Fountainhead School
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Theme: Metamorphosis: the essence of Changing World

This event occurred on
February 15, 2024
Surat, Gujarat

Metamorphosis; the essence of a Changing world or even better described as 'A butterfly effect of student voices'

Witness the world ripple as young minds ignite change.
TEDx Fountainhead School unleashes a kaleidoscope of student talks, dissecting the essence of our morphing world.
From silenced cries demanding justice to art's vibrant rebellion, we dare to break free of the cocoon. Prepare to be shaken, awakened, and inspired as these audacious thinkers redefine education, rewrite human connection, and reach for the stars.
This isn't just a TEDx event, it's a metamorphosis manifesto.
In the chrysalis of change, beauty awaits. Witness the transformation.

#Metamorphosis #TEDxFountainhead School #StudentRevolution

Fountainhead School
Opp. Ambetha Water Tank
Rander-Dandi Road, Kunkni
Surat, Gujarat, 395 005
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Bhavya Bhattar

Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Bhavya Bhattar, an avid learner from Fountainhead School, Surat, is currently immersed in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, specializing in economics and global politics. Actively contributing to discussions on 'Bharat&BeyondbyBhavya' on Instagram, Bhavya explores intersections of economics, judiciary, and international affairs. Virtual exchanges have broadened perspectives, deepening a commitment to research. With a resolute vision, Bhavya aims to forge a career in economics, driven by a sincere desire for positive societal change. Leveraging an understanding of global dynamics, Bhavya strives to contribute meaningfully to a better world. Join this transformative journey as we explore the potential of economics in shaping a brighter future.

Diya Rathod

Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Diya Rathod, an 11th grader at Fountainhead School Surat, embodies her name's meaning, "light" in Sanskrit, aspiring to illuminate the world with positivity, compassion, and authenticity. Known for her vibrant presence, Diya can be found dancing energetically, singing passionately, or savoring moments over coffee with friends. Her optimism underlines a belief in life's boundless possibilities, emphasizing that hard work conquers all challenges. With a commitment to making a positive impact, Diya endeavors to achieve meaningful milestones, leaving an enduring imprint wherever her journey takes her.

Heer Desai

Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Meet Heer Desai, a 16-year-old from India navigating the IBDP journey with a keen interest in global politics. Described as an ambivert and avid reader, Heer's passion extends beyond academics to serving the community. Leading and participating in local projects has honed communication and leadership skills, deepening understanding of societal dynamics. Heer envisions a future in diplomacy and civil service, driven by a passion for creating a more just and equitable world. With values of integrity, empathy, and resilience, Heer strives to learn, grow, and positively impact the world with each step of the journey.

Krisshik Pachchigar

Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Meet Krisshik Pachchigar, an 11th-grade student at Fountainhead School, an IB school in India. Krisshik is a dedicated and creative individual with a keen interest in pursuing higher education in the field of business administration, focusing on marketing. With a passion for the dynamic world of marketing, Krisshik envisions a future where creativity meets strategic business acumen.

Mudith Daga

Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Meet Mudith Daga, a Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat. Mudith's passions span programming, solving cubes, playing guitar, debating, and mathematics. A standout delegate, Mudith has secured Best Delegate awards in all four Model United Nations (MUNs) attended and served as a presiding officer at an IIMUN conference. In 2023, he ranked among India's top 1000 cubers for solving the 3x3x3 cube. With a keen interest in artificial intelligence and technology, Mudith aspires to pursue a career in computer programming. His early fascination with math and computers fuels his excitement to delve into algorithms and computer logic, particularly through the lens of AI.

Siddhi Bhoot

Grade 11 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Siddhi Bhoot, a Grade 11 student, completed middle school at Delhi Public School Surat and is currently pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Fountainhead School. While aspiring to be an engineer for societal change, Siddhi's multifaceted personality defies easy description. Balancing academic rigor, she finds joy in drawing, exploring digital content, and staying attuned to the world's daily revelations. Music, coffee, and quality time with loved ones are her escapes. Passionate about expressing thoughts and emotions, Siddhi also engages in writing, delving into human psychology. Inspired by personal encounters with Anorexia, she seeks to share her insights on the matter.

Simone Kothari

Grade 9 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Greetings! Simone Kothari, a 9th-grade student at Fountainhead School, shares a passion for exploring political dialogues and literary writings as part of her academic journey. Beyond the classroom, Simone actively contributes to society through Earths 911, an NGO dedicated to the 17 sustainable development goals outlined by the United Nations. With a commitment to making a positive impact, Simone envisions a future where she can leverage her skills and knowledge to bring about meaningful change.

Suhaan Agrawal

Grade 10 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Suhaan Agrawal, a student and baker, is a self-proclaimed generic and basic individual with a unique twist – a penchant for laughter, even at dad jokes. Despite his seemingly ordinary interests, Suhaan exudes confidence in his perspectives, making him stand out. While not a fan of adventurous travel, he enjoys leisurely trips and shares the typical teenage passion for food and video games. Brooklyn 99 holds a special place in his heart, showcasing his love for certain TV shows. Participating in this Ted Ed speech offers Suhaan an opportunity for personal development and self-exploration. Undoubtedly, his strong affinity for food shines through, aligning with his aspirations to become a chef or lawyer (or both). Suhaan Agrawal eagerly anticipates that greatness reciprocates his ambitions.

Unnathi Surana

Alumni student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Unnathi, a determined grade 12 student, has defied expectations despite being born with Down Syndrome. Remarkably, she received the IB MYP Innovator Grant 2022, an accolade uniquely granted to a person with a disability. For the past seven years, Unnathi has dedicated herself to learning the Kuchipudi dance form, excelling in table tennis, and finding joy in yoga. As the Brand Ambassador of the Down Syndrome Federation of India, she actively advocates for inclusion. Unnathi has taken her advocacy further by starting a YouTube channel and a podcast, aiming to reshape societal perceptions of disability. In her inspiring TEDx talk, she shares her personal journey, emphasizing how self-belief has been pivotal in shaping her remarkable life.

Vardan Kabra

Co-Founder and Head of School at Fountainhead School
Vardan Kabra is the Co-founder of Fountainhead School, overseeing a 10-acre campus with over 2,100 students from Nursery to Grade 12, and an additional 300+ at Fountainhead Preschool. The school offers three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs and is accredited to provide the American High School Diploma through MSA-CESS. As Head of School, Vardan actively contributes to IB program academics, particularly teaching Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to Diploma Program students. Presently, he focuses on strategy and leadership development. Beyond education, Vardan is a passionate reader and blogger at He is also a two-time representative for India in Ultimate Frisbee at the Masters Level in the World Championships, with current interests in Public Policy in Education and Politics. In 2023, Vardan Kabra published a book titled "Reimagining Education in India."

Vedika Rajwanshi

Grade 8 student at Fountainhead School, Surat
Vedika Rajwanshi, currently in grade 8 at Fountainhead School in the Ardour section, leads a dynamic life filled with various interests and challenges. Despite being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 10, Vedika has not allowed it to define her, maintaining a vibrant personality. She is an avid reader, painter, singer, and dancer. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Vedika actively participates in sports, including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, horse riding, badminton, and skating. Amidst her diverse activities, her true passion lies in architecture, aspiring to pursue it full-time. Alongside her architectural ambitions, Vedika envisions a future as an athlete, having already secured medals in gymnastics with a determination to achieve more. Vedika Rajwanshi's journey is a testament to her resilience and multifaceted talents.

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Surat, India