Where conflict resolution and ultimate frisbee meet | Benoy Stephen | TEDxSNS YOUTH

Where conflict resolution and ultimate frisbee meet | Benoy Stephen | TEDxSNS YOUTH

Personal Background

  • The speaker attended a boys' school in Kerala, where sports, particularly football, played a significant role.
  • He was involved in extracurricular activities and leadership roles during his schooling.
  • After high school, he pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at St. Stephen's College in Delhi.

Discovery of Ultimate Frisbee

  • The speaker discovered ultimate frisbee through an exchange student while studying in Delhi.
  • Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc, emphasizing self-referencing and resolving conflicts without referees or umpires.
  • The speaker explains the concept of the "spirit of the game" and the importance of resolving conflicts through communication and mutual respect.

Impact of Ultimate Frisbee

  • The speaker shares his experience of playing ultimate frisbee and witnessing its positive impact on a group of underprivileged kids from a small village in Delhi.
  • These kids formed a club called GK Mad and achieved remarkable success, transforming their lives from school dropouts involved in juvenile delinquency to role models and mentors in their community.

Y Ultimate Organization

  • Inspired by these changes, the speaker co-founded a non-profit organization called Y Ultimate, which uses ultimate frisbee as a tool to empower the next generation.

Mega's Journey

  • Mega is a young ultimate frisbee player from Zamrudpur, Delhi, India.
  • Despite challenges, she pursued her passion for ultimate frisbee and was selected to the Indian under-24 team in 2018.
  • In 2019, she was selected to the Asian Oceanic grass team and helped India finish third.
  • In 2020, she was selected to captain the Indian under-20 women's team in Sweden, but the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.
  • Mega is currently selected to the Indian national team for the World Ultimate Championship later this year.
  • She is also an accomplished student and is currently in her second year of BA English honors at Miranda House in Delhi University.
  • Mega co-founded the club team GKM last year and led them to a second-place finish in the national championship.
  • Mega is an inspiration to the next generation of children in her community and is committed to passing on her learnings and supporting their growth.
  • She is one of five players from Zamrudpur who are currently training for the World Championship later this year.

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