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Theme: A World On The Edge

This event occurred on
April 23, 2021
1:40pm - 3:00pm +0630
(UTC +6.5hrs)
Yangon, Yangon

Get ready for an exceedingly enlightening day of ideas being exchanged and experience TEDxYangonInternationalSchool. You would engage in various thoughts and views from intelligent speakers like none other.

The theme "A World On The Edge" is aimed to reflect on how the world has changed throughout the years past, especially in lights of the recent events. Ideas will explore whether the world chooses to continue functioning how it normally does or to undergo a dramatic change, touching on current life-changing subjects occurring in Myanmar and the world and how it will affect the future. The event will be held in 2021, hosted by a team of students from Yangon International School who all strive to share the aspects of, as stated via theme, the world on the edge.

It is our goal to inspire, acknowledge, and share. Please join us.

Yangon International School
No. 117 Thumingalar Housing, Thingangyun Township, Yangon
Yangon, Yangon, 11071
Event type:
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Aarushi Padhi

Aarushi is a 7th grader at YIS. She has started an online blog that speaks up about many important topics like gender-based violence and mental well being during such difficult times. This blog does collaborations with many students and clubs as it is important that everybody has a voice. Aarushi believes in equality for all and hopes that her articles inspire many others to speak up about the things they care about and hopes that she helps people find joy even in the hardest of times.

Aung Tun Lin

Architect, Entrepreneur, and Educator
Aung Tun Lin is the founder and principal architect of LIN INNOVATIVE NETWORKS, a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm which focuses on providing culturally and environmentally conscious design solutions with innovative approaches since 2018. He is also a licensed architect under Myanmar Architect Council. He earned his BSD Architecture degree from Arizona State University and MArch degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As an entrepreneur and a passionate educator he has extended his reach in education by establishing a college admissions support service — Capstone Education Consulting. He and his team has helped Myanmar students gain admissions into world’s prestigious universities since 2018. With his passion in architecture and education, he is now serving as the admissions advancement officer and one of the lead masterplan architects for Myanmar’s First Non-Profit Liberal Arts & Sciences University — Parami University.

Khaing Zin Ya

Dr. Khaing Zin Ya is the cofounder of Burmese Chinese Medical Charity (BCMC) , an organization with a mission to provide free healthcare to all the ethic groups in Myanmar while providing medical supplies to free clinics. BCMC has covered 85% of the medicine and medical supplies for the free clinics and medic teams in Mandalay during current situation in Myanmar. She is also working as an entrepreneur in Borderless HealthCare Group, a global pioneer in healthcare technology. She is a well known doctor in Khoekhant Ethic group and her health care articles are published in Khoekhant e-news paper. She believes that with the advanced and rapid development of the technology in healthcare, the people in the rural area will be able to get the same healthcare opportunity compare to the people who lived in the city. She wants to promote the concept of health equity, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.

Wai Lin

Web Developer + Full-Stack Developer
Wai Lin is one of the founders of Nyanex and he is currently working as a Full-Stack Developer at Thate Pan Hub. He is also currently working as a freelance academic tutor and freelance web developer. In addition, Wai Lin is also a community activist and a founder of Revillux Charity Organization. He had also worked as a team coach of YIS Eagles Robotics Team. Some of his achievements include: (1) The Hackathon 2019 - The First Prize Winner (2) Deloitte Risk Intelligence Challenge 2019 - First Runner-up Award Recipient (3) Bangkok Business Challenge Global Competition 2021 - Semi-finalist (4) A delegate in Myanmar Youth Leadership Program 2018 hosted at Indiana University Bloomington (5) A delegate in National Institution for Youth Education Junior Program 2016 In terms of education, Wai Lin graduated high school from ILBC and he is currently working towards a bachelor's in Information Technology for Business at Strategy First University.

Ye Yint Phone Pyae

Ye Yint is the cofounder of Youth Charity Organization Myanmar (YCOM), an organization with a mission to address communal issues in Myanmar whilst helping young people get more involved in community service. Since its founding, the organization has grown to over 30 members, and has carried out many projects focusing on education, water sanitation, health, and environmental issues. He believes that people have the responsibility to help those in need especially when they have the capability to. In a country such as Myanmar where many prevalent communal issues are in need of being addressed, Ye Yint hopes to inspire more young people to take action and spark positive change.

Organizing team

Khun Cho Thar

Yangon, Myanmar


Yangon, Myanmar
  • Khant Hein
  • Khin Sit Thway
  • Kyaw Zaw Hein
    Team member
  • Moe Wai Phyar Kaung
  • Phone Yi Yi
  • Phyo Gyi
  • Phyo Thiri Thu
  • Su Naychi Htoo
  • T Saw Hnin Mway
    Team member
  • Tenzin Gyeltshen
  • Wai Yan Pyae Phyo
  • William Aung
    Team member
  • Ye Yint Phone Pyae
  • Zau Gun Aung