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Kavindya Thennakoon graduated cum laude from Wellesley College, MA majoring in Anthropology and Cinema & Media Studies. She is currently a dean's fellow at the Stanford University pursuing Masters in Learning, Design and Technology. 

 

In 2014, she co-founded Without Borders, which won both the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Award and the Harvard Global Trailblazer’s for their impact within the local education space. 

 

To Kavindya, “meaningful youth engagement” means going beyond mere tokenism to give young people the power to create, decide, and impact.

Change Makers: Reimagining Learning

15 Jan, 11:00 - 11:45 GMT+5:30

Online Zoom Event

Schools and classrooms as we traditionally know them to have ‘killed creativity’. The world desperately needs a new approach to learning that works for every learner and educator. Learning that is accessible, equitable, playful, outcomes-driven, and re-imagined. Stay tuned as we unveil more details.

Speakers*

Poornima Meegammana

Director of Youth Development at Shilpa Sayura Foundation and leading Nextegen Girls in Technology Initiative

Meegamman is an educator, filmmaker and social entrepreneur. She has made a number of empathy-driven short films about social issues with topics ranging from Child Soldiers, Cyber Harassment, Gender Equality etc. Currently, Poornima is the Director of Youth Development at Shilpa Sayura Foundation and leading Nextegen Girls in Technology Initiative that increases women participation in emerging technology careers. Poornima Is also an Adobe creativity scholar and her creative and social development work has been recognised with many international awards

Kalani Bandara

Head of Operations -

Without Borders

Kalani comes from a background in Training and Project Management. She has engaged in both government sector and private sector in designing and scaling education focused interventions at grassroot level in rural schools and communities in Sri Lanka.

Tharushi Weerasinghe

Investigative Journalist /

Law Student

Tarushi was an active youth policy maker for the Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resource Development as a part of the team that formulated the "STEM 2030 Agenda" policy document which aimed a revival at the education system in Sri Lanka. She has also been involved in the Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender.

Change Makers

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Colombo 04. Sri Lanka

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