Meet the Guardians of Good Governance – Participants Selected for 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop


Manila, Philippines – 84 young leaders from Southeast Asia have been selected to participate in the 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Civic Education for Good Governance. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, will host the upcoming workshop in July 2022. During the workshop, participants will work on issues related to civic education to promote civic participation, good governance, and transparency and accountability in government.  


Selected participants represent leading regional youth working across areas of civic education and good governance within the 10 ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. Beginning in April, programming will include pre-workshop virtual activities offering background on civic education theory, lifelong learning, and best practices in digital engagement strategies, followed by a four-day workshop in Manila, Philippines from July 6-9, 2022.  


During the program, participants will work in teams to develop projects or campaigns to implement following the workshop. Post-workshop engagement will support teams as they implement their projects and apply elements of citizen engagement developed throughout the programming within their home communities and across the region.  


2022 Guardians of Good Governance Program Participants: 


Mohamad Arif Bujang, Brunei 

Akmal Nasri Kamal, Brunei 

Kosorl Oun, Cambodia 

Panha Eay, Cambodia 

Molika Heng, Cambodia 

Seavmeng Samoeurth, Cambodia 

Vicheka Mon, Cambodia 

Sarahpanha Chheang, Cambodia 

Christinebelle Heng, Cambodia 

Hasrul Kau, Indonesia 

Pradita Agustina, Indonesia 

Oki Anggara, Indonesia 

Givo Aulia, Indonesia 

Arasy Azis, Indonesia 

Dewi Mahmudah, Indonesia 

Kornelius Sembiring, Indonesia 

Dwi Bangun, Indonesia 

Reza Novandri, Indonesia 

Basri Hasanuddin Latief, Indonesia 

Isach Kbarek, Indonesia 

Ningsih Lumban Toruan, Indonesia 

Irma Herwanti, Indonesia 

Venansius Christian, Indonesia

Abida Bhirawasiwi, Indonesia

Thepmala Sadettan, Laos 

Nanthita Vilasack, Laos 

Bouangerm Sylavongsa, Laos 

Goh Jian Chang, Malaysia 

Roshinee Mookiaiah, Malaysia 

Roshan Miranda, Malaysia 

Li Hsien Yong, Malaysia 

Ahmad Amsyar Bin Ahmad Effendy, Malaysia 

Nehemiah Nathan, Malaysia 

Jessilyn Teh, Malaysia 

Myint Mo Tun, Myanmar
Myat Thu, Myanmar 

Nang Htun, Myanmar 

Aung Khong, Myanmar 

Zai Sam, Myanmar 

Zar Ni Htay, Myanmar 

Phyo Lwin, Myanmar 

Saw Vincent Phone Mya, Myanmar 

Arvhie Santos, Philippines 

Tobit Abao, Philippines 

Al Raschid Adam, Philippines 

Rovin Jhon Cincollagas, Philippines 

Dan Kristia Rivera, Philippines 

Raponcel Abueg, Philippines 

Rich Lloyd Gito, Philippines 

Kriz Heart Agillon, Philippines 

Mark Spencer Barcena, Philippines 

Aldren Hila, Philippines 

Bobby McGee Lee, Philippines 

Leonardo Jaminola, Philippines 

Gelie Erika Estaban, Philippines 

Arianne Fabregas, Philippines 

Jobeleen Abdulahab, Philippines 

Marie Angella Averilla, Philippines 

Gerald John Guillermo, Philippines 

Joshus Eusebio Jr., Philippines 

Haolie Jiang, Singapore 

Adriel Yong, Singapore 

Juhi Ramireddi, Singapore 

Ploynapat Jaroenkocharit, Thailand 

Maruf Chebueraheng, Thailand 

Saharat Laksanasut, Thailand 

Sapol Tananilgil, Thailand 

Patawee Chotanan, Thailand 

Sakonwan Khaimarn, Thailand 

Cristovão Estelita, Timor Leste 

Rotario da Silva, Timor Leste 

Ezequiel Soares, Timor Leste 

Rogoberto de Castro Andrade, Timor Leste 

Hoang Van Huynh, Vietnam 

Anh Tuan Khong, Vietnam 

Thi Kim Anh Nguyen, Vietnam 

Giao Ngu Nguyen, Vietnam 

Ngoc Thi Bao Nguyen, Vietnam 

Nhung Hong Thi Vu, Vietnam 

Ngoc Hong Vuong, Vietnam  


Program Facilitators: 


Iswandy Ahmad, Brunei 

Dr. Sudarmono Suardi, Indonesia 

Rizal Rozhan, Malaysia 

Khairul Nisa Binti Haron, Malaysia 

Mogesh Sababathy, Malaysia 

Dr. Hsu Myat, Myanmar 

Wilson Villones, Philippines 

Raymond Rioflorido Estrella, Philippines 

Lee Zhong Han, Singapore 

Ravin Chobchai, Thailand 

Josephus Thompson III, United States 

Trang Hong Vu, Vietnam 




What: Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues. 


Why: Approximately 65% of people in the ASEAN region are under the age of 35. YSEALI is an effort to harness the extraordinary potential of youth in the region to address critical challenges and expand opportunities. 


Who: The YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders, 18–35 years old, from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are making a difference in their communities, countries, and the region. Learn more about the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative at and join the official YSEALI social media communities on Facebook and Twitter. 


The 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Civic Education for Good Governance is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines. Cultural Vistas serves as the implementing partner.