TEDxCuria is a TEDx in a Box event, the first in Ecuador, organized for children in Curia, a very small underprivileged coastal community.

Children heard an inspirational talk by Andres Fernandez — a six time national surf champion — on how to pursue their dreams and never stop believing they can do anything they put their mind to. This after watching a video of Derek Sivers’ talk on how to start a movement. 

The event ended with a video of Dianna Cohen’s talk on plastic pollution prevention. 

The event was held on the beach, with videos projected on a large screen that the community built through donations by Granito de Arena, a local non-profit engaged in social development in coastal areas of Ecuador through surfing.

Written by Veronica Reed, TEDxCuria Organizer