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YSEALI in the News

Media coverage of YSEALI programs and activities.


Instilling Spirit of Volunteerism
The Power of Dialogue
Pursuing solutions for the future
U.S. Mission to Indonesia: YSEALI Regional Workshop 2024
Changing the Game & Beyond with Artist Jaime Lau
Notice of Funding Opportunity: YSEALI 10 – Seeds for the Future – U.S. Mission to ASEAN
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2024 U.S.-ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI
10 youths crowned as ‘Nature’s Young Champions’ at inaugural 10 for Zero Awards; to receive mentorship from conservation experts
2023 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant Recipients Launch Projects
Inaugural 10 for Zero award winners are Singapore’s real-life ‘planeteers’
YSEALI Game Changers Tackles Global Challenges Through Games
Young leaders in Southeast Asia promote innovation in higher education
Asian women learn the Keizer way with the city
Regional Game Designers Participate in First-Ever YSEALI Game Changers Workshop
Special Envoy for Youth Invited Youth in ASEAN in Synergy to Tackle Global Challenges
Community Farming Garden in the City
Launching the Model of Community Garden for Sustainable Life
Unique Community Garden in Ho Chi Minh City, Anyone Can Come and Plant Trees and Pick Vegetables
YSEALI Marks 10th Anniversary Alumni Share Programme Experience
Ladies, Let’s Join the US-ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI, Here’s the How-To!
Alumni Share Their Experience as ‘Seeds for the Future’
YSEALI Continues to Empower Youth in Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Striving to Make a Difference


US Embassy Calls on Filipinos, SE Asian Youth Leaders to Join Good Governance Workshop
US Embassy Offers to Train Southeast Asian Youth Leaders on Good Governance
United States Committed to Tackle Climate Change, Assist Other Nations — Blinken
Climate Change Takes Centre Stage During Blinken’s Meet with M’sian YSEALI Alumni
United States-Malaysia Relationship
YSEALI Celebrates Eight Years of Transforming Youth
YSEALI Programs Push for Solidified Support as New Bill Hits House
Self-Care Programme for Women
$4 Million Grant to UNO Brings Young Southeast Asian Leaders to the U.S. | International Programs – Omaha, Nebraska
UNO Welcomes New YSEALI Fellows in U.S. Department of State Program
Sharing knowledge, Vision
YSEALI Boot Camp for Sabah and Sarawak Edition
Celebrating the Young and Inspirational
Secretary Blinken’s Participation in U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Alumni Highlight: Yuthakrit “Nat” Chalermthai, EDeaf (Education for the Deaf)
Person with Different Ability (OKU) Dialogue Highlights Issues Faced
U.S. Embassy Launches Project to Support Surigao Fisheries
Exploring Philippines Seas Today, for the Generations of Tomorrow
Exploring PH Seas for Tomorrow’s Generations
Young ASEAN Leaders Reimagine the Workforce of the Future
US Mission to Vietnam Seeks Candidates for YSEALI Academic Fellowship
US Embassy Launches Project in Support of Surigao’s Fisheries Sector
YSEALI and ICFJ Host Regional Workshop on Citizen Journalism
US Embassy Trains Young Leaders in Marine Conservation
Emerging Entrepreneurs Cultivate Skills in UT’s 2021 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
People-to-People Relationships Key to Shared Peace, Prosperity
Brunei: Search is on for Female Talent in South-East Asia
In-Person Exchanges, Interrupted
‘Go Green or Go Home’, Youth Camp Participants Told
Cambodians Invited to Apply for Ocean Jobs Workshop
Mayor Vico on Being Named Anti-Corruption Champ: We Need to Fight Corruption, Denormalize It
Profoundly Unforgettable Malaysia


