YSEALI Boot Camp 2019 - Empowering NGOs

This two-day accelerator served as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address social issues and challenges.

Embassy of the United States of America

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PARTICIPANTS
PROJECTS INITIATED
RAISED FOR PARTNERS
HOURS OF SERVICES
Programme Status
Completed
Year
2019
Duration
1 year(s) 4 month(s)
Programme Type
Accelerators
Programme Theme
Civic Engagement, Design Thinking, Talent Development

Programme Description

YSEALI Boot Camp 2019 is a nationwide impact initiative to inspire, empower and inculcate leadership skills within the YSEALI members in Malaysia, to be able to solve local challenges while creating lasting social impact within the members’ respective communities. YSEALI Boot Camp 2019 started with  a series of two-day boot camps on youth empowerment and leadership for members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in 8 public universities throughout Malaysia. Two winning teams from each of the eight locations were given the chance to implement their proposed solutions for social challenges in Malaysia. with their respective local partners. The winning teams received a micro-grant and three month period of mentorship from the local partners and the Biji-biji team. The results of the project implementation was presented at the final camp in KL, which was attended by various Government Agencies, the Youth & Sports Ministry, Impact Organisations and members of the US Embassy Kuala Lumpur.

The programme was designed to build an entrepreneurial and changemaker mindset among YSEALI members enabling them to make use of opportunities, and create social change through innovative solutions. It also aimed to build a strong network and bond between the YSEALI members, that share the same principles and challenges, and are able to work collaboratively to solve common problems across states throughout Malaysia. 341 participants attended the 8 state-level YSEALI Boot Camps, initiating 16 projects to address social and environmental challenges at their localities. The 16 winning projects went on to recruit 240 volunteers, contributing close to 1,000 hours of community service through their local projects. They also built websites for 6 local NGOs/SEs, raised RM22, 147 cumulatively, and developed long-term fundraising plans for 2 NGOs/SEs. All these achievements were made during the 3-months project implementation phase following the boot camp.

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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