Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

YSEALI Seeds for the Future

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The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Seeds for the Future Program is a small grants competition that supports innovative initiatives in Southeast Asia. It provides funding for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, regions, and countries within the program themes of Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship, Education, and Environmental Issues. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Mission to ASEAN. Cultural Vistas began administering the program in 2017.

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YSEALI Workshops

Cultural Vistas, in partnership with U.S. Department of State regional embassies in Southeast Asia, has implemented multiple regional workshops in support of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). Workshops provide networking, mentoring, hands-on training, and the tools necessary to lead communities in addressing economic, environmental, educational, and civic engagement issues. By visiting one of the 11 YSEALI countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam), regional young leaders develop an appreciation for each other’s culture.

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