YSEALI Sparking Digital Action through Civic Engagement Campaigns

Youth leaders spark civic engagement and community action by digital means, introducing a variety of tools, skills and resources to inspire movement.

Embassy of the United States of America

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PARTICIPANTS
PROJECTS INITIATED
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HOURS OF SERVICES
Programme Status
Completed
Year
2020
Duration
1 year(s) 6 month(s)
Programme Type
Accelerators
Programme Theme
Civic Engagement, Community Development, Talent Development

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Boot Camp has returned and greatly amplified its focus on civic engagement, cooperating among teams and communities to reinforce public values and ultimately make an important change in society. By introducing prominent activists, role models, intricately connected non-profit organisations, this programme equips its youthful participants with essential knowledge and digital skills to work collaboratively on pressing matters pertaining to civic engagement and supporting the local community. The programme escalated the capacity of young Malaysian leaders by developing a strong network to promote civic engagement and community service, equipping the participants with skills, tools, and resources to solve their own community challenges.

The workshop aimed to fulfil the following outcomes:

1. Inspire and train Malaysian youth about their role in civic engagement issues and introduce the participants to advocacy training.

2. Build a strong network among YSEALI members to work collaboratively on civic engagement issues in their communities.

3. Develop the skills and capacity of highly active and passionate young leaders and equip them with the skills, tools, and resources to become changemakers in their communities.

4. Provide a resource for the larger youth population to use for future campaigns and civic movements.

The programme has observed 40 youths undergone our 3-week online course, including a MOOC.

The final week of the YSEALI Boot Camp 2020 concluded with a final pitch submitted by the participants, the winners are:

Team Bulan Sisters (https://www.instagram.com/bulansisters/)
Team Belia di Bawah Bayu (https://www.instagram.com/beliabbayu/)
Team PLUHO (https://www.instagram.com/pluho_org/)
Team R for River (https://www.instagram.com/r.for.river/)
Team Kau OK Tak (https://www.instagram.com/kau.ok.tak/)
Team #SafeUMS (https://www.instagram.com/safecampus4u/)

This accelerator programme has also served as a useful resource for the larger youthful population to reference for potential future campaigning and civic projects.

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Mentors

Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka

This Programme was made possible by

This boot camp allows me to go beyond ideation phase to put plan into practice. As part of the winning teams, I get to implement my ideas and along the journey.
Rebecca Lee
Participant

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