YSEALI Workshop


Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy and the Kenan Foundation Asia have decided to postpone the upcoming FuturePreneurs Economic Empowerment Workshop to a future date expected to be later in 2020. The workshop and coaching program will no longer take place at the end of May and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please be assured that the safety and security of our participants is of utmost importance, and we are dedicated to the future success of the workshop.

We will be in touch with you shortly with information about updated program dates and we appreciate your flexibility during this time. We will keep you apprised of the situation throughout the rescheduling process and will inform you of any changes and updates. Again, we would like emphasize that the workshop is not canceled and will instead be rescheduled for a later date.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to 
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Why should you join?

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own project ideas through pre-workshop and workshop activities and learn the skills necessary to accelerate change in their communities.



After the workshop

You will join a global community of young leaders working to enact change in their communities throughout the region. Workshop participants are eligible to receive grant funding for community development projects, participate in alumni events, and receive career-enhancing coaching from leaders in business, politics, and industry.

Our Partners

The agenda will navigate participants on how private sector practices for social enterprises can create sustainable development at both the country and regional levels. Featuring speakers from cutting-edge regional social enterprises and innovative youth leaders, we will explore solutions, connections, and ideas to advance regional social entrepreneurship.


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Kenan Foundation Asia believes in a world where everyone has the right to build a better life for themselves, their family, and their community.

  • Hands-on, interactive training will focus on finding financial resources, project design, implementation, and impact evaluation.
  • Young leaders will refine their ideas through study visits to leading start-ups and social enterprises and engaging speeches and coaching from successful entrepreneurs and experts in social entrepreneurship. 
  • Participants will leave the workshop with the skills and resources to create real change in their home communities.

Key benefits:

Become a coach



  School of Changemakers  

  Local alike  

A leading social enterprise on a Community-Based Tourism platform in Thailand, and is positioned as an online travel platform connecting travelers around the world to meaningful and authentic experiences. They utilized tourism as one of the development tools for the community and society. Local Alikers are on the mission to enhance the livelihoods at local communities across Thailand and neighboring countries. For the past 7 years, Local Alike have worked with 100 local host communities in 42 provinces, enabling them to run community-based tourism by themselves, bringing 32,000 travelers, both domestic and international travelers, to local host communities to experience different unique local activities and generating around U.S $1.7M worth of benefit distribution to local communities through community-based tourism.

A social enterprise with an aim to build an ecosystem for changemakers in Thailand. School of Changemakers constantly identifies gaps and opportunities to innovate programs and projects with partners to directly support different groups of Changemakers such as young people, young professionals, business and non - profits. Currently, the programs are focusing on Changemaker education in universities and schools, social incubator model and problem insight course. School of Change Makers is also an Ashoka Thailand's initiative, a global community of leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), people with new ideas to create structural social change, founded in 1980 and registered as a non-profit in Thailand in 2002.

Program Highlights

Time to empower people 

A chance for the YSEALI Alumni to empower youth leaders to be a FuturePreneurs.

Being a coach

Enhancing your coaching skills with 3 days intensive training from  to be a coach for youth leader and being a coach during a 6 days regional workshop.

Your Benefit 

Engaging with the social entrepreneur network, youth leaders and business leaders to ensure sustainability.

Sustainable Network 

Encouraging and coaching youth leaders through a 6 month post-workshop to make a meaningful impact and strengthen YSEALI network.

This workshop is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State

Congratulations to the young   leaders who have been selected to join the FuturePreneurs workshop