TEDx Kigali!

Technology Entertainment Design, more commonly known as TED, is a forum that brings together visionaries, innovators and creators to share their ideas through talks and performances. Their motto is “ideas worth spreading”. I watch TED videos online often and I am never disappointed.
Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a TEDx talk right here in Kigali! (the little ‘x’ means it is an independently organized TED event.) It was amazing . The theme was ‘Overcoming Obstacles’. Many of the speakers talked about the immeasurable potential Africa has. They pointed out the ways in which we let ourselves down e.g. one guy talked about the lack of investment in teachers and educational infrastructure. But they also talked about the exciting and creative ways in which we can and are building ourselves up. Each speaker and performer inspired me to move, both figuratively and literally. Sophie Nzaywenga, the only professional female harp player in Rwanda (Boom Boom Pow!) had me dancing in my seat! Get a taste of this event that still has my mind racing: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7112906

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