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Youth, Volunteering & Society – TedxColombo – Fadhil Bakeer Markar

Fadhil has proven to us time and time again that his voice was here to be heard having participated in conferences such as the GYLC, Presidential Classroom and the Model United Nations. He is a graduate from the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Sciences [LSE] having completed both his bachelors in International Relations and masters in Social Policy and Development.

His drive for harmony between cultures resonated from his work in the Inter-Faith Society at Asian International and also held the position of President of the LSESU International Society, one of the largest cultural societies at LSE. He was an active volunteer from his school days where he has spent most of his weekends volunteering at the Cancer Hospice and teaching at a Sunday School. Post Tsunami, He was the Chairman of the 'Sri Lanka in Crisis' Peace Initiative's [youth movement] Tsunami Relief Committee. Currently he is a National United Nations Volunteer based in Colombo, carrying out duties as the National Coordinator for the International Year of Volunteers +10 [IYV+10].

The speech described the effect of youth volunteering in society and how he wished to cultivate a passion within this age group to make a change in the world.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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