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Theme: "The Spark"

This event occurred on
April 16, 2014
8:00pm - 11:00pm GST
(UTC +4hrs)
Dubai, DU
United Arab Emirates

This is the third time we are organizing a TEDxYouth Event at Emirates International School – Jumeirah. The event has been organized entirely by our Grade 12 student body, in an attempt to leave a mark in our academic journey.Our theme this year was initiated by the catalyst that brings about dynamic ideas, the revolutionary moment that brings about a progressive change, the foundation to an expanse of philosophies – β€œTHE SPARK.” We are giving EIS-J student speakers and performers the opportunity and platform to exploit this theme as a crux to explore and express their opinions, ideas and stories to a larger audience.

Emirates International School
Al Thanya Road
Dubai, DU
United Arab Emirates
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The Spark : In the Making

Amulya Shankar

Amulya, a 16 year old high school junior is a student who loves to share his passion for music and Earl Grey Tea.

Amulya Shanker

Amulya, a 16 year old high school junior is a student who loves to share his passion for music and Earl Grey Tea

Arpine Jaghlasian

Arpine Jaghlasian, 17 years old, is an Armenian student in grade 12 who loves long car rides with her friends, quietly reading a relaxing book and playing the piano in her spare time.

Dana Bazzari

Dana Bazzari, 12, is in grade 8. She is Palestinian-Canadian and loves public speaking.

Denver Quadros

Denver Quadros , a 17 year Indian student studying in IB 1 who enjoys having fun with other people through debating, cooking and hiking in the wilderness. His passion for public speaking as well as his exuberance to help others prompted him to write a speech on self belief.

Erfan Shekarriz

Erfan Shekarriz is a 14 year old 9th grader is a passion for music and a beautifully powerful voice.

Ernest Palmer

Dr. Ernest Palmer was a psychology teacher at EIS-J with a passion for music, meditation & self-love. He has an outgoing and lively personality that made him memorable to all his students.

Ghassan Luqman

Ghassan,17, is a student in grade 12 who descends from a Yemeni/Saudi background and lives and breathes skateboarding.

Isha Simon

Isha Simon, a 13 year old 9th grader in EISJ is nothing short of a bubble of excitement. Her willingness to help anyone brings a smile to the faces of those who frown and her passion for music and art are what she uses to express these feelings.

Julia Milad

Julia, is a 14 year old girl in the 10th grade from Egypt and Syria. Julia Is a student who enjoys singing, taking on new adventures and bringing a smile on peoples faces!

Krish Sajnani

Krish is a 10th grader with a love for rap music.

Sarah El Tell

Sarah El Tell is a 14 year old in grade 9. She is Jordanian/ American and I loves to bake, draw/paint, dance and play basketball and tennis.

Sergey Chsherba

Sergey Chsherba is a 18 year old Russian in Grade 13.

Taehyeong Kim

Taehyoung is a young 7th grader who enjoys opening up to family and friends through his singing.

Organizing team


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  • Ashdeep Seth
    Organiser and Team Leader
  • Tamara Rasoul
    HOD Public Relations
  • Hozefa Basrai
    HOD Public Relations
  • Kiran Khurana
    HOD Promotions
  • Elsa Haddad
    HOD Technical
  • Lana Abu Risheh
    HOD Technical
  • Prarthana Kanagaratnam
    HOD Auditions
  • Amulya Shanker
    HOD Auditions
  • Sidharth Hemanth
    HOD Stage Curators
  • Dhruva Nair
    HOD Accounts