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86,400 moments to make your life meaningful | Moe Thitsa | TEDxYangon

vor 2 Jahren

One of the younger speakers to grace the TEDx stage, Moe Thitsa demands more from not just her peers, but from all of society, by sharing her courageous experience of starting a mobile library. Moe encourages all of us to recognise there is so much more that we can all do to contribute and give back, no matter what age or background.

As a child of a soldier, Moe Thitsa moved from Myeik Island, Thanintharyi Division to Daydaye Township, Ayeyarwady Division then to Thanlyin Township, Yangon Division. Though very young, Moe remembered the dire state of houses in Ayeyarwady Division and experienced the struggle farmers go through to make even hand-to-mouth living. Though the houses’ conditions were better in Yangon, Moe witnessed a different set of struggles her neighbors went through. Children were involved in hard labor such as laying bricks. These incidents determined Moe to embark on a journey to make a difference in society. At the age of 16, Moe took a first yet bold step to establish a mobile library called Foggy Spring distributed through physical, online and door-to-door channels. The library boasts about 1,000 books and 2,500 borrowing transactions. Moe is confident that books from Foggy Spring will broaden the readers’ minds and widen their visions to realize that “no one is too small to dream big”.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at