Apply for eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN Program!


Deadline: 18 November 2018

Applications are open for eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN Program that is a partnership programme between Maybank Foundation and ASEAN Foundation that consists of mentoring, regional leadership training, and overseas local community projects.

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The community projects will be incubated to be scaled up in the coming years as social enterprises across the region to become the foremost initiative in Southeast Asia for catalysing youth participation and impact on their communities. The programme is initiated with the realization that the future of ASEAN is in the hands of youths, and their energy and creativity can be channeled into challenging and meaningful activities to strengthen community bonds, encourage volunteerism and philanthropy, and generate innovative solutions to socio-economic challenges.

Objectives

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The programme aims to make a sustained and positive impact on ASEAN youth empowerment and ASEAN community building efforts. More specifically, this programme has the objectives to:

  • To promote volunteerism, social innovation, and awareness of ASEAN
  • To create an alternative career path for youths
  • To raise the awareness among ASEAN youths on social causes
  • To improve social and economic well-being of ASEAN communities through social enterprises

Funding

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  • Accepted participants will receive:
    • A fully-funded orientation and capacity building prior departure to the community project.
    • Return flight ticket from home country to the volunteer location
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and local transport
    • A grant to implement the two weeks overseas local community project
  • The programme organisers will not cover the following:
    • Local transport from the participants’ home to the airport
    • Any other expenses not directly related to the programme

Eligibility Criteria

This programme is eligible for anyone who fulfil these criteria:

  • Age of 19 – 35 years old by applicant’s next birthday (2019)
  • Citizens of ASEAN Member States
  • Fluency in English, as mentoring, trainings, and general communication during the programme will be fully conducted in English, participants are required to be able to have verbal and written fluency in English.
  • Full commitment themselves to one-week regional training from 20 to 25 January 2019 and two weeks overseas volunteering project on from 17 February to 2 March 2019

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

For more information, please visit eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN Program.

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