Young Southeast Asian leaders, such as Mara Duterte (left), are helping to improve the lives of girls in their countries. Duterte is a manager for Girls Got Game, a sports camp for girls who face tough economic conditions in the Philippines. The nonprofit organization is managed by former athletes who use basketball and soccer to build confidence in these girls, confidence that promises to help them reach success in school and adulthood. Camp leaders share their own athletic experiences to teach persistence and teamwork. When...
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What is YSEALI?
Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN. The YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders 18–35 years old from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.