The workshop will bring together 66 youth leaders from the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste for a multi-day workshop centered on the YSEALI pillar of economic empowerment. The workshop will serve to empower YSEALI members to develop solutions, connections, and ideas to advance the positive potential of social entrepreneurship across the region and between ASEAN and the United States.
Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to submit proposals for grants to address social challenges in their communities through projects or social enterprises. Selected teams will receive funding from YSEALI to launch their project or enterprise, with Kenan and its partners providing mentoring support throughout the year. Lastly, Kenan will create a digital platform for participants and YSEALI members to update progress on their initiatives, seek guidance from peers and experts, and share useful implementation tools. Overall, this platform will help to sustain this powerful network of socially conscious young leaders.