eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN Programme

Aspired to lead the charge for sustained and positive impacts in communities that Maybank operate in, a strategic partnership with the ASEAN Foundation was sealed during the 51st ASEAN Day on 8 August 2018, in Jakarta. Following its success and the impact generated, Maybank Foundation consequently signed a 3-year Memorandum Of Agreement with ASEAN Foundation during the 52nd ASEAN Day on 8 August 2019 in Jakarta. The signing was held at the new ASEAN Secretariat building which was launched by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and was witnessed by the foreign ministers from all 10 ASEAN member states.



"We acknowledged the ongoing efforts of the ASEAN Foundation to partner with the private sector to prepare for ASEAN youth to be future-ready by addressing their digital skills development through initiatives like the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme and ASEAN Data Science Explorer and by promoting volunteerism through the eMpowering Youth across ASEAN programme to strengthen community bonds"



Individuals positively Impacted (this will be cumulative numbers of all cohort impact similar to Maybank Heart approach. But as we only have Cohort 1, we can only see their impact currently).


NGOs, partners & other related stakeholders were engaged (this will also be similar to approach as in above)


Change-maker’s Journey

  1. 100 Top ASEAN Youths
    19-35 Years Old top 100 will be selected through vigorous selection process
  2. 10 Local CSOs
    Local Civil Society Organizations will be selected as Project Partners
  3. Regional Orientation and Capacity Building Workshop
    Will be held at ASEAN Studies Centre, Bangkok offering various aspect of preparation exercises for the participants ranging from Design Thinking Workshop, Sharing Sessions, Project Management, Survival Class
  4. Project Implementation Phase
    In selected countries governed by four pillars of Arts and Culture, Community Empowerment, Environmental Diversity and Education
  5. Project Handover
    To local communities and CSOs




Program Partners

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We are now looking for the next 100 youths to join us for our Second Cohort!