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October 13, 2020
Singapore, North East

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Temasek Junior College
22 Bedok South Rd
Singapore, North East, 469278
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Aditya Karthik

Aditya is a 14 year old Secondary 3 student pursuing his education at Temasek Junior College. He has witnessed and experienced how climate change is changing the Earth and always wondered how students in general can fight against it. In this talk, he shares about his ideas and thoughts from his perspective as a student, making surprising discoveries along the way and is hoping to be able to influence others to fight against climate change.

Dikshita Ramesh

Dikshita is a Secondary 3 student from Temasek Junior College. An injury led her to have a defining moment in her life that reminded her of faith, a belief system that everyone takes for granted or don't think about in their everyday life. Through faith she had hope. She overcame her situation and came out even stronger. Through her personal experience she explains how faith plays an integral part in our daily life. She also talks on how it is closely associated with hope and how it helps us progress and overcome difficult situations valiantly.

Hou Tsing Leung

Hou Tsing is a student from Temasek Junior College. He feels for the vulnerable and migrant community in Singapore and hopes that as fellow Singaporeans we can work together to lift the vulnerable communities up as the covid-19 crisis takes a toll on them. He urges for a change amongst citizens to be more accepting and caring towards people in need so as to overcome this crisis as one. With the country dropping significantly through rankings in the World Giving Index last year, is Singapore still living up to its name as a gracious society?

Judah Kang

Have you ever questioned the meaning of love? In this talk, Judah Kang, a 14 year old student from Temasek Junior College, shares his personal experiences as a teenager in dealing and discovering about love, and explores love not just as a romantic concept, but one that encompasses many ideas about connection and the search for meaning.

Li Han Ong

Li Han, a Secondary 3 student from Temasek Junior College, shares her perspective of death and how it allows us to appreciate life. This revelation changed her and gave her new insight into her daily lifestyle, habits and mindset as she views life in a different light. Taken on a journey of self-discovery and reflection, she found herself uncovering the reason behind this and how it can be translated to allow us to live more fulfilling and enriching lives to allow us to essentially, be happy.

Liv Ng Rouhui

Liv is a 15-year-old studying at Temasek Junior College. For the past 12 years, she has learnt different genres of dance and with time, Liv realised her true love for the art form. As she gradually grew into a more mature and skilled dancer, her perception of dance and movement also began to be shaped differently. She starts to gain insight into the true importance of dance in her life and discovers why the art of movement is so integral to our everyday lives. Liv’s personal story as a pre professional dancer accentuates the power of expression through movement and dance.

Najwa Binte Naz Muhamed

Najwa is a student from Temasek Junior College. She is deeply intrigued by the issues facing the world today and the usage of technology in the 21st century to convey information. Through her experience as a teenager navigating the diverse and complex world with technology, she finds that many people have forgotten the fundamentals of communication and that is to first and foremost, listen.

Natalie Tan Jing Ting

Natalie is a 15 year old student from Temasek Junior College. Just like any teenager, she feels insecure and uncertain as she is fumbling her way through life and that has created seeds of self-doubt. Through her journey of self-reflection and realisation, she discovers how she can re-engineer her thinking process to turn negative thoughts into more positive thinking. Through this journey, she hopes to inspire her fellow peers and others to adopt a more positive attitude towards life.

Navya Gosain

Navya is a student from Temasek Junior College. When she was 11, she started to show signs of social anxiety. Despite facing the stigma posed by the society that caused her self-doubt to grow further, she is now able to see that her condition was never something to be embarrassed about. She hopes sharing a part of her story will give strength to those struggling to fight a similar battle.

Shania Lee

Shania Lee is a Secondary 3 student at Temasek Junior College. Shania is a dedicated K-Pop fan who has spent a lot of time exploring Korean culture. She used to be envious of the lives of K-Pop idols but she soon began to see the dark side of the industry. Seeing and learning about the idols' various hardships from how hard they have to work to having to deal with unreasonable and disrespectful fans while putting up with the unforgiving public has fueled her belief that idols should be treated with more respect. Shania shares the struggles of being a K-Pop idol and what the rest of us can do to help change the toxic environment.

Warren Ng Zhang Ming

Warren is a Secondary 3 student from Temasek Junior College. In a developing and progressing world, individuals are still bound by conventional definitions of manhood. Their toxic definitions of being a man would include burly, muscular, strong, tough, dominant, but, men should not be defined by this. So what exactly should a man be like? How do we defeat this mentality and reinvent what it means to be a man in the 21st Century? This is toxic masculinity and we need to stop it.

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