YSEALI YOUnified 2017
From December 1 – 10, 2017, members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) will celebrate the program’s 4th anniversary by participating in YOUnified – a 10-day community service effort across ASEAN countries.  YSEALI YOUnified aims at encouraging young people to be civically engaged and demonstrate the power of youth to develop solutions to pressing local, national and regional issues.

Follow the movement on social media with #YSEALI #YOUnified. Share your story of community service with us on YSEALI Tumblr page.

About YSEALI YOUnified
YOUnified is the annual campaign to commemorate YSEALI’s anniversary and celebrate the power and potentials of the Southeast Asian youth. YOUnified combines the words YOUTH and UNIFIED to bring together in one campaign the efforts of YSEALI members in creating solutions to common community and regional challenges. Starting with just 20 projects simultaneously implemented in the Philippines on December 3, 2015, in 2016 more than 100 community projects were conducted by YSEALI members across the region, mobilizing more than 16,000 youths. Read more about 2016 YSEALI YOUnified below.

YOUnified Map
The YOUnified Map shows the projects running throughout December 1-10. Click here for a closer look at the projects from the map.

On December 3, 2016 an unprecedented 16,000 YSEALI members in 10 countries led 107 projects in what was the largest-ever day of community service in Southeast Asia. This event celebrated the third birthday of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).

YSEALI YOUnified projects focused on a wide range of topics from sustainable farming in Brunei, to mangrove conservation in Indonesia, to youth empowerment in Cambodia. Other project themes include:

  • Youth leadership
  • Environmental protection
  • Education
  • Civic engagement
  • Disability rights
  • Combatting trafficking in persons
  • Entrepreneurship
  • And more!

See photos from YSEALI YOUnified 2016 on our Flickr page.

See 2016 YSEALI YOUnified projects on the Map.

Media coverage of YSEALI YOUnified:

Borneo BulletinYOUnified to unveil youth talents
Borneo Bulletin: YAS Brunei holds dialogue and exhibition on ‘Stories of Migrants’
Borneo Bulletin: YSEALI’s autism awareness project commences at Pusat Ehsan
BruDirect: YAS Brunei Explore Themes of Human Trafficking
CNN Philippines (Facebook):  New U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made his first public appearance at the third anniversary of the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
Thai Nguyen University (Vietnam): YSEALI YOUnified Day
Jakarta Globe: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Tackle Community Projects Across Asean
Philippines Information AgencyYoung Surigaonons make waves in the Youth Development Convergence in Caraga
InquirerU.S. Envoy Hails Young Philippines, Asean leaders
TempoSE Asian Youngsters Lead Largest Day of Youth Service in ASEAN