x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Fast Forward

This event occurred on
March 10, 2018
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam

TEDxYouth@Upanga is an independently organized TEDxYouth event that will take place for the first time in Upanga, Dar es Salaam on March 10, 2018. This is the second annual TEDxYouth event that is hosted by IST. If you are 18 and under join us for an enlightening day at the Upanga campus on 10 March 2018. We want to break down barriers between the next generation of changemakers, inspiring them to go further and dream higher. Due to the unlimited possibilities, the next generation holds, the theme for our event will be ‘Fast Forward’.

International School of Tanganyika Elementary Campus
International School of Tanganyika Elementary Campus
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, 0000000
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Abir Sheikh

I am a student of International School of Tanganyika and have been studying here for 3 years. This is the seventh school I have studied in which also resulted in me not having any experience in living in a city for more than 3 years, and yes, that means my clock is ticking for Dar es Salaam. I have been travelling since I was 2 months old and since then have been to at least 15-20 countries. Also, I enjoy reading novels and being involved in theatre, may it be as an audience member or as part of the cast and crew. “Sarcasm is the answer to all” is the motto of my life.

Ayesha Samji

Founder Yoga for Wellness Tanzania
I, Ayesha Samji, Founder and CEO of Yoga for Wellness Tanzania (YWT) a non- governmental organisation that was established in 2015 with its mission to disseminate and teach the awareness and benefits of the principles and practice of yoga and holistic care. This has been achieved through training and education of individuals in the practice of yoga, who in turn share this with the greater Tanzanian community at large. The key goals are to deliver skilled training and education, create internship and employment and spread knowledge.

Jacinta Mensa-Shebra

I am a Ghanaian who has spent half a decade away from home. I have lived in South Africa and Tanzania. I am passionate about intersectional feminism, yoga and art in its various mediums. I dabbled in MUN in the past. Writing and verbal expression are equally my favouritee form of catharsis. And for this, I am an advocate for expression through art as well practicing self compassion.

Kanengo Diallo

Student at the International School of Tanganyika
Kanengo Diallo is a Grade 11 student at the International School of Tanganyika. She is extremely passionate about activism and the arts and hopes to share this however she can. Her love of the arts and what it can do for activism has led her to create her own community and service called “Crafting Futures”. Her work in “Crafting futures” focuses on enabling other Tanzanian high school students to understand how they can convey their voices through the arts and continue to actively set off the change they want to see in Tanzanian culture. Her talk: “Feminism is Outdated” discusses the increasing need for intersectionality and inclusivity in our societies and how we can utilise activism in the smallest of ways to create the biggest of changes.

Maitham Rajvani

Marketing Executive/Graphics Designer at Herald Printing Works Limited
Maitham is an individual currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. one of the things he is very passionate about is writing and speaking. Having published two of his poems in books that are available in the British Library in the UK, Maitham's passion continues to grow.

Nabila Saleh

Cardiac Interventional Nurse
Nabila is a dedicated and passionate cardiac interventional nurse who is currently working in the critical care and Cath Lab Cardiology Department at The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. With an extensive range of experience in the ICU, surgical units, rheumatology clinics, home care departments and managerial experience, she strives to provide the best quality of care in a holistic approach to all her patients. Nabila strongly believes in remaining kind and humble, while captivating the highest level of intellect. She emphasizes on the significance of practising pluralism, discipline and integrity on a daily basis in a diverse care setting. During her time off, she attends yoga classes, enjoys travelling, going for drives and listening to music.

Sayyeda Datoo

Sayyeda is a student who has lived in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania her whole life and is completing her final year at the International School of Tanganyika. She has a vision of bringing a change for a better tomorrow by actively being involved in various activities including teaching and interning at a special needs school in Tanzania. From these experiences, she learnt about children living with down-syndrome, self-confidence issues and PTSD. What became clear to her during her time there were the limitations facing the facility in their efforts to support the counselling of both children and adults with mental disorders. This formed the main influence on her TEDx idea regarding Tanzania’s unique approach to physical versus emotional aid. With the pressures of day to day life exponentially increasing, the need for emotional aid is fast becoming on par with physical aid, forming her TEDx Talk titled ‘The 3 R's to emotional awakening”

Shahzaib Jaffer

Student of philosophy
None (it's always better to be mysterious) Name of Talk: REWIND

Organizing team


Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Aliasgher Rajani
  • Anshicca Somaiya
  • Fatema Abdulrasul
  • Hussein Janmohamed
  • Joon Alibhai