Here at Syinc, we're all huge fans of TED. So we were pretty stoked about Bernise speaking at TEDx Youth!
TEDx Youth Day is a global event with 32 countries/locations participating for the first time this year - spanning Tamil Nadu, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Bucharest, Sydney, Mexico, and more. Though the different TEDx events had their own style, format and vibe, there was a common theme (as the website says): inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas, empowering young leaders.
Bernise spoke on her education experience growing up in Singapore, and about not letting people "take the 'crazy' out of you". She spoke directly to everyone in the room who had ever been punished for being - or thinking - different. And how her own transformative experiences have led to her unconventional perspective on education and the young person.
She spoke alongside:
- Tong Yee, co-founder of School of Thought
- Adrianna Tan, world traveller and voice behind popagandhi.com
- Bryan Ong, co-author of It's I'MPOSSIBLE at age 21
- Muhammad Ashik, young entrepreneur with first business at 9; first business book at 12
We've been receiving some really positive and heartfelt fanmail since - thanks for sending the love! (and you will be replied shortly!)
A glimpse of the pics: