This youth event focuses on the global theme "dream big, then do it". The eye of the fish is taken from a story in the Baghdad Gita where a Master archer teaches young apprentices to aim at their target. Having their focus only - and only! - on the eye of the fish is the only way they can centre the target. Similarly with our dreams.
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Dana BazzariAge 11, Palestinian, born in Al Ain, brought up in Dubai, Dana Bazzari is a student in grade 7 , with a passion for public speaking.
Amulya ShankerAge 15, Indian, brought up in Dubai, in grade 11, would like to become a pilot, has a passion for playing the piano and debating.
Neil TannaAge 15, Indian, brought up in Canada and Dubai, in grade 11, has a passion for tennis and diving.
Aastha ParekhAge 16, Indian, brought up in Dubai, in grade 11, has been pursuing ballet for 12 years and would like to help her father in running his business.
Sergey ChsherbaAge 17, Russian, brought up in Kazakhstan and Dubai, an IB1 student (grade 12), with an interest for Japanese Pop Culture and writing novels.
Yassin Abdel MoneimAge 16, Egyptian, brought up in Spain, Egypt and Dubai, is an IB1 student (grade 12), hoping to study hotel management and hospitality, with a strong passion for motor sport.
Adam ChakarAge 19, Moroccan, brought up in London, an IB1 student (grade 12), would like to become a pilot, has a passion for boxing and football.
Ali ArdakaniAge 16, Iranian, brought up in Iran and Dubai, Is an IB1 student (grade 12), hoping to study medicine in the future, has a hobby of practicing Mauy Thai (martial arts)
Rohan KhuranaAge 17, Indian, brought up in Nigeria, an IB1 student (grade 12), would like to pursue football as a career, his hobby is playing football.
Sonja SchnorrerAge 16, German & Chinese, brought up in Dubai, an IB2 student (grade 13), would like to study medicine or pursue music, her hobby is singing. Sonja hopes that she won’t stop discovering new ways to look at the world and new things she can give to the world. And she hopes she will keep remembering that what she does, like what all of us do - can really matter, and can really make a difference. And she hopes you’ll agree that life ain’t half as bad as they paint it to be.
Mohammed Al MedfaMedfa is an EIS graduate who believes in young people, creativity, storytelling and the power of technology to unlock and unleash our humanity. He is currently involved in making a feature film called Miracle, which re-imagines filmmaking for the digital age. He’s here to tell you a story, a story about our generation.
Celine ChamiTEDxYouth@EISJ Team Leader
Rima RashidHead of Auditioners
Anirudh NarayanHead of PR
Sanjana ParasharHead of Technical
Shivangi MenonHead of Promotion
Shahriar ShivaHead of Stage
Shifa DesaiEvents Coordinator
Umayr SheikWebsite Administrator
Shanzey AltafMaster of Ceremonies
Ismael BarkatMaster of Ceremonies