YSE Workshop, Kuala Lumpur 2017
From 18 to 20 July 2017, the SIF’s YSE Workshop | Kuala Lumpur 2017 saw 36 Malaysian youths representing 15 social enterprise teams go through an intensive programme itinerary where they were equipped with social entrepreneurial knowhow and networks. The success of the inaugural YSE Overseas Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was made possible with the support of our new and reengaged Malaysian partners.
We would also like to thank our panellists (in alphabetical order) Ms Elim Chew, Entrepreneur and Special Advisor to the SIF’s YSE programme; Ms Patsian Low, Independent Consultant; Mr Syakir Hashim, COO and Co-Founder of Skolafund and YSE 2013 Alumnus; Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh, Founder & CEO, SOLS 24/7; and Mr Zaim Mohzani, Founder of Nation Building School.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our panel of judges (in alphabetical order) Ms Elim Chew, Entrepreneur and Special Advisor to the SIF’s YSE Programme; Ms Diane Foo, Project Executive, Air Asia Foundation; Ms Foo Huey Chyun, Head of Learning Innovation, Petrosains Sdn Bhd; and Ms Gayatri Raja Mohan, Director of School of Entrepreneurship Academy,  MaGIC.
The YSE KL Workshop 2017 kicks off with 36 youths from 15 social enterprises across Malaysia participating in a three-day programme designed to equip them with social entrepreneurial knowhow and networks.
CEO and Founder of Genius Minds International Sdn Bhd Mr Jacky Cheng (left) sharing his expertise on leadership development and the importance of understanding team dynamics to 36 Malaysian youths at the YSE KL Workshop 2017.
Malaysian youths representing social enterprises from various sectors participate in the YSE KL Workshop 2017, bonded by a shared vision to effectively solve social issues.
Dr Emma Rhule (left), Chief Operating Officer of Tandemic guiding YSE KL Workshop 2017 team Langit during her workshop on Impact Measurement where she shared how to apply key frameworks and tools.
Ms Rebecca Lim (right), Head of the SIF’s Our Better World, encouraging participants to share their views during her training workshop on storytelling and digital marketing campaigns.
YSE KL Workshop 2017 team FOLO Farm taking business advice from their assigned mentor (left) Mr Nicholas Chan, Director of Azione Capital Pte Ltd, during a business clinic session.
Dr Foo Yin Ah, Associate Professor in Sunway University Business School, shares his insights on the importance of being financially sustainable with budding Malaysian social entrepreneurs at the YSE KL Workshop 2017.
Team participants from Malaysian social enterprises Grub Cycle, Foodbike, FOLO Farms, and Our Optometrist exchange ideas on how to bring about sustainable impact through their respective work during the YSE KL Workshop 2017.
Panellists from Malaysia and Singapore share their experiences and views on what it takes for a social enterprise to scale up during the Global Goals Mixers networking session themed “Scaling Impact Beyond Borders”.
Judges arrive for the participants’ final pitching session on Day Three of the YSE KL Workshop 2017.
Participant Redza Shahid representing Grub Cycle, a social enterprise supermarket that seeks to reduce food wastage, presenting his pitch to the panel of judges on Day Three of the YSE KL Workshop 2017.
Winning team Langit, headed by Malaysian youths (left to right) Melisa Lim, Chian Yong Lin and Chen Le Leng, impressed judges with their winning pitch to bring economic empowerment to rural communities and smallholder farmers in Sabah and Sarawak through agricultural means.
36 Malaysian youths representing 15 social enterprise teams are now part of the regional Young Social Entrepreneurs 656-strong alumni network with access to over 100 institutional partners across nine global cities.

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