The Young SEAkers
Our vision is a prosperous, united and globally competitive ASEAN powered by ASEAN-China savvy and future-ready youth. Headquartered in Singapore, we have local chapters in all 10 ASEAN countries and China.
The founding story of The Young SEAkers (TYS) began in 2019 when three friends, Calvin, Zi Xin, and Shion, found themselves captivated by their eye-opening first-hand experiences in ASEAN and China.
Through their travels and interactions, they witnessed the tangible benefits of Southeast Asia's integration into China's Belt and Road Initiative. They recognized the immense potential and market opportunities available to the region's youth.
As they shared their stories, they began to realize the immense potential that lay in connecting young minds from both ASEAN and China.
In 2020, the three friends embarked on a mission and founded The Young SEAkers (TYS). TYS aimed to connect the brightest youths from ASEAN and China through a range of experiential programmes. By organizing regular events and initiatives, TYS provided its members, known as SEAkers, with the opportunity to engage, learn, and collaborate with their peers across borders.