Aku Mampu (Indonesia)
Means “I Can” in Bahasa Indonesia
Promoting inclusive workspaces in Indonesia by empowering jobseekers with disabilities and supporting prospective employers with educational materials.
A Better Vietnam (Vietnam)
Connecting native English-speaking volunteer teachers with Vietnamese students for online, one-on-one, free English lessons.
Buzz Talk Cambodia (Cambodia)
Breaking the stigma on LGBT+ in Cambodia through constructive dialog and storytelling by aspiring journalists.
Etam Impact Academy for Sanitation Heroes (Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia)
Leading youth-driven impact accelerator for innovative ideas on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to combat children stunting and mortality in East Kalimantan.
Eureka Hub (Malaysia)
Helping Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) community in Sabah improve their vocational projects by equipping them with skills in digital technology and pitching.
Empowering female Vietnamese students to become leaders in their future workplaces through mentorship programs, public lectures, and seed funding for small projects.
Fonik Asyik (Indonesia)
Means “Fun Phonics” in Bahasa Indonesia.
Promoting literacy in Papua by providing Bahasa Indonesian phonics program as a fun and comprehensive reading method suitable for all learners.
Future Deaf Teachers (Vietnam)
Improving social inclusion and creating career opportunities for Deaf people in Mekong Delta through Sign Language Teaching.
Activating a new breed of farmers in the Philippines by training them in digital agriculture.
IProcure Youth Procurement Fellows Program (Philippines)
Tapping into the collective talent of university students around the Philippines to solve government challenges in procurement through technological innovation.
JourneyPH: Stories Across (Philippines)
Bridging communities in the Philippines in shaping and sharing developmental stories through journalism and service-learning.
Means “PracticeID” in Bahasa Indonesia.
Creating online learning opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow their talents, succeed in the global market, and improve Indonesian economy.
Edujobs (Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)
Matching micro-education courses with full time and freelancing job opportunities through an online platform, aiming to upskill the workforce in developing countries.
Providing academic mentorship and equipping high school students with soft skills necessary for the labor market to improve economic conditions in low-income communities in Penang, Malaysia.
Play Naturally (Brunei)
Connecting Bruneian youth with nature and indigenous communities of Tasek Merimbun, an ASEAN Heritage Site, through a conservation theater program.
Empowering self-learners from Myanmar to improve their English through an app-based interactive contextual learning.
Smile Space (Thailand)
Helping the people of Bangkok build resilience and overcome mental barriers through guided one-on-one mental exercises in a co-creative space.
Start Me App (Philippines)
Teaching people in the Philippines how to start a business through an online app anywhere, anytime, and with any budget.
SULUT Semangat (Indonesia)
Improving conservation education in North Sulawesi by creating fun teaching materials and engaging capacity building opportunities.
Reducing hunger and food waste in Davao City through an online platform that connects farmers and restaurants with charities and communities in need.
Training Indonesian teachers to promote eco-consciousness and providing small grants to help incorporate environmental issues into their curricula.
INpaktu Youth Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste)
Empowering Timorese youth leaders to build sustainable future through pilot grants, podcast series, and a capacity-building bootcamp on social innovation and development.
Connecting Vietnamese high school students to lead the gender equality movement through an incubation initiative.
Yes to VOW (Myanmar)
Providing accurate information on reproductive health education and rights for youths in low-income communities in Myanmar.
The Xiang Miang Project (Laos)
Educating high school students in Vientiane about emerging technologies to prepare them to become future tech entrepreneurs and inventors.
Supporting STEAM Education in public and private schools across Myanmar through a unique computer game.
Providing former juvenile offenders in Thailand with a second chance through skill-building activities and employment trainings.
Bringing awareness about fake news and disinformation through the international hackathon in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Creating an impact accelerator and a lab for designing innovative, scalable, and replicable technology to address water-energy-food challenges in Indonesia.
Training young professionals to map the trails of ASEAN national parks and heritage sites in the Philippines and Cambodia for posterity and environmental sustainability.
Bringing ethical entrepreneurship to underrepresented youth through a unique boot-camp program in Bali, Indonesia.
Equipping students with English language skills to help build prosperous communities in Vietnam.
Promoting behavioral change in caring for the coastal communities of Kupang and Dili through activities on improving personal hygiene as a set stone for improving the environment.
Building sustainable economic development in Malaysia through mangrove ecosystem education for the small-scale fisherman communities.
Reshaping domestic work sector by empowering migrant workers and providing better hiring solutions for employers in Malaysia.
Engaging young entrepreneurs in Thailand into a social innovation development process through an Incubation Program, Educational Workshops, and an Impact Venture Clinic.
Teaching youth in East Java to preserve biodiversity of the marine and coastal ecosystems through skill-building activities.
Encouraging and supporting youth participation in the local communities though a good governance development program in the Philippines.
Educate children in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, about dental and oral health through a mobile game called Si Manggis Celebes.
Taking action on waste management through awareness trainings for teachers and students in public schools in Myanmar.
Helping Cambodian high school students excel in Match and Sciences with an innovative app.
Educating young leaders on marine conservation through scuba diving trainings in Khao Lak, Thailand.
Bringing environmental and social issues up on the stage in the form of recycling art performances and workshops in Vietnam and Cambodia.
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.
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.
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 yseali.state.gov and join the official YSEALI social media communities on Facebook and Twitter.
The YSEALI Seeds for the Future program is sponsored by U.S. Department of State and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Mission to ASEAN. Cultural Vistas will administer the program through 2020.
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