US Embassy Recognizes PH Youth Orgs for Initiatives
Singapore YSEALI Alumni Celebrate YSEALI’s 7th Anniversary Through Tree Planting Initiative
US Embassy in PH Recognizes Pinoy Youth Groups for Their Positive Impact on Society
Changing the Game for a Greener Future in Indonesia
Giving Power to the Youth: Advocate Amalina Ariffin Discusses the Joy of Building a Future Full of Young Changemakers
Joint Statement on Human Capital Development at The 8th ASEAN-U.S. Summit
Prestige 40 Under 40 2020: Samantha Thian
Thriving Through Psoriasis: How Rocyie Wong Copes with the Autoimmune Skin Disease
Unfazed by Upheaval, More Young S’Poreans are Woke With Hope
20 Questions With Nazkids
20 Questions for Pink Collar
20 Questions with Masala Wheels
Representing Singapore as a Peace Fellow Here at UQ, Meet Rama!
US Plans to Launch US$5-Million YSEALI Academy in Vietnam
Covid-19 Heroes: Job Portal for ‘Green-Collar’ Workers
From Her Love Life to Her Tattoos, Carrie Tan is Breaking the Mould
Gen Y Speaks: Covid-19 Has Dealt My Social Enterprise a Crushing Blow. But I am not Giving up
The Enduring Partnership of Philippines, United States: Working Together to Defeat COVID-19
Brunei’s Covid-19 Battle Hailed
Local Women Join YSEALI WLA Programme
US’ Covid-19 Info Campaign Released in Local Languages
AdaptPH Materials Translated To 3 Languages
U.S. Department of State: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
U.S. to Set Up Academy in Vietnam to Foster Young Southeast Asian Leaders
Starting Small for a Big Outcome
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
YSEALI Alumna Partners Up to Reduce Coronavirus Misinformation in Thailand
U.S. Exchange Alumni Launch AdaptPH to Promote COVID-19 Safety Protocols
COVID-19 Info Campaign Launched
YSEALI, Team’s Info Materials Promote Safety Protocols
Campaign Encouraging Filipinos to Observe Virus Protocols Launched
YSEALI Bootcamp: Sparking Digital Action
United We Stand, Together in Harmony
Virtual Boot Camp for Young Civic Leaders
Brunei-US Ties go from Strength to Strength
A Global Career Path
Our enduring partnership: Working together to defeat COVID-19
PH, US working together to defeat COVID-19
Small Investments Go A Long Way: How Seed Grants Contribute To American Public Diplomacy
Malaysian Teachers Win a Grant to Upskill Students
Stemming Asia’s Plastic Tide One Banana Leaf at a Time
Sharing Eco-Awareness with Indonesian Students
Filipino Youth Named ‘Engagement Leader of the Year’ by ACEEU
Underwater Nurseries Nurture Corals and More in Waters Off Singapore’s Southern Coast
UiTMLaw Malaysia Student Selected as YSEALI Academic Fellowship Participant at University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
YSEALI Regional Workshop Agri-Business Incubator


As Stakeholder Capitalism Becomes Mainstream, Torrey Project Seeks Funding to Continue its “Action Leadership”
Grand Forks Business News
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto Curbs Corruption, Saves P150 Million in Five
MonthsWWF senior officer becomes first Malaysian to receive AIA award
Youth meet targets environment
BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?
Youth leaders join Trash Hero in Patong Beach clean-up as part of US-Asean Summit
YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grantee Helps Create Ethical Recruiting for Domestic Workers
Youth leaders arrive in Phuket for US-Asean Summit
Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to Thailand and Burma from September 27 to October 4
Singapore Youth Award
Not Your Average Joe
Women company founders in male-dominated industries win Her World awards
Malaysian NGO holds virtual run to raise funds for endangered river terrapins
Mahathir officiates fellowship programme for youths
A novel way to help others
Brunei’s women power on the rise
YSEALI at Brown University
Padang residents to attend Australia-Indonesia Muslim Youth Exchange
US wants to boost trade with Jakarta, says envoy
Mohamed Irshad on combating Islamophobia
Debate on hate speech – From The Backbench
Young Entrepreneurs Erom ASEAN Converge in Luang Prabang To Study Ecotourism
Lowering the voting age: What’s next for M’sian youths?
Q&A with young leaders at US-Asean Partnership Forum
Beyond a mere degree at Universiti Teknologi Petronas


