What is it?
YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The competition provides funding for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries and the region. Projects cover one of the four YSEALI themes: Civic Engagement, Economic Growth, Education, and Sustainable Development.
2019 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants competition
The 2019 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants competition is now closed.
For more info go to ysealiseeds.org
2019 YSEALI Seeds for the Future - Projects of the Month
SMILE (Si Manggis Celebes for Children) is an initiative focusing on empowering children and disabled children to engage with and provide solution for maintaining their oral and dental health through an educational game called Si Manggis Celebes. The project will be held in several elementary schools and special needs elementary schools located in four region of South Sulawesi Province, including Makassar, Tana Toraja, Jeneponto, and East Luwu. In addition, SMILE will carry out a selection of Junior Dental Ambassadors, as well as dental and oral health examinations for children as the continuity of this project. Read more.
3L Education is a social enterprise organization with a goal to promote standard learning to public and private schools in Myanmar through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Education Games, as well as providing digital teaching resources and training for the teachers. In this project, 3L Education team will travel to over 100 secondary schools nationwide in Myanmar and advocate to schools’ principles and founders on STEAM related matters. Their professional trainers will be teaching basic computer literacy and STEAM education game to more than 10,000 students. Read more.
Teens & Dreams
The overall goal of the project is to spread awareness on waste management to teachers and students (aged 9-12) from state schools in Myanmar. Improper waste management is a critical issue in Myanmar mainly due to lack of public awareness. In order to help solve this issue, this long- term project will commence with the training of youth trainers who will volunteer to visit the selected schools to conduct interactive education sessions on waste management to teachers and students. It will also consist of follow-up visits and continued engagement with the schools to sustain the project and measure the effectiveness. Read more.
Tune Map project consists of two main activities which are developing mobile-based navigation app for people with visual impairment and #MapMyDay campaign to raise awareness about accessibility. The objectives are to enable visually impaired people to actively take part in society without discrimination and to enjoy independence and good quality of life. Read more.
The Ocean Conservation Training & Outreach – OCTO Mission is one of the creative projects organised under the community outreach and training for the local youth with the goal to bring positive impacts in marine conservation and to nurture good behavioural changes within the communities of Khao Lak, Thailand. The project has a purpose of nurturing and inspiring 22 youth from Thailand into becoming dedicated environmental leaders and can advocate for sustainable tourism. Read more.
The Creability Movement
This project is an initiative sparked by the premise that every individual is creative, regardless of their abilities. The movement aims to bring together diverse creative talents and platform the disability in art, in Southeast Asia. Read more.
Sangguniang Kabataan Academy Initiative (SKAI)
Sports for Development Rugby & Life Skills in Laos and Vietnam
Assisting students across Cambodia in integrating an ICT tool called Tesdopi to their daily learning routine through a series of on-campus workshops, effective learning video tutorials, and behavior-change campaign on social media. Read more.
I Love My Body I Love My Environment
MaKSTED+ - Mangrove Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Economic Development
SCALE+ - Encourage Local Community to Observe the Biodiversity of the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
CoMap - Mapping Training Workshop in the Philippines and Cambodia
[E]thical - Ecosystem Builder for Sustainability-Centered Entrepreneurship
[E]thical aims to empower underserved youth in Indonesia, to gain the entrepreneurial mindset and confidence to solve issues in their communities and strengthen their region’s economic resilience. Read more
Cahya Abisatya Innovation Lab - Tech Lab and Impact Accelerator
4All - Addressing the Unemployment Issue of Former Juvenile Offenders
2019 Grant Recipients
Read the announcement here.
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