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Theme: Transformations

This event occurred on
May 20, 2023
Colombo, Kŏḷamba
Sri Lanka

Saturday, May 20. We are talking transformations! An incredible line-up of brilliant and eloquent speakers, with thought-provoking ideas and terrific, formidable arguments. Awe-inspiring performances. You don't want to miss this! You don't want to miss the first ever TEDx at OSC! Be part of history making!

Overseas School of Colombo
Pelawatte, P.O Box 9, Battaramulla 10120, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Kŏḷamba, 10120
Sri Lanka
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Aatreyi Dhar

Hospitality consultant
Aatreyi, a hotelier by profession moved to training and development and now has more than 15 years of experience in the field. She realised her true passion was to be able to share her knowledge and help others become better at understanding how people think and help them get what they want by understanding their non-verbal cues as well, and over time came to realise that it boils down to one thing that changes everything - culture!

Devyani Solanki

MYP 3{Grade 8} student.

Dharani Doranegama

MYP 5 {Grade 10} Student

Dr. Philip Leigh

Diploma Coordinator, The Overseas School of Colombo

Eloise Golding

DP 1/Grade 11 student

Elves Tembe

Teacher, The Overseas School of Colombo

Isabella Nieves

DP1 {Grade 11} student.

Jed Bishop

MYP 5/Grade 10 Student

Lily-Louise Horbach

MYP3/Grade 8 Student, The Overseas School of Colombo.

Lucia Anson

MYP3 {Grade 8} student.

Matthew Malith DeSilva

DP1 {Grade 11} Student.

Michelle Weerasinghe

MYP 3 {Grade 8} student.

Milan Arsecularatne

MYP 3/Grade 8 student.

Nang Ei Ei Mon

Impact Entrepreneur, a Professional Life Coach (ICF-PCC), and a Meditator
Nang Ei Ei Mon is an Impact Entrepreneur, a Professional Life Coach (ICF-PCC), and a Meditator. With a deep passion for Women's Economic Empowerment, Nang founded How She Did It with a mission to help women in Myanmar reach their authentic potential at any stage of their lives. Since its inception in 2019, How She Did It has transformed the lives of thousands of women through coaching, specialized training, and meaningful connections. As a single parent, Nang provides pro-bono coaching services and a sisterhood community to single mothers and victims of domestic violence to help them to rebuild their lives. When she's not working, Nang enjoys hiking around Sri Lanka or exploring new places to eat with her daughter.

Samantha Wood

Deputy Principal, Primary division, The Overseas School of Colombo.

Scott Cairney

Teacher, The Overseas School of Colombo.

Scott Hawkins

PYP Teacher {Grade 3} teacher, The Over Seas School of Colombo.

Seneka Samarasundera

MYP4 {Grade 9} student

Suresh de Silva

Creative Consultant, Brand & Business Strategist, Storyteller, Author, Thespian, Voice Actor, Podcaster, and an Entrepreneur.
Suresh describes himself as a Jack of all trades who has ventured with relentless aim to master most of it, literally. To this extent he has a dual masters in Management & Business Administration and Digital Marketing, and is a Chartered Marketer. He is also a Creative Consultant, Brand & Business Strategist, Storyteller, Author, Thespian, Voice Actor, Podcaster, and an Entrepreneur. He is also the Founder and Frontman of Stigmata, the premier Heavy Metal band from the country, having globalised Pure Sri Lankan Metal for over two decades. In fact, Suresh writes content websites, annual reports, social media, and is also a PR consultant.

Tashvi Aggarwal

MYP 2 {Grade 7} student

Uzoma Aliche

Uzoma Aliche is a skilled architect with a wealth of experience in design, construction, and project management spanning several decades. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, his career has revolved around creating superior designs irrespective of project scale, scope, cost, or location. Uzoma's expertise has been applied to successful design projects across Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. Driven by the belief that built spaces are an extension of individuals' personalities, Uzoma's design principles center on blending clients' needs with their unique traits to capture the true essence of each project. This approach results in a design experience that resonates with clients on a personal level and brings joy to all who encounter it. His presentations will seek to explore how the fundamentals of creative design can help one achieve their goals by designing the life they desire.

Zachary Allan Dean

DP 1{Grade 11} student

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