Youth meet targets environment
52kg of trash collected from Mount Santubong
Brunei film screened in Pause Festival in Laos
From plastic waste to eco-bricks
Asean encouraged to establish own-initiated youth programmes
YSEALI Fellows share five-week US experience
Vietnam visitor – Woman gets taste of civic engagement while in town for fellowship program
Environmental planners build on PH city practices
Technopreneur, nurse and teacher in running for S’porean of the Year
Youth exchanges could mean China, Malaysia will ‘always be close’: Minister Saddiq, 25
‘Let’s Go America’ offers Bruneians post-graduate study opportunities
Malaysia’s flaws are her strengths
Convention seeks to break down societal barriers for special needs individuals
Saving the oceans, one project at a time
Society has key role in fighting human trafficking
Navigating hurdles in human trafficking cases
U.S. Department of State News: ASEAN Day 2018
Caring for special needs people is a shared responsibility
A millennial in the US-Philippines Alumni Exchange Program
Philly installer goes far off-grid through fellowship exchange program
Disabled millennial accepts call to become a teacher-leader
Infanta Councilor LA Ruanto is shookt over Shake Shack arrival
Want to keep track of federal ministers’ promises? There’s an app for that
OpenPromises Malaysia Is A Website That Keeps Track of The Government’s Promises
Building Critical Thinking in ASEAN Classrooms
YSEALI capacity building programme from July 24
Safe Spaces To Do Good
Yeo Bee Yin, YSEALI Alumni, Appointed as Minister of Energy, Green Technology, Science and Climate Change in the Malaysian cabinet
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, YSEALI Alumni, Appointed as Minister of Youth and Sports in the Malaysian cabinet 
These 9 Inspiring Individuals Will Make You Proud To Be A Malaysian
US eager to work closely with Sabah – ambassador
YSEALI Building Critical Thinking in ASEAN Classrooms
YSEALI capacity building programme from July 24
Numan Afifi Appointed as Media Officer
US Government Exchange Programs alumni celebrate 70 Years of US-PH Exchanges
Students get to know more about ‘America’ in UMS field trip
LGBTQ+ community takes pride to Mindanao
Earth Hour Vietnam: The story of a youth-empowered movement
Floating School for Islands Children
Coming home to #MalaysiaBaru
Workshop discuses environmental protection measures for Mekong Delta
Young ASEAN leaders contribute ideas to protect Mekong Delta environment
Academic Fellows Progamme application open till June 25
US Embassy launches 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship exchange program
Living the American dream for six weeks
Award-winning DAP recruit to guide MPs on refugee rights
Marie Claire Amazing Women 2018
Students get to know more about ‘America’ in UMS field trip
US eager to work closely with Sabah – ambassador
Revolution on wheels
US Embassy launches 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship exchange program
I dissent
Embassy commemorates over 70 student exchange alumni
Living with landscapes
The Empowerment of Youth
Recognising talents among our youth
SMU students shine at the inaugural Singapore Valley Awards
Tour guides, boat operators promote sustainable tourism in Siargao
Young anti-plastic advocate launches ‘war on straws’
ASU hosts 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative fellows
Devereux Georgia and KSU team up to impact young lives from Southeast Asia
ASEAN, US hold 31st dialogue in Malaysia
Brunei participants gain inspiration from Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative camps
SMARTER Brunei to mark World Autism Awareness Day
Brunei participants gain inspiration from YSEALI camps
No Better Time to Rethink the US’ Role in Southeast Asia
Autism awareness exists, but acceptance lacking in Brunei
YSEALI Brighter Asean through educational exchange — Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin | What You Think
US Higher Education Fair highlights info on 20 universities, colleges
Q&A: Top US ASEAN Diplomat Discusses ASEAN, China’s Rise
Cambodia to Host STEM Workshop for ASEAN Youth
Fellowship fosters idea sharing abroad through Young Political Leaders program
KSU strengthens relations between US, Southeast Asia through its students
Network building is one of the most important skills in today’s business environment
Fellowship winner says don’t wait for the perfect time; Take a leap now!


Meet Our CLEO Hot Shot 2017: Heidy Quah
Luang-Prabang Festival: Malaysia’s ‘ Rhed’ Takes Top Price, Hollywood Reporter Article
Youth group gathers green businesses in fair
Local filmmaker attends workshop in Laos
US envoy lauds YSEALI service projects
Inspiring Youths to Overcome Global Challenges
Local filmmaker’s journey to fame continues
State Department Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of Flagship Program for Southeast Asian Leaders
Smart city growth: urban management in Singapore
Run with the blind on Sunday in Hanoi
YSEALI to chart next course of US-ASEAN alliance
In search of social enterprise in Myanmar, India and Nepal
Teachers from Laos learn from Frenchtown schools
Pair from Asia wrap month studying local government
Two Southeast Asian professionals visit capital city
Program brings teachers from Southeast Asia
Skills that man is gaining in Omaha could protect lake
Malasian youth relishes policy exposure at U.S. legislative houses
Trio return after YSEALI programme in U.S.
Young and Woke
US convenes young ASEAN leaders in MNL
What Myanmar’s Education System can Learn from the U.S.
US Embassy Hosts Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative in the Philippines
Migrations: Stories of Survival
YSEALI Summit interview (CNN Philippines)
YSEALI Summit interview (ANC)
YSEALI Summit Dinner Reception (ANC)
YSEALI Summit (PTV4)
U.S. sees bright economic prospects for ASEAN
Manila hosts Young Southeast Asian Leaders Summit
NGO, students turn wastes into art
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Visiting the United States Celebrate 40th Anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN Relations
US Asia Policy: Post-Rebalance Strategic Direction
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, US-Asean TechCamp participants share experience
Locals to set up innovative food waste management
United by food and grouses young Malaysians want more
Rise of the young social entrepreneurs
The United States Empowers Youth in ASEAN Countries
ASEAN youth gather to solve transnational crimes through technology
The United States and ASEAN: A Strong Foundation, A Bright Future
Kennesaw State Helps Kickstart Southeast Asian Leaders’ Civic Plans
Singapore through the Eyes of a Young Planner in Manila
International Fellows Learn about Local Government During Visit to Tukwila
American expert – Vietnam continues to be important partner of U.S. 
Thinking Outside the Bubble
QC’s HIV-AIDS Program Cited
A Different Kind of Hunger
Southeast Asian Fellows Explore Civic Engagement, Human Rights at Kennesaw
On the civil rights trail
Generation Gr3en Entrepreneurship Workshop
YSEALI Generation Gr3en Eco-Entrepreneurship Workshop Cultural Night Dinner
Youth and socio-economic development go hand in hand – Minister
ASEAN youth role crucial in meeting challenges
YSEALI Generation GR3EN delegates feted with cultural dinner
YSEALI GenerationGR3EN delegates visits Temburong
YSEALI green workshop aims ‘eco-preneur’ youths