni Committee to oversee event managements aspects.
Kok Koon HoCo-Curator
Bernie QuahCo-Curator, Design
Richard KorffCo-Curator, AVTechnology
Damien SimCo-curator, Partnerships
Geraldine KanCo-Curator, Public Relations
Ming Liang NgCo-Curator, Community
Devang AsherCo-Curator, Content
and numerous and passionate people of The Curatorial Team of TEDxSingapore~ for passion, for people, for purpose