TEDxNUV shares the same passion as TED. It was a half-day event being curated by the students of the Navrachana university, with an audience of about 100 participants in Vadodara. The goal of the event was to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. TEDxNUV was oriented at developing a community of like minded highly informed and engaged innovators, designers, thinkers, technologists and environmentally and socially concerned individuals in one of India’s most developing city – Vadodara

Aadil Fahim, AFS-YES Alumni from 2007-08 batch; Manager – Communications, Branding & Volunteer Development, AFS India was invited as a speaker at TEDxNUV, an independently organised TED event on 25 March 2018 in Navrachana University. The topic of the talk was “Are we educating Peace?” where the focus was on experiential learning and how learning beyond classroom can help in creating a just and peaceful world. The TED talk also centered around the significance of 21st Century life-skills and how gaining the same can help a person become interculturally competent. The talk was a reflection of his experiences and journey from being an exchange student to being involved in the educational organization, AFS India, for more than one decade. The talk also emphasized on UNESCO’S Work on Education for Peace and Non-Violence where he talked about two fundamental concepts of Peace Education. 

He urged people to pledge to become a Global Citizen, a Change-Maker and to become a traveller — to discover, explore and learn. The talk ended with a promise to be made by all that they are going to be by being the person who’d activate a world where creating a better world is equally important as creating other life-goals.